Pediatrics

Preventing infant deaths: The ABCs of safe baby sleep

Just last week, I read an X-ray study of an infant who died while sleeping with a parent. I am a pediatric radiologist, and in cases where an infant has died unexpectedly, we often obtain X-ray images to make sure that the ...

Pediatrics

Stopping superbugs with friendly microbes

Newborn Baby Jane in Sacramento, California, might have access to the best, most modern medical care, but she's likely missing something else: Friendly gut microbes. Uniquely adapted to human breast milk, these microbes provide ...

Immunology

Pets can double as asthma antidote

(HealthDay)—The "hygiene hypothesis" holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma.

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