Vaccines are among some of the most effective preventative measures against infectious disease morbidity and mortality. Smallpox, for example, has been eradicated worldwide solely through a concerted global vaccination effort. Similarly, in many parts of the world, deadly diseases like poliomyelitis and measles are exceedingly rare. However, an increasing number of conspiratorial claims regarding vaccines
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Children and adolescents with COVID had more prevalent long-lasting symptoms than those never infected with SARS-CoV-2, the Long COVID Kids DK study showed. In every age group, previously infected children in Denmark had higher odds of experiencing at least one symptom lasting more than 2 months than their uninfected peers, reported Selina Kikkenborg Berg, PhD,
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It’s rare for a child to die after a tonsillectomy, but children who die are more likely to have a complex chronic condition such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, according to a retrospective cohort study published in JAMA. “Among children undergoing tonsillectomy, the rate of postoperative death was 7 per 100,000 operations overall, [but] among
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People may have varying opinions about tattoos, but a team of researchers has developed an “electronic tattoo” that can actually be a valuable tool in health monitoring as it can measure blood pressure. The graphene e-tattoo that the researchers created is far from the rather bulky blood pressure measuring devices that we are used to. Theirs
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Porvair Sciences announce eGecko² – an automated barcode application system that provides the ideal high throughput solution for precisely applying barcode labels onto racks of plates and Petri dishes. Image Credit: Porvair Sciences Limited Based upon a robust and proven label printer and print engine, the eGecko² is a completely integrated printer and application unit in
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Many infants in some countries are misdiagnosed with allergy to cow, sheep, or goat milk, and they’re prescribed specialized formulas they don’t need, according to a  consensus study. “Milk allergy overdiagnosis is common in some regions and can potentially harm mothers and infants,” the authors write in Clinical & Experimental Allergy. “These new consensus recommendations
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Getting to grips with how brands are twisting eco values for big business We’ve all seen it: products claiming to be ‘sustainably-sourced’, ‘carbon neutral’, or ‘environmentally-friendly’. But when might a seemingly positive policy actually be a bad thing? This is where greenwashing comes in, and it’s something we need to flush out. According to the
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As long COVID research continues to gain steam, scientists unearthed more shocking information about the condition. Among them is the idea that women are significantly more likely to develop long-term COVID-19 symptoms than men.  After analyzing data from more than 1.3 million patients, researchers from Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer for
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We all know that physicians can make a good amount of money every month, but they’re not exempt from financial blunders at some point in their lives. It is essential for both young and experienced physicians to understand what possible mistakes they can make and how to avoid them. Here are some of the most
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The southwestern region of North Korea is currently fighting an outbreak of an “unidentified gastrointestinal disease,” according to state media. At least 800 families in South Hwanghae province are suffering from what was described as an “acute enteric epidemic,” CNN reported, citing the country’s state news agency KCNA. The outbreak, which was first reported Thursday, may
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