WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 -- Hundreds of thousands of cases of diarrhea in young children have been prevented since routine vaccination against rotavirus began in the United States a decade ago, a new study shows.
That has translated into a savings of more than $1 billion in medical costs, the researchers added.
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 -- American kids' ear infections dropped threefold over 10 years, compared to the 1980s, largely due to pneumococcal vaccines that protect against one type of bacteria that causes them, a new study suggests.
However, the study, which tracked more than 600 children from 2006 to 2016, also found a shift in the bacteria now triggering greater numbers of ear infections. The investigators also found that these germs are not killed by amoxicillin, the top-recommended antibiotic for the condition.
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggests.
Belgian researchers assessed 31 young adults who had undergone chemotherapy. They were at an average age of slightly over 6 when they had the treatment. The researchers compared them with a control group of young adults who hadn't received chemotherapy.