Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - November 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-11-30 World-renowned neurosurgeon to receive Franc D. Ingraham Distinguished Service Award 0 None
2011-11-30 Morning snacking harms diet and affects weight loss efforts: Study 0 None
2011-11-30 Home visits, mobile clinics do not improve asthma outcomes in children 0 None
2011-11-30 Car seats sufficiently accommodate broad spectrum of children's body sizes 0 None
2011-11-30 Texas pharmacists assail Medicaid cuts; Ariz. could restore kids' coverage 0 None
2011-11-30 Anemia, high blood pressure linked to risk of silent strokes in children with SCD 0 None
2011-11-30 Study examines alternative immunization schedule occurrence rates in Washington State 0 None
2011-11-30 Boys may benefit from high-quality kindergarten friendships 0 None
2011-11-30 BioMarin commences GALNS Phase 2 study in mucopolysaccharidosis IVA 0 None
2011-11-29 Shots reduce risk of chicken pox 0 None
2011-11-29 Large brains linked to regressive autism: Study 0 None
2011-11-29 Many kids missing vaccinations owing to parental refusal: Report 0 None
2011-11-29 EC extends therapeutic indication for Soliris to treat atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome 0 None
2011-11-29 Report highlights improvement in children's well-being, but health organizations call for stronger political commitment to maintain progress 0 None
2011-11-29 Quick impact interventions have not benefited health MDGs equally 0 None
2011-11-29 Harvest improves in North Korea but malnutrition concerns remain, U.N. food agencies say 0 None
2011-11-29 Pediatricians frequently asked to provide alternative childhood vaccine schedules 0 None
2011-11-29 Critical breakthrough in development of treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 0 None
2011-11-29 Daily inhaled steroids comparable to use of intermittent steroid treatment for wheezing 0 None
2011-11-29 Scientists use genetic methods to successfully repair cleft lips in mice embryos 0 None
2011-11-28 Heart operation at the age of 22 hours: Toby’s story 0 None
2011-11-28 First time mothers may put themselves and baby at risk by choosing home-birth: Report 0 None
2011-11-28 Dad’s absence raises risk of delinquency in teen boys but leaves girls unaffected: Study 0 None
2011-11-28 Obese boy’s mother loses custody 0 5
2011-11-28 Potential biomarkers for ADHD 0 None
2011-11-28 Rare syndrome's workings could help explain how brain wiring goes awry 0 None
2011-11-24 Functional MRI can detect pathological foetal brain defects earlier in the womb 0 None
2011-11-24 Apparent gap between levels of pediatric care in urban and rural areas 0 None
2011-11-24 IPS reports on child poverty in Lesotho 0 None
2011-11-24 UNICEF report says more than 30M children in East Asia, Pacific lack essential services 0 None
2011-11-24 Relief officials concerned over malnutrition among children in Ethiopian refugee camps despite food aid 0 None
2011-11-23 Scientists identify MEGF10 defective gene responsible for muscle weakness 0 None
2011-11-23 Former President questions whether legal regulation and control of drugs would better protect children 0 None
2011-11-23 TLRs contribute to brain damage following hypoxia in newborns 0 None
2011-11-23 Tips for parents to safeguard their children 0 None
2011-11-23 Study lends new insights into pediatric facial fractures 0 None
2011-11-23 Saving Lives at Birth partnership supports two bold ideas that address maternal, newborn deaths 0 None
2011-11-23 WHO director-general Chan nominated for second term 0 None
2011-11-23 Pediatricians warn about hazards of button batteries 0 None
2011-11-23 Link between loss of wildlife access and micronutrient deficiencies in children 0 None
2011-11-23 EpiGen to collaborate with Nestl- Research Center in Switzerland 0 None
2011-11-22 Number of annual polio cases in Nigeria quadruples; WHO, government working to vaccinate millions of children 0 None
2011-11-22 Virtues of a simple “Thank You” a day 0 None
2011-11-22 Cognitive-behavioral therapy safe and effective for juvenile fibromyalgia 0 None
2011-11-22 Eating fish before age of nine months reduces risk of pre-school wheeze in children 0 None
2011-11-22 Family-initiated adverse event reporting system can improve safety of health care provision 0 None
2011-11-22 Study identifies major risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis 0 None
2011-11-22 Targeting synthetic RNA to specific gene could help reduce severity of SMA 0 None
2011-11-21 Hemoglobin A1c fails to identify children with diabetes 0 None
2011-11-21 Medical case report on a traumatic tiger attack on a child 0 None
2011-11-21 The untold stories of children of sperm donors 0 None
2011-11-21 Health experts identify gap in medical trainee programs 0 None
2011-11-21 American high school students earn top honors for liver disease and brain injury research 0 None
2011-11-20 Researchers discover more about function of muscle stem cells 0 None
2011-11-19 FDA approves EUSA's orphan drug ERWINAZE for acute lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2011-11-19 Celebrate World Toilet Day and help flush out poverty 0 None
2011-11-19 UofL Pediatric Emergency Department fellow wins Willis Wingert Award 0 None
2011-11-18 ACF selects HCI, AAP to establish center of excellence for Head Start 0 None
2011-11-18 High fish intake during pregnancy leads to better verbal intelligence, motor skills in children 1 None
2011-11-18 First-ever World Prematurity Day honors 13M infants born too soon worldwide 0 None
2011-11-18 ACAAI president available to comment on School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act 0 None
2011-11-18 NSU faculty and students provide schoolchildren with hearing aids in BVI 0 None
2011-11-18 CINJ experts available to comment on blood donations 0 None
2011-11-18 Swaziland government failed to pay more than $10M to children orphaned by AIDS, IMF official says 0 None
2011-11-17 Delayed cord clamping improves irons status in infants 0 5
2011-11-17 Hemoglobin levels, blood pressure and male gender linked to higher risk of silent strokes in SCA children 0 None
2011-11-17 Weight loss in obese children reduces adulthood health risks: Study 0 None
2011-11-17 Novel program aims to improve nutrition, physical activity among young children and prevent obesity 0 None
2011-11-17 Sedentary behaviour may have different consequences for young people's health 0 4
2011-11-17 American Academy of Pediatrics expands sleep safety guidelines 0 None
2011-11-17 CNN profiles Global Soap Project's work in sanitation 0 None
2011-11-17 New blood spot analysis method can diagnose range of clinical conditions 0 None
2011-11-17 Group launches effort to improve dental health 0 None
2011-11-17 Autism Speaks receives $100,000 Royal Arch Masons RARA grant 0 None
2011-11-17 IAC executive director wins ECBT Immunization Leadership Award 0 None
2011-11-17 New AAOS guideline on 'The Treatment of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures' 0 5
2011-11-17 Researchers identify potential marker for leukemic relapse 0 None
2011-11-17 More risk of health problems in lean children who become obese as adults 0 None
2011-11-16 Intelligent children more likely to abuse drugs as teens and adults: Study 0 None
2011-11-16 Gallaudet University, UC Davis to co-sponsor Visual Learning Summit 0 None
2011-11-16 U.N.-backed polio vaccination campaign moves forward in South Sudan 0 None
2011-11-16 Health of millions of children in East Asia, Pacific at risk due to climate change, UNICEF report says 0 None
2011-11-16 Study examines changes in siblings after death of a brother or sister from cancer 0 None
2011-11-16 New health institute to combat chronic diseases across Maryland 0 None
2011-11-16 New research demonstrates brain's remarkable capacity to repair itself 0 None
2011-11-15 Children advised to get tested for cholesterol: Guidelines 0 None
2011-11-15 Alcohol-based hand sanitizer helps reduce influenza A in children 0 None
2011-11-14 Increased access to PMTCT needed to end pediatric AIDS, build an 'AIDS-free generation' 0 None
2011-11-14 Herat risk screening inadequate in high school sports physicals: Study 0 None
2011-11-14 Ethiopia reduced child mortality rate by more than half over past 20 years 0 None
2011-11-14 Mothers' behaviour during pregnancy can predict children at high risk of obesity 0 None
2011-11-14 Racial disparities in long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients 0 5
2011-11-14 Senior UK Parliamentarians visit Bangladesh to see full impact of pneumonia on children 0 None
2011-11-14 Federal health officials recommend cholesterol testing for children 0 None
2011-11-13 UM to host Summit on Childhood Obesity at Hilton Baltimore 0 None
2011-11-13 Salt – is it bad for the heart? Debate continues 0 5
2011-11-11 Smoke-reducing chimneys prevent pneumonia among young children 0 None
2011-11-11 Rapid expansion of global vaccine campaign against pneumonia 'unprecedented' 0 None
2011-11-11 UNICEF distributing hygiene, sanitation items in flood-affected Thailand to help prevent disease spread 0 None
2011-11-11 Conn. Gov.'s orders on home and child care workers raise concerns; Calif. lawmakers explore long-term care costs 0 None
2011-11-11 Unfavorable fetal development affects physical functioning at the age of 60 years 0 None
2011-11-11 Vaccination dramatically reduces incidence of Hib disease in young children 0 None
2011-11-11 Simple outpatient procedure can quickly diagnose and treat ankyloglossia 0 None
2011-11-11 China considers ban on infant formula ads to encourage breastfeeding 0 None
2011-11-11 Xylitol can prevent inner ear infections in healthy children 0 None
2011-11-11 Children can have successful surgical repairs for hollow or sunken chest 0 None
2011-11-11 Johns Hopkins to establish new global center for childhood obesity 0 None
2011-11-11 Longer looks: Do extra brain cells offer a clue to autism?; doctors leaving medicine 0 None
2011-11-11 TF-CBTWeb training program for mental health professionals 0 None
2011-11-11 U of I to help researchers learn about physical activity in preschool-aged children 0 None
2011-11-11 President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds FDA's aggressive action 0 None
2011-11-11 Wood stoves with chimneys linked to reduced childhood pneumonia 0 None
2011-11-11 School lunches improve health outcomes of children 0 None
2011-11-11 Pediatric racial minorities less likely to get kidney transplants 0 None
2011-11-11 High-fiber diets may lower risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes in teens 0 None
2011-11-10 Long-range wind transport of an infectious agent may cause KD 0 None
2011-11-10 High-powered magnets continue to be a safety risk to children 0 None
2011-11-10 Effective management of childhood asthma should extend beyond doctor's office: Study 0 None
2011-11-10 Patchwork of progress in California's battle against childhood obesity 0 None
2011-11-10 PlusNews examines difficulties in diagnosing, treating MDR-TB in children 0 None
2011-11-10 CCCBD scientist to receive 2011 V Foundation Translational Research Grant 0 None
2011-11-10 Home nursing visits safe and effective for initial post-delivery well-baby check-ups 0 None
2011-11-10 Stem cell markers can aid in determining origin of pediatric sarcomas 0 None
2011-11-10 Clinton expresses U.S. commitment to creating 'AIDS-free generation,' calls on world to help 0 None
2011-11-10 BGI, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia partner to target pediatric diseases 0 None
2011-11-09 Study: Children are most physically active on long summer days 0 None
2011-11-09 Study: Children with autism have more prefrontal brain neurons 0 None
2011-11-09 VCU pediatric surgeons successfully separate Dominican twin toddlers 0 None
2011-11-09 Three common scales are not accurate predictors of severe dehydration in children 0 None
2011-11-09 Strong clean indoor air laws associated with voluntary smokefree home rules 0 None
2011-11-09 Role of Vitamin D in preventing heart disease in children both HIV-positive and HIV-negative 0 None
2011-11-09 Tufts University professor earns March of Dimes Foundation award for tissue development 0 None
2011-11-09 PCPs fail to report substantial number of child maltreatment cases 0 None
2011-11-09 Innovation needed to improve water delivery systems 0 None
2011-11-09 Study reveals need for defining optimal amount of iron in infant formula 0 None
2011-11-09 New poverty calculations show how health costs hurt seniors 0 None
2011-11-09 South Korea authorizes WHO to distribute medical aid for malnourished North Korean children 0 None
2011-11-09 Second molecular conductor discovered in some children with biliary atresia 0 None
2011-11-09 Parents of children on Medicaid, CHIP give programs good grades 0 None
2011-11-09 Prenatal processes gone awry linked to children with autism 0 None
2011-11-08 Many parents still place their infants in unsafe sleep settings 0 None
2011-11-08 UC Santa Barbara's ImmuNet project focuses on targeted immunizations for infants, children 0 None
2011-11-08 80% of Melbourne tanning salons allow underage customers 0 None
2011-11-08 Study looks at influence of father's depression on his children 0 None
2011-11-08 GAPPS research into causes of preterm births and development of solutions 0 None
2011-11-08 High-field MRI can reveal tiny brain injuries in preterm infant 0 None
2011-11-08 Study finds spinal bleeding in young children with abusive head trauma 0 None
2011-11-07 Study evaluates JIA disease activity after treatment with etanercept 0 None
2011-11-07 New data from Novartis' ACZ885 Phase III study on SJIA 0 None
2011-11-07 MRSA co-infection increases risk of flu-related mortality among children 0 None
2011-11-07 Respiratory problems in homes on the rise due to air freshners 0 None
2011-11-07 Children with polyarticular JIA benefit from early and aggressive therapy 0 None
2011-11-07 Study finds pregnancy safe for 80% of women with lupus 0 None
2011-11-05 VBF, BLI hold 14th annual Port Wine Stain and Vascular Birthmarks Conference 0 2
2011-11-05 Supplemental dose of pneumonia vaccine recommended for age-eligible patients 0 None
2011-11-05 Single-parent status, household income linked to increased rate of hospital readmissions of asthmatic children 0 None
2011-11-05 States lack policies to curb classroom burden of asthma and severe allergies 0 None
2011-11-05 Eat'n Park unfolds Caring for Kids Campaign to raise funds for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 0 None
2011-11-05 Appropriate tests, treatments needed for pediatric TB 0 None
2011-11-05 Key Assets expands foster care provision in Western Australia 0 None
2011-11-04 Baxter launches NUMETA emulsion for infusion in Europe 0 None
2011-11-04 Whole genome sequencing can identify strains of caries-causing bacteria 0 None
2011-11-04 New link between obesity, SDB and cognition among elementary school children 0 None
2011-11-04 Final results from Vertex KALYDECO second of two Phase 3 studies on CF 0 None
2011-11-03 Reduced diversity of intestinal microbiota associated with increased risk of allergic disease 0 None
2011-11-03 Measles virus develops a strategy of diabolic elegance 0 None
2011-11-03 Study reveals what causes lysosome to overflow in Batten disease 0 None
2011-11-03 Increasing TR2/TR4 expression can lead to higher fetal hemoglobin levels in sickle cell patients 0 None
2011-11-03 UNICEF asks donors to fully fund request to assist North Koreans facing malnutrition 0 None
2011-11-03 Exendin-4 drug could prevent later development of diabetes in children 0 5
2011-11-03 Study highlights profound impact of maternal separation on infants 0 None
2011-11-03 Nmnat1 protein may help prevent brain damage in babies with cerebral palsy 0 None
2011-11-02 Exercise can prevent inherited obesity & obesity raises injury risk: Two studies 0 None
2011-11-02 World population reaches 7 billion amid warnings about health, natural resources 0 None
2011-11-02 Articles explore clinical dilemma about children's behavioral problems 0 None
2011-11-02 Opinion pieces address world population of 7 billion 1 None
2011-11-02 ADHD medications do not increase risk of heart attack in children, young adults 0 None
2011-11-02 E.U., UNICEF launch $430M fund in Zimbabwe to provide medical care to children, pregnant women 0 None
2011-11-02 Nurse scientist recognized as AACN's 2012 Distinguished Research Lecturer 0 None
2011-11-02 Massive clotting can destroy placenta and cause miscarriages 0 None
2011-11-02 SmartTots sets agenda for research on anesthetic safety in children 0 None
2011-11-02 Potential drug therapy for Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome 0 None
2011-11-02 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital surgeons successfully separate conjoined twins 0 5
2011-11-01 New e-tool to catch youth depression before it takes hold 0 None
2011-11-01 Happiness good for health: Study 0 None
2011-11-01 Two transformative philanthropic gifts to fuel new discoveries at Seattle Children's 0 None
2011-11-01 Scientists identify genetic mutation that causes rare childhood disease 0 None
2011-11-01 GlobalPost series examines consequences of child marriage in Nepal 0 None
2011-11-01 Upcoming G20 Summit presents 'critical opportunity' to address food security crisis 0 None
2011-11-01 Heat, extreme exercise or febrile illness may also trigger MH 0 None
2011-11-01 U.S. earns a 'C' on March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card 0 None
2011-11-01 Improving mother's sleep habits through early intervention could reduce risk of preterm births 0 None


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