Pediatrics

App detecting jaundice may prevent deaths in newborns

A smartphone app that allows users to check for jaundice in newborn babies simply by taking a picture of the eye may be an effective, low-cost way to screen for the condition, according to a pilot study led by UCL and UCLH.

Pediatrics

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows

For many newborn babies, an enzyme that breaks down the molecule bilirubin doesn't activate right away. The resulting bilirubin buildup can lead to jaundice, a typically harmless condition that causes a baby's skin to temporarily ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Leptospirosis in New York City—a risk from rats to dogs and people

In New York City, leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals, is most often spread to both people and dogs from rats, according to a study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Emerging ...

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