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What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?

What can cause a rash after a fever in toddlers?

Toddlers can often get fevers when they are unwell, even when they have a cold or another minor illness. Several common childhood illnesses, including roseola and scarlet fever, can cause a rash to develop after the fever passes. A fever is not a disease but a sign that the body’s immune system is fighting an […]

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Is a runny nose during teething normal?

Is a runny nose during teething normal?

People often believe that teething can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, fever, pain, irritability, and sleep problems. However, the scientific evidence behind these beliefs is not straightforward. Researchers have come to varied conclusions about the links between these symptoms and teething. While many experts agree that teething does not cause congestion or a […]

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What to know about babies and cold sores

What to know about babies and cold sores

Cold sores are common and relatively harmless in toddlers and children, but the cold sore virus can be dangerous for babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children will start to get cold sores by the age of 5. Newborns rarely get cold sores, but, when a baby who is less than 6 […]

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Could ‘dog flu’ be the next pandemic?

Could ‘dog flu’ be the next pandemic?

Both swine flu and bird flu created a stir in recent years. Now, a new threat may be on the horizon. A new study demonstrates that the influenza virus can jump from pigs to canines. Canine influenza viruses are growing in number. Usually, influenza pandemics are sparked when a virus jumps from birds to pigs, […]

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Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

New research from Vanderbilt eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu. Reported in the journal PLOS One, the study exposes cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, short for adjuvant system 03. Using massive computation, the investigators pursue a systems biology approach, providing a […]

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Bat flu virus may be capable of infecting human cells

Bat flu virus may be capable of infecting human cells

Bats sighted this Halloween may not be quite as boo-tiful as they look. Bats have long been associated with haunted houses, spooky caves, and vampires. However, their nexus with the bloodcurdling and bone-chilling is not the only reason the masses fear them; they are also reservoirs for infectious disease. Now, researchers have been successful in […]