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Doctor explains pink eye

Pink eye is extremely common in kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public schoolchildren in the U.S. miss 3 million school days each year because of pink eye.


Which treatments for malnutrition's long-term effects could help reduce mortality and health outcomes for children

A comparison of treatments for malnutrition enteropathy, caused by severe acute malnutrition (SAM), has found evidence supporting the use of treatments to enhance the healing of mucosal membranes and reduce inflammation in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wearable headcams provide insight into complex teen emotions

As part of a joint study between King's College London and Manchester Met, wearable headcams worn in real interactions and face decoding technology were used to read teens' facial expressions, potentially uncovering hidden ...


FDA adds Fasenra indication for severe asthma in children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an additional indication for AstraZeneca's Fasenra (benralizumab) as an add-on maintenance treatment for patients aged 6 to 11 years with severe asthma and an eosinophilic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria behind meningitis in babies explained

A study led by University of Queensland researchers has identified the main types of E. coli bacteria that cause neonatal meningitis, and revealed why some infections recur despite being treated with antibiotics.

Inflammatory disorders

Improving asthma control in young adults

Here's a surprising statistic: Nearly 50% of people with asthma do not take their medications as prescribed. That means they risk a flare-up of symptoms or a visit to the emergency room. Asthma researchers have studied medication ...


Supporting healthy habits with school lunches

School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are benefiting from improved nutritional standards in the cafeteria.


A small robot car can reduce children's stress before surgery

Undergoing medical treatment, having surgery or simply being admitted to hospital are situations that make children fearful and anxious, especially during early childhood. And in addition to having a short-term impact, their ...