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Malawi study confirms lasting impact of life-saving technology

Rice University bioengineers Maria Oden (second from left) and Rebecca Richards-Kortum (second from right) observe as Malawi College of Medicine pediatrician Josephine Langton (left) speaks with the mother of a baby receiving CPAP therapy at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi in 2016. Oden and Richards-Kortum co-founded the Rice 360° …

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Survival for pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma differs by race

Credit: Rutgers University In what is believed to be the largest dataset study to date examining the role of race on survival outcome for pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have found that black patients have significantly worse overall survival at five years …

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Increasing DTP3 coverage tied to drop in diphtheria cases in under 15s

(HealthDay)—The proportion of diphtheria case-patients younger than 15 years of age decreased as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) 3 coverage increased, according to a study published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kristie E.N. Clarke, M.D., from the CDC in …

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Parents play a key role in fostering children’s love of reading

by Lorraine Reggin, Penny Pexman, Sheri Madigan and Susan Graham, The Conversation Reading books and talking with your child helps your child build a positive attitude towards language and literacy. Credit: Shutterstock Learning to read is one of the most important developmental achievements of childhood, and it sets the stage …

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A rough childhood could stunt your brain’s growth

Credit: CC0 Public Domain U.S. researchers say kids who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, during their preschool years, can have stunted growth of some brain structures by the time they reach adolescence. The researchers used data from a 15- year study that followed 211 …

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UTHealth and partners fill prescriptions for food insecurity

The answer to food insecurity could be as simple as a prescription for healthy food from your health care provider and the means to obtain it, particularly in food deserts, said researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The results …

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