childhood infections

Key mechanism of childhood respiratory disease identified

March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a crucial part of the process by which one of the world's most common and dangerous early childhood infections, respiratory syncytial virus, causes disease.By analysing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can flu infections prevent asthma?

December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on genes that make you tall or short

October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on genes which help explain why some people tower over others even as some struggle to attain five feet. While obesity is caused by a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A childhood free from tuberculosis (TB)

July 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSTuberculosis (TB) is a major killer of children in poor countries. Over 250,000 children develop TB and every one minute two children die of TB worldwide. It has ... Read more...

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Controversial breast-feeding doll raises early pregnancy fears among parents

August 6th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new doll that allows young girls to breastfeed has come under fire as parents fear that it could promote early pregnancy.Called Bebe Gloton, which means "gluttonous baby", ... Read more...

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Pakistan to introduce vaccination for five deadly childhood diseases

November 1st, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Pakistan will be introducing a new combination vaccine, which will provide protection against the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and four other common childhood diseases.Hib, ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies more prone to diabetes

August 26th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Babies born by Caesarean section have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in childhood, a new study suggests.Although the reason for the link is not clear, ... Read more...

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Daycare, playgroups may protect kids against leukemia

April 29th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Kids attending day care or playgroups are at a lower risk of developing leukaemia, suggests a new study.A review of 14 studies involving around 20,000 children ... Read more...

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