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S. aureus Agr Virulence Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Infants

Expression of functional Agr system in S. aureus needed for epidermal colonization in mice

Maternal Allergy, Asthma Traits Up Child Risk in Early Years

By the time the child is 6 years old, mother's and father's history present similar risk

Policy Guides Medical Marijuana Use at Pediatric Hospital

Eighty percent of pediatric patients seen by MMJ consultative service had an oncologic diagnosis

Baloxavir Protects Household Contacts From Influenza

Percentage of patients in whom clinical influenza developed significantly lower in baloxavir group

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Fetal, Early-Life Exposures May Impact Young Adult Bone Health

Specifically, maternal smoking and breastfeeding tied to fracture risk in young adulthood

CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Decline in Teen Birth Rates Across States

Declines seen among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic teenagers aged 15 to 19

Drop Seen in Rate of Sports and Recreation-Related TBI in Children

2012 to 2018 saw decrease in SSR TBI ED visits for children, mainly due to drop in contact sports-linked TBI

Children Seem Not to Be Driving SARS-COV-2 Transmission

Children mainly infected in familial clusters, and transmission lower than expected in schools

WHO to Lead Investigation of COVID-19 Pandemic Origins

Agency acknowledged on Thursday that the new coronavirus can linger in small airborne droplets indoors