Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from The University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Curtin University are investigating whether an old drug could be used to help very sick premature babies. In a study published today in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology the researchers examine the use of a drug called pentoxifylline […]Continue Reading ...
Hearing has long been suspected as being “on” all the time — even in our sleep. Sounds that occur during the night have a way of registering in the brain. Now scientists are reporting results on what is heard and not heard during sleep and what that might mean for a developing brain. At the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of research, physicians lack a method that consistently helps these infants thrive. A study suggests that the gut microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in […]Continue Reading ...
Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Director of the Autism Integrated Care Program and Medical Director of the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania and six other […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain There’s little question about the value of breast milk as a source of infant nutrition, but a University at Buffalo sociologist is part of a research team whose new study is adding critical nuance toward better understanding the association between breastfeeding and infant health in the first year of life. The […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns. New research also reveals that teenage drivers are more likely to be involved in a serious or deadly crash than any other age group, notes the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Sorry, new moms, although you’ve already waited at least nine months, it’s not time for a glass of wine just yet: New research suggests it might be best for baby’s brain to wait until you’ve stopped breast-feeding. That’s because exposure to alcohol in breast milk was linked to a reduction in thinking and reasoning skills […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Are children who spend lots of time using digital devices prone to psychiatric problems? A team of USC scientists says yes in a new study that appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Teens who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users […]Continue Reading ...
Sixty percent of patients in the TBI cohort were free from new neuropsychiatric diagnosis at 5 ear follow-up whereas 80 percent of patients in the orthopedic cohort were free from new diagnosis at 5 years. Credit: Lindsey Armstrong Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children, and rates of injury […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study analyzed the gut flora of 757 infants from the general population at age 3-4 months and weight at ages 1 and 3 years, looking […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Assisted ventilation is crucial to support very preterm babies, however the treatment often leads to chronic lung disease. While the survival of preterm babies has increased over the past 30 years, rates of chronic lung disease have remained static. Now a team of researchers has found the type of injury caused […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New data from a long-term study of 355 mothers and their children found that fixing peeling paint and removing other household sources of lead during the mother’s pregnancy can reduce levels of dust lead in homes to levels significantly lower than previously deemed achievable. “There is no safe level of lead,” […]Continue Reading ...
“Clubbing” of the fingers is a classic features of Cystic Fibrosis, although not present in many patients. Credit: Jerry Nick, M.D./ Wikipedia New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Experiencing homelessness at any time during the pre- or postnatal period can negatively affect a young child’s health. Researchers at Children’s HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center (BMC), found that children who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at […]Continue Reading ...
To conduct epidemiological studies, it is essential to properly analyse the levels of exposure to which the child population is subject to. Credit: Oihane Lakar A study has quantified emissions coming from radio frequency sources, and by means of personal and spot measurements has analysed which levels of exposure children experience. The international journal Environment […]Continue Reading ...
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