Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - May 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-05-31 Energy and Sports drinks not for children 0 None
2011-05-31 Increase breast feeding rates by extending maternity leave: Study 0 5
2011-05-31 YM announces updates on nimotuzumab clinical development program 0 None
2011-05-31 Functional MRI acquired during speech stimulation predicts children with autism 0 None
2011-05-30 Study on entire Swedish population affirms significance of hereditary factors for venous thromboembolism 0 None
2011-05-30 Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can avoid mother to child transmission of mtDNA disorders 0 None
2011-05-30 CPS, AAP release joint statement on early childhood caries 0 None
2011-05-30 New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety this summer 0 None
2011-05-30 Study suggests new therapeutic targets for virally-induced asthma attacks 0 None
2011-05-30 Study examines brain and behavior relationships in response to morally laden scenarios 0 None
2011-05-30 Multiple exposures to anesthesia may increase risk of ADHD, learning disabilities in young children 0 None
2011-05-27 Research Roundup: Medicaid co-payments, access to docs causes worse health 0 None
2011-05-27 Obama, Medvedev reaffirm efforts to eradicate polio ahead of G8 summit 0 None
2011-05-27 AHRQ: 39,000 school-age children treated for sports-related concussions at emergency departments 0 None
2011-05-27 WGO to focus on diarrheal disease prevention, management during World Digestive Health Day 0 None
2011-05-27 Safety tips for children to avoid lawn mower accidents 0 None
2011-05-27 Albert Einstein College of Medicine to help shed light on causes and treatments of type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-05-27 Poorer African countries spend greater proportion of their budgets on social programs that benefit children, report says 0 None
2011-05-27 Folic acid during pregnancy reduces rate of colon cancer in offspring 0 None
2011-05-26 Invida announces launch of novel atopic dermatitis symptomatic treatment 0 None
2011-05-26 Gerber Products receives first qualified health claim from FDA for infant formulas 0 None
2011-05-26 Musical computer game helps children with autism to learn and relax 0 3
2011-05-26 Gestational high-fat diet programs woman's baby for future diabetes 0 None
2011-05-26 Studies find antibiotics overused for children with asthma, urinary tract infections 0 None
2011-05-26 More wealthy families in India choosing to abort female fetuses, study shows 0 None
2011-05-26 Investigators receive NIH grant to help move gene therapy for MPS IIIB toward clinical trials 0 None
2011-05-26 CDC reports 118 measles cases in 23 states, issues travel alert highlighting vaccination recommendations 0 None
2011-05-26 Taking prenatal vitamins early during pregnancy can reduce risk of having children with autism 0 None
2011-05-26 Impact of gaming devices on finger and wrist pain in children presented at EULAR 2011 0 None
2011-05-26 Study: Healthy gut flora reduces risk of obesity and body's low-level inflammation 0 4
2011-05-25 Doctors and nurses key to preventing vaccine refusal outbreaks 0 None
2011-05-25 Atmospheric chlorine-content linked to risk of childhood leukaemia 0 None
2011-05-25 Study provides insight into effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder, seizures 0 None
2011-05-25 New combination therapy eradicates acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children, older adults 0 None
2011-05-24 Whooping cough on the rise mandates continuation of vaccine drive 0 None
2011-05-24 New study shows that closing schools, other measures limited H1N1 spread in Mexico 0 None
2011-05-24 People who have close relative with type I alcoholism react more positively to alcohol 0 None
2011-05-24 Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos 0 None
2011-05-24 New faceshields offer protection to football players with amblyopia 0 None
2011-05-24 Mattel to fund four research projects focused on impact of play in children's early development 0 None
2011-05-24 More than 15% of school children have a developmental disability 0 None
2011-05-24 Violent television shows, movies do not add anything to children's enjoyment 0 None
2011-05-24 U.N. Secretary-General Ban addresses maternal mortality in Nigeria, IDPs in Cote d'Ivoire 0 None
2011-05-24 Tulsa burn specialist, assistant fire marshal partner with National Gasoline Safety Project 0 None
2011-05-24 Authorities in India's only Muslim-majority state battling increase in female foeticide, AFP reports 0 None
2011-05-24 'Smoothing' occupancy could help children's hospitals reduce crowding 0 None
2011-05-24 Inotuzumab ozogamicin achieves over 50% response rate against acute lymphoblastic leukemia 0 None
2011-05-24 Scientists discover genetic regions that affect severity of cystic fibrosis 0 None
2011-05-24 FDA approves Taro's ANDA for Cetirizine Hydrochloride Oral Solution 0 None
2011-05-24 Opinion: Recognizing the success of foreign aid 0 None
2011-05-23 Study links early complementary feeding with infant malnutrition in Kenya 0 None
2011-05-23 First Edition: May 23, 2011 0 None
2011-05-23 New insights into bone diseases 0 None
2011-05-22 McDonald's reacts to protests and calls to fire Ronald 2 None
2011-05-21 CHIPRA quality measures will provide an excellent set of metrics to judge quality of children's health care 0 None
2011-05-21 16 Countries announce new commitments to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality 0 None
2011-05-21 Feeding SimplyThick to premature infants may cause NEC, warns FDA 0 None
2011-05-21 16 Countries pledge to reduce maternal, newborn, child mortality 0 None
2011-05-21 Researchers to examine different teaching models for children with ASD 0 None
2011-05-21 Pediatric pain experts discuss safety, efficacy of pain medications in children 0 None
2011-05-21 Study examines long-term GI complications in childhood cancer survivors 0 None
2011-05-20 Most paediatric paracetamol prescriptions fails to comply with BNFc recommendations 0 None
2011-05-20 International team identifies key protein in development of drug-resistant leukemia 0 None
2011-05-20 American Academy of Neurology breaks ground for new headquarters, donates 1,000 children's bike helmets 0 None
2011-05-20 Study reports 20% increase in U.S. home births between 2004 and 2008 0 None
2011-05-19 MAXIMUS wins Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance contract in Wisconsin 0 None
2011-05-19 Afghan Acting Health Minister says country wants to boost immunization access 0 None
2011-05-19 Rally Foundation distributes $700,000 nationwide to support childhood cancer research 0 None
2011-05-19 Panel votes 20-0 for reformed labeling of kids’ pain & fever relieving medication 0 None
2011-05-19 Scientists identify key protein behind drug-resistant leukemia 0 None
2011-05-19 Study suggests link between obesity, psoriasis and heart disease risk in children 0 None
2011-05-19 Children exposed to maternal smoking in utero have increased DNA methylation in AXL gene 0 None
2011-05-19 Vitamin D plays a key role in protection against childhood asthma 0 None
2011-05-18 Early childhood food allergies increase risk of severe allergy-related conditions and asthma later in life 0 None
2011-05-18 Kool Smiles inaugurates new Takoma Park dental office 0 None
2011-05-18 Haiti presents plan to immunize 90 percent of newborns 0 None
2011-05-18 Study links video game playing with increased food intake in kids 0 None
2011-05-18 Scientists detect potentially toxic flame retardants in common baby products 0 4
2011-05-18 Bill Gates calls for greater immunization efforts in World Health Assembly address 0 None
2011-05-18 Queen's University scientists partner to treat premature baby blindness with stem cells 0 None
2011-05-18 African-American children have poor lung function at their initial visit to asthma specialist 0 None
2011-05-18 Cytonet receives FDA orphan drug designation for liver cell infusion to treat urea cycle disorders 0 None
2011-05-17 Experts urge McDonald’s to stop marketing junk food to kids 0 None
2011-05-17 Early exposure to social deprivation and neglect linked to prematurely shortened telomeres in children 0 None
2011-05-17 Adenotonsillectomy prevents high blood pressure and heart damage in children with OSA 0 None
2011-05-17 Study: Sleep problems more common among urban minority children than previously thought 0 None
2011-05-17 Antiretrovirals important to protect HIV-positive children from measles 0 None
2011-05-17 Critics say program offering money for contraception to HIV-positive Kenyan women is illegal 0 None
2011-05-17 Five out of 13 plastic products intended for children are toxic 0 None
2011-05-17 Bioengineering students redesign pediatric mannequin 0 None
2011-05-17 Concern over vaccine safety prevents parents from vaccinating asthmatic children 0 None
2011-05-17 Scientists identify 'de novo' genetic mutations in autism spectrum disorder children 0 None
2011-05-17 WHO releases annual World Health Statistics report 0 None
2011-05-17 Pediatric researchers find potential tools for controlling cytokine storm 0 4
2011-05-17 Childhood physical abuse linked to elevated rates of chronic fatigue syndrome among women 0 4
2011-05-17 Obese, asthmatic children more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness 0 None
2011-05-16 Study finds no potential cardiovascular risks of ADHD medications in children, adolescents 0 None
2011-05-16 First fetoscopic laser procedure to correct Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome performed in Dallas 1 None
2011-05-16 New autism research findings presented at 10th annual IMFAR 0 None
2011-05-16 VAYA Pharma's Vayarin now available in South, North Carolina and Texas for children with ADHD 1 3.5
2011-05-15 IVF causing multiple birth rates fall 0 None
2011-05-13 Cockroaches are a leading trigger of allergies and asthma attacks 0 None
2011-05-13 Comprehensive report finds many U.S. children lack insurance duration, quality health care 0 None
2011-05-13 Stress related to pregnancy affects health of expectant parents and their infants 0 None
2011-05-13 Shared wind instruments may cause sickness 0 None
2011-05-13 Boehner's support for budget cuts to Medicare, Medicaid draws criticism from Catholic U. faculty 0 None
2011-05-13 Scientists uncover gene responsible for Adams-Oliver Syndrome 0 None
2011-05-13 Hydroxyurea safe and effective for infants, toddlers with sickle-cell disease 0 None
2011-05-12 Mental health initiatives get a major boost 0 None
2011-05-12 McGill research team finds distinct disease-causing mutations and saves baby girl 0 None
2011-05-12 Children can benefit from The Asthma Management Plans in School Act 0 None
2011-05-12 Study links physical inactivity with high risk of cardiovascular disease in young children 0 None
2011-05-12 Study finds link between high prenatal BPA levels and infant's neurobehavioral abnormalities 0 None
2011-05-12 New genome-wide study identifies causes of serious childhood immune disorder 0 5
2011-05-11 NAA calls for immediate Congressional hearings and scientific investigation into autism-vaccine link 3 5
2011-05-11 Study evaluates link between thyroid autoantibodies, miscarriage and preterm birth 0 5
2011-05-11 Safety tips for athletes with asthma and allergies 0 None
2011-05-11 Novel two-drug combination cures young patient with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis 0 None
2011-05-11 Zebrafish research identifies undiscovered high-risk genetic features in T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia 0 None
2011-05-11 Couples having marital difficulties may have infants with sleep problems 0 None
2011-05-11 Roundup: Calif.'s Central Valley facing health problems; Baltimore launches campaign to attack causes of preventable deaths 0 None
2011-05-11 Opinions: U.S. child survival programs; global family planning; impact of nuclear fallout; success in global health 0 None
2011-05-10 Simple ultrasound examination may avoid complex tests for children with urinary tract infection 0 3
2011-05-10 Mathematical approach can make combination vaccines more affordable for developing countries 0 None
2011-05-10 Most parents feel bariatric surgery should not be available to kids under age 18 0 None
2011-05-10 CHOP forms first startup firm to develop treatments for peripheral artery disease 0 None
2011-05-10 Successful treatment of depression in mothers improves behavior of children 0 None
2011-05-10 U.S. boosts Cote d'Ivoire commitment; polio vaccine campaign delayed in country's southern region 0 None
2011-05-10 Breastfeeding leads to better behaviour in kids: Study 0 None
2011-05-09 Dravet Syndrome Foundation awards OPKO Health grant to develop potential therapeutic agents 0 None
2011-05-09 EMA agrees to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Biogen Idec's pediatric rFIXFc trial in hemophilia 0 None
2011-05-09 Season-of-birth factors can cause celiac disease in Massachusetts children 0 None
2011-05-09 Adalimumab remains in newborn's bloodstream for at least three months 0 None
2011-05-09 Study reveals autism prevalence may be higher than current estimates in Korean children 0 None
2011-05-09 Period of observation can avoid unnecessary head CT scan use in children 0 None
2011-05-08 Junk food ads to be banned to slow childhood obesity rates 0 None
2011-05-08 ADHD in children linked to stress and depression during pregnancy 0 None
2011-05-07 KFA announces plans for charity Game-A-Thon and food allergy campaign 0 None
2011-05-07 Study analyzes breast-feeding frequency of infants in eight inner-city Philadelphia health centers 0 None
2011-05-07 Researchers report unexpected finding in Staph aureus study in child care facilities 0 None
2011-05-07 U.N. officials recognize International Day of the Midwife 0 None
2011-05-07 iPads help minimize children's pain during procedures 0 None
2011-05-07 Study shows benefits and safety of pediatric contact lens wear 0 None
2011-05-07 Virginia communities applaud signing of autism insurance reform into law 0 None
2011-05-07 Study: 73% of Los Angeles children need dental care 0 None
2011-05-07 Filipino children with KD at greater risk for inflammation of heart blood vessels 0 None
2011-05-07 CCF awards $500,000 grant to Cedars-Sinai for new kids program 0 None
2011-05-06 NYU, LaSalle University develop new effective asthma-related anxiety tool 0 None
2011-05-06 Opinions: U.S. support for maternal, child health; infection control at borders; the AMFm model; International Affairs budget; organizations supporting women 0 None
2011-05-06 Targeting Aurora A gene could halt rhabdoid tumor growth in children 0 None
2011-05-06 Maternal exposure to BPA during pregnancy linked to decrease in birth weight of children 0 None
2011-05-06 Study finds clear link between children conceived during winter and risk of autism 0 None
2011-05-06 Short courses of antibiotics safer for children with respiratory infections on ventilators 0 None
2011-05-05 Short antibiotic courses effective, safer for children with breathing-tube infections 0 None
2011-05-05 Pfizer’s Revatio receives European Commission approval for pediatric treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension 0 None
2011-05-05 Sonography can effectively diagnose Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis 0 None
2011-05-05 Study explores impact of environmental toxins on health care costs and childhood morbidity 0 None
2011-05-05 Marianjoy Medical Library launches new website on developmental problems, chronic conditions 0 None
2011-05-05 Childhood cancer survivors may face high risk of late GI complications after therapy 0 None
2011-05-05 Penn State receives USDA grant for childhood obesity prevention training program 1 None
2011-05-05 Drinking from bottle beyond infancy may contribute to obesity 0 None
2011-05-04 Community-based care programs can improve children's mental health: SAMHSA 0 None
2011-05-04 Save the Children releases annual global mother's index 2 None
2011-05-04 U.N. Commission releases recommendations aimed at improving accountability on women's and children's health 0 None
2011-05-04 Opinions: U.S. development aid, commitment to women; R&D partnerships and development 0 None
2011-05-04 TPO antibodies linked to abnormal thyroid levels in women after giving birth 0 None
2011-05-04 Pregnancy via egg donation for women with Turner's syndrome potentially risky 0 5
2011-05-04 Herbal remedies commonly used in infants without efficacy & safety guarantees: Study 1 None
2011-05-04 New USDA funded, research-based program to combat child obesity 0 None
2011-05-04 iOWH, Center for World Health and Medicine partner to combat childhood diarrhea 0 None
2011-05-04 Exercise linked to improved lung status in children with cystic fibrosis 0 None
2011-05-03 Experts say best teacher for a young mother is her baby 0 None
2011-05-03 Sports-specialization can increase risk of injuries in young athletes 0 None
2011-05-03 Helping Babies Breathe focuses on resuscitation in 'The Golden Minute' 0 None
2011-05-03 Doctors should consider catheterization for diagnosing children with heart defects: AHA 0 None
2011-05-03 Research: Two-year-old children with autism have enlarged brains 0 None
2011-05-03 Secondhand smoke is hazardous for children hospitalized with flu 0 None
2011-05-03 AstraZeneca receives FDA approval for NEXIUM I.V. to treat GERD with erosive esophagitis 0 3.7
2011-05-03 Pregnant women with H1N1 more likely to have low birth weight baby 0 None
2011-05-02 HPNC offers early childhood development program for kids upto age 5 0 None
2011-05-02 Prenatal exposure to BPA linked with wheezing in children 0 None
2011-05-02 Living conditions, sanitation and community organization play a key role in child malnutrition 0 None
2011-05-02 Parents can play a key role in decreasing their child's chances to bully others 0 None
2011-05-02 Experts discuss science and strategy behind childhood obesity epidemic 0 5
2011-05-02 Study shows even families with insurance put off or go without care 0 None
2011-05-02 Early nutrition may have long-term consequences on infants' health 0 None
2011-05-02 Pediatric urology research papers published in two Elsevier journals 0 None
2011-05-02 Assessment tool may help identify newborn exposure to methamphetamine 0 None
2011-05-02 Study on child self-unbuckling 0 None
2011-05-02 Most injured children are not being treated at trauma centers 0 None
2011-05-02 Study explores link between infants' daily growth and sleep 0 None
2011-05-02 Experts to review how environmental disasters affect children's health 0 None
2011-05-02 Formula-fed premature babies more likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis 0 None
2011-05-02 Premature infants who screen positive for ASD at 18 months may not have autism 0 None
2011-05-02 Increased sleep duration is associated with growth spurts in infants 0 None
2011-05-02 Research highlights need for smoke-free car laws to protect children from toxins 0 None
2011-05-02 Low vitamin D levels linked to anemia in children 0 None
2011-05-02 Secondhand smoke exposure linked to high blood pressure in boys 0 None
2011-05-02 BPA exposure during early pregnancy may increase risk of wheezing in children 0 5


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