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Researchers Develop New Drug To Combat The Measles

Researchers Develop New Drug To Combat The Measles

Georgia State University A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from the Institute for...

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2014-04-19 23:01:46

“Tips On How To Improve Social Skills In Toddlers And Adults,” a new article on the website Vkool.com figures out effective techniques on communication. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 “Tips On How To Improve Social Skills In Toddlers And Adults,” a new report created by Anne Pham on the site Vkool.com, points out the efficient ways for people to positively change their social communication and skills. In the first part of the article, people will learn some techniques on how...

2014-04-17 11:34:30

Trans-generational defense mechanism in humans proved Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. For the first time this has been proved by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, for the 18th century epidemics of measles and smallpox in the Canadian province of Québec. Children who were conceived during the wave of measles in 1714 and 1715 died significantly less...

2014-04-14 12:37:46

Eliminating sleep disorder is the hidden key to cure FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately one out of every 50 young adults has a problem with bedwetting. It is a condition filled with myth, misunderstanding, ineffective treatments, and often hidden shame for the child, teen or adult bedwetter. The underlying cause of bedwetting is actually related to a sleep disorder. The Center for Bedwetting Treatment...

2014-04-09 23:30:18

Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Fire Hydrant Pediatric Stand-on Scale. The Fire Hydrant pediatric scale will have your little patients happy to weigh and measure. Wright City, MO (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Fire Hydrant Pediatric Stand-on Scale. The Fire Hydrant pediatric scale will have your little patients happy to weigh and measure. This pediatric scale will easily match the Frankie Fire Engine and Fire Truck exam tables and...

2014-04-07 23:04:43

Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to get vaccinated before baby arrives, even if they’ve had it before. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 So why the change in the recommendation? “Several factors have contributed to the increase in the incidence of whooping cough in communities,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, chair of...

2014-04-04 23:37:49

Firstrust Bank has selected Pediatric Care Group, P.C. as a runner up winner in their coveted Philly’s Business First Award celebrating local businesses that make a difference in their community. Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Firstrust Bank has selected Pediatric Care Group, P.C. as a runner up winner in their coveted Philly’s Business First Award celebrating local businesses that make a difference in their community. Firstrust Bank awarded a $5,000 prize to Supporting the...

Rise In Births Adds Fuel To The Fire When It Comes To Disease Epidemics
2014-04-03 15:30:03

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Vaccines save millions of lives each year, but there are still almost four million children under the age of five who die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Two doctoral ecology students from the University of Michigan are working hard to lower that number. According to Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker, large vaccination campaigns in the developing world that take seasonal birth rate fluctuations into account...

2014-04-01 13:07:57

Bottom Line: Parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep, improved school performance and better behavior by the children. Author: Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., of Iowa State University, Ames, and colleagues. Background: Previous research suggests high levels of screen time are associated with less sleep, attention problems and lower academic progress. How the Study Was Conducted: The study...

2014-04-01 08:30:35

Approval reinforces the safety profile of Adacel as an active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster...

2014-03-31 11:55:21

Study adds to mounting evidence about the role systemic inflammation may play in heart health People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The study is the first to look at the association between celiac disease and coronary artery disease and adds to the evolving understanding of how systemic...


Latest Pediatrics Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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