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Childhood vaccine linked to less severe COVID-19, cigarette smoke raises risk
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, Reuters reported.
Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer will save lives
A scientific breakthrough has enabled experts to predict relapse in a common childhood cancer and means doctors can tailor treatment for each individual child and improve prognosis.
Live bacteria spray is showing promise in treating childhood eczema
Here’s a shorthand way to think of my research: Using bugs as drugs may one day bring hope to soaps.
Probiotics may help manage childhood obesity, study finds
Probiotic supplements, when taken alongside a calorie-controlled diet, may help children and adolescents with obesity lose weight, according to new research.
Your childhood neighborhood could affect you on an epigenetic level: Study
By Helen Fisher & Aaron Reuben*
Childhood obesity may increase bladder cancer risk
Adults who were overweight in childhood may be at greater risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a new study.
Worrying surge in childhood disease linked to COVID-19
Europe and the United States have seen sharp surges in recent weeks of a severe immune disorder in children linked to COVID-19, health authorities reported on Friday, sounding an alarm.
Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity
Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis.
Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?
To what extent do factors such as education and socioeconomic position affect our thinking skills and memory over time? Not as much as one might think, a new study suggested.
Zika virus causes delayed childhood neurodevelopment
An international study has shown that the Zika virus may lead to delayed childhood neurodevelopment and impairment in children's vision and hearing, China Science Daily reported on Tuesday.
Childhood allergies may be linked to high sugar, fat content in junk food, study reveals
Childhood food allergies may be caused by eating too much junk food.
Almost half of global cases of childhood cancer go undiagnosed
According to a new study almost half of all children with cancer are not diagnosed and may die without being treated.
Childhood abuse increases risk of adult suicide, research finds
People who experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse as children are two to three times more likely to kill themselves as adults, new research found.
Childhood obesity linked to poor performance in school
When compared to children with a normal BMI, obese youth may be less likely to develop healthy relationships, positive attitudes, a sense of purpose and responsibility, and interest in learning
Help for trauma in childhood 'fragmented'
Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse or neglect is ‘fragmented and variable’ across England, MPs warned.
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