Pediatrics

U.S. infant mortality reached historic low in 2019

(HealthDay)—In 2019, infant mortality reached a historic low in the United States, with a rate of 5.58 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Dec. 8 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from ...

Medications

Beta blockers can repair malformed blood vessels in the brain

Propranolol, a drug that is efficacious against infantile haemangiomas ("strawberry naevi," resembling birthmarks), can also be used to treat cerebral cavernous malformations, a condition characterized by misshapen blood ...

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