Children’s Health

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 13 2020 Progress against DIPG, a fatal childhood brain tumor, is usually a game of inches. Studies that hint at even small gains are cause for celebration. That’s why researchers at the University of Michigan and their collaborators are excited about discoveries that point toward a new potential treatment approach
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With the cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) skyrocketing globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now warning the public to avoid routine dental procedures to reduce the risk of infection. In a new interim guidance released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the health agency advises that routine non-essential oral health
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 14 2020 New research supported by the National Institutes of Health delineates how two relatively common variations in a gene called KIF3A are responsible for an impaired skin barrier that allows increased water loss from the skin, promoting the development of atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. This finding could
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 10 2020 With the rise of genomic sequencing, health technology companies are promising parents they can detect rare metabolic disorders in newborns who, despite a healthy appearance, may need immediate treatment. Now, scientists from UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and Tata Consultancy Services are offering the first comprehensive assessment of
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Aug 13 2020 A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk. The findings demonstrate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be effectively inactivated by pasteurisation. Photo: Lifeblood Milk A team of medical researchers has found that in human milk, pasteurization inactivates the virus that causes
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 10 2020 Young adults and adolescents who are prescribed opioids for the first time may be at a slightly greater risk of developing a substance-related problem later in life, according to a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers. However, the risk may not be as high as previously thought.
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A single intravenous dose of MRG-110, an anti-microRNA drug, significantly reduced miR-92a levels in the blood of healthy humans. Inhibition of miR-92a has shown beneficial effects in animal models, including improved vascularization after myocardial infarction, and accelerated wound healing, according to the peer-reviewed journal Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. “Based on documented, promising therapeutic potential, locked nucleic
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A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) further bridged the gap between genomic information and clinical outcome data by systematically linking genetic information with electronic medical records, focusing on how genetic neurological disorders in children develop over time. The findings were published today in
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As the coronavirus pandemic actively spreads around the world, previous data have shown that children, teens, and young adults have a lesser chance of experiencing severe symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Some people, however, are at a higher risk of severe COVID-19, including the
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Early in the pandemic, children were thought to be spared by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a majority experiencing mild or no symptoms at all. The high-risk populations include the elderly, those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, and those who are immunocompromised. Now, new research has found that children
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Interstage Home Monitoring (IHM) programs for infants with single ventricle heart defects help families recognize potential complications early and improve infant survival rates and growth prior to the second of multiple surgeries. According to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, “Interstage Home Monitoring for Infants With Single Ventricle Heart Disease: Education and
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Greater rates of Colorado’s children are going to the pediatric emergency department as a result of dog bites during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently published commentary article in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article’s authors, Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH/MSPH and Rakesh Mistry, MD/MS, who are attending physicians at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado)
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