SARS-CoV-2 RNA is infrequently detected in the breastmilk of mothers with proven or suspected COVID-19, but just the same, breastfeeding does not represent a risk factor for vertical transmission of the infection, according to data from a small study.
A shorter duration of anticoagulant therapy of 6 weeks is as effective in preventing recurrent thrombosis as the conventional 3-month treatment course without increasing the risk of bleeding in young patients aged below 21 years old with acute provoked venous thromboembolism, according to the Kids-DOTT* trial.
One-time gene therapy in patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) results in near-normal or normal haemoglobin levels and transfusion independence, suggesting its curative potential, a long follow-up study has shown.
Mothers who consume twice the recommended amount of choline during their third trimester of pregnancy give birth to children with significantly better sustained attention at age 7 years, according to a recent trial.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16-31 December 2021 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Boys who adhere to a diet rich in animal protein in middle childhood are less likely to externalize problems and become aggressive during adolescence, while adherence to the traditional/starch dietary pattern is associated with attention problems among girls, according to a study in Colombia.
Rapid antigen detection testing (RADT) may improve diagnosis of acute bacterial pharyngitis in the community by providing quicker yet comparably sensitive results as throat culture, according to a local study.
Children with asthma who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus are at an increased risk of hospitalization, especially those whose asthma is poorly controlled, compared with children without asthma, according to data from the EAVE II* study.