Children’s Health

Quarraisha Abdool Karim has spent the past three decades studying HIV and AIDS. She has become one of the world’s leading epidemiologists and made major contributions to the global understanding of how HIV affects young women. As associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Abdool Karim
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The perception of gender in children’s voices is of special interest to researchers, because voices of young boys and girls are very similar before the age of puberty. Adult male and female voices are often quite different acoustically, making gender identification fairly easy. Gender perception is much more complicated in children because gender differences in
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Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are receiving one of 19 grant awards that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. The researchers will focus their efforts on developing
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Cynthia Rogers, MD, visits a baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Rogers is helping lead a national study aimed at understanding how prenatal factors and early life experiences influence brain development and behavior in infants and young children. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are
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A new study summarized in a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that a number of factors, including negative impacts from the pandemic during pregnancy, health care experiences, and reports of discrimination, made it less likely that infants received their recommended vaccinations in the first months of their lives. Led by Heidi Preis, MSW,
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Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that affects their motor movements, such as the ability to walk, run and maintain balance. New sport to give children with cerebral palsy the chance to run independently | 7NEWSPlay Video Credit: University of South Australia A lifelong condition with
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A recent study found that the drug tranexamic acid has minimal impact in controlling blood loss in severely injured trauma patients at the standard doses given, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The drug, also called TXA, is routinely given at many hospitals across the U.S. to critically injured
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A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to 80%. An increased vaccination rate has a protective effect on the entire population, not just
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Weill Cornell Medicine has received a $1.27 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop treatment for a rare but devastating eye condition largely affecting military personnel who suffer traumatic eye injuries in combat. Under the three-year grant, investigators will test the safety and effectiveness of two newly developed antibodies to
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Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort studies – the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Atherosclerotic traits referred to as arterial stiffness seem to independently cause
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Researchers have compiled the most comprehensive road map of the protein composition of human lungs, providing a clearer picture of the healthy development of this essential organ that made terrestrial life possible. The study, led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, describes how thousands of molecules are modulated in a
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Valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker drug, delayed disease progression and improved cardiac structure and function in patients with early-stage hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to results from a recent clinical trial published in Nature Medicine. This is the first time we have identified a treatment that may actually impact the underlying disease process, as opposed to
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Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating pediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Adelaide researchers develop new treatment for serious burns | 7NEWSPlay
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There have been numerous outbreaks associated with coronaviruses throughout the years that have had the potential to cause serious problems to global health, including the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). Currently, the world’s health is being threatened by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) following its rapid spread
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