what is croup, Omicron’s new symptom in children?

As the Covid-19 epidemic accelerates again, a new concern is emerging. According to an American study published in the journal Pediatrics and reported by The Dispatch Saturday March 19, the Omicron variant would cause a complication in young children: croupalso called laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis. Doctors at Boston Pediatric Hospital (Massachusetts, USA) analyzed, between March 2020 and January … Read more

Children threatened by too many screens? Science is not so categorical

AFP, published on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 08:51 Children glued to screens, to the point of threatening their development. The idea regularly worries many personalities and politicians who call for it to be a public health issue. However, the scientific data are far from supporting such alarmism. “The overexposure of children to screens could … Read more

Why the United States will release 2 billion genetically modified mosquitoes

Release two billion mosquitoes into the wild to reduce their population: a not-so-outlandish idea from an American company. For several years now, companies have been trying to new ways to reduce the mosquito populationother than insecticides and the draining of wetlands. American companies, such as Google, or the British Oxitec have already operated GMO mosquito … Read more

Covid-19 would not be transmitted by contaminated surfaces: why?

Since the start of the pandemic, it is commonly accepted that the virus is transmitted, on the one hand by postilions (coughing, sneezing, laughter…), and on the other hand by contaminated surfaces (credit card terminal, handles of carriesobjects…). To guard against the first mode of transmission, the wearing a mask has been widespread indoors, and … Read more

Why the US Will Release 2 Billion GMO Mosquitoes

Two billion genetically modified mosquitoes are going to be released in parts of Florida and California, USA. Responsible for approximately 750,000 deaths per year, the mosquito is the deadliest species for humans. It is a release of mosquitoes on an unprecedented scale, led by the American company Oxitec, and which aims to reduce the population … Read more

Omicron: croup, a new warning symptom in children infected with Covid?

American pediatricians have found that the Covid-19 variant causes more laryngitis in babies, otherwise known as “croup”. Omicron has not finished talking about him. According to a new American study published in the journal Pediatricsthe Omicron variant would cause a new complication in young children: croup. Indeed, the airways of children being smaller than those … Read more