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In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk for developing peanut allergy later in life and should be evaluated by a health care professional before introducing peanuts into their diet.

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More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

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Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

WHO Invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations to promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

7 May 2010 -- The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

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NIH establishes website for self-reporting COVID-19 test results

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Digital app released to boost physical activity – and help get children moving

The World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA launch a major digital health initiative for children and adolescents

On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA are launching a new digital app designed to help increase physical activity and improve the health and well-being of millions of young people.

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WHO to identify pathogens that could cause future outbreaks and pandemics

WHO is launching a global scientific process to update the list of priority pathogens—agents that can cause outbreaks or pandemics—to guide global investment, research and development (R&D), especially in vaccines, tests and treatments.

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Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk

Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group.

A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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NIH awards $12 million for antiviral therapeutic development

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Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (purple) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (green).

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NIH researchers unlock pattern of gene activity for ADHD

New study uses postmortem brain tissues to understand genomic differences in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have successfully identified differences in gene activity in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, led by scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, found that individuals diagnosed with ADHD had differences in genes that code for known chemicals that brain cells use to communicate. The results of the findings show how genomic differences might contribute to symptoms.

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NIH study in mice provides insight into how brain activity is fine-tuned

Research explores how new information is consolidated across the sleep-wake cycle.

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Interneurons (green) in the hippocampus of a mouse. These cells play a subtle but powerful role in balancing neural activity during the sleep-wake cycle.Lu lab, NIH/NINDS