Month: August 2022

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger’s disorder belongs to a group of neurological disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This condition is not considered a severe mental illness. However, it can affect the development of a teen’s social and communication skills. Although teenagers with Asperger’s syndrome find it hard to communicate
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Declines in essential health care utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and lower-middle-income countries devastatingly impact women and children’s health, according to a new study publishing August 30th in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Tashrik Ahmed of the World Bank, US, and colleagues. In some of the world’s poorest countries, the projected corresponding
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Tight control of blood sugar in teens with Type 1 diabetes may help reduce the disease’s damaging effects on the brain, effects which have been shown even in younger children, according to a study published online today in Nature Communications. The findings indicate that better glucose control can actually improve brain structure and function in
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A study conducted by researchers in Brazil, Australia, Austria and the United States has made significant discoveries about a type of pediatric cancer with no approved drugs for treatment and with a low survival rate. The findings, described in an article published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, pave the way for a search for more specific
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A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RECOVER Pediatric Electronic Health Records (EHR) Cohort and authored by Suchitra Rao, MD, infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, found that the risk of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), or long COVID, in children appears to be lower than what has been
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Nigeria’s latest target for introducing a life-saving vaccine against cervical cancer has been branded unrealistic by health specialists as cost concerns have yet to be addressed, leaving thousands of Nigerian women at risk. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, cervical cancer ranks as the second most frequent cancer among women in Nigeria.
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In a recent study published in the Pediatrics journal, researchers assessed the epidemiology of neonatal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Study: Epidemiology of Neonatal COVID-19 in the United States. Image Credit: Iryna Inshyna/Shutterstock Background Neonatal populations have lower rates of COVID-19 infection than adult and pediatric populations, presumably because of innate protective mechanisms. While newborns
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Image: iStock Eating habits change during adolescence and often become erratic. It’s because teens tend to eat most of their meals outside the home, where their food choices are driven by convenience and peer influence(1). Also, most teens choose foods based on appearance and taste rather than their nutritional value. In such scenarios, merely instructing
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In an effort to improve the lives of children and adults with kidney disease, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine are jointly launching the Penn-CHOP Kidney Innovation Center. The first-of-its-kind center will advance research to transform patient care for those of all ages, focusing on the early detection, prevention, and treatment of kidney
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A new study that could have immediate implications for COVID-19 testing in schools found that with age-appropriate instructions, school-aged children can successfully use a nasal swab to obtain their own COVID-19 test specimen. The study provides data to support recommendations regarding self-swabbing that can be implemented by schools and in other settings where children undergo
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Image: Shutterstock Gone are the days when teens would watch any random show. Millennial teenagers have a plenty of options to choose from, and they are keen on watching shows that are not just entertaining but offer some value too. Teenage dramas and series are relatable in many ways and can make you addicted. From
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