Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - April 2010

Date Title Comments Rating
2010-04-30 New book focusing on childhood TBI published 0 None
2010-04-30 Computers may cause physical problems to children: Researchers 0 5
2010-04-30 Opinions: Sanitation and women, child health; GM in Global Food Security bill; U.S. malaria strategy; GHI on NTDs; Haiti recovery 0 None
2010-04-30 Self-sealing sleeve for wound protection 0 None
2010-04-30 Nationwide Children's Hospital opens first pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Clinic in the U.S. 0 None
2010-04-30 G8 development ministers agree on 'guiding principles' for child and maternal health initiative 0 None
2010-04-30 UNICEF, WHO release new publication on medicines formulated for children 0 None
2010-04-30 Lucile Packard Children's Hospital opens new Center for Fetal Health 0 None
2010-04-30 Summer born babies more at risk of multiple sclerosis, says research 0 None
2010-04-30 2nd biannual fetal therapy reunion at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center 0 None
2010-04-29 First UK conference to address benefits of breastfeeding for babies with developmental disabilities 0 None
2010-04-29 22% of Canadians have contemplated or attempted suicide 0 None
2010-04-29 China Medical Technologies' AUTOMAGLIA 90 analyzer and Down Syndrome Screening receive SFDA approval 0 None
2010-04-29 Obese children metabolize caffeine and dextromethorphan at different rates than healthy weight children 0 None
2010-04-29 Genetic test to predict newborns requiring hospital readmission shortly after birth 0 None
2010-04-29 Sierra Leone launching free health care program for mothers, children; Challenges remain 0 None
2010-04-29 Most parents restrict playtime activities for asthmatic children 0 None
2010-04-29 Salad bar placed at a prominent location in cafeteria induces schoolchildren to eat more fresh vegetables 0 5
2010-04-29 Hand-clapping song activity has positive effect on children: Study 0 None
2010-04-29 Study finds WIC program has moderate effect on birth outcomes, but more research is needed 0 None
2010-04-29 Experts discuss recent advancements in personalized medicine for treating childhood disorders 0 None
2010-04-29 Canadian leaders focus on hunger, disease prevention at G8 meeting 0 None
2010-04-29 Baby swimming develops balance and movement in infants and young children 0 None
2010-04-29 Isis Maternity is now Isis Parenting 0 None
2010-04-29 New study reinforces urgent need for life-saving vaccines in Africa 0 None
2010-04-28 Advertising codes failing NZ children 0 None
2010-04-28 Diamyd Medical to focus on completion of Diamyd Phase III studies and preparation for market launch 0 None
2010-04-28 Study finds kids five and younger dangerously physically inactive 0 None
2010-04-28 Study: Lower blood oxygen levels can lead to heart abnormalities in children with sickle cell disease 0 None
2010-04-28 Canadian government says Canada's G8 maternal, child health plan will not include abortion 0 None
2010-04-28 Pilot role-modeling program shows reduced and sustained body mass indexes in children 0 None
2010-04-28 Tel Aviv University researcher pioneers 3-D occupational therapy for children with disabilities 0 None
2010-04-28 Holtz Children's Hospital expands Pediatric Dialysis Unit 1 None
2010-04-28 Tamiflu and two other drugs used to treat influenza appear safe for pregnant women and babies: Study 0 None
2010-04-28 Freedland Russo announces $520M settlement over Seroquel marketing practice lawsuit against AstraZeneca 0 None
2010-04-27 Australian Medical Association says doctor followed all procedures in flu shot death 0 None
2010-04-27 Researchers to commence enrolling participants in National Children's Study 0 None
2010-04-27 Disadvantaged urban preschoolers more likely to struggle on playgrounds, athletic fields: Study 0 None
2010-04-27 ASPO meeting to focus on children's ear, nose and throat health 0 None
2010-04-27 WHO experts to examine polio outbreak in Tajikistan 0 None
2010-04-27 Wall Street Journal examines changes to polio eradication strategy 0 None
2010-04-27 Black children with chronic kidney disease have severe anemia than white children: Study 0 None
2010-04-27 Two new studies highlight benefits of drinking 100% fruit juice 0 None
2010-04-27 97% of new mums have sleep problems, says study 0 None
2010-04-27 Free groups available for socially vulnerable children 0 None
2010-04-27 Noninvasive method to predict premature birth 0 None
2010-04-27 Fever in kids underestimated by Doctors: new study 0 None
2010-04-27 Fears over flu jab adverse reactions in children 0 None
2010-04-26 Pennsylvania school districts set goals to reduce childhood obesity 0 None
2010-04-26 Researchers show how analgesia should be carried out for children and adolescents 0 None
2010-04-26 Mothers with preeclampsia at reduced risk of developing breast cancer 0 None
2010-04-26 Middle-school children restricted to R-rated movies less likely to start drinking: Study 0 None
2010-04-26 Urging school children to pay attention to dairy intake may be too late to optimize their bone health: Research 0 None
2010-04-26 Peer counseling can help improve breastfeeding in overweight or obese women 0 None
2010-04-25 Toddler dies after seasonal flu shot – health authorities on alert 0 None
2010-04-24 IPEMA compiles list of 5 important steps to help ensure safety of children on playground 0 None
2010-04-24 ADA Foundation holds Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala in Washington, DC 0 None
2010-04-24 Novel clinical research approaches for rapidly identifying and preventing congenital cardiovascular defects 0 None
2010-04-24 Overweight adolescent children tend to follow weight-control strategies of their parents: Study 0 None
2010-04-24 Myths and facts about pediatric cancer 1 None
2010-04-24 Programs to address care for children born with SCD during adulthood 0 None
2010-04-24 "Extremely preterm children" at higher risk for later psychiatric disorders 0 5
2010-04-24 Children need to be immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases: Secretary of Health 0 None
2010-04-24 April marks an important time to call attention to issues of child abuse intervention and prevention 0 3
2010-04-24 Rocky Mountain Region's first Child Life ZONE for pediatric patients and their families 0 None
2010-04-24 CAT may improve QOL in pediatric oncology patients undergoing therapy: Researchers 0 None
2010-04-24 New hopes to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment for children 0 None
2010-04-24 Study finds prevalence of psychiatric disorders in extremely preterm survivors 0 None
2010-04-23 JVR special issue focuses on potential of autistic young adults 0 None
2010-04-23 GUMC to co-host Caribbean Nights to benefit people living with diabetes 0 None
2010-04-23 Real-people videos and expert advice to address childhood obesity 0 None
2010-04-23 Interesting heart rate dynamics in premature infants 0 None
2010-04-23 Long-term monitoring of young leukaemia survivors necessary to identify declining lung health: Researchers 0 None
2010-04-23 Researchers to measure children with Down syndrome to develop new growth charts 0 None
2010-04-23 CSL Biotherapies comments on influenza vaccine paediatric adverse events 0 None
2010-04-23 BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System combined with chemotherapy promising for children with high-risk tumors 0 None
2010-04-22 Seasonal flu vaccine causing serious side effects in under-fives: Ban on flu vaccination program 0 3
2010-04-22 World Bank report shows some MDG progress, country-level advancement 'uneven' 0 None
2010-04-22 California's first Community Safety Saturday to be hosted in Carmel Plaza 0 None
2010-04-22 Kinark Child Family and Services to host Krista Sepp Memorial Award celebration 0 None
2010-04-22 First-of-its-kind conference on personalized medicine for pediatric patients 0 None
2010-04-22 Study links maternal height to children's health outcomes 0 None
2010-04-22 Secrets, solutions, strategies and shortcuts to win against personal autism challenges 0 None
2010-04-22 Ozone and primary pollutants from traffic increase asthma-related emergency department visits in children 0 None
2010-04-22 Protocol adjustments based upon weight can help lower radiation dose for pediatric chest CT scans 0 None
2010-04-22 Children born very early have abnormal lung function: U.K. researchers 0 None
2010-04-22 Study analyzes effects of untimely and sudden parental death on childhood development 0 None
2010-04-22 Bacterial infections often missed in febrile children in the ER 0 None
2010-04-22 Online Wiki offers information, comfort and community for families facing autism transition 0 None
2010-04-21 ZIOP Chief Medical Officer receives grant to develop novel treatment for pediatric sarcoma 0 None
2010-04-21 Receiving cochlear implant before 18 months of age improves child's ability to hear: Study 0 None
2010-04-21 Study investigates potential long-term effects of maternal stature on offspring mortality 0 None
2010-04-21 Children with developmental regression at increased risk for more severe autism: Study 0 None
2010-04-21 Hearing tests needed for children 0 None
2010-04-21 Study shows Inuit children are tall as U.S. counterparts, but are also heavier 0 5
2010-04-21 Unwarranted increase in use of psychotropic medications for children 0 None
2010-04-21 Effects of UV radiation may increase chance of developing eye problems later in life 0 None
2010-04-21 Children may inherit the urge to exercise, but environment often stops them from doing so 0 None
2010-04-21 EMEA PDCO recommends Cell Therapeutics to submit updated Pediatric Investigation Plan for pixantrone 0 None
2010-04-21 Prenatal exposure to pollutants can affect children's cognitive development: CCCEH study 0 None
2010-04-21 Early intervention therapy may improve language skills in children with hearing loss 0 None
2010-04-21 Novel device transmits music and sound safely in-utero 0 None
2010-04-21 When does your child really need medication? 0 2.3
2010-04-21 Computerised diagnostic model outperforms clinical judgement for diagnosing children with febrile illness 0 None
2010-04-21 Cochlear implantation improves comprehension and spoken language expression in children under 5 0 None
2010-04-21 Black and Hispanic children have high rate of hospital admissions for ruptured appendix 0 None
2010-04-21 Prevention is key to minimize choking hazards among young children 0 None
2010-04-21 Health experts gather in Ethiopia to discuss child, maternal health in Africa 0 None
2010-04-20 Guardian accreditation confirms that quality out-of-home care costs 0 None
2010-04-20 MUC1 expression indicates progression of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease 0 None
2010-04-20 Prevalence of scalp fungus infection among children living in metropolitan areas 0 None
2010-04-20 Thousands of premature babies could benefit from probiotics 0 None
2010-04-20 First case of treating cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease with infliximab 0 None
2010-04-20 Epileptic activity in brain can affect language development in children: Sahlgrenska Academy 0 None
2010-04-19 OECs may hold promise for pediatric cerebral palsy treatment 0 None
2010-04-19 Questions posed concerning the impact that nutrition in womb, early life has on healthy life chances 0 None
2010-04-19 Methotrexate therapy not recommended beyond 6 months after remission: JAMA 0 None
2010-04-19 Milwaukee child care directors unnecessarily send mild illness children home: Study 0 None
2010-04-19 7% of elementary school children infected with T. tonsurans: Pediatrics 0 None
2010-04-19 Study: Tobacco company's nicotine pellet can lead to accidental nicotine poisoning in children 0 None
2010-04-19 Health Net of Arizona to sponsor 2010 March for Babies event 0 None
2010-04-19 Celebrities, sports stars join March for Babies event to fight preterm birth 0 None
2010-04-17 Tools and applications of QI methodology in Neonatal-Perinatal practice 0 5
2010-04-17 MEDIHONEY dressings effective in treating chronic wounds in children 0 None
2010-04-17 HHS and CMS announce grants to improve enrollment of eligible AI/AN uninsured children in Medicaid and CHIP 0 None
2010-04-17 U-M Health System physicians to discuss childhood obesity 0 None
2010-04-17 YogaKids to bring relief to Haiti's children 0 None
2010-04-17 Increasing Kansas' tobacco tax by $1 will bring in $74.7M revenue 0 4
2010-04-17 Open-heart surgery brings life back to 7-year-old boy 0 None
2010-04-17 U.N. Secretary-General calls on international community to adopt new initiatives to reduce maternal, newborn mortality 0 None
2010-04-17 Handheld SD-OCT device helps examine vitreoretinal interface in infants with SBS 0 None
2010-04-17 ADHD behaviors in children associated with serotonin activity and self-blame 0 None
2010-04-16 Nine-year-old cancer patient benefits from procedure to magnetically extend her leg 0 None
2010-04-16 Cancer Research UK announces launch of new team to co-ordinate children's cancer trials 0 None
2010-04-16 Second Annual Superhero event to drive awareness for child abuse prevention 0 None
2010-04-16 Diabetic mice generate new insulin-producing cells following extreme cell destruction 0 None
2010-04-16 Exergen's TemporalScanner effective alternative to rectal thermometry 0 None
2010-04-16 New proposals to protect children and young people from tobacco-related harm 0 None
2010-04-16 Long-term monitoring and education needed to protect lungs of young patients 0 None
2010-04-16 IFT offers support for President's Task Force on Childhood Obesity 0 None
2010-04-16 Screening urine dipstick to diagnose chronic kidney disease in children not cost-effective 0 None
2010-04-16 Low levels of vitamin D associated with lower lung function in children with asthma 0 None
2010-04-15 Medication and behaviour therapy help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 0 None
2010-04-15 Universal screening test for CMV infection is not effective, says study 0 None
2010-04-15 AstraZeneca contributes $1M for expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 0 None
2010-04-15 Joint psychoanalytic treatment may benefit both mother and child 0 4
2010-04-15 Phase I clinical trial of DFMO initiated to treat children with neuroblastoma 0 None
2010-04-15 New strategy, more funding needed to meet maternal, child health MDGs 0 None
2010-04-15 Ophthalmologist implants radioactive discs in the eyes of children with rare cancer 0 None
2010-04-15 CDHP applauds dental coverage in health care reform legislation 0 None
2010-04-15 A renewed effort to reduce global toll of maternal and child deaths 0 3
2010-04-15 SBUMC adds Toshiba Aquilion ONE \320-detector row CT system with pediatric imaging capabilities 0 None
2010-04-15 SCL provides affordable orthodontic program for children 0 None
2010-04-15 Parents' wartime deployment can have an impact on children’s behavioral problems 0 None
2010-04-15 UCSF: Obesity prevention strategies must start as early as possible 0 None
2010-04-15 Scientists develop new guidelines to help doctors diagnose brain tumours in children 0 None
2010-04-14 Second stage of pool laws will cost a precious buck to 70% pool owners 0 5
2010-04-13 Liverpool to ban the word “obese” - offensive to fat kids! 1 3
2010-04-13 Spare the rod – kids spanked more likely to be aggressive 0 None
2010-04-13 Vital Images, Arkansas Children's Hospital collaborate to develop Vitrea pediatric cardiac application 0 5
2010-04-13 Antibiotic-resistant pneumococci increase rate of bacterial infections in children 0 None
2010-04-13 Camp Okizu's brain tumor weekend program has new benefactor 0 None
2010-04-13 UPMC Health Plan to host training session on child health- We Can! 0 None
2010-04-12 Obese children have stiffer arteries than leaner counterparts 0 None
2010-04-12 Transgenic mouse model study confirms passage of maternal thyroid hormones to fetus 0 None
2010-04-12 EDNOS categorization for young people needs to be reconsidered 0 5
2010-04-12 Largest Canadian paediatric academic health sciences centre adopts Medworxx Learning Management System 0 None
2010-04-12 Dangers of BPA: South Florida children need protection 0 None
2010-04-12 Grand opening festivities of Brain Balance Achievement Center in Norwalk 0 None
2010-04-12 Persisting red, itchy, watery eyes in children may be signs of serious conditions 0 1
2010-04-12 Asthma-like symptoms in infants and toddlers is often RAD 0 5
2010-04-12 World first - newborn receives xenon gas in bid to prevent brain injury 0 None
2010-04-12 Researchers find better way to predict treatment outcomes in young leukemia patients 0 None
2010-04-12 Remediable conditions influence health, development and growth of young children 0 None
2010-04-09 The Kids Food Adventure with Chef Jehangir Mehta created to promote positive eating habits for children 0 None
2010-04-09 Study finds link between autism and social influence 0 None
2010-04-09 Millions of children in developing world have no access to clean water, latrines at school, report finds 0 None
2010-04-08 Kids who walk are on track to better health 0 None
2010-04-08 Potential toxicity of zinc nanoparticles in sunscreen products 0 None
2010-04-08 Study shows benefits of oxytocin nasal spray in children with ASD 0 None
2010-04-08 Meltdown Station provides educational material to help children learn healthy lifestyle skills 0 None
2010-04-08 UNC Charlotte researcher improves lives of families and children affected by birth defects 0 None
2010-04-08 Unique collaboration in fetal medicine among Columbus' healthcare professionals 0 None
2010-04-08 Autism experts, parents and professionals to attend ARI's Defeat Autism Now! Conference 0 None
2010-04-08 Parents lack understanding of causes, signs and symptoms of dehydration in children 0 5
2010-04-08 Intermittent exotropia will lead to nearsightedness in most children 0 None
2010-04-08 Researchers discover two genetic regions that influence birth weight 0 None
2010-04-07 Researchers develop new mouse model of VUR to study chronic kidney disease in children 0 None
2010-04-07 Fewer babies face health risks of early birth 0 None
2010-04-07 HRV devices reduce respiratory symptoms in children: Study 0 2
2010-04-07 Parents fail to warn children about sexual abuse perpetrated by relatives and known individuals 0 None
2010-04-07 Therapeutic swing for autism-spectrum disorder sheds metallic particles directly into eyes of children 0 None
2010-04-07 Stimulant medication normalizes brain function in children with ADHD: Study 0 None
2010-04-07 Promising treatment for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders 0 None
2010-04-07 Traffic-related pollution near schools contributes to pediatric asthma 0 None
2010-04-07 IAN survey gives grandparents a voice in autism research community 0 None
2010-04-07 LCA: Few possess genetic mutation necessary for positive outcome from gene therapy 0 5
2010-04-07 Obesity can be detected in infants as young as 6 months: Study 0 None
2010-04-07 Community forum to discuss statewide efforts to improve children's health in Pennsylvania 0 None
2010-04-07 Children with FASD show high prevalence of developing epilepsy 0 None
2010-04-07 Newer treatments, closer monitoring of childhood cancer may improve longevity 0 None
2010-04-06 University of Wisconsin-Madison uses ultrasensitive detector to find fetal heart rhythm problems 0 None
2010-04-06 Childhood cancer survivors may not survive long says new study 0 None
2010-04-06 Peer interaction may provide a learning opportunity for autistic children 0 None
2010-04-06 Socially deprived children appear to benefit from foster care 0 1
2010-04-05 60 Minutes examines PEPFAR in Uganda 0 None
2010-04-05 Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announces opening of new Cardiovascular Center 0 None
2010-04-05 Study: Reduced birth weight may lower risk of obesity later in life 0 1
2010-04-05 Inflammation has a role to play in premature births and brain injury: Sahlgrenska Academy thesis 0 4
2010-04-05 Attack on ‘junk food’ marketing to cut down on obesity 0 None
2010-04-03 Roadmap against autism, and herbal treatment that works 0 None
2010-04-03 Research Roundup: Soda taxes, health reform timeline, children's health disparities, best hospital practices 0 None
2010-04-03 Nationwide Children's Hospital unveils new combined operative and diagnostic MRI suite 0 None
2010-04-03 Harnessing body's own natural killer cells to battle cancer in children 0 None
2010-04-03 American Pain Society bestows "Clinical Center of Excellence" on Children's Hospital Boston's Pain Treatment Service 0 None
2010-04-03 Dorel Juvenile Group to donate $200,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation 0 None
2010-04-03 QCC survey finds substantial declines in Georgia’s child care centers 0 None
2010-04-02 Easter Seals Bay Area urges people to support families living with autism 0 None
2010-04-02 Larger taxes on soft drinks may help reduce consumption among children 0 None
2010-04-02 Parent-run movement intensifies efforts to make publicly funded autism therapy more accessible 0 None
2010-04-02 Laughter is the best medicine for ill kids: say Clown Doctors 0 5
2010-04-02 Gene linked to kidney cancer in children discovered 0 None
2010-04-02 Liver function tests misinterpreted in majority of children's hospitals 0 None
2010-04-01 Mislabeled high fire risk kids nightwear recalled by Big W 0 None
2010-04-01 Newsweek examines challenges associated wtih U.S. food aid program 0 None
2010-04-01 Meditation to replace traumatic court visits for abuse kids 1 None
2010-04-01 Breastfeeding benefits expanded to cover mothers: Risk of diabetes reduced 0 None
2010-04-01 Insurers comply with new coverage rules for sick children 0 None


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