Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - February 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-02-29 Hawaii bags “Happiest State” award for third year in a row 0 None
2012-02-29 No link between gestational weight gain and cognitive performance of children 0 None
2012-02-29 Urbanization leaves millions of children without access to vital services, UNICEF report states 0 None
2012-02-29 Health indicator reports show more HIV-positive South Africans receiving care but costs increasing 0 1
2012-02-29 WUSM to study children with weakened immune systems 0 None
2012-02-29 First study to show effects of ecstasy drug on fetal and infant development 0 None
2012-02-28 HPV vaccine now recommended for boys: American Academy of Pediatrics 0 None
2012-02-28 Active video games do not increase exercise in kids 0 None
2012-02-28 Largest study to date to observe dynamic social scenes in children with ASD 0 None
2012-02-28 Rapid influenza diagnostic tests highly accurate in children than in adults 0 None
2012-02-28 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Autism Speaks create new sleep guide 1 None
2012-02-28 Childhood adversity may lead to epigenetic changes in glucocorticoid receptor gene 0 None
2012-02-28 Tips to reduce potential sleep deprivation in children 0 None
2012-02-28 New protocol decreases sternum infections in kids by 61% 0 None
2012-02-28 Strong link between BMI and asthma in Hispanic youth 0 None
2012-02-27 Anorexia on the rise among kids and anti-obesity campaigns blamed 0 None
2012-02-27 Enrollment complete in Ikaria iNO Pivotal Phase III trial for BPD 0 None
2012-02-27 India taken off WHO list of polio endemic countries 0 None
2012-02-27 Medication plus parent training effective in treating children with ASD 0 None
2012-02-27 News briefs from featured presentations at Cardiology 2012 0 5
2012-02-27 Survey: 49% of asthma patients are not using controllers 0 None
2012-02-24 Seven scientists aim to make strides in predicting and preventing preterm birth 0 None
2012-02-24 Calif. Medicaid chief promises dental changes for kids 0 None
2012-02-24 Depressive symptoms of fathers lead to mental health problems in children 0 5
2012-02-24 Saving Lives at Birth partnership launches second round grants 0 None
2012-02-24 NYU Langone HJD first in the Metro NY area to launch J-tip needle-free anesthetic system 0 None
2012-02-24 WHO urging Afghans to vaccinate children for measles following outbreak in western region 0 None
2012-02-23 Children of immigrant parents more likely to develop autism with intellectual disability 0 None
2012-02-23 FSU receives NIH grant to better understand and diagnose dyslexia 0 None
2012-02-23 Breast feeding information collected by WIC verified through telephonic survey 0 None
2012-02-23 Maintaining differential diagnosis inclusive of infectious etiology may help save children's life 0 3
2012-02-23 For kids whole fruit is the best and fruit juice should be limited 0 None
2012-02-23 Experts to discuss current treatments for children with heart disease at Cardiology 2012 0 None
2012-02-23 Pediatricians should screen all children for vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2012-02-23 Micronutrients affect methylation, linked to changes in the immune system 0 None
2012-02-23 South Asia makes little progress in meeting maternal, child mortality MDGs, U.N. report says 0 None
2012-02-23 New Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai to be dedicated on March 1 0 None
2012-02-23 Study examines abdomyosarcoma growth in mouse models of muscular dystrophy 0 None
2012-02-23 Laboratory Supply Company raises $16,000 to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital 0 None
2012-02-23 Patterns of brain development are distinct in infants with ASD 0 None
2012-02-23 Novartis delivers 100 million child-friendly antimalarial treatments to 39 countries 0 None
2012-02-22 Study examines impact of EHR on childhood obesity evaluation 0 None
2012-02-22 Over-reactive parents more likely to have toddlers with negative emotionality, problem behaviors 0 None
2012-02-22 First prospective study of ethnic differences in symptoms of autism in toddlers 0 None
2012-02-22 First ever publication with data on head impacts from youth football players 0 None
2012-02-22 New analysis highlights ongoing scale of tobacco problem among children 0 None
2012-02-22 Child welfare experts to gather at UNC for Wicked Problems Institute 0 None
2012-02-22 Autism Speaks releases two new ATN tool kits 0 None
2012-02-22 Childhood Obesity celebrates second anniversary of Let's Move! initiative 0 None
2012-02-22 DANSR/FORTE assay more effective in diagnosing Edwards and Down syndrome 0 None
2012-02-22 EMA grants positive scientific opinion for Pyramax to treat malaria 0 None
2012-02-22 Breastfeeding mother's consumption of caffeine may cause wakefulness and irritability in the baby 0 None
2012-02-22 Immunization against flu during pregnancy can influence fetal growth 0 None
2012-02-21 Series of studies on rising obesity rates among kids 0 None
2012-02-21 Teenagers can make do with less sleep: Study finds 0 None
2012-02-21 Gender nonconformity in childhood leads to increased risk of abuse: Study 0 None
2012-02-21 Infant colic may be an early sign of migraine headache later in life 0 None
2012-02-21 Mothers who suffer migraine headaches more likely to have babies with colic 0 None
2012-02-20 Lack of diapers keep children out of childcare 0 None
2012-02-20 A pediatric version of Rothman Index 0 None
2012-02-20 New CNN report points to a serious problem - childhood obesity 0 None
2012-02-20 Autism may be evident in an infant’s brain much earlier than thought: Study 0 None
2012-02-20 CAI improves asthma outcomes and saves $1.46 for every dollar spent 0 None
2012-02-20 Gender identity disorder linked with mental health risk in children 0 None
2012-02-20 Symposium discusses links between genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences on autism 0 None
2012-02-20 Finnish researchers break ground in neonatal brain research 0 None
2012-02-19 Low dose carbon monoxide therapy can prevent fetal death 0 None
2012-02-18 Arsenic found in baby formula containing organic brown rice syrup 0 4
2012-02-18 Impact of maternal mental health and antidepressant exposure on mechanics of early language acquisition 0 None
2012-02-18 CCF endorses bill to identify students at risk of sudden cardiac death 0 5
2012-02-18 In young children autism does not appear suddenly, but develops over time 0 None
2012-02-18 Researchers discover significant differences in brain development in infants who later develop autism 0 None
2012-02-18 Novel feeding device may decrease risk of FTT in newborns with congenital heart defects 0 None
2012-02-18 Most women underestimate effect of asthma during pregnancy 0 None
2012-02-18 Vaccines are for people of all ages, not just children and seniors 0 None
2012-02-18 Study: Thrombolytic therapy can be safely used in children with stroke 0 None
2012-02-18 MIEMSS re-designates JHH as a Level IIIC Perinatal Referral Center for Maryland 0 None
2012-02-18 Study examines mercury exposure in pregnant women 0 None
2012-02-17 Standardization may improve Canada's ranking in international child health indexes 0 None
2012-02-17 Dance against diabetes 1 None
2012-02-17 Glial cells inhibit growth of brainstem neurons 0 None
2012-02-17 Home health industry fights minimum wage rule 0 None
2012-02-17 Shortage looming, drug maker agrees to release emergency supplies of kids' cancer drug 0 None
2012-02-17 Low choline intake increases risk of liver scarring in menopausal women with NAFLD 0 5
2012-02-17 U.N. meeting delegates urge international community to respond thoroughly, rapidly to drought-stricken Sahel 0 None
2012-02-17 Indian authorities vaccinate children crossing India-Pakistan border; Distrust of polio vaccines grows in Pakistan 0 None
2012-02-17 Augmented toys may help children with autism 0 None
2012-02-17 Over 7.5M children reside with a single-parent with alcohol problems 0 None
2012-02-17 Scientists track initial steps of type 1 diabetes mellitus 0 None
2012-02-17 Study finds increase in prevalence of hidden arsenic in organic foods 0 None
2012-02-16 Understanding the economic impact of the 'girl effect' 0 None
2012-02-16 New parent-training program effective in reducing risk of obesity in preschool Latino children 0 None
2012-02-16 Children still exposed to same level of ads for junk foods 0 None
2012-02-16 Children may consume more titanium dioxide than adults 0 None
2012-02-16 First study to evaluate motor impairments in children with ASD 1 5
2012-02-16 Impact of child malnourishment similar to that of AIDS 0 None
2012-02-16 One quarter of young children worldwide suffer effects of malnutrition, Save the Children survey shows 0 None
2012-02-16 African-American children tend to be diagnosed later for autism 1 None
2012-02-15 Researchers develop first 'newborn weight curves' for specific ethnic groups across Canada 0 None
2012-02-15 Pregnant mothers who are vitamin D deficient raise risk of language difficulties in kids: Study 0 None
2012-02-15 IOM recommendations for healthful diet to children and adolescents not fully implemented 0 None
2012-02-15 Surgeons fix plumbing in the heart of newborn 5 days old 0 None
2012-02-15 Study to examine relationship between oral and silent reading in children 0 None
2012-02-15 Higher levels of MVPA may improve cardiometabolic risk factors in children, adolescents 0 None
2012-02-15 Mass spectroscopy identifies total of 1,210 UCB proteins 0 None
2012-02-15 AMCHP honors LSUHSC's professor for excellence in maternal and child health care 0 None
2012-02-15 Mylan responds to current preservative-free Methotrexate Injection shortage 0 None
2012-02-14 Scientists identify and describe molecular mechanism behind holoprosencephaly 0 None
2012-02-14 First large-scale investigation into diabetes risk among young people in South Asia 0 None
2012-02-14 Babies could be understanding more than we think: Study 0 None
2012-02-14 Juvenile arthritis affected kids are at a high risk of cancer: Study 0 None
2012-02-14 What is the optimum amount of sleep for kids? 0 None
2012-02-14 National Library of Medicine acquires papers of sickle cell disease expert 0 None
2012-02-14 Gaming and technology may help control weight and promote health in children 0 None
2012-02-14 Unstructured free play, recess need to be reinstated in schools 0 None
2012-02-14 Children living near coal-tar-sealed pavement likely to ingest PAHs 0 None
2012-02-14 Oxygen deprivation disrupts insulin and glucose regulation in rat pups 0 None
2012-02-14 Pakistan, Afghanistan form joint action plan against polio 0 None
2012-02-14 Second and third generation Mexican-Americans more likely to be obese 0 None
2012-02-14 IBD may disrupt school functioning in children 0 None
2012-02-14 Supply of childhood leukemia drug nearly exhausted 0 None
2012-02-14 Radiation induces testicular cancer in male fetuses 0 None
2012-02-14 Scientists create new mouse model for medulloblastoma 0 None
2012-02-14 February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 0 5
2012-02-14 Agilent's microarrays used in landmark study on prenatal samples 0 None
2012-02-14 Researchers pinpoint source of Loeys-Dietz syndrome 0 None
2012-02-14 Two novel devices can predict women at risk of premature birth 0 None
2012-02-14 Crop failures, returning migrants, weather patterns threatening to worsen malnutrition in Africa's Sahel, Horn regions 0 None
2012-02-13 Chemotherapy during pregnancy for cancer does not necessarily harm the baby: Study 0 4
2012-02-13 Intervention programs can help teen girls achieve long-term success in managing weight 0 None
2012-02-13 Children with delayed ACL reconstruction have higher rates of knee injuries 0 None
2012-02-13 Risk of obstetric intervention lower for women who intended home births 0 None
2012-02-13 Early MSC transplantation can help repair neonatal brain damage 0 None
2012-02-13 No link between weight gain and risk of repeat preterm birth 0 None
2012-02-13 Preterm birth interventions should be tailored for underlying risk factors and pathways 0 None
2012-02-13 Recognizing Global Fund's integration of reproductive health into focus on AIDS, TB, malaria 0 None
2012-02-13 Study looks at link between delivery time and outcomes for infants with birth defects 0 None
2012-02-13 Cesarean delivery may increase risk of breathing problems in preterm babies 0 None
2012-02-13 Massively parallel sequencing effective in diagnosing fetal aneuploidies 0 None
2012-02-13 Pioglitazone can prevent long term effects of maternal obesity on offspring 0 None
2012-02-13 Incident malignancy four times higher among children with JIA 0 None
2012-02-13 Length of residence in the U.S. increases risk of PTB among Hispanic women 0 None
2012-02-13 Paternal and maternal age may increase risk of autism in children 0 None
2012-02-13 OptumHealth names Women & Infants as Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care 0 None
2012-02-10 Osiris provides update on status of development, commercialization agreement with Genzyme 0 None
2012-02-10 One in four low-income cohabiting couples with children maintain romantic relationship 0 None
2012-02-10 Induction of labor does not minimize risk of respiratory problems, infection in infants 0 None
2012-02-10 Negative consequences of maternal obesity can be reversed through exercise 0 None
2012-02-10 PAP improves attention, anxiety and QOL in children with OSAS 0 None
2012-02-10 Eighth grader develops AnimalGrams to support pediatric cancer research at UCLA 0 None
2012-02-10 Children with multiple psychosomatic symptoms more likely to experience physical abuse 0 None
2012-02-10 University of Haifa study to shed new light on DCD 0 None
2012-02-10 Experts discuss benefits of combining deworming, school feeding programs at meeting with U.K. Parliament 0 None
2012-02-10 Optimal timing of elective delivery is 39 weeks for women with prior cesarean 0 None
2012-02-10 Chromosomal microarray provides more information about fetal abnormalities 0 None
2012-02-10 Ultrasound reliable alternative to X-rays for DDH screening in children 0 1
2012-02-09 After-school program can help young adolescents avoid alcohol 0 None
2012-02-09 Stimulants do not increase risk of cardiovascular events in youth with ADHD 0 None
2012-02-09 South Asian nations explore ways to strengthen collaboration at forum for health research 0 None
2012-02-09 LFA announces new grants for critical areas of lupus research 0 None
2012-02-09 DF/CHCC specialists recommend genetic counseling for children with Li-Fraumeni syndrome 0 None
2012-02-09 Duration of residence in the U.S. may increase risk of preterm birth in Hispanic women 0 None
2012-02-09 Injuries in overweight and obese children more often from 'low-energy' impact 0 None
2012-02-08 Breast-fed children less likely to develop obesity 0 None
2012-02-08 State Department, USAID blog posts support elimination of FGM/C 0 None
2012-02-08 Al Jazeera examines unique polio eradication campaign in Pakistan 0 None
2012-02-08 RV5 vaccination does not increase risk of intussusception in infants 0 None
2012-02-08 States busy implementing local, federal health reforms 0 None
2012-02-08 Routine 4CMenB immunizations effective against meningococcal strains in infants 0 None
2012-02-08 Parents more likely to blame and doubt child sex abuse victims 0 None
2012-02-08 Research focuses on gene mutation that leads to cleft palate 0 None
2012-02-08 Umbilical cord cleaning with chlorhexidine reduces infant's risk of infection 0 None
2012-02-07 Spanking kids does not work and may lead to developmental difficulties 1 None
2012-02-07 Bread to blame for too much salt in American diet: CDC report 0 None
2012-02-07 Facebook and Twitter addiction: Study 0 1
2012-02-07 Asthmatic mothers encouraged to breastfeed without fear as it boosts baby’s lung power: Study 0 None
2012-02-07 TGen to host Pediatric Cancer Translational Genomics in Scottsdale 0 None
2012-02-07 Closing elementary and secondary schools can help slow pH1N1 transmission 0 None
2012-02-07 Researchers derive vessel-forming stem cells from amniotic fluid 0 None
2012-02-07 Researchers discover how SHP-2 genetic defect may result in heart malformation 0 None
2012-02-06 Diabetic mothers and risk of birth defects in baby: Study 0 None
2012-02-06 MindChild seeks FDA pre-market clearance for MERIDIAN non-invasive fetal heart monitor 0 None
2012-02-06 Sharp rise in incidence of children hospitalizations due to physical abuse 0 None
2012-02-06 Early parenting intervention holds promise for childhood obesity prevention 0 None
2012-02-06 Tennessee Gov. declares February as 'St. Jude Month' 0 None
2012-02-04 Future of social robotics requires meeting the expectations of human brain 0 None
2012-02-04 Link between health and schooling among fleeing children 0 None
2012-02-04 Whole-exome sequencing discovers cause of glycosylation disorders 0 None
2012-02-03 Study to understand links between premature birth and maths disability in children 0 None
2012-02-03 Should smacking of children be banned? 0 4.2
2012-02-03 General anesthesia in infancy linked to ADHD 0 None
2012-02-03 Is sugar as bad as alcohol and tobacco? 2 3
2012-02-03 Knowledge, resources exist to reach maternal, child mortality MDGs in Africa with unified efforts 0 None
2012-02-03 Mental illness suspect genes are among the most environmentally responsive regulatory mechanisms 0 None
2012-02-03 Change in sickle cell anemia prevention strategies decreases racial disparities in stroke-related deaths 0 None
2012-02-03 Pediatricians lead statewide effort to raise awareness about childhood vaccination 0 None
2012-02-03 India has worst child mortality gender differential worldwide, new U.N. data show 0 None
2012-02-03 Height, BMI in early childhood can contribute to adult bone mass and density 0 None
2012-02-03 Breastfeeding associated with improved lung function in children of asthmatic mothers 0 None
2012-02-03 Breastfeeding may improve lung function in school age children of asthmatic mothers 0 None
2012-02-03 DNA-based prenatal blood test can also identify trisomy 13 and 18 0 None
2012-02-02 Multiple exposures to anesthesia associated with higher rates of ADHD in children 0 5
2012-02-02 Poor quality vaccination campaigns, lack of government commitment helping polio spread in Chad 0 None
2012-02-02 Pros and cons of routine school BMI screening 0 None
2012-02-01 First large study to establish link between infection and stroke in children 0 None
2012-02-01 First signs of atherosclerotic heart disease may appear in early childhood 0 None
2012-02-01 Coroners more likely to hold inquests for childhood deaths from complications of medical care 0 None
2012-02-01 Fish intake can help pregnant women improve their progeny's intelligence 0 None
2012-02-01 The challenge of crafting public health messages to combat childhood obesity 0 None
2012-02-01 Majority of children can safely quit anti-rejection drugs after liver transplant from parents 0 None
2012-02-01 Study demonstrates safety of weight reduction surgery in morbidly obese adolescents 0 None
2012-02-01 Vertex receives FDA approval for Kalydeco to treat rare form of CF 0 None
2012-02-01 Most young people do not receive emergency mental health assessment after deliberate self-harm 0 None


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