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Half fewer infections in children in winter thanks to anti-COVID vaccines

Half fewer infections in children in winter thanks to anti-COVID vaccines

The world’s largest study on COVID vaccination and children finds that it halves the risk of infection during the winter in Israel. The authors call this result “moderate” protection, a far cry from the very high level of protection initially provided by vaccines, but much better than some previous estimates suggesting that vaccines provided children …

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Neurodevelopmental disorders: topiramate increases the risk for children exposed in utero

Neurodevelopmental disorders: topiramate increases the risk for children exposed in utero

The antiepileptic drug topiramate is of growing concern to health authorities. The Medicines Agency (ANSM) had already called for drastically restricting its use in pregnant women, it reiterates its recommendations in the face of even greater than estimated risks for the baby. The risk of occurrence of autism spectrum disorders would be multiplied by 2.77 …

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New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

Each year in Europe, more than 35,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed and 6,000 children die from it. The breakthrough made by Spanish researchers concerns infiltrating glioma of the brainstem (GITC). In France, nearly 50 children are affected each year, as many girls as boys, making GITC a rare tumour. The discovery of …

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