Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Vaccinated Against ‘Stomach Flu’ Virus

first_imgThe study provides strong post-market evidence that the vaccine works. Children vaccinated against rotavirus had a 94% lower rate of hospitalization for rotavirus infection, and a 31% lower rate of hospitalization for any reason, in the first two months after vaccination. Rotavirus hits infants and toddlers hardest; it can cause diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration or loss of fluids.RELATED: Diabetes Patients May Soon Be Able to Say Goodbye to Needles, Thanks to These Capsules From MITYet the study finds more than a quarter of American children don’t get fully vaccinated against rotavirus, and that the rate varies widely across the country. Less than half of children in New England and Pacific states were fully vaccinated. Two-thirds of children in the central part of the country were fully vaccinated.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that infants receive the multi-dose vaccine starting no later than 15 weeks, and finish receiving it before they are eight months old. Infants receive the vaccine in oral drops.The paper’s authors, led by epidemiologist Mary Rogers, Ph.D., caution that they cannot show a cause-and-effect relationship between rotavirus vaccination and Type 1 diabetes risk.MORE: ‘For the First Time’, Researchers Use Healthy Stem Cells for Future Type 1 Diabetes Cure“This is an uncommon condition, so it takes large amounts of data to see any trends across a population,” says Rogers, an associate professor in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine. “It will take more time and analyses to confirm these findings. But we do see a decline in Type 1 diabetes in young children after the rotavirus vaccine was introduced.”The new result echoes the findings of a study of Australian children published earlier this year, which found a 14 percent reduced risk of Type 1 diabetes after the rotavirus vaccine was introduced in that country. That study, and the new one, suggest that a childhood vaccine may lead to a lower risk of a later chronic condition.It also fits with laboratory studies showing that rotavirus attacks the same kind of pancreas cells that are affected in people with Type 1 diabetes.CHECK OUT: ‘Groundbreaking’ Type 1 Diabetes Drug Has Just Been Trialed on First Human Patients–With No Side EffectsThe death of insulin-producing cells, called beta cells, means people with Type 1 diabetes depend on injections of insulin, and multiple daily checks of their blood sugar, for life. If the condition is not managed well, people with Type 1 diabetes may develop problems with their kidneys, heart, eyes, blood vessels and nerves over time.The U-M team used anonymous insurance data from 1.5 million American children born before and after the modern rotavirus vaccine was introduced in 2006. In nearly all cases, the vaccine was free, with no copayment, to the family of the infant. The total lifetime cost of caring for an individual with Type 1 diabetes has been estimated in the millions of dollars.The risk was especially lower among children who received all three doses of the pentavalent form of the vaccine than those who received two doses of the monovalent form. The pentavalent rotavirus vaccine protects against 5 types of the rotavirus while the monovalent vaccine protects against 1 type.MORE: 8-Year Study Shows That Simple Treatment Can Reverse Type 1 Diabetes to Almost Undetectable Levels!Children partially vaccinated – that is, started the vaccine series but never finished it – did not have a lower risk of Type 1 diabetes.More than 540,000 of the children in the study and born after 2006 received the complete series of rotavirus shots; nearly 141,000 received at least one dose, and more than 246,000 did not.Another comparison group, born in the five years before the vaccine was available, included nearly 547,000 children.CHECK OUT: After Breakthrough Trials, Alzheimer’s Vaccine That Uses the Body’s Immune System May Soon Be Tested on HumansIn absolute terms, Rogers and her colleagues report that eight fewer cases of Type 1 diabetes would be expected to occur for every 100,000 children each year with full vaccination.Type 1 diabetes, once called “juvenile diabetes,” only affects a few children out of every 100,000, so having such a large pool of data can help spot trends, says Rogers, an epidemiologist who worked with a team from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which provided the data used in the study.“Five years from now, we will know much more,” says Rogers. “The first groups of children to receive the rotavirus vaccine in the United States are now in grade school, when Type 1 diabetes is most often detected. Hopefully, in years to come, we’ll have fewer new cases – but based on our study findings, that depends upon parents bringing in their children to get vaccinated.”Reprinted from the University of Michigan Health LabCure Your Friends Of Negativity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media – Photo by Bradley Johnson, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis exciting new study shows that vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” has an unexpected side benefit: it is also associated with a lower risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later on.As a group, children who got fully vaccinated against rotavirus during their first few months of life had a 33% lower risk of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes than unvaccinated children – a lifelong disease with no known prevention strategies or cure.A team from the University of Michigan made the finding using nationwide health insurance data, and published their results in the journal Scientific Reports.last_img read more

Businesses enjoy decades (even centuries) of success in Nederland

first_img Anytime you step foot through the doorway of any of our local businesses, you allow them to continue to keep their staffing in place, provide meals for families, jobs for employees and sales tax for Nederland.I think back to the black and white photos in the history books of Nederland. I have a copy of one of the history books in my office.The photos begin with horse-and-buggy and then changes come in transportation and building architecture.So many of the same businesses are still active today and have expanded to larger locations or have opened a second location in another town, while keeping their main business in Nederland. Are you ready to read something positive?Are you ready for a little history lesson?Well, it is with great pride that I have the honor to write an article about our amazing history of businesses in the City of Nederland. This month I would like to celebrate the 67 businesses that have been with us for 13 or more years.To give you a little history, we have 29 local businesses between 25 and 47 years of age and 29 of our oldest businesses range from 50 to 131 years. That is correct!!We have businesses that have been around for a long time and are still going strong. Because of you, their doors remain open when you #SHOPLOCAL, #SHOPOFTEN and #SHOPNEDERLAND.center_img These entities have been the sponsors of so many community events.If you can, stop by and tell them “Congratulations” this month for being in business through the good times, hurricanes, floods, COVID and so much more.Each of these businesses is our extended family and can be called SETX Strong.Those with 50 years are Modica Brothers and LaSuprema Mexican Restaurant: 53 years, Cropo’s Barber Shop; 55 years, McCorvy Bookkeeping and Tax Services and Jim Snell Master Plumber; 56 years, Market Basket and Arnold’s Bowling and Billiards; 60 years, Harris Florist, Taco Rey, Ace Hobby Shop and Jiffy Trophies; 67 years, Cureton and Sons and Taylor Dance Studio; 72 years, B.C. Miller Electric; 73 years, Ritter Lumber Construction Company, The Schooner Restaurant and Burkett’s Emporium; 74 years, Mid-County Farm and Feed and Basco Construction Company Inc.; 77 years, Setzer’s Hardware; 80 years, Noack Locksmith; 82 years, McNeill Insurance; 96 years, Minaldi Shoe Repair; 100 years, Mazur and Vernon CPA and Nederland Independent School District; 101 years, Fred Miller’s Unique Gifts and Fred Miller’s Outdoor Equipment; 117 years, C Doornbos Inc.; and 131 years, Broussard’s Funeral Home.Thank you to these wonderful businesses that chose Nederland for their homes.We appreciate each of you and look forward to many more years working together.Kay DeCuir is the executive director of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation. She can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

7,500+ Attendees and Over 550 Exhibitors at the IMS 2014 in Tampa

first_imgThe official number are out for the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) which was held in Tampa, Florida from the 1st to the 6th of June 2014. This year there were over 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first time attendees – this is the fourth consecutive year where the first time attendees have crossed the 30% mark. The show floor was completely sold out with 902 Booths occupied by 587 exhibitors, out of which 73 were new exhibitors. Wireless seemed to be the hot topic this year again, with 11 percent of the total exhibitors indicating that Wireless (WiFi, WiMAX, UWB or other) is the primary end product or service that they focus on in their work. The six-day event welcomed RF designers, researchers, developers and academics representing 50 countries, with the maximum participation coming from the United States (65%) and Germany (4%). There was also strong participation from China (3%), Japan (3%) and Canada (3%). Along with the three-day exhibition and full schedule of 160 technical sessions, workshops and panel sessions, IMS2014 included the symposium’s first ever science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused program, which introduced more than 60 students to microwave electronics through a “day at a conference” experience. The program integrated university and industry educational engagement with technical speakers, hands-on activities, informational tables and an exhibition tour. The STEM program will be returning to IMS2015 in Phoenix. IMS2014 specifically highlighted women’s contributions to engineering, welcoming Intel Corporations’ Intel Labs Vice President and Director of Integrated Computing Research (ICR) Dr. Vida Ilderem as IMS’ first female plenary session speaker. Additionally, University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi led the keynote session at the IEEE 2014 Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), which was co-located with IMS as part of Microwave Week. The symposium also adopted a more casual tone this year, with General Chair Larry Dunleavy and Vice Chair Tom Weller officially declaring IMS2014 a “No Tie Zone.” Further showcasing Tampa’s culture, Dunleavy welcomed attendees at the kickoff celebration with a barefoot waterskiing performance alongside the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team at the Riverwalk. everything RF was a press partner for the event. Click here to see the coverage for the IMS 2014 on everything RF.last_img read more