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According to Reuters, more than half a million pediatric tuberculosis patients are at risk of dying every year due to a dearth of pediatric-approved treatments. Children do not always show typical TB symptoms, and research has focused on treating adults...
According to CBS News, a drug initially developed by Transition Therapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s is now being tested on Down syndrome patients as well. People with Down syndrome are at risk for infection, thyroid issues, heart defects, as well as...
A post in NPR’s Goats and Soda blog reports a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which has solved the mystery as to how malaria kills so many children. Typically, malaria causes fever and body aches, but in rare pediatric cases...