Children’s Health

Adoptive cell transfer immunotherapy is one of the most promising new treatments for people with hard-to-treat cancers. However, the process is complex and needs fine-tuning in order to develop more treatment strategies that will work for more people. In a new study looking at adoptive cell transfer products bearing a transgenic T-cell receptor (TCR), researchers
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 22 2020 Study results documenting parental hesitancy to begin and complete their child’s HPV vaccine series were published in The Lancet Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Based on survey data from the 2017-2018 National Immunization Study, the research team discovered
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 21 2020 Seated around the dinner table, faculty affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H – one of Stanford University’s interdisciplinary institutes – spoke one-by-one, pitching ideas for collaborative research. Inspired by a recent medical conundrum, Gilbert Chu, a professor of medicine (oncology) and of biochemistry at Stanford Medicine, put out the call
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Jul 21 2020 Masimo today announced the results of a prospective study published in the International Journal of Neonatal Screening in which researchers in Marrakesh, Morocco, conducted the first Moroccan study on critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening for newborns using Masimo SET® pulse oximetry. The authors concluded that “Our results encourage us to strengthen
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Nearly 60% of American children do not have healthy cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), a key measure of physical fitness and overall health, according to “Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth – An Important Marker of Health,” a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. CRF, also referred to as
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 19 2020 The health benefits of maintaining routine childhood vaccination programmes in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission that might be associated with clinic visits, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Global Health journal. For every additional COVID-19 death that might
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A team led by UT Southwestern researchers has identified brain circuitry that plays a key role in the dysfunctional social, repetitive, and inflexible behavioral differences that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The findings, published online this week in Nature Neuroscience, could lead to new therapies for these relatively prevalent disorders. The Centers for Disease Control
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 16 2020 New research will help health-care practitioners to more accurately diagnose disease and illness in newborn babies from urine samples, according to a study by researchers at the University of Alberta and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. The study examined the chemical composition of urine samples from 48 healthy,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 14 2020 For the first time in the world, an international study team with substantial participation from researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna University Hospital identifies the molecular differences between individual tumor cells in ependymomas, which are an aggressive type of brain tumor. The
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Extremely preterm children have very low birth weights, underdeveloped organs, and risks of long-term problems or disabilities. Antenatal treatment — therapy given before birth — can improve outcomes in preterm children. Statistical analysis of medical records can tell clinicians which antenatal treatments can best protect against severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death. The UAB News Studio
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Researchers in the United States say that measuring antibody titers against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may help to distinguish between multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and other clinically similar syndromes. This would help to stratify hospitalized children by risk for adverse outcomes, say Preeti Jaggi (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta)
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