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Children of well-educated parents survive more often than others

Children of well-educated parents survive more often than others

Every day, around 15000 children under the age of five die from causes that could have been prevented. But the children of highly educated parents survive more often than others. This statistic applies worldwide, according to a newly published sweeping systematic review in The Lancet. The mother’s level of education is particularly important for their …

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New research finds sense of smell and pneumonia linked

Study highlights need to monitor oxygen therapy in children with pneumonia

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Oxygen therapy can save the lives of children with pneumonia, but careful monitoring is needed to reduce harm, avoid over-reliance and protect supply. These are among some of the key findings to emerge from a four-year-long study of children hospitalized with severe pneumonia in East Africa. Led by researchers at Imperial …

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Nintendo Wii therapy can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy

Nintendo Wii therapy can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy

Therapy based on the Nintendo® Wii Balance Board can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy, according to an analysis published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. For the analysis, researchers from the University of Jaén, in Andalusia, Spain examined data from all relevant randomized controlled trial published to date. In 11 trials with …

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WHO experts want 'more data' from China on possible early Covid cases

China to offer COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as three

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain China has approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first country to offer jabs to young children. Since the coronavirus first emerged in central China, Beijing has mostly managed to bring the country’s outbreak under control, and …

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Measuring how patterns of gene expression change in children may help predict T1D progression

Measuring how patterns of gene expression change in children may help predict T1D progression

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a misdirected immune system gradually destroys healthy pancreatic islet β cells, resulting in a lack of insulin. The exact cause of T1D remains unknown. However, β cell-reactive autoantibodies can be detected in circulating blood months to years before diagnosis, raising the possibility of intervening to …

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Kawasaki disease in children has reduced during COVID-19 due to pandemic prevention efforts

Kawasaki disease in children has reduced during COVID-19 due to pandemic prevention efforts

The rate of Kawasaki disease in South Korea has substantially decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly due to pandemic prevention efforts, such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of heart disease that develops after …

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Pandemic prevention measures linked to lower rates of Kawasaki disease in children

Pandemic prevention measures linked to lower rates of Kawasaki disease in children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The rate of Kawasaki disease in South Korea has substantially decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly due to pandemic prevention efforts, such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of heart …

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Mothers transmitting hepatitis B to children as broken hospital procedures plague Europe

Mothers transmitting hepatitis B to children as broken hospital procedures plague Europe

ESPGHAN’s Hepatitis B Virus infographic. Credit: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Procedures to prevent the direct transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to child, particularly during and after pregnancy, have significant fragmentation and gaps, a new survey presented at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has …

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Screening reveals coeliac disease cases in children have doubled in 25 years

Screening reveals coeliac disease cases in children have doubled in 25 years

ESPGHAN’s Childhood Coeliac Disease infographic. Credit: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Mass screening of school age children has led to significantly higher numbers of coeliac disease cases being diagnosed, according to a new study presented today at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Researchers in Italy found double …

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