Month: October 2021

New research addresses the misconception that children are less susceptible to infection with the new coronavirus. According to a recent report in JAMA Pediatrics, children and adults have similar risks of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, but a much larger proportion of infected children do not show symptoms of COVID-19. When one household member is infected,
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the status of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations and his administration’s ongoing pandemic response in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, May 4, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The White House on Thursday unveiled a new plan to expand several federal health-insurance programs to lower costs
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A simple stomach bug could do a lot of damage. There are 100 million neurons scattered along the gastrointestinal tract-;directly in the line of fire-;that can be stamped out by gut infections, potentially leading to long-term GI disease. But there may be an upside to enteric infection. A new study finds that mice infected with
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Andrew C. Glatz, MD, an internationally recognized expert in pediatric interventional cardiology, has been selected to lead the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also will become the Louis Larrick Ward Professor of Pediatrics and treat patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images A $1.75 trillion social and climate spending framework Democrats unveiled Thursday would reform the health-care market in several ways, expanding access and reducing costs for millions of Americans. Chiefly, the proposal would expand subsidies available for
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According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), radiologists need to be cognizant of the association between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mRNA vaccination and myocarditis, as well as the role of cardiac MRI for assessing suspected myocarditis postvaccination. “In this small case series, all patients with myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination were adolescent males and had a
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In this article BNTX PFE Jamie Blank (L) holds her son, Ari Blank’s hand as he receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from healthcare worker Jen Feinberg (R) at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized
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A new study led by researchers in the Louisiana State University Superfund Research Program demonstrates that children who are exposed to a certain type of environmental air pollution are more likely to contract community acquired pneumonia, or CAP, and to be hospitalized for longer periods of time. Social factors, including race and socioeconomic status, were
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A demonstrator holds up an abortion flag outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear a major abortion case on the legality of a Republican-backed Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and guns are front and center as
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Firefighter Dan Joslin wearing a face shield helps prone a Covid-19 patient as he works alongside critical care nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, southern England. ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A recently discovered subvariant of Covid-19’s delta strain now makes up 10% of new
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A comprehensive new review paper, published in the journal Virsues, explains in depth how CRISPR can be utilized as a reliable tool to investigate the viral life cycles – and especially how many new CRISPR systems can be repurposed for diagnostics. Study: CRISPR Tackles Emerging Viral Pathogens. Image Credit: Nathan Devery/ Shutterstock Understanding all the
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When given cash with no strings attached, low- and middle-income parents increased their spending on their children, according to Washington State University research. The study, published in the journal Social Forces, also found that the additional funding had little impact on child-related expenditures of high-income parents. For the study, WSU sociologist Mariana Amorim analyzed spending
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a ceremony to launch a multiyear partnership with Qatar on making FIFA Football World Cup 2022 and mega sporting events healthy and safe at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on October 18, 2021. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Covid-19 cases and deaths are climbing
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Adolescence is a critical period for the evolution of cardiometabolic risk factors that are largely influenced by diet and lifestyle. Understanding these risk factors is essential to developing effective dietary guidance for disease prevention targeting this critical age period. Recently published research in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 9-17 year-old girls who consumed
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Findings In a phase 2 single-institution study, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that dose-equivalent preoperative radiation therapy for extremity/trunk soft tissue sarcoma delivered in five days rather than over the conventional five weeks produced similar benefits and treatment side effects. Dr. Ricky R. Savjani, a resident physician in the Radiation Oncology Residency Program
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