Children’s Health

In a recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, a team of researchers tested the durability of antibodies produced by a vaccine-induced full-length severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein and receptor-binding domain (RBD). They also analyzed the antibody levels targeting the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant of concern (VOC), in younger adolescent children.
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Infants born via uncomplicated cesarean delivery, without labor or membrane rupture before delivery and no concern for infection, should not need antibiotics at birth, according to a study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, which were published today in Pediatrics, could help clinicians tailor the use of early antibiotics in newborns.
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Scientists have worked at an unprecedented speed to develop vaccines to fight against the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic has been caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), an RNA virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae. Study: Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents. Image Credit: NIAID Background It
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Metabolic differences could explain why some metastatic breast cancer cells rapidly generate tumors after migrating from primary tumors to the brain, while others linger for months or years before forming these secondary tumors, UT Southwestern scientists report in a new study. The findings, published in Cell Metabolism, highlight metabolic vulnerabilities in malignant cells that could
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Toddler and young children’s mobility and motor skills – and preschool development – are closely aligned with good vision and eye health.   Professor Nicola Anstice at Flinders Health2Go clinic at the Sturt Campus, Bedford Park. Image Credit: Flinders University Now international experts in vision and neonatal development have found that the presence of astigmatism
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A new ultra-rapid genome sequencing approach developed by Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators was used to diagnose rare genetic diseases in an average of eight hours -; a feat that’s nearly unheard of in standard clinical care. “A few weeks is what most clinicians call ‘rapid’ when it comes to sequencing a patient’s genome
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In this interview, we speak to Paolo De Coppi from Great Ormond Street Hospital, about his latest organoid research and how these lab-grown ‘mini-stomachs’ can be used to investigate COVID-19 symptoms in children. Thought LeadersPaolo De CoppiPediatric SurgeonGreat Ormond Street Hospital Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your latest research into
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In a recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers determine whether previous severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection protects from reinfection. The results showed that convalescent patients had lower odds of being reinfected with SARS-CoV-2 as compared to those without a prior coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive test result. Study: Protective
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New kidney research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney damage. Patients should continue taking the medications, which include the well-known and widely used ACE inhibitors, the researchers say. But the scientists
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Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). According to new research from Kennedy Krieger Institute, GI problems experienced by individuals with ASD have a significant impact on the wellness of the individual and also on their family members. Through a series of one-on-one interviews with 12 families, researchers identified four
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is undergoing repeated and extensive mutational changes that have led to the emergence of several variants of concern (VOC) that often show higher transmissibility and immune-evasion characteristics. Among these VOCs include the Delta variant, which played a major role in the most recent wave of infections, hospitalizations,
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Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction are more likely to be born premature and are at greater risk of being born small than naturally conceived babies, according to new research published today by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies in collaboration with the University of Utah. However, the study of almost 250,000 U.S. families finds
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Newly developed risk scores synthesize genetic information into an easy-to-interpret metric that could help clinicians identify young children most at risk of developing obesity. The study, led by researchers at Penn State, used novel statistical methods to establish scoring criteria using data collected from young children. The research also demonstrates that robust results are attainable
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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received three grants totaling more than $6.8 million to advance research on a novel imaging system to monitor uterine contractions. The electromyometrial imaging system, called EMMI, was invented and developed at Washington University. The device allows physicians to measure, in 3D, the electrical activity
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