An analysis of data on the incidence of pertussis shows that although acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine had a positive impact among adolescents in the 4 years after it was introduced in 2005, in 2010 pertussis incidence in this age group began to increase more rapidly than it did in all other age groups.
Michael G Burke, MD
Disadvantaged mothers who receive regular home visits by nurses during pregnancy and through their child’s second birthday are less likely to die from all-cause mortality and their children are less likely to die from preventable causes than their counterparts who do not have such visits.
Targeting TSLP (thymic stromal lymphopoietin), a cytokine that is produced by epithelial cells in response to proinflammatory stimuli and drives allergic inflammatory responses, with an anti-TSLP agent reduces allergen-induced bronchoconstriction and indexes of airway inflammation, a new study shows.
A recent investigation found that compared with healthy-weight children, those who are obese show significantly less brain activation in regions associated with cognitive control after viewing familiar food logos, such as McDonald’s “golden arches.” This suggests that obese children may be more responsive to food advertising than their normal-weight peers.