The four Chief Medical Officers will provide further advice on the COVID-19 vaccination of young people aged 12 to 15 with COVID-19 vaccines following the advice of the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The independent medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has approved the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
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Licensing productive transcription through RNA polymerase II stabilityPlay Video Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a critical checkpoint in transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from a DNA template, according to findings published in Molecular Cell. According to the study, the presence of a protein called SPT5 serves as a “passport,” determining
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The American Academy Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that 40% of children are left alone at home at some point in time. As a parent of young children, you might also have to eventually leave your children alone at home for one reason or another—work, errands, or other social responsibilities.
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A new USC study finds that a class of environmental pollutants known as “forever chemicals” may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in Latino girls. The pollutants, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of man-made chemicals used across the United States in a wide range of industrial and consumer products, including
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In recent years, women have shared stories of their infertility, miscarriages, postpartum depression and birth trauma. But there is one area of reproductive health that moms are still reluctant to open up about, and that’s abortion. It may surprise you to learn that many of the women who have abortions in Canada—perhaps the majority—are moms. According
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Communal leisure activities in youth can have positive and far-reaching effects on mental health, according to a new study by the University of Oulu, Finland. A research group of experts in psychiatry and health sciences investigated the association of leisure activities of young people aged 15-16 with later psychiatric morbidity. According to the study, socially
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School lunch should fuel kids up for learning. But what does that actually look like? We asked dietitian and mom of three Sarah Remmer. What should be in a kid’s school lunch? A: The keys to a school lunch are nutrition, variety and balance. I offer at least five items in my kids’ lunches so they
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With an average accuracy of 88%, a deep learning technology offers rapid genetic screening that could accelerate the diagnosis of genetic syndromes, recommending further investigation or referral to a specialist in seconds, according to a study published in The Lancet Digital Health. Trained with data from 2,800 pediatric patients from 28 countries, the technology also
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Crying is a normal emotional response and a part of development (1). Children may cry for several reasons, including pain, fear, sadness, confusion, frustration, fatigue, and anger, or when they are not able to verbalize their feelings. They may also cry when they are unable to handle certain situations and their
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From tele-monitoring patients with diabetes to using artificial intelligence to prevent sepsis, the newly launched Center for Health Innovation at UC San Diego Health will seek to develop, test and commercialize technologies that make a real, measurable difference in the lives and wellbeing of patients. Every U.S. hospital has common challenges to address in continuously
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tomato is botanically a fruit and a versatile food used in several culinary preparations worldwide (1). Besides adding color and flavor, tomatoes offer vital micronutrients and bioactive compounds, such as vitamin C and lycopene, which promote health. Thus, you may consider adding tomatoes to your baby’s weaning diet (2). But
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When Natalie Romero’s daughter was sick with a stuffy nose, fever and a cough, she brought her to the emergency department—while second guessing herself the whole time. “Her fever wasn’t going away, and she was starting to have a harder time breathing, but at the same time, I worried that she wasn’t sick enough to
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A new USC study published in the journal Pediatrics finds a heightened risk of death from medical causes for infants with histories of reported maltreatment, suggesting a need for ongoing care coordination between the child protection system and pediatric health providers. “Newborns in families involved with the child protection system reflect a highly vulnerable group
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In general, children are less frequently affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as compared to adults. The infection rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for COVID-19, in children are not well known. Whether SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in children reflect community transmission, these rates differ between younger
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