Children’s Health

Schools with mandatory masking during the Delta surge had approximately 72% fewer cases of in-school transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when compared to schools with optional or partial masking policies, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study included more than 1.1 million students and over 157,000 staff attending in-person school across
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A clinical trial at UC Davis Health and six other sites showed that a cellular therapy offers promise for patients with late-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder causing muscle loss and physical impairments in young people. The therapy appears to be safe and effective in stopping the deterioration of upper limb and
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Interpersonal trust is a crucial component of healthy relationships. When we interact with strangers, we quickly gauge whether we can trust them. And those important social skills may be shaped by our earliest relationship with caregivers. Adolescents who had an insecure attachment to their mothers as toddlers are more likely to overestimate the trustworthiness of
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Infants whose mothers participated in a mindfulness-based program during pregnancy had healthier stress responses at 6 months old, a new UC San Francisco study found. This is the first known study to show that a prenatal social intervention may improve health outcomes in offspring, as measured by autonomic nervous system responses, said Amanda Noroña-Zhou, PhD,
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Two multi-institutional teams led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have been awarded grant support from the Starr Cancer Consortium. Both grants will fund work applying new technologies to develop more detailed knowledge of tumor biology, with one team focusing on Hodgkin lymphoma and the other on the purity of tumor samples on pathology slides. The
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Since babies with low birth weight often have poor health outcomes, there is considerable interest in identifying the factors that affect birth weight. Air pollution has been identified as one possible factor, however several studies have produced conflicting results and there is scarce data from the Middle East region. A recent study, initiated by Professor
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The new drug nirsevimab showed 74.5 percent efficacy against medically attended lower respiratory tract infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in healthy infants, according to an international, randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It is the first potential immunization against RSV in the general infant population,
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A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine investigated the challenges and solutions associated with the unbiased estimation of post coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sequelae. Various studies have reported cases of Long-COVID or post-acute severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) syndrome (PASC). However, there is insufficient information about the characteristics and diagnosis
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Student weight dissatisfaction, higher perceived weight status, and being female were associated with discomfort with school-based weight measurements according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier. To examine how body mass index (BMI) assessments are conducted in schools and whether student comfort with these assessments varied by
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A recent study conducted at the Minia University, Egypt, has revealed that the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus with severe diabetic ketoacidosis has increased among genetically susceptible children during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: COVID-19 Is A Contributing Risk Factor For Development Of DKA In Typei DM. Image Credit: TarikVision/Shutterstock The study
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Although sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has become an effective treatment option for many allergies, about 20-30% of patients don’t respond to SLIT for Japanese cedar pollinosis–a highly common disease. In a recent study, scientists reported that a specific variant of the HLA-DPB1 gene is associated with poor response to this treatment, highlighting the potential of this
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In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for reducing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) transmission in schools and day care settings. But the increased focus on minimizing the spread of COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the need for research on other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza virus (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which
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Poor heart health, especially among women of color, puts both mothers-to-be and their infants at risk, with heart disease causing more than one in four pregnancy-related deaths (26.5%) in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2022 Update. To address this growing concern, the American Heart Association has announced
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Mar 4 2022 Against the dismal health landscape of the pandemic, researchers have discovered some good news about family well-being. Physician Robert Sege, a Tufts University School of Medicine professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, and his TMC colleague Allison Stephens found that three
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A new study by physicians at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has identified unique features of MIS-C, a rare but potentially deadly complication of COVID in children, that suggest how the syndrome gets started. The findings may lead to faster diagnosis and better treatment of MIS-C (also known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome
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The composite tissue transfer techniques used and refined in face transplant surgery may also be used to perform microsurgical replantation – using the person’s own tissues – in patients with other types of severe facial injuries, suggests a clinical report in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal, under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Mutaz B.
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