A review analysed 5,300 cases of liver transplants on children across the country. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at the patients who were more likely to survive after a split liver transplant. A split liver transplant is a type of transplant where the recipient receives only a part of the […]Continue Reading ...
Almost all children live to see their eighteenth birthday despite a severe growth restriction, as long as they have survived their first month during infancy. This is indicated in a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, which is published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Reducing child mortality is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, […]Continue Reading ...
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, today announced a $10,000 grant from PayPal Gives, which will help underwrite the costs of genetic tests for children with rare disorders. Establishment of the PayPal Hope Fund at TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (C4RCD) will address a critical need in the […]Continue Reading ...
The youngest children in a given class can show symptoms similar to attention deficit disorders that could in fact simply be due to their immaturity The youngest children in a given class at school are more likely to be diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder than those older than them, according to an American study […]Continue Reading ...
lassedesignen/Shutterstock”> Credit: lassedesignen/Shutterstock Psychologists first became interested in imaginary friends in the early 19th century because they feared they could be a sign of emotional unstability or psychological problems in children. But as scientists have learned more about these invisible playmates over the last two decades, it has become increasingly clear that they are actually […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A lack of preventive care in infants and children is associated with an increased rate of unplanned hospital admissions, according to a study recently published in BMC Medicine. Elizabeth Cecil, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues investigated the relationship between preventive primary care and risk for unplanned and ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) hospital admissions […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University. The link between autism spectrum disorder […]Continue Reading ...
A new study published in the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease finds that mothers’ stress levels at the moment they conceive their children are linked to the way children respond to life challenges at age 11. SFU health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy led an interdisciplinary research team on this first cohort study. […]Continue Reading ...
Results of a medical records study of children with Crohn’s disease by Johns Hopkins researchers have added substantial evidence for a strong and direct link between malnutrition and increased risk of surgical complications and poor outcomes. The investigators say children with Crohn’s disease were selected for the data analysis because a common hallmark of their […]Continue Reading ...
Meghan Miller, PhD. Credit: UC Davis Health Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings […]Continue Reading ...
Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child’s online activity. A new study appearing in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that parents spend more time talking with kids about the mechanics of using their mobile devices than they do about what their […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep, according to new Oxford University research. Screens are now a fixture of modern childhood. And as young people spend an increasing amount of time on electronic devices, the effects of these digital activities has become a prevalent concern among parents, caregivers, […]Continue Reading ...
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children’s Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the emergency department (ED) reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting. Information about this care model was presented today at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain From games inspired by popular TV shows to digital play labeled as educational, children’s apps continue to explode on smartphones and tablets. But parents may not realize that while their little ones are learning letters and numbers or enjoying virtual adventures, they’re also likely being targeted by advertisers. Ninety-five percent of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Childhood obesity is a serious health problem and disproportionately affects children of lower income and racial/ethnic minorities. Contributing factors to childhood obesity include the neighborhood environment, social influences, economic factors, the home environment, parenting behaviors, and child behavioral and biological factors. Previous pediatric obesity prevention interventions have been less effective than […]Continue Reading ...
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