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Extending COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents and children may lower the overall disease burden

A recent study by researchers from the Netherlands highlights that introducing vaccination programs against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to adolescents and children may reduce infection rates and severe disease outcomes – both in these age groups and in the population a whole. The paper is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server while it undergoes […]

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Study focuses on high COVID-19 risk in people with low-status jobs

Workplace infection risk and failing crisis information dissemination are both factors contributing to high incidence of COVID-19 among foreign-born workers in low-status occupations, a report from the University of Gothenburg’s Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows. Prevalence of COVID-19 is not only high among employees in the health and social care sectors. Overrepresentation is […]

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Researchers develop a machine learning-based screening tool for genetic syndromes in children

With an average accuracy of 88%, a deep learning technology offers rapid genetic screening that could accelerate the diagnosis of genetic syndromes, recommending further investigation or referral to a specialist in seconds, according to a study published in The Lancet Digital Health. Trained with data from 2,800 pediatric patients from 28 countries, the technology also […]

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Surge in children missing out on dental check-ups

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Just 2.7 million youngsters saw an NHS dentist in the 12 months to March this […]