Month: February 2022

Antibiotics provide no benefit in preventing future recurrent wheezing in babies hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. And there is some evidence that antibiotics may make wheezing worse. The antibiotic azithromycin has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial in some
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Popular items from this list A cruelty-free pet ear cleanser that’ll gently (but effectively) flush out built-up dirt to keep your furry friend’s ears happy and healthy. A concentrated allergen spray for a quick and easy way to reduce the presence of pet dander and other allergens. A cordless nail grinder because you and your
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), continues to spread across Africa, thus impacting mortality and morbidity rates on this continent. In fact, all 55 African Union (AU) Member States (MS) have reported COVID-19 cases, along with cases due to new SARS-CoV-2
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Strawberry is a nutrient-dense fruit rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. But since they are acidic, parents might want to know when can babies have strawberries? Thankfully, you may make strawberries a part of a baby’s weaning diet. The fruit can contribute to their overall nutritional needs, promoting their health and
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Children who sleep more often under insecticide-treated bed nets have more than 40 per cent higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood than their counterparts who use bed nets less often, a study suggests. Researchers have been exploring whether early malaria control interventions guarantee a person’s protection from the disease in later stages of life but
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Dr. Dennis Ownby, former chief of the Section of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the Medical College of Georgia, is the recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s 2022 Distinguished Clinician Recognition Award. He will receive the award, which recognizes leaders in the field who have also been active in the academy,
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As a clinician at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, David Beversdorf helps patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many of whom may also be struggling with gastrointestinal or digestive issues, including constipation and diarrhea. These symptoms are experienced by children with ASD at a higher rate than their neurotypical
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Thought LeadersDr. Dani DumitriuAssistant Professor of PediatricsColumbia University In this interview, we speak to Dr. Dani Dumitriu about her latest research that investigated the development screening test scores for babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your latest research into COVID-19? I am Dani Dumitriu, MD,
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Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that are used in plastics and as food additives. A recent study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry examined whether prenatal exposure to phthalates in maternal and cord blood affects birth outcomes in infants. Results from the study involving 65 mother-infant pairs suggest that phthalates have potentially estrogenic effects in female
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Every time you chew, talk, yawn, or sense the zap of a toothache, cranial nerve cells are shuttling electrochemical signals to your brain. Some of these neurons detect pain, while others sense facial muscle movements or sensations in the skin. Now, in a new study published in Disease Models & Mechanisms, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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