Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality

In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.

In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.

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EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Catherine Offord | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers identify a possible driver of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease diagnosed in more than 500 children over the last few years.
Image of the Day: Mass Sacrifice
Image of the Day: Mass Sacrifice
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 12, 2019
At an archaeological site in Peru, researchers have found the remains of hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in the 15th century.
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids’ brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition.  
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2018
Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.
Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Jim Daley | Jan 16, 2018
More than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, according to aid agencies.
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 15, 2017
Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 
Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age
Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age
Lucas Laursen | Dec 4, 2017
T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 
Baby on Board
Baby on Board
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2017
Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.