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October 21, 2001
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Men C vaccine is safe for infants
A Men C vaccine, introduced into the UK immunisation schedule two years ago is safe, with minimal side effects, reports a study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Steep falls in deaths from meningococcal disease
There has been a sharp fall in the risk of dying from meningococcal disease, reports research from Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Genes have a much greater role than environmental factors in asthma
Genes are likely to have a much bigger role than environmental factors in asthma, suggests research on twins in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Cases of fatal meningococcal disease have plummeted at specialist unit
Deaths from meningitis among children have plummeted in southern England by almost 60 per cent within five years, after the establishment of a specialist unit, reports research.
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