Month: January 2022

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A recent study published on the medRxiv* preprint server assesses the neutralization efficacy of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant of concern (VOC) in children, adolescents, and adults. The rapid transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC has caused a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association and collaborating organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, continue to provide interim guidance to address the latest scientific research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, particularly the
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Jan 29 2022 Children in care who come from an ethnic minority background can experience a ‘double whammy’ of disadvantage when it comes to youth justice involvement, says new research from Lancaster University. Inequalities in the youth justice system regarding ethnic minority children and children in care, including foster care, children’s homes or kinship care,
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On this episode of MomDocs, Dr. Carrie Coughlin shares essential tips for applying sunscreen to children. The best way to apply sunscreen is to make sure to fully cover exposed skin from head to toe, including the top of the ears and under straps that can move. Many parents also want to know how long
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Thousands of schools transitioned to online learning in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time many children with cancer and other chronic health needs, as well as those with special education needs, faced significant challenges to learning online. An opinion paper by Johns Hopkins experts, published Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics,
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As of January 27, 2022, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected over 366 million worldwide and caused over 5.6 million deaths. Several reports confirm that those over the age of 65 are at a greater risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Study: Loss of Pfizer (BNT162b2) Vaccine-Induced Antibody Responses against the SARS-CoV-2 2
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A new approach that targets the cellular machinery that viruses need to reproduce – rather than the virus itself – appears to stem replication of a common childhood pathogen known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, could offer a novel strategy to
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Show the main man in your life how much he means to you with one of these awesome Valentine’s Day gift ideas. You can thank us later. Wondering how to make Valentine’s Day (in lockdown, for some of us) feel special this year? We’re rounded up some of our favourite Valentine’s day gifts for him.
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About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The findings, which define the practice as trading sex for money, housing and other necessities (e.g., food, clothing), were published in
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Want something more than just flowers to show your love some love? Get her one (or more!) of these unique Valentine’s Day gifts and she’ll love you forever. This year, it’s all about pampering the one you love. These self-care gifts will not only show her that you care, but also give her an excuse
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The first thing you want to know when your baby gets their first cold is: How did this happen?! “Viruses are usually spread through droplets and aerosols that enter the nose, mouth and eyes,” says Toronto paediatrician Dina Kulik, the founder of KidCrew, a multidisciplinary health clinic. Depending on how much exposure a baby has
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PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS) is a group of rare, incurable disorders caused by mutations in the PIK3CA gene that result in the malformation and overgrowth of various parts of the body. A new report to be published January 26 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) describes the successful treatment of two young infants with
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In-hospital addiction medicine consultations can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by University of Pittsburgh physicians. This research is among the first of its kind to show these consults are a life-saving intervention. In this past year, more people
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