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Children and adolescents who received one of the main COVID-19 vaccines were significantly protected from the illness and showed no increased signs of cardiac complications compared to young people who were not vaccinated, according to a new real-world study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s
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Leukemia is a common term used to refer to a form of blood cancer. However, there are different types of leukemia depending on the cell type involved. One unique form is myeloid/natural killer (NK) cell precursor acute leukemia (MNKPL). Because of its rarity, there is no consensus on the specific characteristics needed to clinically identify
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Babies and toddlers exposed to television or video viewing may be more likely to exhibit atypical sensory behaviors, such as being disengaged and disinterested in activities, seeking more intense stimulation in an environment, or being overwhelmed by sensations like loud sounds or bright lights, according to data from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine published
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Children and adults with rare, deadly genetic diseases have fresh hope for curative therapies, thanks to a new collaboration between the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) and Danaher Corporation, a global life sciences and diagnostics innovator. The new Danaher-IGI Beacon for CRISPR Cures Center will use genome editing to address potentially hundreds of diseases, including rare
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The effects of aging and external factors like UV exposure on skin are well documented. As people age or spend more time in the sun, their skin tends to become drier and more wrinkled, Recent findings have identified an exciting potential new link to signs of skin aging-;the skin microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers investigated the relationship between ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption and hepatic well-being. Study: Higher ultra-processed food intake is associated with adverse liver outcomes: a prospective cohort study of UK Biobank participants. Image Credit: Created with the assistance of DALL·E 3 The Importance of Liver Health
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Several epidemiological studies have suggested a link between being born too small and abnormal neurodevelopment in childhood and later life. However, there is little evidence that these factors are causally related to a hostile intrauterine environment. A new study in JAMA Psychiatry discusses this topic in greater depth. Study: Intrauterine growth and offspring neurodevelopmental traits: a
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A study published in the journal eBioMedicine finds that exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances can increase the risk of thyroid cancer in human populations. Study: ​​​​​​​Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and thyroid cancer risk. Image Credit: Created with the assistance of DALL·E 3 The Rising Threat of Thyroid Cancer The global incidence and mortality rates
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Low Transmission in Child-Care Centers In a prospective cohort study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, researchers from the United States (US) characterized the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and transmission of the causative severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in students who attended child-care centers (CCCs), as well as their
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In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers investigated the association between the timing of in-utero exposure to β2-agonists and corticosteroids and offspring neurodevelopmental milestones during the initial three years of life. Study: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Among Offspring Exposed to Corticosteroid and B2-Adrenergic Agonists In Utero. Image Credit: SNeG17/Shutterstock.com Background Asthma is one of
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