Advisers to the US FDA* unanimously voted for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose in people 65 years and older and those at high risk of severe COVID-19.
Despite the high uptake of diabetes-related technologies, glucose control seems to remain suboptimal in young people with type 1 diabetes, with more than 60 percent failing to reach the target glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level, according to a recent Norway study.
Infants born to mothers who were inactive during pregnancy were more likely to have low lung function compared with those whose mothers were active while pregnant, according to the PreventADALL study presented at ERS 2021.
Alcohol consumption during late adolescence and early adulthood was associated with increased arterial stiffness, which may lead to future cardiovascular events, according to a study presented at ESC 2021.
Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have found an altered and underdeveloped composition of gut microbiome in Chinese children with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) and identified novel bacterial markers for ASD prediction.
The β3-adrenoreceptor agonist mirabegron – a proven effective treatment for overactive bladder and neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) in adults – was equally as effective in children and adolescents with NDO, a phase III study suggests.