August 14, 2018 Healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. Some children may eventually require glasses. When might a child need glasses? There are signs that may indicate vision problems, but parents should be proactive in having children properly examined. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children receive an eye […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Children fitted with epicardial pacemakers should be regularly screened to detect those at risk for coronary artery compression, recommend scientists in HeartRhythm The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists. After reviewing patient records at Boston Children’s […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. “Infants are at the highest risk of hospitalization and […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 7, 2018 The American Academy of Ophthalmology has provided evidence that they hope will arm parents with knowledge about the rising level of eye strain seen among children who spend too much time on computer screens. © Romrodphoto/Shutterstock.com It is hoped that the study will separate fact from fiction for parents, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child’s breathing condition at home, a new study found. And one-third of those children had empty inhalers, the researchers reported. “The inability to treat asthma could lead to emergency department visits,” […]Continue Reading ...
Whereas caries in adults and adolescents is declining, studies in children under the age of 3 have shown that caries in this age group has hardly decreased: On average, about 14% of all 3-year-olds in Germany have caries in the primary dentition. Fluoride varnish effectively helps in the remineralization of the tooth surface and prevents […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 — Homelessness in infancy poses long-term harms, including greater risk for poor health and development later in childhood, a new study finds. “We too often refer to ‘resiliency’ when we talk about children exposed to hardship as infants. We should not mislead ourselves about the very real long-term impacts that are […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 7, 2018 The Italian government has removed the necessity for all children to be vaccinated against 10 important infectious diseases before they can join school or day care. This has shocked and angered the medical and scientific community. There is a law in place that mandates that parents provide a […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don’t tell them. That’s the advice of one expert who says simple and easy steps are better than direct discussions about weight and health. “Food is powerful. It has the potential to heal and to cause sickness,” said dietitian Kara Shifler Bowers, […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. “In a study of all the children who underwent […]Continue Reading ...
August 8, 2018 Children in Canada who are battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, have been granted new hope toward a better prognosis and long-term survival. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s consortium, known as Beat Childhood Cancer (BCC), announced today that through a partnership with The C17 Council, the organization’s first Canadian clinical trial site, Centre […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Win Nondakowit/Fotolia Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes are at significantly higher risk of being overweight and of exhibiting insulin resistance. This was published by scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich in the journal Diabetologia. Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disorder in childhood. But what […]Continue Reading ...
Children and adolescents are more vulnerable than adults to floods, droughts, heat waves, and other events related to climate change, Columbia researchers say.Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 From toddlers to teens, every parent knows that children can sometimes be fickle eaters. Yet, few would know that a child’s bedtime and how well they sleep at night can also affect how well they eat. Research from the University of South Australia now confirms that sleep timing and sleep quality can […]Continue Reading ...
Squares indicate the estimated natural logarithm of the age-specificincidence rate ratio (IRR); vertical lines, 95%CI. The reference group is whiteyouth. The 95%CIs that do not include zero are considered to be statisticallysignificant. Credit: JAMA, Copyright 2018 American Medical Association New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 […]Continue Reading ...
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