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Walking pneumonia in children: Symptoms and treatment

Walking pneumonia is a lung infection that is often linked to a low-grade fever and a cough. It tends to affect children 5 years old and above. Pneumonia causes the tiny air sacs in the lungs to become inflamed and ...

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Discovery fuels hope for Rett syndrome treatment

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Ependymoma: Symptoms and treatment

Ependymoma is a rare tumor. Ependymoma cancer is a rare tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. Ependymomas can develop in all age groups but are more common in children. The exact cause of these tumors is unknown. ...

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Fetal alcohol syndrome: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Drinking alcohol whilst pregnant can affect the development of the fetus, and may potentially cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of several conditions, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), that cause a wide range of different ...

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Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sever’s disease may occur during a growth spurt in children. Sever’s disease is a heel injury that occurs in physically active children. It is a common complaint that causes temporary pain but no long-term damage. Sever’s disease is named after ...

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Some symptoms of JIA include redness or warmth in a joint, fevers and rashes, and persistent joint pain. Arthritis is often associated with aging, yet it is a condition that occurs in children, too. In fact, nearly 300,000 children are ...

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Chiari malformations: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Chiari malformations (CM) occur when brain tissue extends into the upper spinal canal. The condition is most commonly caused by congenital (present at birth) malformations in the region of the skull where the brain and spinal cord meet. Type I ...

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Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Dermatomyositis is a medical condition that causes muscle weakness and rashes. According to The Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, women are twice as likely as men to experience dermatomyositis. Although there is no cure for the condition, some treatments are available ...

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Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 percent

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate cancer presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual ...

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New molecular target to improve neuroblastoma treatment

The annual mortality rate in childhood cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, or neuroblastoma, is 10 per million between the ages of 0 and 4. The collaborative work between Basque and Valencian researchers has served to identify some genetic mutations ...

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