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Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 associated with increased croup virus in children

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a link between increased prevalence of croup among children and the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. (Credit: Olga Siletskaya/Moment via Getty Images) The underlying

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Adolescent obesity associated with abnormal heart development

A King’s College research team found abnormal cardiac development associated with childhood obesity. These abnormalities included a tilted left ventricle, an asymmetry commonly associated with aortic stenosis patients. Rising obesity

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No association found between epidural analgesia during labor and risk of autism spectrum disorders

The researchers found that after assessing 388,254 children and mothers included in the cohort, no relationship between epidural use and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was found. According to a recently

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Largest randomized-controlled trial of amoxicillin for treating chest infections in children finds no significant improvement

The study found that there was only a small, non-significant difference between the two groups, with a reduction in the duration of symptoms in the antibiotic group of 13%. According

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Significant association found between e-cigarette use and eating disorders in young adult populations

The study found that there were statistically significant differences between the vaping and non-vaping groups for all categories, including for participants who were at an elevated risk for an eating

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Maternal obesity linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer in offspring

The research team found that adult offspring whose mothers were obese during pregnancy faced a 100% greater risk of developing colorectal cancer than those whose mothers were not. A recently