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University of Calgary researchers have shown probiotic supplements can help form a healthy microbiome in the gut of the tiniest infants who are born without a fully formed gut microbiome. The study found that a specific mix (five species) of probiotic supplements accelerated the maturation of the microbiome into a term-like state and reduced intestinal
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In a recent study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal, researchers investigated the safety of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in children in the US. Study: Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in US Children Ages 5–11 Years. Image Credit: Halfpoint/Shutterstock Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccines have played a critical role in
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One in five multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) cases in children under the age of 15 could be averted every year by household contact management, according to a new modeling study published in The Lancet Global Health. The research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of Sheffield and Imperial College
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With the recent American Supreme Court debate about whether or not to criminalize abortion and overturn Roe v. Wade, it’s likely kids will overhear the word “abortion” at some point and ask what it means. Whether it’s on the news, TV, radio or overhearing discussions by adults in their sphere, children are often fascinated by
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A recent Pediatrics study assesses the causative relationship between the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and croup or “barking cough” in children. Study: COVID-19–Associated Croup in Children. Image Credit: VGstockstudio / Shutterstock.com Coronaviruses and croup Throughout the entire duration of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the causative SARS-CoV-2 has evolved. The effects of
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A new Pediatric Respiratory Reviews study conducted in Israel examines issues surrounding children between the ages of five and 11 who are eligible for vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Herein, the researchers offer a detailed overview of factors that could influence the decision to take or abstain from vaccination. Study: Covid-19
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New findings from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and published today in the journal Nature Communications report the results of using a comprehensive sequencing approach on 114 pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with solid tumors. The researchers found that their approach identified at least one additional cancer-associated oncogenic variant in 54%
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NYU Long Island School of Medicine today celebrates its first graduating class of physicians, marking three years since the medical school opened its doors, launching the nation’s first accelerated MD program devoted exclusively to training primary care physicians. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States is expected to be short of
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