The Relationship between Pneumococcus and Ear Infections
Ear infections are so common that more than 60% of children will have had at least one by their first birthday.
How Ethics and Finance Affect Safety Studies on Influenza Vaccines
Once a vaccine is licensed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can recommend it to the public even before all the safety trials are completed.
Allergies and Asthma
Environmental triggers for allergy and asthma are an increasing concern because immune health is a delicate balance. A weakened immune system is permissive to infection, while an over-stimulated immune system produces allergic or autoimmune reactions. Although allergy development can happen throughout life, it primarily begins in childhood and can have long-lasting effects throughout the life of the individual and implies a considerable burden to society as a whole.