In a pair of overlapping studies, a diverse team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have deepened investigations into the genetic origins of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, describing multiple gene variants (including some previously unknown) that contribute to the risk of developing NAFLD and
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Patients with a pediatric onset immune-mediated inflammatory disease (pIMID) have a significantly higher risk of premature death, according to new research being presented today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). Whilst higher mortality was found in patients across all included pediatric onset immune-mediated inflammatory conditions
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Published in Biological Psychiatry, a multidisciplinary study led by the University of Minnesota demonstrated that an equal number of girls and boys can be identified as having concerns for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when screened earlier, correcting large gender differences in current diagnoses. Conventional wisdom has been that more boys than girls have ASD. Our
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Published today in PLOS ONE, “Serial T-SPOT.TB responses in Tanzanian adolescents: transient, persistent and irregular conversions” [https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268685], investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Muhimibili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) report high rates of new tuberculosis (TB) infection among adolescents in Tanzania. Multiple blood tests for TB infection were conducted over three
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists partnered with the University of Michigan to convene a panel of maternity care experts to determine new prenatal care delivery recommendations. Based on emerging evidence and experience, including significant changes in prenatal care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, these recommendations are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s
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In the largest epidemiologic study of arsenic and birth outcomes to date, researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago and collaborating institutions estimated arsenic levels in U.S. private well water sources by county and compared estimates to documented birth outcomes. They found an association between estimated groundwater arsenic concentration and risk of low birth weight.
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In a new study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers provide additional evidence that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect babies younger than 6 months from being hospitalized due to COVID-19. The risk of COVID-19 hospitalization among babies was reduced by about
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Thought LeadersPatricia MaguireProfessor of BiochemistryUniversity College Dublin As part of our SLAS Europe 2022 coverage, we speak to Professor Patricia Maguire from the University College Dublin about their AI_PREMie technology and how it can help to save mothers and babies lives. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your career in artificial intelligence
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Parents love to rag on “CoComelon,” yet the animated kids show is consistently among the top-streamed programs on Netflix. Even celebrities aren’t immune to “CoComelon’s” entrancing effects. Writer, actor and producer Mindy Kaling recently told HuffPost that there is one “CoComelon” song that instantly calms her 1-year-old if he’s having a hard time. “There’s a
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With the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic ongoing, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), will continue a national study to evaluate the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy, and monitor immune response for mother and baby following vaccinations. Published research has found
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Vaccines are among some of the most effective preventative measures against infectious disease morbidity and mortality. Smallpox, for example, has been eradicated worldwide solely through a concerted global vaccination effort. Similarly, in many parts of the world, deadly diseases like poliomyelitis and measles are exceedingly rare. However, an increasing number of conspiratorial claims regarding vaccines
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A good pediatrician ― or at least a good, inclusive pediatrician ― is able to talk to kids about nearly anything: a sprained ankle, common colds, allergies to new pets. They’re also able to tackle more personal issues kids may bring up, like gender identity, sexual health and orientation, and new relationships. Unfortunately, when it
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In a recent study published in PNAS, researchers investigated the impact of drum training on behavior and brain function in autistic adolescents with no prior drumming experience. Study: The effect of learning to drum on behavior and brain function in autistic adolescents. Image Credit: Yarrrrrbright/Shutterstock Background Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a permanent neurodevelopmental disorder
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