Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - April 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-04-30 Uncomfortably high rates of maternal deaths during childbirth raise concerns: Study 0 None
2012-04-30 Overweight and obese teenagers with diabetes may be difficult to treat: Study 0 None
2012-04-30 Amoxicillin-clavulanate may improve small bowel function in children experiencing motility disturbances 0 None
2012-04-30 Removing ruptured appendix sooner lowers hospital costs, charges 0 None
2012-04-30 Teens with high levels of uric acid at increased risk for high blood pressure 0 None
2012-04-30 Parenthood does not lead to healthier diets 0 None
2012-04-30 Conjoined twins bounce back after separation surgery 0 None
2012-04-30 New research challenges recommendation to restrict soothers in breastfeeding infants 0 None
2012-04-30 Children's bad behaviour may be due to mental disorders 0 None
2012-04-30 Single mothers with depression more likely to add cereal to bottles 0 None
2012-04-30 MR enterography accurate in diagnosing fibrosis in pediatric patients with Crohn disease 0 None
2012-04-30 Family presence does not hinder trauma teams' ability to treat injured children 0 None
2012-04-30 MDGHA, CHAI and Mylan partner to fight childhood deaths caused by diarrhea 0 None
2012-04-30 Parents with poor math skills more likely to make dosing errors 0 None
2012-04-30 Hispanic children less likely to receive medication for abdominal pain in ED 0 None
2012-04-30 Study links obesity in young people to familiarity with fast-food ads 0 None
2012-04-30 Food-insecure mothers associated with childhood obesity 0 None
2012-04-30 Only few clinical trials are being conducted to test drugs in pediatric patients 0 None
2012-04-30 WVU Healthcare surgeon implants diaphragmatic pacemaker in young quadriplegic 0 5
2012-04-30 Bullying, ostracism strong predictors of increased symptoms of depression or anxiety 0 None
2012-04-30 Breast-fed babies may have healthy gut microbial population 0 None
2012-04-30 Study: Incidence of fetal growth restriction is lower in obese women 0 None
2012-04-30 Symposium at PAS annual meeting to focus on pediatric obesity 0 None
2012-04-30 Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy puts newborns at risk for iron deficiency 0 None
2012-04-27 World must extend access to life-saving vaccines to all children 0 None
2012-04-27 Ghanaian vaccination campaign hopes to prevent up to 14,000 child deaths 0 None
2012-04-27 Long-duration breastfeeders sacrifice considerable income 0 None
2012-04-27 Smoking during pregnancy may increase risk of autism in children 0 None
2012-04-27 U.S. government 'catalyzing' international community to end preventable child deaths 0 None
2012-04-27 Ghana launching childhood immunization campaign for rotavirus, pneumococcal disease 0 None
2012-04-27 Study investigates possible links between maternal age and autism 0 None
2012-04-27 Share 35 policy reduces racial disparities in kidney transplantation among children 0 None
2012-04-27 Simple wrist sensor could gauge severity of epileptic seizures 0 None
2012-04-26 Ghana rolls out vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea 0 None
2012-04-26 Minimally-invasive spinal surgery helps Motocross rider return to racing 0 None
2012-04-26 Fatter children more likely to develop cardiometabolic disease, hypertension 0 None
2012-04-26 Medicaid news: Florida prepares for shift to managed care 0 None
2012-04-26 Fragile-X gene linked with disrupting de novo mutations in children with autism 1 None
2012-04-26 Researchers identify new components of genetic pathway that controls neural stem cells 0 None
2012-04-26 CEHC develops list of ten chemicals that contribute to autism, learning disabilities 0 None
2012-04-26 Study shows how PCBs could add to autism risk 0 None
2012-04-26 'Global Pulse' summarizes event launching USAID child survival social media campaign 0 None
2012-04-26 Case study in the Journal of AAPOS highlights need for vigilance 0 None
2012-04-26 Developing organisms can identify and repair head and facial abnormalities 0 None
2012-04-26 Text-message intervention may help boost flu vaccination rates in children 0 None
2012-04-26 Daily ART safe and effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission 0 None
2012-04-26 Laws against cousin marriage are not supported by science: New book 0 5
2012-04-25 Rise of eating disorders among men and boys 1 5
2012-04-25 Kids who are abused or bullied may age faster 0 5
2012-04-25 Childhood obesity prevention programs should start very early and involve peers 0 None
2012-04-25 Blog posts comment on launch of USAID's 'Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday' campaign 0 None
2012-04-25 New paper provides examples of cost-effective NCD policies and programs 0 None
2012-04-25 U.N. SG Ban speaks about need for reproductive health care for young people, releases UNFPA report 0 None
2012-04-25 USAID Administrator Shah launches social media campaign to garner support to improve child health, survival 0 None
2012-04-25 ATA to honor Loyola pediatrician for contributions in the field of telemedicine 0 3
2012-04-25 Magnet hospitals can save lives of very low birth weight infants 0 1
2012-04-25 NCH opens first suburban ambulatory surgery center 0 None
2012-04-25 Clinical trial to evaluate IGF-1 in children with SHANK3 deficiency 0 3.5
2012-04-25 Study shows not all ADHD children benefit from dietary changes 0 None
2012-04-24 Stress can shorten telomeres at a very young age 0 5
2012-04-24 Nigeria's first-ever national Vaccine Summit addresses child mortality burden 0 None
2012-04-24 Study finds better outcomes in VLBW infants born at RNE hospitals 0 None
2012-04-24 CDC Director calls for 'final push' to eradicate polio 0 None
2012-04-24 Link between under-controlled temperament in early childhood and later compulsive gambling 0 None
2012-04-24 USAID's Shah urges cooperation to improve child health, survival 0 None
2012-04-24 Collective bargaining agreements mean public employee benefit changes in Conn., Wis. 0 None
2012-04-24 Text messaging increases flu vaccination coverage in low-income children 0 None
2012-04-24 IADR/AADR publish two studies about dental caries in children 0 None
2012-04-24 Rising food prices affecting efforts to reach MDGs for food, nutrition, World Bank/IMF report says 0 None
2012-04-24 Study finds high levels of cancer-fighting TRAIL in human milk 0 None
2012-04-24 Study finds increase in use of emergency CT in pediatric patients with abdominal pain 0 None
2012-04-24 Women & Infants named lead center in 14-site study of cytomegalovirus 0 None
2012-04-24 Strategic innovations will help prevent HIV transmission from mothers to children, high-level meeting attendees state 0 None
2012-04-24 Twins born to brain dead mother on a respirator for a month 0 None
2012-04-24 Frequent family meals can lead to decreased obesity 0 None
2012-04-24 CMAJ outlines possible causes and treatments for bedwetting in children 0 None
2012-04-24 TopBP1 protein prevents early brain cells from DNA damage 0 None
2012-04-24 Mayo Clinic vaccine expert, pediatrician refute 3 common myths about child vaccine safety 0 None
2012-04-24 Latest scientific research in children's health to be presented at PAS meeting 0 None
2012-04-24 New device can correct bone deformities in children 0 None
2012-04-24 Researchers identify gene that increases risk of MI in newborns with CF 0 None
2012-04-24 IGF1R-blocking drugs can treat children with Wilms' tumour 0 None
2012-04-23 Herpes zoster vaccine safe and well tolerated: Study 0 None
2012-04-23 Data from 2 new studies on RHD presented at World Congress of Cardiology 0 None
2012-04-23 Praziquantel drug can safely cure snail fever in infants 0 5
2012-04-22 Measles report card for 2011 shows too many cases 1 None
2012-04-21 World finance, development ministers meet in Washington for high-level meeting on water, sanitation 0 None
2012-04-21 To achieve AIDS-free generation, needs of youth living with HIV must be addressed in transition services 0 None
2012-04-21 Boston Children's Hospital introduces new mobile app 0 None
2012-04-21 March of Dimes selects UTMB scientist to receive Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award 0 None
2012-04-20 Possible indicators of child abuse 0 None
2012-04-20 K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital announces opening of new specialty care center 0 None
2012-04-20 Safe, separate sleep environments for infants are critical to preventing SUIDs 0 None
2012-04-20 April issue of USAID's 'PRH Connect' available online 0 None
2012-04-20 Key points about head shape asymmetry treatment 0 None
2012-04-20 Study shows efficacy of Infant Behavior, Cry and Sleep Clinic's model of integrated care 0 None
2012-04-20 JSUMC launches Soiree at the Shore event 0 None
2012-04-20 Researchers identify risks in pregnancy related specifically to obesity 0 None
2012-04-20 Minority children exposed to nearly 4 hours of background TV per day 0 None
2012-04-20 SK Biopharmaceuticals receives FDA Orphan Drug status for carisbamate 0 None
2012-04-20 Babies rarely became ill from MRSA infections: Study 0 None
2012-04-20 UH to conduct research on causes and treatment of learning disabilities 0 None
2012-04-19 Childhood obesity positively associated with HCC in adulthood 0 None
2012-04-19 U.S. delegation expresses support for two vaccination campaigns while in Haiti 0 None
2012-04-19 SBU to advance research and clinical care at National Pediatric MS Center 0 None
2012-04-19 North American scientists to explore genetic markers for autism 0 None
2012-04-19 Myomatrix 2012 conference to take place from April 22-24 0 None
2012-04-19 Poll: 80% of American voters favor national school nutrition standards 0 None
2012-04-19 Parents play a crucial role in shaping good childhood eating habits 0 None
2012-04-18 New report on child health, education shows development aid's effectiveness 0 None
2012-04-18 Conventional testing underestimates Rett Syndrome patients' cognitive abilities 0 None
2012-04-18 Nigerian Vaccine Summit an opportunity to translate political will into action 0 None
2012-04-18 New study recommends intraoperative histological evaluation for Hirschsprung disease treatment 0 None
2012-04-18 Genetic reach of autism may extend to half siblings 0 None
2012-04-18 A guide to catch and treat hypertension early in children 0 None
2012-04-18 New research unable to find either positive or negative impact of WIC on infant health 0 None
2012-04-18 Large childhood immunization campaign begins in Haiti, with support from U.S., other international partners 0 None
2012-04-18 Excessive gestational weight gain as problematic as pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity 0 None
2012-04-17 Accidental deaths among kids down but more needs to be done: CDC report 0 None
2012-04-17 Hidden sugar in “healthy” fruit drinks often underestimated 0 None
2012-04-17 Two-thirds of adults support single-dose packaging to avoid accidental poisoning 0 None
2012-04-17 Study finds lower cytokine levels in the plasma of children with autism 0 None
2012-04-17 Lack of mLin41 gene regulator can cause neural tube defects 0 None
2012-04-17 Air pollution can contribute to obesity in children 0 None
2012-04-17 Two related enzymes play a key role in development of T-ALL 0 None
2012-04-17 Maternal depression may affect infants’ sleep 0 None
2012-04-17 Simple two-question test more effective in identifying anxiety disorders in children 0 None
2012-04-17 Depressed mothers more likely to wake up their infants at night 0 None
2012-04-17 Regenstrief, IU develop Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation System 0 None
2012-04-17 Australian nutrition researcher to receive Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award 0 None
2012-04-16 Beds in pediatric intensive care unit could be used more efficiently with improved flow 0 None
2012-04-16 Canadian docs recommend HPV vaccine for boys 0 None
2012-04-16 Gestational diabetes on the rise 0 None
2012-04-16 'Mental health checkups' as part of health care in schools 0 None
2012-04-16 Scientists identify which T. gondii strains are linked with severe illness in U.S. infants 0 None
2012-04-16 Politico Pro examines reaction to Melinda Gates's TEDxChange speech on family planning 0 None
2012-04-16 Tips for parents to prevent children from sexual abuse 0 None
2012-04-16 Study: Even toddlers have a tendency to follow the crowd 0 None
2012-04-16 Study finds feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program 0 None
2012-04-16 Study contains warning for obese expectant mother 0 None
2012-04-15 HPA urges routine vaccination after surge of whooping cough cases 0 None
2012-04-15 Around a quarter of all babies born to unwed couples: CDC study 0 5
2012-04-12 Flu shots offered to populations at risk at the beginning of season 0 None
2012-04-12 Longer looks: Diagnosing autism in minutes; Finding new uses for old drugs; Cancer war victories 0 None
2012-04-12 Dubai Cares makes $1M donation for deworming program in Angola 0 None
2012-04-12 ALL induction treatment failure should not be an automatic indication for bone marrow transplant 0 None
2012-04-12 Abnormally low level of SMN protein linked to movement problems in spinal muscular atrophy 0 None
2012-04-12 Shoes play vital role in protecting children's health, development 0 None
2012-04-12 Overweight moms with moderately high blood sugar raise health risk 0 None
2012-04-12 Integrated programming necessary to address root causes of poverty, poor health 0 None
2012-04-12 Scientists create reference guide for harmful germs in sand 0 None
2012-04-12 Without scale-up of aid, Africa's Sahel region facing humanitarian crisis, U.N. warns 0 None
2012-04-12 Online tool can accurately diagnose autism within minutes 0 None
2012-04-12 Screen time linked with obesity in children 0 None
2012-04-12 Act now 'to prevent tragedy' in Africa's Sahel food security crisis 0 None
2012-04-12 GAVI Alliance secures deal to purchase rotavirus vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline, Merck 0 None
2012-04-12 The urgency of autism: Progress in combating it, even as diagnoses increase 0 None
2012-04-12 Children under five at risk of malnutrition, death from looming Sahel famine, UNICEF warns 0 None
2012-04-11 WHO publishes 'Programmatic Update' on use of ARVs to treat pregnant women, prevent PMTCT 0 None
2012-04-11 Times of India examines how female health volunteers are improving maternal, child health in India 0 None
2012-04-11 Mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder 0 None
2012-04-11 Rate of childhood obesity triples in 30 years 0 None
2012-04-10 Genes and obesity link found in kids 0 None
2012-04-10 USAID Administrator credits reduction in Ethiopia's child mortality rate to effective use of aid 0 None
2012-04-10 Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates delivers TEDxChange speech on access to contraceptives 0 None
2012-04-10 Viewpoints: Health law seeks to remedy broken insurance market; Overhaul was sunk by its complexity 0 None
2012-04-10 Studies determine how geographic location affects physical health 0 None
2012-04-10 ASPO to hold pediatric otolaryngology meeting from April 18 - April 22 0 None
2012-04-10 U.S. children would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess calories per day to prevent obesity 0 None
2012-04-10 Medicaid: Ariz. gets federal OK to expand kids coverage; Docs want to share Minn. insurer rebates; Medi-Cal faces adult day-care injunction 0 None
2012-04-10 States roundup: Aetna goes ahead with small biz coverage hike; 1.2M Texas kids without insurance; Legal immigrants join Mass. health plan 0 None
2012-04-09 Australia-first meeting tackles unacceptable maternal and child health in Burma 0 None
2012-04-09 UK tobacco display ban to reduce youngsters taking up the habit 0 None
2012-04-09 First study to examine links between neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal metabolic conditions 0 None
2012-04-09 Researchers identify new gene variants linked with common childhood obesity 0 2
2012-04-07 Nearly one-third of under 5 children in Vietnam are malnourished, survey shows 0 None
2012-04-07 Study explores link between intraoperative blood loss and pediatric patients' underlying condition 0 None
2012-04-06 Innate patient factors, overall morbidity affect neurodevelopment in infants with single-ventricle disease 0 None
2012-04-06 'Political will, dogged organization' needed to maintain momentum of deworming campaigns 0 None
2012-04-06 GAVI announces HPV, rubella vaccines will be available to developing countries 0 None
2012-04-06 Contraception, abortion, fetal care issues flare up in state legislatures 0 None
2012-04-05 New NewYork-Presbyterian autism center to open in early 2013 0 5
2012-04-05 Novel approach to kill acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells 0 None
2012-04-05 IntegraGen’s ARISk Test looks at 65 genetic markers associated with autism 0 None
2012-04-05 Study tracking progress in maternal, child health highlights inequities in intervention coverage 0 None
2012-04-05 ProMedica TCH offers Autism Early Learning Program 0 None
2012-04-05 Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children 0 None
2012-04-05 CHD8, SNC2A and KATNAL2 gene mutations lead to ASDs 0 None
2012-04-05 Early administration of corticosteroids reduces ED stay for children with asthma 0 None
2012-04-05 Fathers more likely to transmit spontaneous mutations to children with ASDs 0 None
2012-04-05 Asthma management tips for student athletes 0 None
2012-04-05 Rise in child asthma deaths concerning 0 None
2012-04-04 Getting pregnant while on a diet may lead to an obese baby: Study 0 None
2012-04-04 Tips for parents to increase outdoor physical activity for kids 0 None
2012-04-04 Combination of ADHD drug and parental intervention can help children with autism 0 None
2012-04-04 MedImmune's quadrivalent flu vaccine may protect children 0 None
2012-04-04 UNICEF launches social media campaign to raise awareness of malnutrition among children in Sahel region 0 None
2012-04-04 FAAN plays a crucial role in supporting peanut allergy study 0 None
2012-04-04 Multiplier App can predict mature height and bone length in children 0 None
2012-04-04 Parents can help autistic kids connect, communicate and learn 0 5
2012-04-04 Preterm or post-term babies with autism more likely to self-injure 0 4
2012-04-03 Waist measures further specify lipid, blood pressure assessments in overweight and obese adolescents 0 None
2012-04-03 Half of preschool children not being taken outside to play daily by parents 0 None
2012-04-03 Public service announcement on pediatric pulmonary hypertension 0 None
2012-04-03 Early appendectomy can reduce length of stay, medical interventions and hospital charges 0 None
2012-04-03 Moderate caloric intake may reduce risk of obesity in low-birth weight offspring 0 None
2012-04-03 South Sudan hoping to mark three years without recording polio case 0 None
2012-04-03 Prenatal antipsychotic drug exposure may reduce scores on infant neuromotor screening 0 None
2012-04-03 New research: ADHD is more than one disorder 0 None
2012-04-03 Researchers discover multiple genes associated with meconium ileus 0 None
2012-04-02 Some autistic children may “bloom” socially with early and the right therapy 0 None
2012-04-02 Melanoma on the rise especially amongst the young 0 None
2012-04-02 Fizzy drinks may raise risk of heart disease later in life 0 None
2012-04-02 Exclusive breastfeeding policy implemented in South Africa amidst criticism 0 None
2012-04-02 IPT has an ongoing protective effect against malaria in infants 0 None
2012-04-02 Twins and mothers with poor nutrition more likely to develop obesity, type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-04-02 Genetic variations could be linked with meconium ileus in CF patients 0 None
2012-04-02 Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds 0 None
2012-04-02 Childhood onset temporal lobe epilepsy has a significant impact on brain aging 0 None
2012-04-02 Study provides new information on why A-T disease attacks the brain 0 None
2012-04-01 New drive to prevent youngsters from inhaling second-hand smoke at home 0 None
2012-04-01 Autism cases rise by 23% from ’06 to ’08: CDC report 0 None


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