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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 4

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in Young Cancer Survivors.

Source: J Clin Oncol.

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Date of publication:  Online – August, 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite being at an increased risk for cancers associated with the human papillomavirus, the first comprehensive American survey found that HPV vaccination rates for childhood cancer survivors lag well behind the national average and that health care providers often fail to recommend the vaccine.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this article,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Suspected cancer: recognition and referral.

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: July, 2017

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers identifying children, young people and adults with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. It outlines appropriate investigations in primary care, and selection of people to refer for a specialist opinion. It aims to help people understand what to expect if they have symptoms that may suggest cancer.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this guideline,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Isoniazid for preventing tuberculosis in HIV-infected children.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: August,  2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: To summarise the effects of TB preventive treatment versus placebo in HIV-positive children with no known TB contact on active TB, death, and reported adverse events.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this review,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 3

Exercise interventions for cerebral palsy.

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: June, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review assesses the effects of exercise interventions in people with CP, primarily in terms of activity, participation and quality of life.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this review,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.