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Impact of varicella vaccination on herpes zoster is not what was expected


 

The exogenous boosting hypothesis predicted that pediatric universal varicella vaccination would fuel a rise in adult herpes zoster cases. However, in the U.S., the 20-year experience has delivered just the opposite effect. Also today, in T2D, healthy lifestyle lowers CVD risk and mortality, antipsychotics linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance in children, and maternal use of pot and tobacco may boost birth defect risk.

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