Resurgence of Whooping Cough May Owe to Vaccine’s Inability to Prevent Infections
The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, School of Public Health researchers argue in a new journal article. The article, published in F1000 Research, points to the differences in mucosal immunity between whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines and the newer acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines, first introduced in the 1990s, as playing a pivotal role in the resurgence of the disease. “This disease is back because we didn’t really understand how our immune defenses against whooping cough worked, and did not understand how the vaccines needed to
Strong Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Alcohol-Involved Homicides
Alcohol is already established risk factor for homicide perpetration and victimization.
Link Found Between Youth Football and Later-Life Impairments
Participation in youth football before age 12 increased risk of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy, executive functioning, and depression.
Alumnus Honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Aaron J. Cohen, adjunct assistant professor of environmental health, will receive John Goldsmith Award at ISEE 29th Annual Scientific Conference in Sydney, Australia, on September 25.
Professor Honored for Work in Genetic Epidemiology
L. Adrienne Cupples received International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) Leadership Award at University of Cambridge on September 10.
Use of Sedating Medications Contributes to Overdose Risk in People with HIV and Substance Dependence
People living with HIV are at increased risk of multiple drug prescribing to treat HIV and other health conditions.