The World Health Organization’s recommendation of broad deployment of the first malaria vaccine among children in Sub-Saharan Africa has been widely celebrated, but scientists warn it could face hurdles in its acquisition and distribution by endemic countries. The WHO on Wednesday recommended extensive use of the RTS,S vaccine among children in Sub-Saharan Africa and other
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Your baby’s cognitive development occurs when they interact with their environment (1). Every interaction creates new nerve connections and pathways. Cognitive development in infants occurs when they use their senses and curiosity and reach out with their hands to touch and feel things (2). In the first year, babies also
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Birth control shot is a hormonal method of female contraception and an effective way to prevent pregnancy. The shot is also known as contraception injection, birth control injection, or, based on brand names, Depo shot, DMPA, Sayana press, Noristerat, and Depo-Provera. This injection contains medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a synthetic progesterone
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The findings of a new study suggest that childhood adversity is a major contributor to early and preventable causes of mortality and a powerful determinant of long term physical and mental health. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard University found that childhood adversity is associated with elevated risk for chronic
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All of us have wanted to be an artist at some point in our life. Be a great painter or an excellent sketcher. And right now, we will show you some art hacks that will help you explore your skills and create beautiful decorations. You can decorate any place, from the living room of your
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal progeroid syndrome, also known as Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome, is a type of progeria (a rare, progressive genetic disorder), which causes an aged appearance at birth, developmental delay before and after birth, sparse hair, and loss of fat under the skin. This condition is believed to affect one in four million
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Daily exposure to chemicals called phthalates, which are used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows. The resulting annual economic burden is between $40 billion and $47 billion, a value more than quadruple that of previous
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Dating in your teens can be challenging. It is because you may have the time to go on dates, but your budget is most likely tight. So, you have to come up with new ideas to make your date as interesting as you can without spending too much. To save
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A vaccine has proved safe and effective in protecting children against typhoid, raising hopes of fighting the disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study says. More than 1.2 million cases of typhoid and 18,703 deaths from typhoid occur every year in the region, according to the researchers. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the typhoid conjugate
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Children are not at risk for more severe COVID-19 disease with Delta compared to earlier severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants, finds a new medRxiv* preprint study. In the first large-scale epidemiological study comparing SARS-CoV-2 infection between variants in children, researchers found children were more likely to be as sick from Delta as
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children are like blotting papers, always ready to absorb all the information around them. Some are good at learning and grasp information quickly, while others take their time to learn. Introduce fun facts for kids at a young age and tease their curious minds. Children are fascinated every time they
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Statement highlights: Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of acquired heart disease that develops in early childhood, creating inflammation in blood vessels, particularly heart arteries. It usually occurs before age 5 and is more common among children of Asian descent, although it affects children of all races and ethnicities. It can occur through adolescence
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