Pediatrics

Rate of COVID-19 infection higher in US youth than older adults

The incidence rate and relative risk for COVID-19 infection from the original severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant were significantly greater in U.S. adolescents and youth than in older adults, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 in children: The South African experience and a path forward

Since its emergence in late 2019, SARS-CoV-2 has caused illness (COVID-19) and death in all countries in the world. The restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of this virus have devastated economies and livelihoods ...

Surgery

New research looks at teen bariatric surgery outcomes by age

Obesity and its duration are significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular events, multiple cancers and decreased quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects ...

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