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Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Results from a 10-year study of children and adolescents who underwent a common weight loss operation to treat severe obesity show they safely have long-lasting major weight loss and improvement of their obesity-related medical problems without stunting their growth in height. The study, involving the longest known follow-up of pediatric patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, …

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Children face racial disparities as COVID-19 infections rise

Credit: CC0 Public Domain COVID-19 is infecting more kids, and the racial disparities of who is falling ill is similar to those among adults, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows. The age group 19 and younger saw nearly 4.9 million COVID-19 infections, over 39,000 hospitalizations, and 725 deaths nationwide through the end of …

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COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, especially in families with children

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, especially in families with children

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households—and nearly 18 percent of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted via social media by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. The findings, published in Nutrition Journal, illustrate how the pandemic has worsened food insecurity, …

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Oxcarbazepine tied to nontrauma fracture in children aged 4 to 13 with epilepsy

Oxcarbazepine tied to nontrauma fracture in children aged 4 to 13 with epilepsy

(HealthDay)—For children aged 4 to 13 years with epilepsy, initiating oxcarbazepine, but not levetiracetam, antiseizure medication (ASM) is associated with an increased risk for nontrauma fracture, according to a study published in the September issue of Epilepsia. Daniel G. Whitney, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues extracted claims data for …

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Canada's first case of Brazilian virus strain detected

Pfizer says its COVID jab safe for children aged 5-11

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine is safe and produces a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly. The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12, they said. “In …

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Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

A mother holds her daughter who is injected with a dose of the Soberana-02 COVID-19 vaccine, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Cuba began inoculating children as young as 2-years-old with locally developed vaccines on Thursday.Credit: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa Sitting on her mother’s lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while …

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Study: Autoantibodies against IL-1-receptor-antagonist in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Image Credit: Vitstudio / Shutterstock

IL-1-Ra autoantibodies observed in high frequency in children with PIMS/MIS-C

Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection typically affects children only mildly, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) or pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) is a serious but rare complication occurring after infection. PIMS or MIS-C symptoms in affected children PIMS or MIS-C usually occurs 2 to 6 weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection, and …

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Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Several birth cohorts have defined the pivotal role of early lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in the inception of pediatric respiratory conditions. However, the association between early LRTI and the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children has not been established. For the …

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Typhoid vaccine proven safe for infants and young children in Malawi

Typhoid vaccine proven safe for infants and young children in Malawi

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds a single dose of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) – the only typhoid vaccine licensed for children as young as 6 months—is safe and 84 percent effective in protecting against typhoid in Blantyre, Malawi. These are the first efficacy …

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Heterogeneous development of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome-associated microcephaly

Heterogeneous development of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome-associated microcephaly

Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination scores for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome associated microcephaly. A) The main section–neurological exam; B) The second section–motor milestone; and C) The third section—child behavior. Credit: Aguilar Ticona et al, 2021, PLOS ONE (CC-BY 4.0, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) At age two, children who were born with neurological abnormalities due to congenital Zika Virus …

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