Month: March 2021

A recent theoretical paper, currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server, unveils a novel vaccination model that shows how a herd immunity threshold (HIT) value which considers heterogeneity is substantially lower in comparison with a HIT value of assuming a homogeneous population – with many implications for further vaccination planning. Image Credit: plo / Shutterstock
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Microcephaly is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes significantly small head size in infants compared to other infants of the same gender and age. Most microcephaly cases happen due to abnormal brain development during fetal life or cessation of brain growth during infancy. Smaller head size also means a smaller brain,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Have you noticed minute fluid-filled bumps on your baby’s lips? They could be lip blisters, which  are common in babies and usually resolve on their own. Although baby lip blisters do not pose a threat, they could be subtle signs of latching problems. Knowing the reason behind baby lip blisters
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With Covid vaccines expected to remain scarce into early spring, Connecticut has scrapped its complicated plans to prioritize immunizations for people under 65 with certain chronic conditions and front-line workers. Instead, the state will primarily base eligibility on age. Gov. Ned Lamont pointed to statistics showing the risk of death and hospitalization from Covid-19 rises
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Ahead of Rare Disease Day (28 February), four leading children’s research institutions on three continents are joining forces to decipher pediatric illnesses, including rare diseases, and find better treatments. The four pediatric hospitals — Boston Children’s Hospital; UCL Great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (London); the Murdoch Children’s Research
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