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Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015

Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.

“Short sleep was more important than any other factor in predicting subjects’ likelihood of catching cold,” researcher Aric A. Prather, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a press release. “It didn’t matter how old people were, their stress levels, their race, education or income. It didn’t matter if they were a smoker. With all those things taken into account, statistically sleep still carried the day.”

Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to WHO.“Discussions are…
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T-cell response to gluten peptides similar in children, adults with celiac disease

September 2, 2015
T-cells in children with celiac disease were found to respond to gluten peptides comparably to T-cells in adults with celiac disease in a recent study, suggesting that…
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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…
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Living donor LT recipients may have increased surgical site infection risk

September 2, 2015
In a prospective study, researchers found that adult and pediatric recipients of a living donor liver transplant had an increased risk for developing surgical site…
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Comparison of Ultrasonic and Ophthalmoscopic Evaluation of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2004, Volume 41 Issue 6
Screening for detection of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) currently is limited to indirect ophthalmoscopy, which…
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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