First months decisive for immune system development

Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth. To date, the mechanisms behind the development of the immune system have not been fully understood. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show a connection between breast milk, beneficial gut bacteria and the development […]

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran’s daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region’s largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge. Iranian health authorities recorded 405 fatalities from the virus, pushing the total death toll to 66,732. Officials increasingly have warned about the impact of trends seen nationwide during […]

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials say

People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination, Reuters reported. Evidence suggests that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna offer at least six months of robust protection from COVID-19 infection. But even if this protection lasts for longer, several highly-transmissible viral variants are now circulating; that means people may […]

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Video-led feedback program reduces behavior problems in children as young as 12 months

A home-based parenting program to prevent childhood behavior problems, which very unusually focuses on children when they are still toddlers and, in some cases, just 12 months old, has proven highly successful during its first public health trial. The six-session program involves providing carefully-prepared feedback to parents about how they can build on positive moments when playing and engaging with […]

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Jared Haibon, Ashley Iaconetti Have Been 'Trying' to Conceive for 4 Months

A Bachelor baby is coming! Jared Haibon said that he and wife Ashley Iaconetti are “in the trying phase” of starting their family. These ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Babies Will Melt Your Heart “We’ve been trying for three or four months now,” the Bachelorette alum, 32, said during the Thursday, February 25, “Clickbait With Bachelor Nation” podcast episode. “This’ll be the […]

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COVID-19 symptoms last 4 MONTHS for 50% of hospitalized

More than half of hospitalized COVID-still have symptoms four MONTHS after discharge – and 17% report symptoms of PTSD, Italian study finds Covid-19 patients face symptoms four months after hospital discharge, finds a new study  Six percent of people who had struggled to breathe while hospitalized still reported labored breathing four months later 17% of hospitalized people had symptoms of […]

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New Zealand detects first community virus case in two months

New Zealand health officials on Sunday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing a compulsory two weeks in managed isolation, although she had noticed symptoms several days before getting tested. Contact tracing […]

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