Month: June 2021

Younger patients, including adolescents, are less likely to suffer severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms. This is the case even though the risk of infection with its causative pathogen – the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – is not necessarily reduced in this age group. This has led to the supposition that stronger
0 Comments
We’ve got a new Gerber baby on the scene. On Monday, the baby food brand announced the winner of its 11th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search contest: a 4-month-old named Zane Kahin from Winter Park, Florida. A panel of judges selected Zane out of more than 90,000 entrants to be the 2021 Gerber “spokesbaby.” Zane
0 Comments
Years ago, in a university sociology class, I remember learning about unsocialized children. Children who spent months hiding from invading armies in barns and basements. Children chained to cribs by cruel parents. Children, quite literally, raised by wolves. And while most modern families will never encounter such extreme situations—not even in the midst of a global
0 Comments
It was a nagging mystery: A rare-disease expert at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh had found a successful treatment for two of the deadliest symptoms of one of the more common classes of rare diseases diagnosed by newborn screenings, but one symptom–painful episodes of muscle breakdown that land victims in intensive care–persisted. Today, the scientists
0 Comments
A gene variant that lowers white blood cell levels and is common in individuals with African ancestry contributes to unnecessary bone marrow biopsies, according to a study published June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings from three institutions, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provide an example of how using genetic data
0 Comments
Liza Makowski, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, has long been interested in how the immune system is altered by obesity and how this impacts cancer risk and treatment. “Obesity is complex, because it can cause both inflammation and activate counter-inflammation pathways leading to immunosuppression,” Dr. Makowski
0 Comments
To contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, rapid vaccination is imperative. An expansive vaccination drive has changed the outbreak situation in many advanced regions of the world, like the USA and Europe. Among the developed nations, Japan was the last to commence vaccination (February 2021). Only 8.7% of Japanese people are fully vaccinated as of
0 Comments
Despite research showing associations between anabolic steroid use and criminal offending, the possibility of a similar association between legal performance-enhancing substance use, such as creatine, and criminal offending remained unknown. A new study published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence now shows that both forms of performance-enhancing substance use is longitudinally associated with
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue-tie, is a condition present at birth and leads to restriction of tongue movement. Tongue-tie happens when the frenulum of the tongue is too short or tight that it tethers the tongue to the floor of the mouth. It inhibits the free movement of the tongue
0 Comments
Social distancing measures in public places decrease the risk of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the pathogen responsible for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, while social distancing may be effective in public places, people who live in overcrowded or multigenerational households are at a higher risk of exposure. Researchers at the Weill
0 Comments