Children’s Health

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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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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Children and adolescents living with glaucoma develop a high level of emotional and social resilience to cope with this rare, chronic eye condition, a new Flinders University study reveals. However, more can be done with researchers examining feedback from 18 young people about the challenges, both visual and non-visual, caused by childhood glaucoma. Giving their
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Infants generally cry with more variable pitch and duration than adults. Longer, harsher, rougher, and louder cries mean they are experiencing pain or mild discomfort. Hence, a baby’s cry with universal acoustic properties is innately decoded by caregivers. In a recent Current Biology study, researchers detected that a baby’s cry expresses the pain that can be actually
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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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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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Thought LeadersDr. Cicely Fadel and Amir Bein R.D., Ph.D.ResearchersWyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Cicely Fadel and Amir Bein Ph.D about their latest research which involved the development of an Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED) Chip that reveals the effects of nutrition and genetics on disease in children. Please
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The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has significantly affected the global healthcare sector and economy. To date, SARS-CoV-2 has infected over 584 million and claimed more than 6.41 million lives worldwide. Researchers have worked at an unprecedented speed to analyze various aspects
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many pediatric patients who suffer from headaches have experienced more frequent headaches and worsening anxiety and mood, and a new study finds links to stress, decreased physical activity and increased screen time. The findings, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, showed that elevated stress associated with disruptions
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Mild exposure to common smog pollutants such as inhalable airborne particles and carbon monoxide during pregnancy results in adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, a new study of women in China finds. The research, published in De Gruyter’s Open Medicine, was led by researchers from The First Hospital of Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, China.
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