Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - March 2010

Date Title Comments Rating
2010-03-31 Funds raised at CASMA's spring conference to benefit The Montréal Children's Hospital 0 None
2010-03-31 Nation's emergency physicians warn parents about dangers of prescription drug abuse 0 None
2010-03-31 PhRMA report: 234 medicines in development for special health care needs of children 0 None
2010-03-31 Renewed set of national policy guidelines to control diarrhoeal disease in Kenya 0 None
2010-03-31 March of Dimes declares 2010 Colorado funding for mom and baby health programs 0 None
2010-03-31 U.S. hotel offers personalized menus for children with food allergies 0 None
2010-03-31 Parents’ presence in the recovery room may reduce children’s behavior problems 0 None
2010-03-31 Insurers agree to administration view on kids' coverage 0 None
2010-03-31 Overweight infants may experience delayed motor skills 0 4
2010-03-30 Posting calorie counts on menus and menu boards also needed in Ontario 0 None
2010-03-30 Interpretation of violence between parents can influence development of trauma symptoms in children 0 None
2010-03-30 Centre Philou inaugurates new facilities to welcome 6-12 year-old disabled children 0 None
2010-03-30 Racial disparity in infant sleep-related deaths 0 None
2010-03-30 Vertical living kids 2 5
2010-03-30 Devereux Florida's Viera Campus secures $100,000 in federal funds 0 None
2010-03-29 National Institute of Mental Health awards two-year, $998,940 grant for autism research 0 None
2010-03-29 New Brain Balance Achievement Center to be opened in Plano, Texas 0 None
2010-03-29 Glue ear: Bacterial nasal spray may help children 0 None
2010-03-29 Wave of violence and turmoil in Iraq lead to deterioration of linear growth of children 0 None
2010-03-29 Child-patient research subjects too often in the dark about their participation: Study 0 5
2010-03-29 Minority children in the U.S. face pervasive gap in quality and extent of health care 0 None
2010-03-27 Study finds colonoscopy safe for Chinese children 0 None
2010-03-27 ACF, FNS join forces to help communities provide children with nutritious meals during summer 0 None
2010-03-26 CA-MRSA becoming common among children admitted to PICU's 0 None
2010-03-26 Disparities in African American women's breastfeeding practices 0 3
2010-03-26 Alere WCH partners with Monica Healthcare 0 None
2010-03-26 Budget continues to ignore mental illness and sanctions deaths of young Ontarians 0 None
2010-03-26 Pregnant breast cancer patients can receive chemotherapy without endangering baby health 0 None
2010-03-26 Skin cancer prevention measure increases hat use among fourth-graders 0 None
2010-03-26 Lay health workers can help reduce childhood mortality 0 None
2010-03-26 Short-term economic boom not always good for children in developing nations 0 None
2010-03-26 New report urges government to ban smoking in cars to limit children's exposure to passive smoke 0 None
2010-03-26 White House scrambles to fix health bill language on covering sick kids 0 None
2010-03-26 Coverage for sick kids under question in new law 0 None
2010-03-25 Children with severe food allergic reactions need two doses of epinephrine 0 None
2010-03-25 Words play an important role in infants' cognition 0 None
2010-03-25 Novel test may help identify newborns with fragile X syndrome 0 None
2010-03-25 Committee recommends inclusion of genetic diseases in newborn screening program 0 None
2010-03-25 Breastfeeding expert offers tips for choosing right feeding bottles 0 None
2010-03-25 300,000 extra GP visits for children due to passive smoking - time to make cars and homes smoke free 0 5
2010-03-25 Gesture may be a tool for diagnosing language delays in children with brain lesions 0 None
2010-03-25 Researchers explore ethnic differences in asthma incidence 0 None
2010-03-24 New injection device for endoscopic treatment of pediatric vesicoureteral reflux 0 None
2010-03-24 The Children's Aid Society applauds healthcare reform bill 0 None
2010-03-24 Pfizer to supply pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for infants and children 0 None
2010-03-24 Gentium presents abstract on Defibrotide at EBMT Annual Meeting 0 None
2010-03-24 FDA recommends clinicians temporarily suspend use of Rotarix vaccine 0 None
2010-03-24 Warning over baby slings 0 None
2010-03-24 Lap band surgery acceptable only for morbidly obese adolescents over 15 0 None
2010-03-24 WHO advises continued use of GSK's rotavirus vaccine in developing countries 0 None
2010-03-24 FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation for anti-diabetic drug 0 None
2010-03-24 Researchers create audio CDs to encourage physical activity among school students 0 None
2010-03-24 Children with neurofibromatosis more likely to have cardiovascular problems 0 None
2010-03-23 Pew Home Visiting Campaign director comments on maternal and infant home visiting provisions 0 None
2010-03-23 More awareness and earlier diagnosis of brain cancer needed 0 5
2010-03-23 School-based program raises awareness about preventing type 2 diabetes 0 None
2010-03-23 RockYou launches social media campaign to promote UNICEF Tap Project and World Water Week 0 1
2010-03-23 Undiagnosed autistic traits deny children needed support 0 None
2010-03-23 You and your baby may need vitamin D supplementation says research 0 None
2010-03-23 FDA approves APP Pharmaceuticals' Indomethacin for Injection 0 None
2010-03-23 BCBSGA, OneSight bring regional clinic to Georgia to provide free vision care for school children 0 None
2010-03-22 Hot dogs: Top food-related choking hazard in children under 3 0 None
2010-03-22 Holly Robinson Peete partners with MHAIA on PSA inspiring adults to model good eating habits 0 None
2010-03-22 Psychologists study the effect of online ostracism on children 0 None
2010-03-22 FDA's new rule prohibits sale of cigarettes to children 0 None
2010-03-20 Arizona eliminates CHIP; Schwarzenegger seeks to reform California prison health care system 0 None
2010-03-20 Penny-wise and pound-foolish: Proposal to eliminate funding for New Jersey's tobacco prevention program 0 None
2010-03-20 Global malaria investments saving lives, more funds needed 0 None
2010-03-20 Exposure to pesticide chlorpyrifos associated with early childhood developmental delays: Study 0 None
2010-03-19 Prevent Blindness America, Real Kids Shades partner to promote children's eye protection 0 None
2010-03-19 Altarum Institute Policy Roundtable to discuss role of WIC in childhood obesity prevention 0 None
2010-03-19 Study shows that steroids target hemangioma stem cells 0 None
2010-03-19 Increasing awareness about child accidents in the home and their prevention can help reduce risk 0 None
2010-03-19 Physical education classes slim down America's children, not obesity boot camps 0 5
2010-03-19 Women need education on risks associated with early elective cesarean sections: Survey 0 None
2010-03-19 New summit: Health care reform for children in California 0 None
2010-03-19 Robertson Foundation commits $10.2M for Duke Medicine's cell therapy research 0 None
2010-03-19 Mars supports new national school nutrition standard 0 None
2010-03-19 Kaiser Permanente study: Snapshot of the prevalence of extreme obesity in younger children 0 None
2010-03-19 Governor Rendell kicks off 18th birthday celebration for CHIP 0 None
2010-03-18 Broad application of bipolar diagnosis in children may do more harm than good 0 None
2010-03-18 Mrs. Obama on childhood obesity 0 5
2010-03-18 Babies born with severe cleft palates: Promising breakthrough without complex surgery 0 None
2010-03-18 Bailout stenting successful treatment for infants with constricted aortas 0 None
2010-03-18 Poll: Use of booster seats drops sharply to 40% by age 8 0 None
2010-03-18 Low vitamin D levels in African American children connected with high asthma rates 0 5
2010-03-18 Stress during pregnancy may raise infant’s risk to asthma and allergy 0 None
2010-03-18 Prevention of cigarette trafficking: House of Representatives approve legislation 0 None
2010-03-17 Prevenar 13: Immunogenic and well tolerated in young children previously vaccinated with Prevenar 0 None
2010-03-17 Black children less likely to develop shingles after receiving chickenpox vaccine 0 None
2010-03-17 CPCS announces new programs that focus on accidental poisoning prevention 0 None
2010-03-17 Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy leads to structural abnormalities in brain of children 0 4.7
2010-03-17 Akron Children's Hospital to launch Web 2.0 community for pediatric health care providers 0 None
2010-03-17 Medical home program: A new approach to optimize pediatric care 0 None
2010-03-17 Obesity and passive smoking are risk factors for elevated umbilical cord neonatal immature 0 None
2010-03-16 Mission Pharmacal, March of Dimes to distribute healthy pregnancy, healthy baby education materials 0 None
2010-03-16 Blocking RhoA enzyme increases survival in SMA mouse model 0 None
2010-03-16 'Molecular band-aid' may help protect hearts of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients 0 None
2010-03-16 Moms Against Mercury battle federal government's vaccine court 0 5
2010-03-16 Minimal improvements made in survival rates of AYA population with cancer 0 None
2010-03-16 National childhood varicella vaccination program reduces chickenpox hospitalization rates 0 None
2010-03-16 Childhood stress and trauma may accelerate cellular aging 0 5
2010-03-16 ThinkFirst Brain Day program for school children 0 4.5
2010-03-16 Fluoride chemicals may increase lead accumulation, say researchers 3 5
2010-03-16 Novo Nordisk awarded funds to support diabetes summer camps nationwide 0 None
2010-03-16 Tel Aviv University researcher uses magic tricks to treat children with locomotor disabilities 0 None
2010-03-16 GAVI calls meeting with existing, potential donors 0 None
2010-03-16 Mother's obesity can significantly increase offspring’s susceptibility to obesity 0 None
2010-03-15 Comparison study of genetic tests for ASD finds CMA with highest detection rate 0 None
2010-03-15 'Vaccine court' finds no link between vaccines and autism 0 None
2010-03-15 Study finds new way to reduce risk of life-threatening bloodstream infections in newborns 0 None
2010-03-15 DMC announces new agreements with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Hurley Medical Center 0 None
2010-03-15 Children with cleft lip or cleft palate more likely to receive age-appropriate health care when provided by team 0 None
2010-03-15 Immunizing children against seasonal influenza can protect unvaccinated community against influenza 0 None
2010-03-15 Landmark clinical trial examines effective treatment options for childhood epilepsy 0 None
2010-03-15 Torn meniscus repair with simultaneous ACL reconstruction successful in 84% children 0 None
2010-03-12 Childhood obesity: Genetic variation could be a factor 0 None
2010-03-12 UNICEF Tap Project raises funds to help provide clean water to millions of children around the world 0 None
2010-03-12 California ranks 35th in maternal mortality, records 11.3 deaths per 100,000 live births 0 None
2010-03-12 Prevention of choking hazards in food: Safe, children oriented packaging and design needed 0 None
2010-03-12 Tackling childhood obesity: Chidren need to be involved in physical activity program planning process 0 None
2010-03-12 Death from pregnancy-related complications: Mississippi ranks 45th in Amnesty International list 0 None
2010-03-12 Maternal health care crisis: New Mexico records 16.9 deaths per 100,000 live births 0 None
2010-03-12 Grants available for families in need of financial assistance to pay for their child’s health care treatments 0 None
2010-03-12 Flu infection during pregnancy may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring 0 None
2010-03-12 Nebraska ranks 40th on Amnesty International's maternal mortality ranking 0 None
2010-03-12 Children with chronic illness more likely to develop H1N1 influenza: Study 0 None
2010-03-12 Generic Focalin XR patent suit: Intellipharmaceutics International announces settlement 0 None
2010-03-12 WHO welcomes Gates Foundation support in advancing global vaccine efforts 0 None
2010-03-11 NHS to improve response to violence against women and children 0 None
2010-03-11 Auditory cortex development becomes vulnerable if it does not receive appropriate stimulation at right time 0 3
2010-03-11 NIH panel recommends delivery options for women: VBAC or cesarean 0 None
2010-03-11 Fewer injections to treat neutropenia in childhood cancer patients 0 None
2010-03-11 2010 AAOS conference highlights ways to prevent orthopaedic traumas in children 0 None
2010-03-11 Metal implants in young mothers may pose danger to offspring 0 None
2010-03-11 AAOS 2010 meeting highlights emerging incidence of pediatric sports injuries 0 None
2010-03-10 Polio immunization campaign begins across West and Central Africa 0 None
2010-03-10 ADHD News Network Broadcast wins Shire and P2M coveted 2010 Telly Award 0 None
2010-03-10 First use of prenatal MRI to detect often-misdiagnosed CCD 0 None
2010-03-10 Study: Hip replacement patients with MoM implants pass metal ions to their infants during pregnancy 0 4
2010-03-10 Genetic basis unknown in many children with mental retardation and developmental delays 0 None
2010-03-10 Childhood bad behaviour linked to chronic widespread pain in adult life 0 5
2010-03-10 BPA potentially puts developing infants as well as fetuses at risk, say researchers 0 None
2010-03-10 Diamyd Medical enrolls over 430 children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes in global Phase III program 0 None
2010-03-10 Lowering levels of Coonexin46 with use of siRNA will help prevent tumor formation 0 None
2010-03-10 Selective immunization of children may help reduce community transmission of influenza 0 None
2010-03-10 Supreme Court to hear case on vaccine side effects 0 3
2010-03-10 66% of Americans believe that the U.S. has obligation to help poor children around the world 0 None
2010-03-10 National Jewish Health receives $450,000 grant to study how different families adapt to life with food allergies 0 None
2010-03-10 March of Dimes to receive 2010 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award 0 None
2010-03-09 Domiciliary parenteral nutrition helps children with serious intestinal problems live more normally 0 None
2010-03-09 New article sheds light on the costs and benefits of screening for SMA 0 None
2010-03-09 ESRC Festival of Social Science to showcase baby-sign language event 0 None
2010-03-09 ITCH gene causes multisystem autoimmune disorder 0 None
2010-03-09 University of Michigan Health System expands Mobile Aspects tissue tracking solution into pediatric surgical areas 0 5
2010-03-09 Abused children more likely to suffer abdominal pain and nausea 0 1
2010-03-09 Study suggests early warning signs for autism spectrum disorders within families 0 None
2010-03-09 Research reveals link between repeated anaesthesia and memory impairment 0 5
2010-03-08 Repeated anaesthesia in children linked to memory impairment 0 None
2010-03-08 biospace med receives FDA 510(k) clearance for sterEOS 2D/3D workstation for pediatric use in spine applications 0 None
2010-03-08 Pioneering 'brain-washing' treatment helps reduce disability in babies with haemorrhage 1 None
2010-03-08 Study examines how farm-to-school programs have potential to improve children's diets 0 None
2010-03-08 Apolo Anton Ohno partners with The Century Council to bring the Ask, Listen, Learn program to schools 0 None
2010-03-08 Scientists identify EoE-associated region in human chromosome 0 None
2010-03-08 Women's community groups help reduce neonatal mortality rates 0 None
2010-03-07 Pediatrics researchers identify major gene location responsible for EoE 0 None
2010-03-06 PADF and OAS seek donations for Chilean relief and children's clinics 0 None
2010-03-06 Polio vaccination campaign to target 85M children in 19 West, Central African countries 0 None
2010-03-06 Conference calls for East African countries to prioritize water, sanitation programs 0 None
2010-03-06 Research Roundup: Childhood obesity, insurance coverage in cancer trials, hospitals stays and need for nursing homes 0 None
2010-03-06 Opinions on rebuilding Haiti: Role of U.S., good governance efforts, orphans, poverty 0 None
2010-03-06 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation launch 'Collaborative Leadership Program' to improve childcare 0 None
2010-03-06 Rutgers-Camden professor earns NEH grant to study history of babies in modern America 0 None
2010-03-05 Investigators disprove reports that well-fed children are more vulnerable to dengue virus 0 None
2010-03-05 RWJF awards $480,000 grant to improve clinical care for low-weight babies 0 None
2010-03-05 RMHC to host "Caring Calls for Kids" Phone Bank to improve health and well-being of children 0 None
2010-03-05 Successful periodontal treatment reduces preterm birth risk 0 5
2010-03-05 HMS study suggests new targets for treating Angelman syndrome 0 None
2010-03-05 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Infusion Center opened for children undergoing chemotherapy treatments 0 None
2010-03-04 KID HEALTHY campaign celebrates eighth anniversary 0 None
2010-03-04 Childhood absence epilepsy: Comparative clinical trial of widely used anti-seizure drugs 0 None
2010-03-04 Philadelphia FRESH project: Door to door smoking cessation treatment for smokers with young children 0 None
2010-03-04 Study: 73% of disadvantaged kids in Los Angeles County have untreated caries 0 None
2010-03-04 Study on role of recorded ODLs in improving clinical care for low-weight babies: RWJF awards $480,000 grant 0 None
2010-03-04 Community support critical for reducing childhood obesity 0 None
2010-03-03 School-based weight-management program may be effective for losing weight 0 None
2010-03-03 HHS Secretary asks Olympic athletes to combat the challenge of childhood obesity 0 None
2010-03-03 Study on impact of bystander CPR on pediatric cardiac arrest 0 None
2010-03-03 Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics installs Infinix CF-i/BP vascular X-ray systems 0 None
2010-03-03 Eye injuries in young children: Keep liquid detergent capsules out of reach 0 None
2010-03-03 Study: LABA can be effective step-up treatment for children whose asthma is not well controlled 0 None
2010-03-03 MSU risk assessment: Reliable method to assess lead-poisoning risk in children 0 None
2010-03-03 UHSM uses Aruba Networks’ VBN solution to increase quality of antenatal services 0 None
2010-03-03 Altarum Institute urges government to implement effective BMI surveillance systems to combat childhood obesity 0 None
2010-03-03 Mother's milk sends signals that affect babies' behavior and temperament 0 1
2010-03-03 Junk food consumption on the rise among U. S. children 0 2
2010-03-03 Nemours: New efforts to reduce prevalence of overweight and obesity among Delaware's children 0 None
2010-03-02 Researchers face variety of barriers to addressing obesity in children 0 None
2010-03-02 Cause of abdominal pain in children with no apparent reason: Psychosomatic component 0 None
2010-03-02 Children with cancer experiencing extreme pain: 13% of parents consider "hastening death" 0 None
2010-03-02 Problems controlling common diseases could be hindering efforts to meet key child health goals 0 None
2010-03-02 Prenatal cocaine exposure affects sustained attention and self-regulated behavior in children 0 5
2010-03-02 Visually impaired children benefit from earlier introduction to long cane 0 None
2010-03-02 Balloon Sinuplasty minimally invasive surgery safe for treating chronic sinusitis in children 0 None
2010-03-02 Pennsylvania to use nearly $10M in federal grant funds to improve quality of health care for children 0 None
2010-03-02 Eliminating sugary beverages and junk foods from schools may help slow childhood obesity 0 None
2010-03-02 Getting pregnant the "traditional" way or by assisted reproduction does not affect birthing process or the baby 0 None
2010-03-01 Oral immunotherapy promising for egg allergies, SLIT for milk allergies 0 None
2010-03-01 Breastfeeding and better hygiene may protect against peptic ulcer bacterium infection 0 None
2010-03-01 Childhood obesity prevention: Prenatal and infancy period upto age 5 crucial 0 None
2010-03-01 Obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein 0 None
2010-03-01 Reversing protein deficiency through gene therapy can improve SMA 0 5
2010-03-01 Researchers find gene regulator that plays key role in DS-AMKL 0 None


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