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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have unveiled four subtypes of bronchiolitis caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Of those, one subtype was associated with a 40% risk of developing asthma by the age of five. Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children.
A new study has found that zinc inhibits the development of kidney stones, but at the same time, it promotes the growth of kidney stones. The study findings were reported in the America Chemical Society journal Crystal Growth & Design.
Lisdexamfetamine is a drug that acts on the central nervous system, working like a psychostimulant. It belongs to a class of drugs called amphetamines. Sold under the brand name Vyvanse, lisdexamfetamine is used to treat ADHD and binge eating disorder. There is currently generic lisdexamfetamine available.
A new study has found that ADHA medication may have a role to play when it comes to lowering suicide risk in children. The study authors found that among children who took ADHD medication, the odds of suicide risk were less. The study was published last week in JAMA Network Open.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Cosentyx (secukinumab) in children with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Novartis, a Swiss pharma company, got the FDA nod for using the drug in pediatric patients with plaque psoriasis.
A new study in mice has found that an experimental vaccine based on nanoparticles is effective in preventing flu. In the preclinical studies, the nanoparticle-based vaccine candidate has shown great promise in preventing the H5N1 flu strain, also known as bird flu.
A new trial from the experts of the Kessler Foundation has found that robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation (REAER) helped improve mobility, cognition, and brain activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating neurological disability.