Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus
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  August 17, 2017  
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 Newly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virusNewly discovered immunodeficiency can make people seriously ill from chickenpox virus
 
A mutation in one of the sensors that the immune system uses to detect viruses can, in rare cases, turn infections with the chickenpox virus into a life-threatening matter.
 
   Research shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infantsResearch shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infants
 
A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.
 
   Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school yearMedical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year
 
Parents can make sure their children get the new school year off to a healthy start by getting checkups for them during the summer break.
 
   Animal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleepAnimal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleep
 
New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses.
 
 Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life
 
Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in lifeA latest UK study has found that deficiency of adequate sleep in children could be linked to their risk of developing diabetes later in life. The study notes that every extra hour of sleep a child gets per night is associated with a lower body weight and increased lean muscle mass and less blood sugar. The study is published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
 
 
 Anxiety Disorders in Children
 
Anxiety Disorders in ChildrenAnxiety is a common reaction to stress or anticipated danger. It helps individuals to prepare for and take action to avoid the source of threat or handle the situation that is likely to arise. However, in some people, anxiety becomes intense and acute, or lasts well beyond the time when it is useful.
 
 
 Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological condition
 
Scientists create stem cell-based model of rare inherited neurological conditionAn international team of scientists, led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, has created a human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS).
 
 
 Scientists use novel cell tracing method to describe testicular macrophages
 
Scientists use novel cell tracing method to describe testicular macrophagesThe origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described by a CNRS team at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy.