Researchers at Ochsner Health and Tulane University School of Medicine have identified the genes that become active in carotid arteries when plaque rupture causes a stroke. The work, published in Scientific Reports, was made possible by acquiring samples closer to the time of the stroke than previously possible. The results provide a picture of what
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Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have found another reason to vaccinate children against COVID-19: to help reduce the likelihood of neurologic complications caused by the virus. “COVID-19 and Acute Neurologic Complications in Children,” a study of more than 15,000 children hospitalized with COVID-19 across 52 children’s hospitals over a two-year period,
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A monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods, a National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found. This population has been underrepresented in previous clinical trials of asthma therapeutics.
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Out of around 60 species of spiders that bite humans, only the black widow and brown recluse can be fatal. Dr. Jamie Kondis, Pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, walks through what you need to know about spider bites, including how to identify them, what steps to take if your child is bitten, and how
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FANTASTIC COOKING HACKS Sometimes cooking is not the easiest thing to do. For some of us, even cooking the easiest meal sounds like an impossible mission. Today we’ve prepared a video that will make you think otherwise, because you’ll learn the coolest cooking tips for beginners! Forget about not being able to make a cute
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Academic stress takes a toll on the mental well-being of certain groups of college students more than others – a correlation further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study. Published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers found a significant correlation between perceived academic stress and poor mental
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In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, researchers estimate the risk of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Denmark. MIS-C is a severe manifestation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in children and adolescents. Study: Risk and Phenotype of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Vaccinated and
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Behavioral scientists have long researched how to help children cope with extreme adversity – such as poverty or exposure to violence. Yanping Jiang, a researcher at the Rutgers Institute for Health, thinks she’s found the answer in rural China. Building on previous studies of children in China whose parents are living with HIV or have
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Gender-diverse youth are at an increased risk of suicide and depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the prevalence of gender diversity is largely unknown-;especially in rural areas, where studies of the topic are rare. To fill that knowledge gap, researchers at West Virginia University-; along with their colleagues at the
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