June 19, 2018 Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied. Researchers at the University of Bristol, using questionnaire, clinic and genetic information on 6091 young people from the Children of the 90s longitudinal study, found that children with autism and those with […]Continue Reading ...
June 21, 2018 New genetic testing has been developed at the University of Oxford to detect early signs of a potentially fatal condition that can also develop into full blown leukemia in children with Down’s syndrome. Despite children with Down’s syndrome having around a one in 50 chance of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), compared […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJune 20, 2018 Pediatricians and experts on child trauma are expressing deep concerns regarding the effects of separating migrant children from their parents at the United States borders and what this could bring about in the child as they grow. Horror stories of children being separated from their parents at the […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 — A lazy eye? Crossed eyes? New research suggests that children with such vision problems may take longer to complete standardized tests. The study included 85 children, average age 10. Of those, 47 had lazy eye (amblyopia), 18 had been treated for crossed eyes (strabismus), and 20 had no vision issues. […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The safety profile of oral propranolol seems to be good for children with infantile hemangioma, according to a study published online May 29 in Pediatrics. Catherine Droitcourt, M.D., from the University of Rennes in France, and colleagues used the French National Health Insurance system to perform a survey of a nationwide cohort of children aged […]Continue Reading ...
June 14, 2018 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The Phase 1 study will enroll a small group of healthy adult volunteers to examine the safety of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain So much for, “See? That wasn’t so bad.” If your child thinks the needle is going to hurt, that expectation ensures it’s going to hurt. That’s the finding of first-of-its-kind research from UC Riverside psychologist Kalina Michalska. For the first time, researchers have looked at how expectation influences pain experience in […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 New research will focus on finding better treatments for minority children with high-risk cancer malignancies -; a group whose outcomes and survival rates are worse than other pediatric patients. The multi-institutional project, led by University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, will include clinical sequencing of a multi-ethnic cohort of pediatric cancer […]Continue Reading ...
June 19, 2018 A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that since 2003, the use of alternative medicines, such as herbal products and nutraceuticals, among children has doubled. The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers who conducted the study cite an increased use of Omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin among adolescents ages 13 to […]Continue Reading ...
June 19, 2018 One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports a clinician’s diagnostic process has the potential to lower the age at which children are diagnosed, leading […]Continue Reading ...
Lynne Zarbatany watches video footage of children playing with a remote-controlled helicopter. She sees some children share the remote, others grab and cling to it jealously, even a lone child sits in a corner. Will the Psychology professor be able to help “chronically victimized kids” like the one in the corner – often ignored, occasionally […]Continue Reading ...
June 14, 2018 New research provides insights into the genetics underlying a debilitating kidney disease in children. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), could lead to new diagnostics and, ultimately, treatments. Although nephrotic syndrome (NS) is rare, with an incidence of 2–7 patients […]Continue Reading ...
June 12, 2018 A new study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program, which was implemented in Flint, Michigan, could be replicated in other areas to address food insecurity in children. In August 2015, the Hurley Children’s Center – Sumathi Mukkamala Children’s Center, […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 A team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists has demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children. Based on findings in laboratory animals, the research suggests that this common household product may significantly reduce morbidity and mortality from highly caustic […]Continue Reading ...
June 12, 2018 Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s National Health System, BC Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals determined to accelerate the development of immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. CureWorks focuses on expanding immunotherapy trials and patient access around the world, as […]Continue Reading ...
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