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Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

A team of experts from around the world has teamed up to improve clinical outcomes for children with cancer following radiation therapy. Radiation therapy has...
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Using machine learning to accurately identify genetic syndromes in children

A novel machine learning technology has demonstrated impressive efficiency in detecting genetic syndromes in children, a significant advancement in diagnosing a plethora of disorders. In...
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Pfizer-BionNTech vaccine side effects mild to moderate in high-risk children

The side effects of the Pfizer-BionNTech vaccine in clinically vulnerable 12- to 15-year-olds are likely to be minimal, a study has shown. In a small...
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Long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms in children are rare, study confirms

Children with COVID-19 are less likely to suffer from long-lasting symptoms than adults with the infection, a new UK study has shown. In the study...
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Genetic mutation linked to rare inflammatory bowel disease

A genetic mutation that weakens virus-fighting activity in the immune system may explain the cause of common bowel diseases, researchers say. Scientists from Johns Hopkins...

The PREcisE project: Exploring the impact of glycaemic control

The PREcisE project draws together research to tackle the mother-to-child transmission of impaired glucose metabolism. The prevalence of comorbidities associated with adult type 2 diabetes...
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Type 1 diabetes in babies could be prevented by restoring microbiota

New research suggests that it may be possible to prevent babies from developing Type 1 diabetes by restoring their gut microorganisms with a maternal...
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1.5 million children worldwide lost a parent or guardian to COVID-19

Around 1.5 million children globally experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, or caregiver due to COVID-19, a new study has estimated. Using COVID-19 mortality...
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New research highlights “invisible crisis in children’s mental health”

One in eight children have mental disorders requiring treatment but even high-income countries are failing to provide most of these children with support, a...
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COVID-19 linked to brain complications in children hospitalised with virus

Around one in 20 children hospitalised with COVID-19 develop related brain or nerve complications, a new study has shown. Researchers at the University of Liverpool...
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Questionnaire can detect autism in toddlers, study finds

A short questionnaire could be used to detect autism in toddlers, new research has suggested. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have determined that autism...
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Childhood vaccination rates fall globally during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge global decline in the uptake of childhood vaccinations, new data has revealed. Official data from WHO and...
rhabdomyosarcoma

Scientific breakthrough could increase rhabdomyosarcoma survival rates

A new genetic discovery could lead to improvements in treatment and increased survival rates for the aggressive cancer rhabdomyosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare type of...
gestational-diabetes

Gestational diabetes increases risk of foetal hypoxia during labour

A mother’s gestational diabetes is linked to an increased risk of foetal hypoxia and further complications following birth, new research has found. Foetal hypoxia is...
Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

Study shows beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies

A new study has demonstrated that vital beneficial bacteria can be restored to babies born by caesarean section (C-section). The human microbiota consists of trillions...
infection-control-malaria

Infection control efforts could be hindered by asymptomatic malaria

People infected with malaria who do not exhibit symptoms pose a hidden risk to infection control efforts, new research has shown. Researchers from the Infectious...
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MRI incubator could improve care for babies with heart disease

New technology for imaging babies born with congenital heart disease (CHD) is currently being trialled by researchers in Leeds. The Baby MRI incubator at Leeds...
The risks and prevention of choking in children

The risks and prevention of choking in children

Ian Evans of the Child Accident Prevention Trust highlights common choking hazards for infants and young children. Choking is one of the leading causes of...
dyspraxia

Genetic link could explain why children develop dyspraxia

Scientists have identified a link between specific genes and developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia. New research, led by Oxford Brookes University, which...
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Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD and autism in children

A study has found that a mother’s use of paracetamol during pregnancy is associated with symptoms of ADHD and autism in children. Researchers at the...

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