Month: August 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 31 2020 COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. In March, students were abruptly pulled
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is known to be particularly severe and even fatal for the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions, and those with weakened immune systems. Children and adolescents, if infected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are known to be mostly asymptomatic or only develop mild to moderate symptoms. Now,
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Artificial intelligence, or “supervised machine learning,” could help identify which well-appearing infants with fever, who are 60 days old or younger, are at low risk for a serious bacterial infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Accurate risk determination could reduce unnecessary lumbar puncture, antibiotics and hospitalizations for these infants, as well as decreasing
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 Breast milk strengthens a child’s immune system, supporting the intestinal flora. These facts are common knowledge. But how does this work? What are the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomenon? And why is this not possible the same way with bottle feeding? The reasons were unknown until a team
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 The data of 61,751 pregnant women, out of approximately 100,000 collected by the Japan Environment and Children’s Study analyzed the association between the maternal usage of insecticides and insect repellents during pregnancy and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The Koshin Unit Center at Shinshu University played a central role in this
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The coronavirus pandemic has turned our everyone’s world upside down, kids included. Kids are coping the best they know how with sheltering at home and staying put way more than usual,and let’s be honest, they’re starting to reach their threshold. They are missing their friends and possibly their beloved grandparents and caregivers. They are dealing
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. At first thought, board games and video games may not seem to have a lot in common. Board games are synonymous with family time and wholesome fun. Video games, on the other hand, tend to get a bad rap. They
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A recent study, currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server, shows that willingness to vaccinate against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is insufficient in 19 countries that were surveyed – highlighting the need for targeted interventions to increase and sustain public acceptance of an incoming COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome
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