Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - August 2011

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2011-08-31 Americans ‘gulping’ down sweetened beverages: Study 0 None
2011-08-31 U.S. newborn mortality rate higher than South Korea, Cuba, Malaysia, Lithuania, Poland and Israel: Report 0 None
2011-08-31 HPV vaccination drives to prevent cervical cancers 0 None
2011-08-31 Older dads have a higher risk of having kids with mental disorders: Study 0 None
2011-08-31 Infant rotavirus vaccination may provide indirect protection to older children, adults in the U.S. 0 None
2011-08-31 IPS examines DNDi program to develop pediatric HIV drugs 0 None
2011-08-31 Family planning can improve maternal and child health, survival 0 None
2011-08-31 Dad's stress can affect unborn children 0 None
2011-08-31 Shriners Hospitals for Children uses Masimo SpHb during selected surgeries 0 None
2011-08-31 Medical professionals play a role in prevention of abuse, harassment and bullying in sport 0 None
2011-08-31 Many women give birth in Haiti's tent camps without medical services 0 None
2011-08-31 New minimally invasive technique now a feasible option to treat scoliosis in teenagers 0 None
2011-08-31 Sweat meter could alert diabetes patients about low blood sugar 0 None
2011-08-31 Parental stress strongly associated with DNA methylation in children 0 None
2011-08-31 Epilepsy 'treatment gap' in Sierra Leone a result of stigma, lack of resources, experts say 0 None
2011-08-31 Hospitalized children with colonized with MRSA more likely to develop full-blown infections 0 None
2011-08-31 Simple tips for children's shoe shopping 0 None
2011-08-31 Global climate change linked with asthma-related ER visits among children 0 None
2011-08-30 Study finds alarming results about parents' beliefs on importance of sleep in their children's lives 0 None
2011-08-30 Vitamin A supplements could save the lives of 600,000 children a year, researchers say 0 None
2011-08-30 Educational program about cardiovascular prevention in children can reduce parents' CVD risk 0 None
2011-08-30 Vitamin C supplementation might benefit children with asthma 0 None
2011-08-30 High risk of serious complications or death in children with SP-HUS 0 None
2011-08-30 Researchers investigate potential of vesicular stomatitis virus against soft tissue sarcomas 0 None
2011-08-30 Vitamin A supplements in children could save up to 600,000 lives a year: Study 0 None
2011-08-30 Divorce and strict parenting leading to binge drinking among teenagers: Report 0 None
2011-08-29 Optical treatment strategies to correct peripheral vision may slow progression of myopia 0 None
2011-08-29 Safety tips for children to avoid pedestrian-related accidents 0 None
2011-08-29 BancoVida, CBAI partner to offer umbilical cord blood collection services in Puerto Rico 0 None
2011-08-29 Study investigates brain mechanisms that contribute to infants' prowess at learning languages 0 None
2011-08-29 CIRM approves stem cell research planning grants for five UC Davis teams 0 None
2011-08-29 New research: Inattention associated with educational failure 0 None
2011-08-26 Autism link to vaccines dispelled by a large review of studies 1 5
2011-08-26 Rotavirus vaccine still effective in reducing diarrhea-related deaths in Mexico, researchers say 0 None
2011-08-26 Restricting kids' unstructured play may actually cause harm 0 None
2011-08-26 States putting more kids into CHIP programs, but some Medicaid programs squeezed 0 None
2011-08-26 IOM report: Vaccines generally safe, no link to autism 0 None
2011-08-26 Tax on sugary drinks, limits on marketing to children may help curb global obesity epidemic 0 None
2011-08-26 Obesity may predipose healthy young children to Type 2 diabetes, confirms study 0 None
2011-08-26 Babies, toddlers with congenital heart disease more likely to have harmful toxins after surgery 0 None
2011-08-26 Child-care settings can play important role in encouraging healthy eating habits 0 None
2011-08-26 RE Children's Project donates $111,000 to UCLA researchers for Rasmussen Encephalitis study 0 None
2011-08-26 State-wide QI initiatives seek to improve outcomes of maternal, child care 0 None
2011-08-26 Fludrocortisone may help reduce unexplained chronic nausea in children 0 5
2011-08-26 Researchers to develop diagnostic test for folate receptor autoantibody 0 None
2011-08-26 Heart Rate Observation System effectively reduces NICU infant mortality 0 None
2011-08-25 KFC withdraws toys from kid’s food 0 5
2011-08-25 Removal of OTC drugs for toddlers from the market reduces therapeutic errors 0 5
2011-08-25 OHA, Plackers announce five winners of Smiles Across America Innovation Grants 0 None
2011-08-25 Crime and violence overshadowing malnutrition in Guatemalan presidential campaign 0 None
2011-08-25 Implementation of maternal and child health innovations important 0 None
2011-08-25 Northwestern Mutual Foundation donates $47,110 to Easter Seals' kids initiative 0 None
2011-08-25 South African Health Minister promotes exclusive breastfeeding to fight rising infant mortality rate 0 None
2011-08-24 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta acquires Toshiba's Aplio MX ultrasound system 0 None
2011-08-24 Toddlers sensitive to house dust mites at higher risk of developing asthma 0 None
2011-08-24 Children of women with HG more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder 0 None
2011-08-24 Study finds children's hospitals underequipped to handle H1N1 pandemics 0 None
2011-08-24 Largest ever molecular-genetic study of ependymomas of the cerebellum 0 1
2011-08-24 Mouthguards can help reduce injuries in student athletes 0 None
2011-08-24 Celldex announces key in vivo efficacy results of CDX-1135 in Dense Deposit Disease 0 5
2011-08-23 Pulse oximetry to detect birth defects: Doctors propose nationwide screening 0 None
2011-08-23 Fewer children falling from windows thanks to safety measures 0 None
2011-08-23 OHA, Plackers partner to combat chronic childhood oral diseases 0 None
2011-08-23 Learning ZoneXpress releases four DVDs based on USDA's MyPlate nutrition initiative 0 None
2011-08-23 Climate shifts may threaten to increase spread of malaria, health experts say 0 None
2011-08-23 USAID helps improve maternal, child health care at Pakistani hospital 0 None
2011-08-23 UNICEF warns Horn of Africa 'crisis will get worse'; China contributes $16M in aid funds to WFP 0 None
2011-08-23 Prenatal smoking affects early neurological development in babies 0 None
2011-08-23 Window fall-related injuries more prevalent among U.S. children 0 None
2011-08-23 Food aid aystem 'needs an overhaul' 0 None
2011-08-23 Nationwide Children's Hospital marks major milestone toward opening of new campus 0 None
2011-08-23 Scientists identify brain-circuit defect that triggers absence seizures 0 None
2011-08-23 Children with asthma more likely to have been exposed to tobacco smoking before birth 0 None
2011-08-22 Children at risk of injury under overstuffed backpacks 0 None
2011-08-22 “Maggie Goes on a Diet” raises storm of protests among experts 0 5
2011-08-22 Coronary stent implantation safe, feasible for infants or toddlers with ACS 0 None
2011-08-22 Pulse oximetry can identify newborns with congenital heart disease 0 None
2011-08-22 Disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers more likely to have sickly children 0 None
2011-08-20 Violence and displacement in Yemen exacerbate child malnutrition 0 None
2011-08-20 NHLBI selects U-M Congenital Heart Center for clinical research 0 None
2011-08-20 St. Joseph's Women's Hospital inaugurates new 64-suite neonatal intensive care unit 0 None
2011-08-20 White House holds call to discuss famine in the Horn of Africa 0 None
2011-08-20 Waist circumference does not effectively predict children with increased risk of diabetes 0 None
2011-08-20 Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease kills 81 children in Vietnam 0 None
2011-08-20 PBS NewsHour examines polio eradication efforts in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states 0 None
2011-08-20 New research articles focus on sport, physical activity participation across the lifespan 0 None
2011-08-20 Report: Major gains in effort to enroll children in public health care programs 0 None
2011-08-20 Canuck Place receives TD donation to build new children's hospice in Abbotsford 0 None
2011-08-20 Nigerian Governors launch polio vaccination campaign 0 None
2011-08-20 Scientists report molecular structural basis for sex organ, head deformities 0 None
2011-08-20 Babies of mothers with higher pre-pregnancy BMI are fatter, finds study 0 None
2011-08-19 First 5 LA awards Valley Presbyterian Hospital $500,000 to improve breastfeeding rates 0 None
2011-08-19 Common chest wall deformity inhibits lung function as the cavity grows deeper 0 None
2011-08-19 U.K., Islamic countries pledge additional funds for famine aid in Somalia 0 None
2011-08-19 HHS announces $40M in grants to identify and enroll eligible children for Medicaid, CHIP 0 None
2011-08-18 More kids being diagnosed with ADHD 0 4
2011-08-18 First Edition: August 18, 2011 0 None
2011-08-18 Multi-country study of severe pneumonia in hospitalized children 0 None
2011-08-18 National campaign in China aims to rectify gender imbalance 0 None
2011-08-18 Milk helps children to stay hydrated during exercise than water 0 None
2011-08-18 Maternal stress may disrupt masculinization of developing mouse brain 0 None
2011-08-18 UnitedHealthcare, 4-H to launch new nutrition and wellness program for young people 0 None
2011-08-18 Context-focused intervention effective for children with cerebral palsy 0 None
2011-08-18 UNHCR reports 10 children dying daily and women facing risk of rape in Ethiopian refugee camps 0 None
2011-08-18 Skin infection admissions are now the seventh-most-common reason for hospitalizations 0 None
2011-08-17 Study: Eye contact seems to act as an invitation for mimicry 0 None
2011-08-17 Study of Chicago neighborhoods tracks prevalence of five key public health issues 0 None
2011-08-17 U.S. 'can be proud' of past, future investments to improve food security 0 None
2011-08-17 Young stressed females can impair future offspring, also improve resilience 0 None
2011-08-17 PERCH study to look at current and likely future causes of childhood pneumonia 0 None
2011-08-17 Volunteen Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 0 None
2011-08-17 Seattle Children's receives Gates Foundation grant to complete development of Sea-PAP 0 None
2011-08-17 NIH study in mice shows potential new target for treatment of ADHD 0 None
2011-08-17 Study finds broadest immune response from LAIV nasal spray vaccines for children 0 None
2011-08-17 FDA approves two new strengths of Lupron Depot-PED for central precocious puberty 0 None
2011-08-16 Disease outbreaks, looting hampering relief efforts in Somalia famine 0 None
2011-08-16 Study investigates autism spectrum disorder, sibling recurrence 0 None
2011-08-16 Scientists identify potential target that could combat allergies of early childhood 0 1.5
2011-08-16 Key Assets' new fostering agency now open in Kentucky 0 None
2011-08-16 PlusNews examines challenges to Burundi's PMTCT program 0 None
2011-08-16 East African profiles new GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley 0 None
2011-08-16 A call for safer birth practices in Timor-Leste 0 None
2011-08-16 Study suggests link between pre-pregnancy obesity and asthma symptoms in teen children 0 None
2011-08-16 Scientists identify potential new target for childhood eye tumor 0 4.5
2011-08-16 Parents view children's nut allergies as 'frivolous and self-indulgent fad' 0 4
2011-08-16 Study confirms presence of bacteria linked with early childhood caries in infant saliva 0 None
2011-08-16 AVI BioPharma, MDA to initiate exon-51 Phase 2 trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy 0 None
2011-08-16 MRI scans show children of depressed mothers have enlarged amygdala 0 None
2011-08-16 Toclizumab for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2011-08-15 The face may reveal facts from childhood: Study 0 1
2011-08-12 Increase in public awareness leads to lower obesity in children 0 None
2011-08-12 Study finds decrease in inpatient hospitalizations for the elderly with psychiatric diagnosis 0 None
2011-08-12 Feeling the budget squeeze, some states reduce kids' access to care 0 None
2011-08-12 Blood test early in pregnancy to detect baby’s gender 0 None
2011-08-12 TCHP receives Texas HHSC's managed care renewed contracts 0 None
2011-08-12 SIGMAR1 gene mutation associated with development of juvenile ALS 0 None
2011-08-12 Study finds increase in amount of brown fat among lean children 0 None
2011-08-11 BSC's campaign aims to combat Zombieitis in teens 0 None
2011-08-11 Narcissism may help children navigate adolescence 0 None
2011-08-11 Fertile Guatemala faces starvation as subsistence crops fail 0 None
2011-08-11 Study suggests link between gene variant and Proteus syndrome 0 None
2011-08-11 Northern California's pregnant women have higher PBDE flame retardant exposures 0 None
2011-08-10 Child’s food preferences could be determined in womb: Study 0 5
2011-08-10 Pink or blue – now find out at 7 weeks of pregnancy 0 None
2011-08-10 YASOO Health launches grape flavored liquid iron supplement for children 0 None
2011-08-10 U.S. can do more to reverse famine in Horn of Africa 0 None
2011-08-10 UNICEF-funded study shows extent of violence against children in Tanzania 0 None
2011-08-10 Family Nutrition Program educates parents, children on healthy food choices 0 None
2011-08-10 Report highlights issues that affect Aboriginal maternal, child health in various regions 0 None
2011-08-10 Noninvasive prenatal DNA test can detect fetus at risk for sex-linked disorders 0 None
2011-08-10 Study finds very low rates of pertussis in children with cough 0 None
2011-08-10 Sleep deprivation negatively affects school-age children 0 None
2011-08-10 Research shows six-fold risk of autism in grandchildren of acrodynia survivors 0 None
2011-08-10 Vitamin D, UVB may help prevent dental caries 0 None
2011-08-09 Toilet training for young children 0 None
2011-08-09 Jill Biden leads U.S. delegation to Kenya to assess conditions in Horn of Africa 0 None
2011-08-09 New study focuses on Anopheles gambiae to prevent spread of malaria 0 None
2011-08-09 Study examines GPS monitoring of adult sex offenders in Maricopa County, AZ 0 2
2011-08-09 Study finds key influential factors linked with risk of allergies in babies 0 None
2011-08-09 Study helps clarify definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease 0 None
2011-08-09 EDRP offers free family counseling to combat eating disorders in adolescents 0 None
2011-08-09 Provider groups weigh in with Supreme Court on Calif. Medicaid case; Fla. docs oppose Medicaid revamp 0 None
2011-08-08 Share A Smile program for kids in need of major orthodontic care 0 None
2011-08-08 Smoking figures show decrease in heavy smokers but rise in teenage and light smokers 0 None
2011-08-08 Mindless eating: Don't rely on your stomach to tell you when you're full! 0 None
2011-08-08 Researchers use SNAP technology to assess fetal gene expression in amniotic fluid 0 None
2011-08-06 USDA scientists develop new food aid product 0 None
2011-08-06 Measles Initiative vaccinates one billion children 0 None
2011-08-05 India to use mothers' mobile phones to track child immunizations 0 None
2011-08-05 Key protein discoveries could lead to new lung repair therapies for children, adults 0 None
2011-08-05 Hand hygiene knowledge reduces risk of infection in elementary schools, HCW 0 None
2011-08-05 TrustLaw publishes special report on child marriage 0 None
2011-08-05 New legislation allows physicians in Texas to treat chronic Lyme disease 0 None
2011-08-05 Specific microRNA cluster could play a key role in retinoblastoma development 0 None
2011-08-05 Predictive genetic testing may identify children's risk for developing common, treatable disorders 0 None
2011-08-05 FDA approves first scorpion antivenom 0 None
2011-08-05 Study: Poorly controlled asthma doubles healthcare costs linked with disease 0 None
2011-08-05 Scientists develop Instant Corn Soy Blend for young children 0 None
2011-08-05 Daily text messages to health workers improve proper malaria treatment administration, study shows 0 None
2011-08-04 Safe Kids USA to host Youth Sports Safety Clinics 0 None
2011-08-04 Hundreds of parents in Nigerian state refusing polio vaccinations for children 0 None
2011-08-04 Obama administration issues new guidance on aid to drought-stricken Somalia 0 None
2011-08-04 Breastfeeding for up to one year after birth can reduce child mortality, UNICEF says 0 None
2011-08-04 Children of depressed mothers in developing countries less likely to thrive, report says 0 None
2011-08-04 New research highlights urgent need to develop specific guidelines for HIV-infected children 0 None
2011-08-04 Study confirms accuracy of developmental screening tests for children 0 None
2011-08-04 U.N. issues appeal for air cargo space, warns about rising child mortality among Somalis in Kenya 0 None
2011-08-04 Fatty acids, nutrients during pregnancy can reduce risk of breast cancer in female offspring 0 None
2011-08-04 Bad teeth in Ozzie kids worries dental health experts 0 None
2011-08-04 'Concussions in the Classroom' program for high school teachers 0 None
2011-08-04 Instituto Bioclon receives FDA approval for Anascorp to treat Centruroides scorpion sting 0 None
2011-08-03 Narrative exposure therapy can reduce PTSD symptoms in former child soldiers 0 None
2011-08-03 New approach reduces cyanogen, enhances nutritional value in root crop 0 None
2011-08-03 Marital instability impacts child's sleep patterns 0 None
2011-08-03 PBS NewsHour profiles projects competing in saving lives at birth challenge 0 None
2011-08-03 Closer to babies in NICUs 0 None
2011-08-03 Negative physiological changes may raise risk of type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-08-03 UNICEF faces $50M shortfall to aid children in flood-affected areas of Pakistan 0 None
2011-08-03 Tiny controlled-release antibiotic pellet can treat glue ear infection in children 0 None
2011-08-03 Study links indoor air cleaner use with improved asthma symptoms in children 0 None
2011-08-03 OUP, PIDS partner to publish Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 0 None
2011-08-03 Hospitals not doing enough to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers: CDC report 0 None
2011-08-03 Novel therapy reduces elevated blood levels of toxic protein in women with preeclampsia 0 None
2011-08-02 Low-cost UC sensor can quickly detect heavy metals in humans 0 None
2011-08-02 Officials in Nigerian state say parents who refuse polio vaccination for children could be prosecuted 0 None
2011-08-02 Early life exposure to mold may increase risk of asthma in infants 0 None
2011-08-02 New insight into causes of pronoun confusion in autism 0 None
2011-08-01 Pregnancy and electromagnetic fields linked to asthma in kids 0 None
2011-08-01 DHA during pregnancy prevents colds in babies: Study 0 None
2011-08-01 Meningococcal case at Townsville child care center 0 None
2011-08-01 Majority of infants consume more salt than recommended 0 None


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