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Antibiotic over-prescription is promoted by pediatricians' perception of parents' expectations.
While nepotism may have negative connotations in politics and the workplace, being surrounded by your relatives does lead to better group dynamics and more cooperation in some animals.
A new study indicates a link between autism and alterations to the oxytocin receptor, OXTR, caused by inherited alterations that do not involve DNA sequence mutation.
Japanese researchers have developed a computer program which may be able tell from an emergency call if you are about to die.
Using a pacifier for too long may be detrimental to your child's speech.
Pacifier, baby bottle or finger sucking may hamper a child's speech development if the habit goes on too long.
Current figures underestimate the number of children who may be at risk of harm from parental substance use.
A bacterium possibly linked to Crohn's disease could be lurking in wild animals. According to research published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map), can be transmitted between wildlife and domestic ruminants, supporting the theory of wildlife reservoirs of infection.
Although hospital computer equipment can act as a reservoir for pathogenic organisms, including MRSA.
Insecticide treated mosquito nets reduce the chances of developing life-threatening malaria in Africa, however recent research shows that older children are the least well protected by nets in the community.
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