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Smoking impairs immune response, even after quitting, new study says

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The study , published Wednesday in Nature, underscores the importance of never lighting up that first cigarette, based on its conclusion that smoking has much longer harmful effects on immune responses than previously understood. Read the rest…

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Updates To CDC Immunization Schedule

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At the 44th annual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Conference, the CDC provided an updated immunization schedule that details new changes.

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Immune Cells Shape Lung Development and Growth, Allow Developments for Treatment of Asthma, COPD

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The new understanding of immune cells could not only contribute to the development of lung disease treatments, but treatments for other organ systems as well.

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Barriers to Influenza Immunizations

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Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, discusses how vaccine hesitancy and misinformation about flu vaccines create barriers to annual flu immunizations.

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Amid measles outbreaks, U.K. launches vaccination ad campaign to boost childhood immunizations

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The ads, which tell parents to contact their general practitioners if they’ve missed getting their kids immunized, are designed to capture parents’ desires to keep kids safe. Read the rest…

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Social Determinants Associated With Low Immunization

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Experts discuss the social determinants that can affect the rates of flu immunizations and strategies to boost immunization rates.

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Roche ducks out of AC Immune Alzheimer antibody alliance

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End of the line for Roche’s 18-year alliance with Swiss biotech AC Immune, as it returns rights to Alzheimer's antibodies crenezumab and semorinemab