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Unexpected viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

The enterovirus Coxsackievirus B3. Credit: Electron microscopy image of Coxsackievirus B3 courtesy of Varpu Marjomäki Laboratory, University of Jyväskylä, and Minna Hankaniemi, Tampere University, Finland New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity …

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Mental disorders more frequent in children known to protection services

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Childhood-onset mental disorders are almost three times more frequent in children known to child protection services during early childhood, according to a new study. Childhood-onset mental disorders are almost three times more frequent in children known to child protection services during early childhood, according to the …

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50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

In this file image made from Nov. 25, 2019, file video, a New Zealand health official prepares a measles vaccination at a clinic in Apia, Samoa. A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 50 babies and young children as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population of the South Pacific …

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Concussion recovery not clear cut for children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child’s concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter. Researchers from The University of Queensland have studied persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in children. …

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Choking deaths in US children drop by 75% in past 50 years

Children’s deaths from choking on small objects dropped by 75 percent from 1968 to 2017, according to a report published in JAMA. Various choking hazard regulations enacted during the past 50 years may have played a role in the large decline in choking deaths, although the study design cannot establish …

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Children of abused mothers 50% more likely to have low IQ

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life are almost 50% more likely to have a low IQ at age 8, research finds. In the study by University of Manchester epidemiologists, 13% of children whose …

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Researchers report new approach to treating incurable leukemia in children

Frequent and often incurable: Child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Credit: University Children’s Hospital Zurich Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of cancer affecting children in Switzerland and, unfortunately, is often incurable. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich have now found a way …

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