Children’s Health

A new study summarized in a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that a number of factors, including negative impacts from the pandemic during pregnancy, health care experiences, and reports of discrimination, made it less likely that infants received their recommended vaccinations in the first months of their lives. Led by Heidi Preis, MSW,
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Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that affects their motor movements, such as the ability to walk, run and maintain balance. New sport to give children with cerebral palsy the chance to run independently | 7NEWSPlay Video Credit: University of South Australia A lifelong condition with
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A recent study found that the drug tranexamic acid has minimal impact in controlling blood loss in severely injured trauma patients at the standard doses given, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The drug, also called TXA, is routinely given at many hospitals across the U.S. to critically injured
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A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to 80%. An increased vaccination rate has a protective effect on the entire population, not just
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Weill Cornell Medicine has received a $1.27 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop treatment for a rare but devastating eye condition largely affecting military personnel who suffer traumatic eye injuries in combat. Under the three-year grant, investigators will test the safety and effectiveness of two newly developed antibodies to
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Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort studies – the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Atherosclerotic traits referred to as arterial stiffness seem to independently cause
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Researchers have compiled the most comprehensive road map of the protein composition of human lungs, providing a clearer picture of the healthy development of this essential organ that made terrestrial life possible. The study, led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, describes how thousands of molecules are modulated in a
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Valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker drug, delayed disease progression and improved cardiac structure and function in patients with early-stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to results from a recent clinical trial published in Nature Medicine. This is the first time we have identified a treatment that may actually impact the underlying disease process, as opposed to
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Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating pediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Adelaide researchers develop new treatment for serious burns | 7NEWSPlay
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There have been numerous outbreaks associated with coronaviruses throughout the years that have had the potential to cause serious problems to global health, including the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). Currently, the world’s health is being threatened by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) following its rapid spread
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Researchers at University of California San Diego have produced a single-cell chromatin atlas for the human genome. Chromatin is a complex of DNA and protein found in eukaryotic cells; regions of chromatin at key gene regulatory elements appear in open configurations within certain cell nuclei. Precisely delineating these accessible chromatin regions in cells of different
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Vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been considered to be the most effective way to reduce the mortality and morbidity of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Several vaccine candidates have received approval, while many are still at various stages of clinical trials. One of the most potent vaccines that have
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Young children with a history of eating problems in the first three years of life were more likely to receive low scores on assessments of child development, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that children with multiple eating problems — frequent crying during meals, pushing food
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