Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - May 2010

Date Title Comments Rating
2010-05-31 Overall increase of cesarean births not due to maternal request 0 None
2010-05-31 Researchers identify gene responsible for Meckel-Gruber and Joubert syndromes 0 3
2010-05-29 Secretary of Health commends two Allegheny County schools for commitment to exercise every day 0 None
2010-05-29 Active-living neighborhoods help increase youth physical activity and reduce obesity 0 None
2010-05-29 Vemma donates over $315,000 as nutritional supplements for children in Haiti and Tennessee 0 None
2010-05-29 Children's Health Fund honors Joan Baez, James L. Dolan, and Jane Pauley 0 None
2010-05-29 Sebelius: Employers should quickly offer coverage to workers' children up to age 26 0 None
2010-05-29 Exposure in womb to BPA, DES increase offspring's risk of breast cancer 0 None
2010-05-29 FDA may seek criminal penalties against J & J for faulty recall of children's Tylenol, other medicines 0 None
2010-05-29 Recent releases in Global Health 0 None
2010-05-28 Children watch more television if parents do 1 5
2010-05-28 International HBSC network expands to study health behaviours of young people 0 None
2010-05-28 Study shows infants fed Enfamil LIPIL experience improved immune outcomes 0 None
2010-05-28 Focus on physical, emotional and social needs can result in complete cessation of SIB 0 None
2010-05-28 Fire safety experts announce statewide program to prevent camp fire injuries, forest fires 0 None
2010-05-28 Healthy Returns Initiative developed to address health issues in California's juvenile justice system 0 None
2010-05-28 Effective infant vaccina­tion against pneumonia needed in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2010-05-28 Senate to consider new bill to include technology-based learning materials for students with special needs 0 None
2010-05-28 New surgical procedure improves survival in infants with severely underdeveloped hearts 0 None
2010-05-28 Philips partners with SickKids to improve oral health among Canadian children 0 None
2010-05-28 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces availability of proton therapy at Roberts Proton Therapy Center 0 None
2010-05-28 Healthy relationship with food will lead to a better, more promising future for children 1 None
2010-05-28 Researchers study safety and immunogenicity of two H1N1 vaccines in UK children 0 None
2010-05-28 CDP-choline may block skull and brain damage that result from alcohol consumption early in pregnancy 0 None
2010-05-28 PCA-Rx represents next generation of chelation technology for ASD patients 0 None
2010-05-28 Study shows different factors related to issues of hunger, inadequate nutrition in children 0 None
2010-05-28 American Academy of Pediatrics retires 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting 0 None
2010-05-27 G8 summit recommendations: Funding and resources for maternal, child health must be increased 0 5
2010-05-27 Usage of shunts to direct blood flow to lungs can help kids born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome 0 None
2010-05-27 Largest clinical trial to compare surgical treatments for congenital heart disease 0 None
2010-05-27 Infants born with complex congenital heart disease also at risk for life-threatening gastrointestinal diseases 0 None
2010-05-27 Researchers discover genetic variant that raises risk of CHD 0 None
2010-05-27 Head Start Dental Home Initiative launched to benefit low-income children in Illinois 0 None
2010-05-27 Modified measles virus may hold potential for treatment of medulloblastoma 0 None
2010-05-27 ASR to present new Kidz-Med 5-in-1 Non-Contact Thermometer at NACDS Marketplace 0 5
2010-05-27 Global scientific research organizations release recommendations for how G8 should improve maternal, child health 0 None
2010-05-27 Increased BMI levels not attributed to sugar consumption: Study 0 None
2010-05-27 Lawyers, doctors team to ensure health safety net for poor 0 None
2010-05-27 New study may lead to better outcomes for kids born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome 0 None
2010-05-26 Study looks at firearm-related mortality among children and adolescents in the U.S. 0 None
2010-05-26 Plackers to donate dental flossers to Oral Health America's Smiles Across America program 0 None
2010-05-26 Study demonstrates efficacy of CONCERTA in treating ADHD in presence of comorbid learning disability 0 5
2010-05-26 RSV appears to be predominant among Kenyan children hospitalized with severe pneumonia: Study 0 None
2010-05-26 SCID added to the core panel of 29 genetic disorders 0 5
2010-05-26 Consequences of secrecy in medicine 0 None
2010-05-26 Research findings on pediatric ILD published online in PED 0 None
2010-05-26 Defect in cellular pathways provides new explanation for earliest stages of craniosynostosis in newborns 0 None
2010-05-25 Federal law to expand coverage to kids is off to slow start 0 None
2010-05-25 NovaBay Pharmaceuticals completes enrollment in Phase 2a trial of NVC-422 for treatment of impetigo 0 None
2010-05-25 Folate supplementation thwarts heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy 0 None
2010-05-25 With 7.7M child deaths expected this year, study finds global child deaths falling faster than expected 0 None
2010-05-25 New $7M I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center opened to study infants, young children 0 None
2010-05-25 WIN for Asthma program improves outcomes for children with poorly controlled asthma 0 None
2010-05-25 Incidence of pediatric mobility aid-related injuries in the U.S. 0 None
2010-05-24 Majority parents feel they should decide on vaccination for their children, not the government : Harris Interactive poll 0 None
2010-05-24 Hudson Valley Bike Ride to continue for second year to raise awareness for JBFCS 0 None
2010-05-24 New technique designed to analyze individual immune cells may help diagnose food allergies: Study 0 None
2010-05-24 New findings on INTUNIV Extended Release Tablets presented at major psychiatric meeting 0 None
2010-05-24 Health leaders discuss polio, alcohol, childhood obesity at WHA 0 None
2010-05-24 New national standards issued for newborn screening 0 None
2010-05-24 WHA passes a new resolution to combat childhood pneumonia 0 None
2010-05-24 Malnutrition presents a serious social problem in Bulgaria 0 None
2010-05-21 New marker may be the significant breakthrough in allergy testing for newborn babies 1 4
2010-05-21 PDGFRA gene may lead to effective treatments for paediatric high grade glioma: Study 0 None
2010-05-21 Researchers receive NIH grant to study speech and language development in bilingual children 0 None
2010-05-21 Study explores genetic imbalances that give rise to childhood brain tumors 0 None
2010-05-21 'Teachable moments' can reduce cancer risk in children of parents with mutations in tumor suppressor genes 0 None
2010-05-21 Research team investigates infants with suspected GERD using combined pH/MII monitoring 0 None
2010-05-21 Pressure treated playground structures are not harmful for children: Study 0 None
2010-05-21 New clinical procedures, better diagnostics improve prognosis for children born with severe acute asphyxia 0 None
2010-05-21 Vesicoureteral reflux more common among girls 0 None
2010-05-21 Media examines recent Oxfam report on impact of aid to developing countries 0 None
2010-05-21 British Columbia first in Canada to include Prevnar 13 in routine child immunization program 0 None
2010-05-21 Medco: Big jump in kids' prescription drug use last year 0 None
2010-05-20 Dads need to spend more time with kids: Research 0 None
2010-05-20 GFCF diet shows no significant benefits on the behavior of children with ASD: Study 0 None
2010-05-20 Research studies on depression in preschool-aged children 0 3.5
2010-05-20 Expert 'top tips' for management of childhood eczema 0 None
2010-05-20 Drug trend for children increased 10.8% in 2009 across America 0 None
2010-05-20 Child's autism does not affect family structure 0 None
2010-05-20 Pennsylvania Department of Health recommends hepatitis A and B vaccination for children and adults at risk 0 None
2010-05-20 NPMA: Cockroach allergens can trigger allergies, asthma attacks 0 None
2010-05-20 African American, Latino children with special health care needs less likely to receive family-centered care: Study 0 None
2010-05-20 Today's Opinions and Editorials: Childhood obesity, the interworkings of the FDA, the constitutionality of 'Obamacare' 0 None
2010-05-19 Diagnostic change not enough to help children diagnosed with bipolar disorder 0 None
2010-05-19 Children with new/recent onset epilepsy have slowed expansion of white matter volume 0 None
2010-05-19 Parents interested in electronic methods for interacting with their children's physicians 0 None
2010-05-19 Discovery Labs revalidates optimized BAT in program to gain FDA approval of Surfaxin for RDS 0 None
2010-05-19 Vigorous exercise decreases lung function in healthy children without history of asthma or allergies 0 None
2010-05-19 Studies suggest potent therapeutic effects of rufinamide in bipolar disorder, depressive and anxiety disorders 0 None
2010-05-19 CBIT therapy helps Tourette Syndrome children manage tics 0 None
2010-05-19 AmbryScreen test launched to identify severe childhood diseases 0 None
2010-05-19 Researchers identify cancer gene that could help fight paediatric glioma 0 None
2010-05-19 WHO Director-General pushes for sustained commitment to MDGs at World Health Assembly 0 None
2010-05-19 DanActive drink reduces rate of common sicknesses in daycare children, say researchers 0 None
2010-05-19 Parents ignore emotional suffering overweight kids experience as teens 0 None
2010-05-19 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center launches REGID 0 None
2010-05-18 Supersize me: The social context of the childhood obesity epidemic 0 None
2010-05-18 Jonas Brothers help raise funds for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles during Rock For Diabetes event 0 None
2010-05-18 High school student studies effects of repeated x-rays in HMV children admitted for pneumonia 0 None
2010-05-18 Vidazorb Belly Boost probiotic supplement relieves children from eczema 0 None
2010-05-18 Family plays vital role in children's oral health: General Dentistry 0 5
2010-05-18 Article demonstrates single agent activity of KRX-0401 in neuroblastoma tumor preclinical models 0 None
2010-05-18 GATC Biotech to sequence samples from pediatric brain tumors for world's largest cancer research project 0 None
2010-05-18 Exosure to organophosphate pesticides associated with increased risk of ADHD in children 0 None
2010-05-18 Sleeping newborns are better learners: Study 0 1
2010-05-18 High-fat ketogenic diet effective in treating infantile spasms 0 None
2010-05-18 Ambry Genetics launches AmbryScreen test for genetic screening of severe, common childhood diseases 0 None
2010-05-17 LLS's School & Youth Programs raise $1M to help fight against childhood cancer 0 None
2010-05-17 Early CPAP as effective for preemies as ventilator, with fewer complications: Study 0 None
2010-05-17 Study describes association between childhood asthma and risk of developing adult COPD 0 None
2010-05-15 Dole Food to donate fifteen salad bars as part of Salad Bar In Every School campaign 0 None
2010-05-15 SAMHSA awards three new TSA Center grants for $5.4M as part of National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative 0 None
2010-05-15 Do Something World Festival wraps up week-long campaign of volunteer service 0 None
2010-05-15 Mechanism in newborn's memory centre that adjusts brain maturation for information processing discovered 0 None
2010-05-15 New research facility at Riley Hospital for Children to improve clinical research trials for children 0 None
2010-05-15 Opinions: Africans fight malaria; Access to AIDS treatment; Noncommunicable disease summit; Maternal, child health efforts 0 None
2010-05-14 Phase 2a study results of Aerosurf for prevention of RDS in premature infants published 0 None
2010-05-14 Children with epilepsy say their quality of life is comparable to that of healthy siblings 0 None
2010-05-14 Study examines long-term economic consequences of childhood psychological disorders 0 None
2010-05-14 Study shows correlation between good mental health and academic performance in children 0 None
2010-05-14 ISCA recommends chromosomal microarray as new standard for genetic evaluation of children 0 None
2010-05-14 New cases of Type 1 diabetes in young children to double by 2020: The Lancet 0 None
2010-05-14 Report examines vaccine costs, access in low-income countries 0 None
2010-05-14 Rotavirus vaccination associated with decline in U.S. hospitalization rates for acute gastroenteritis: Study 0 None
2010-05-13 No clear consensus on prevalence, diagnosis, management, and prevention of food allergies 0 None
2010-05-13 Parents must step up as role models against childhood obesity, says physical education teacher 0 None
2010-05-13 Children and young adults account for as many as 10% of all stroke cases 0 None
2010-05-13 Childhood sexual or emotional abuse associated with greater body dissatisfaction in BED: JGH 0 None
2010-05-13 New Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary valve helps congenital heart defect patients avoid multiple surgeries 0 None
2010-05-13 Two-thirds of child deaths in 2008 due to infectious diseases, report finds 0 None
2010-05-13 Survey shows alarming increase of peanut allergies in children 0 None
2010-05-13 Tracking genes in infant's intestine helps compare early development of breast-fed and formula-fed babies 0 None
2010-05-13 Art therapy benefits children with persistent asthma: Researchers 0 None
2010-05-13 Scientists discover link between offspring lung function and maternal vitamin A supplementation 0 None
2010-05-13 Michelle Obama releases plan to 'reverse childhood obesity' 0 None
2010-05-13 FDA approves Sagent's bacitracin for pneumonia and empyema 0 None
2010-05-12 NIH awards PLx Pharma multiple grants for development of GI safer NSAIDs 0 None
2010-05-12 Mutations in STRAD-alpha gene can cause PMSE syndrome in Amish children: Penn researchers 0 None
2010-05-12 Benefits outweigh risks in myeloablative therapy for children with high-risk neuroblastoma 0 5
2010-05-12 Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery safe for treating children with arteriovenous malformations: Study 0 None
2010-05-12 Children who eat lunch as part of NSLP have increased likelihood of becoming overweight: Research 0 None
2010-05-12 Daily dose of iron reduces breath-holding spells in children by 90%: Studies 0 None
2010-05-12 International Dairy Foods Association issues statement on Childhood Obesity Report 0 None
2010-05-12 Opinions: Abortion in Canada's G8 initiative; Security of Afghan women; U.S. global development strategy; Mother's Day; U.S. food security initiative; Polio eradication 0 None
2010-05-12 TFAH commends Childhood Obesity Task Force's report 0 None
2010-05-12 LifeCodexx AG develops test using Next Generation Sequencing technologies for prenatal diagnostics 0 None
2010-05-12 New research shows British Indian children have better mental health than British Whites 1 5
2010-05-12 Most breastfeeding mothers do not follow proper diet, study reveals 0 5
2010-05-12 Vaccination of infants with Rotarix reduces rate of rotavirus infection: Researchers 0 None
2010-05-12 Prenatal screening, genetic counseling essential for preventing alpha-thalassemia: Researchers 0 None
2010-05-12 Parents of autistic children say health reform should help them 0 None
2010-05-12 Preterm birth rates drop for most states and ethnic and gestational-age groups: March of Dimes 0 None
2010-05-11 New multicenter trial achieves 71% survival in AML children 0 None
2010-05-11 Improving newborn care in first month of life essential for reducing child mortality 0 None
2010-05-11 Dyslexic children may have structural differences in brain region, says study 0 None
2010-05-11 Vigorous physical activity in childhood strengthens hip bones 0 None
2010-05-11 'Striking improvements' toward MDG targets, progress is unequal, WHO report says 0 None
2010-05-10 CVS calls on FDA to suspend use of contaminated rotavirus vaccines 0 None
2010-05-10 CE 3D US creates spatial view for hemodynamic and morphologic evaluation of focal liver tumors 0 None
2010-05-10 NIH awards UF scientists $7.5M for study of MRI technology in evaluating children with DMD 0 None
2010-05-10 GSK participates in FDA advisory committee's rotavirus vaccine meeting 0 None
2010-05-10 Lancet examines Canada's G8 strategy for maternal, child health initiatives 0 None
2010-05-10 House committee to investigate Johnson & Johnson after kids' Tylenol recall 0 None
2010-05-07 IBM to analyze best way to cut childhood obesity 0 None
2010-05-07 SAMHSA highlights importance of promoting children's mental health from birth 0 1
2010-05-07 Gift of hearing to be delivered to more than 70 underserved children, adults throughout Carolinas 0 None
2010-05-07 Fragile X syndrome iPS cells and embryonic stem cells behave differently: Study 0 None
2010-05-07 Baby swimming helps develop balance and movement in infants, young children 0 None
2010-05-07 Ohio scientists demonstrate existence of effective technology for nationwide newborn screening of SMA 0 None
2010-05-07 CT technique is more specific than X-rays in detecting thoracic, lumbar spine fractures: Study 0 None
2010-05-07 APA president highlights challenges faced in child healthcare 0 None
2010-05-07 Children living near highway and railroad intersections more likely to develop asthma 0 None
2010-05-06 Angelenos observe Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 0 None
2010-05-06 IBM embarks on multi-year research effort to better understand actions needed to improve human health 0 None
2010-05-06 Social changes spawn massive resurgence of syphilis in China 0 None
2010-05-06 Obesity epidemic may be flattening out - still much to be done 0 None
2010-05-06 Study to assess therapy for feeding difficulties in kids 0 None
2010-05-06 Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can increase risk of AML in children 0 None
2010-05-06 Varying portion size may encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables 0 None
2010-05-05 School playground equipment impacts physical activity levels 0 None
2010-05-05 Aradigm receives FDA IND approval for inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin 0 None
2010-05-05 Cadence Pharmaceuticals resubmits OFIRMEV NDA 0 None
2010-05-05 Castle Montessori Schools announce donation of $13,000 to JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 0 None
2010-05-05 Americans and their babies are gaining more body fat: Study 0 None
2010-05-05 Anesthesiologist identifies two changes to standard of care to protect developing brains 0 None
2010-05-05 Azithromycin does not improve lung function in children with cystic fibrosis 0 None
2010-05-05 SickKids Foundation launches fundraising campaign to improve childcare 0 None
2010-05-05 Children with hearing loss in one ear have poorer oral language scores: Study 0 None
2010-05-04 Widespread support for a full flu vaccine side effects enquiry 0 2
2010-05-04 Australia to introduce plain cigarette packaging 0 None
2010-05-04 Early treatment of ROP for high-risk premature babies can improve vision: ETROP study 0 5
2010-05-04 New study finds stereotypies in more than 60% of orphaned or abandoned children 0 5
2010-05-04 Children of parents with hypertension, larger waist and hip circumference exhibit masked hypertension 0 None
2010-05-04 Prevalence of childhood obesity, overweight appears to vary among states: Report 0 None
2010-05-04 Research makes progress in ending guesswork involved in prescribing effective ADHD medications 0 None
2010-05-04 Brain changes indicative of Fragile X syndrome take place early 0 None
2010-05-04 Breast-feeding may help lower risk of death from Shigella infection in developing countries: Study 0 None
2010-05-04 Nutrition assistance programs need to be made available to all eligible children, adolescents: ADA 0 None
2010-05-04 Empowering kids to make healthy choices can help combat obesity 0 None
2010-05-04 Literacy-related barriers affect retention in Medicaid program for children: Research 0 None
2010-05-04 Study finds standard heel-stick test ineffective in identifying CMV infection in babies 0 None
2010-05-04 Conservative therapies need to be recommended over routine use of OTC cough/cold products in children 0 None
2010-05-04 H1N1 positivity highest among children 0 None
2010-05-04 Neural stem cell transplantation promising for Batten disease 0 None
2010-05-04 Darwin/Wedgwood dynasty exhibits a link between inbreeding and child mortality 0 None
2010-05-04 CA-BSI can be reduced in children through quality improvement efforts: Study 0 None
2010-05-04 Bacteria transmitted by fleas-and potentially ticks-can be passed to babies by mother: Researcher 0 None
2010-05-04 Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric problems in children 0 None
2010-05-04 Older children hospitalized with pandemic H1N1 influenza in 2009: Study 0 None
2010-05-04 Disabled children at great risk of developing obesity: Deutsches Arzteblatt International 0 None
2010-05-04 Hologic commences enrollment in European trial of Gestiva for prevention of recurrent preterm birth 0 None
2010-05-04 New breakthrough in nutritional plant breeding may save children’s eyesight 0 None
2010-05-04 Despite FDA black box warning, prescription of Reglan for premature infants continue 0 5
2010-05-04 Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure can increase risk of developmental problems in African American children 0 None
2010-05-04 Young adult survivors of childhood cancer more likely to develop PTSD: Study 0 None
2010-05-04 Play-based intervention trial at Sydney University for children with ADHD 0 None
2010-05-03 WHO, UNICEF issue guide, call for more research into medicines for children 0 None
2010-05-03 Researchers identify genes associated with cleft lip and/or cleft palate 0 None
2010-05-03 Kids' health can suffer when parents must choose between health care and basic necessities 0 None
2010-05-03 Progress in development of gene therapies for inherited blindness caused by rod degeneration 0 5
2010-05-03 Implementation of quality improvement intervention reduces medication use in premature babies: Study 0 5
2010-05-03 Researchers discuss challenges to improve vaccine coverage for American children 0 None
2010-05-03 Sleep problems in children and adolescents with ASDs associated with daytime behaviors: Report 0 3
2010-05-03 Some parts of cholesterol testing for children can be performed without fasting: Study 0 None
2010-05-03 Conservative therapies recommended over routine use of OTC cough/cold products in children 0 None
2010-05-03 Parents can play important role in preventing children from becoming bullies: Research 0 None
2010-05-03 Researchers develop asthma medical home to care children with asthma 0 None
2010-05-03 CML, FightSMA Canada collaborate to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy 0 None
2010-05-03 Researchers explore use of nanomedicine techniques for treatment of diseases in children 0 None
2010-05-03 Parents administering highly complex medication regimens require additional supports 0 None
2010-05-03 CAM use higher among children with GI symptoms: Study 0 None
2010-05-03 Exposure to violent crime may exacerbate asthma in children 0 None
2010-05-03 Probiotic supplementation helps ELBW infants gain weight: Study 0 None
2010-05-03 Psychotic symptoms in children 0 5
2010-05-03 PAS conference focuses on vaccine-preventable diseases among children 0 None
2010-05-03 NIEHS doctor to discuss impact of climate change on children's health 0 None
2010-05-03 Psychotropic medications common among children with ASD: Research 0 None
2010-05-03 Children living in kinship care experience a multitude of health issues 0 None
2010-05-03 Researchers observe marked increase in abusive head traumas during economic downturn 0 None
2010-05-03 Measuring children's blood pressure is complicated: Researchers 0 2
2010-05-03 DHA supplements during lactation increases DHA status in preterm infants 0 None
2010-05-03 Experts to discuss on ASD at PAS meeting 0 None
2010-05-03 Racial discrimination can cause major health consequences in minority children 0 4.5
2010-05-03 ATN study shows prevalence of GI symptoms in children with ASD 0 None
2010-05-03 Obese children are more likely to be bullied in schools 0 None
2010-05-03 Majority of children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke 0 None
2010-05-03 Children's health suffers when families choose between basic necessities and healthcare costs 0 None
2010-05-03 Mutations in several genes associated with developmental brain disorder: Study 0 None
2010-05-03 Experts discuss effective method for obesity prevention at 2010 PAS meeting 0 None
2010-05-03 Adequate primary care is associated with fewer ear and throat surgeries among children 0 None
2010-05-02 Right to breastfeed after returning to work for NSW public service women 3 None


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