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Contagious Virus In Children More Widespread

February 25, 2009

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A recent report shows that researchers need to put more emphasis on a vaccine for the respiratory sunctial virus ( RSV).   RSV is a virus they predicted would affect  2.1 million children under the age of 5.  Over a four year period the virus was responsible ( in 3 US counties ) for: 18 % of emergency […]

Aids On The Rise In China

February 19, 2009

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According to a Xinhua report AIDS is on the rise, 6,897 people died in the nine months ending September 2008. It  was the number 1 infectious disease killer in 2008, followed by TB, rabies and hepatitis. In 2005 it was the third.  According to the  report the increase  may be because of improved reporting of HIV/AIDS, […]

Premature Birth Linked To Autism

February 4, 2009

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According to a report released last week , children of premature birth are 2-3 times as likely to demonstrate characteristics of autism than normal births. Researchers followed 988 US children born at least 3 months prematurely. At age 2 the children were evaluated using a specific screening method- a checklist of about 28 behaviours. Result: […]

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