Immunology

Childhood measles linked to increased risk of later lung disease

In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only ...

Overweight & Obesity

Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

A large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income Massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time, suggesting that such a comprehensive ...

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