Study shows how inadequate sleep can jeopardize brain organization in early adolescence

We all know that if we don’t get enough sleep or don’t sleep well, we won’t be on top of our game the next day. And we know that many…

Holiday-time support for kids with eating disorders – CHOC

For a child or teen diagnosed with an eating disorder, the holiday season may be a time of mixed feelings. They may feel excited to celebrate and spend time with…

Unique sport could improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy

Every 20 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurodevelopmental disability that affects their motor movements, such as the ability to walk, run and maintain balance.…

Using PET scans to predict recurrence in Hodgkin lymphoma

One of the primary tools that oncologists use to stage cancers is the PET (positron emission tomography) scan, an imaging test that uses a small amount of radioactive sugar to…

New mothers’ placenta could help reduce brain injury in other growth-restricted babies

The placenta from mothers of healthy newborns could one day be used to reduce brain injury in growth-restricted babies, according to University of Queensland research. Dr Julie Wixey from UQ’s…

Higher arterial stiffness during adolescence linked to increased risk of hypertension, obesity in young adulthood

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world’s most extensive ongoing…

Why lice lurk despite physical distancing

The Marker family opened their door on a recent evening to a woman dressed in purple, with a military attitude to cleanliness. Linda Holmes, who has worked as a technician…

Seroprevalence study in Tamil Nadu shows antibody decline following SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination

In the sixth-most populated state of India – Tamil Nadu, three rounds of a district-level serological study were conducted through two COVID waves. Round 1 of the study was conducted…

UCLA study shows how COVID vaccination is critical to controlling the pandemic

A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at…

Air filter and floor sampling to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in schools

A major concern during the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was the possibility that SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen responsible for the disease, might spread through surfaces. Many previous…