Neonatal meningitis: The immaturity of microbiota and epithelial barriers implicated

Meningitis is associated with high mortality and frequently causes severe sequelae. Newborn infants are particularly susceptible to this type of infection; they develop meningitis 30 times more often than the general population. Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria are the most common cause of neonatal meningitis, but they are rarely responsible for disease in adults. Scientists […]

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Digital self-monitoring effective for weight loss, healthy lifestyle

Digital self-monitoring of physical activity and diet is an effective intervention to support weight loss in adults with obesity or overweight, according to a review published online June 30 in Obesity Reviews. Rhiannon Berry, from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to assess whether […]

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