Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How rotavirus causes severe gastrointestinal disease

Rotavirus is a major cause of diarrhea and vomiting, especially in children, that results in approximately 128,000 deaths annually. The virus triggers the disease by infecting enterocyte cells in the small intestine, but ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advice to Dutch government: Vaccinate elderly and ill first

An advisory panel said Thursday that the Dutch government should prioritize coronavirus vaccinations for people over age 60, those with underlying health problems and frontline health care workers when the first shots become ...

Immunology

Follow your gut: How farms protect from childhood asthma

Asthma impacts millions of children at a young age, but children growing up on a farm have a lower risk of developing asthma than children not living on a farm. The mechanisms behind this protective farm effect on childhood ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Knee OA guidance for clinicians simplified and streamlined

The burden of knee osteoarthritis is set to continue to increase around the world. Aging populations and rising levels of obesity, combined with an absence of a cure for the disease, will lead to an increased strain on health-care ...

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