Pregnant women should get vaccinated to minimize the detrimental health effects COVID-19 has on the placenta, the fetus and the newborn, states Roberta L. DeBiasi, M.D., M.S., division chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s National Hospital in an editorial published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The editorial provides a comprehensive review of what
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There are a number of risks associated with preterm infants born before 32 weeks. One of these is an increased chance of behavioral and attention problems. Previous studies suggest there might be early indicators of problems that develop in childhood, but results lacked consistency. A new study tests a methodology with improved consistency and explores
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Childhood sexual abuse can lead to depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and other health problems later in life. Not all abused children experience these problems, however, and researchers are working to understand whose health is affected and why. In a new article in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, a team of researchers led by faculty in Penn State’s
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During the first year or so of the covid-19 pandemic, there were dramatic reductions in hospital admissions for common and severe childhood infections in England, most likely due to social distancing measures, school and workplace closures, and travel restrictions, finds a study published by The BMJ today. While many of these measures are unsustainable outside
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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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Looking to upgrade your kid’s mask? Also known as respirators, N95s and KN95s provide the highest level of protection against COVID-19. Scientists have learned a lot about COVID over the past few years, and increasing evidence tells us that the virus is spread through tiny particles that hang in the air. As a result, mask
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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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