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A new study points to brain infection and inflammation as a possible explanation for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
There are now RSV vaccines approved for older adults and for pregnant people, and antibody shots (not vaccines) available for babies. What's the difference?
Newborns' brains may look relatively smaller than those of other primate babies, but it's not because they're "underdeveloped" by comparison.
A new antibody shot called Beyfortus was recently approved to protect babies from RSV, but it's in short supply this season.
In healthy children and adults, RSV typically causes mild, cold-like symptoms, but it can cause more serious disease in infants, young kids and older people.
Adoptions in the animal kingdom may confer an evolutionary advantage, but other factors — such as empathy, the urge to care for babies and inexperience — could also contribute.
Come fall, a new antibody drug should be available to protect U.S. newborns and infants younger than 8 months from severe RSV infections.
"Vaginal seeding" may help restore the gut microbiome of cesarean-born babies, a small trial suggests. However, the practice isn't currently recommended by leading experts and previous studies have warned of its potential safety risks.
The 14-foot great hammerhead washed ashore on a beach in Alabama. Researchers have since dissected the expectant mother but are unsure exactly what killed her.
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