Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Child Health News Stories - June 2012

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2012-06-30 Stress during pregnancy increases children's risk for abnormal health conditions at birth 0 None
2012-06-30 CIHR and CH.I.L.D. create Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network 0 None
2012-06-29 Mothers, children in northern Mali most affected by food insecurity due to conflict, drought 0 None
2012-06-29 Calif. Gov. signs budget 0 None
2012-06-29 IARS announces recipient of 2012 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award 0 None
2012-06-28 LUHS among select group of hospitals nationwide to improve breastfeeding rates 0 None
2012-06-28 California plan to move 880,000 children into Medi-Cal met with skepticism 0 None
2012-06-28 Prenatal exposure to PCBs impacts reproductive function in offspring 0 None
2012-06-28 World must work together to take advantage of 'unique opportunity' to end polio 0 None
2012-06-28 Senior Taliban commander bans polio vaccination efforts in Southern region of Pakistan 0 None
2012-06-28 European Commission needs comprehensive strategy to address malnutrition, report says 0 None
2012-06-28 Fetal growth in pregnancy may be affected by standing for long periods 0 None
2012-06-28 Can London summit broaden discussion of family planning to include needs of young women? 0 None
2012-06-28 Pregnancy complications are leading killer of teenage girls worldwide, Save the Children report says 0 None
2012-06-28 Touch important for side-effects of medicines for premature babies with respiratory problems 0 None
2012-06-28 Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma can be treated without radiation and intensive chemotherapy 0 None
2012-06-28 CHLA pediatric oncologist receives Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant 0 None
2012-06-28 Five medicine safety tips for families traveling with young children 0 None
2012-06-28 Study offers new clues for early autism diagnosis 0 None
2012-06-27 Scientists now have clues to how GATA4 gene mutation leads to septal defects in babies with CHD 0 None
2012-06-27 Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to participate in Best Fed Beginnings 0 None
2012-06-27 Obese children show greater exposure to phthalates 0 None
2012-06-27 Apple iPad 2 can affect programmable shunt valve in children with hydrocephalus 0 None
2012-06-27 Researchers examine how parenting style is associated with sedentary behaviour 0 None
2012-06-27 Child obesity could be cut by healthy eating advice for new mums 0 None
2012-06-27 OOM women in mid-pregnancy have reduced levels of EDCs than general population 0 None
2012-06-27 U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator discusses lessons learned from U.S. response to HIV/AIDS worldwide 0 None
2012-06-27 GlobalPost blog interviews GAVI Board Chair about role of vaccines in ending preventable child deaths 0 None
2012-06-27 New research findings on evidenced-based approaches to tackle childhood obesity 0 None
2012-06-27 First clinical trial to test cardiac drug regimen for DMD 0 None
2012-06-27 Maternal factors associated with fetal growth restriction 0 None
2012-06-27 Medela, King West Pictures and NWMMB partner to increase awareness of human milk banks 0 None
2012-06-26 Age at which ADHD children begin taking medication influences academic progress 1 None
2012-06-26 Study: Fertility drug-conceived children are shorter on average 0 None
2012-06-26 SCRI receives NIH grant for Science Adventure Lab program 0 None
2012-06-26 World-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon performs 10,000th milestone operation 0 None
2012-06-26 New scoring system may better identify adolescents with metabolic syndrome 0 None
2012-06-26 SmartTots announces recipients of inaugural round of research grants 0 None
2012-06-26 Tools to achieve child survival goals are 'at our disposal' 0 None
2012-06-26 Stillbirth rates higher among least well off in England 0 None
2012-06-26 Tiniest and heaviest fetuses at increased risk of being stillborn 0 None
2012-06-26 Exposure to BBzP during pregnancy can increase risk of eczema in children 0 None
2012-06-26 GlobalPost examines women's health in Myanmar amid country's recent political reform 0 4
2012-06-26 To complete unfinished child survival agenda, focus on reaching most marginalized children 0 None
2012-06-26 Some caregivers unsure about when to give epinephrine for children with food allergies 0 None
2012-06-26 Study investigates EEGs as potential diagnostic tool for autism 0 5
2012-06-26 PeriGen’s patient safety campaign raises awareness about shoulder dystocia 1 None
2012-06-26 Sinovac provides update on EV71 vaccine Phase III trial on HFMD 0 None
2012-06-25 Uncontrolled symptoms of pediatric asthma found in 50% of children 0 None
2012-06-25 Self-harm and suicide in young people: the role of new media 0 None
2012-06-25 Study reinforces importance of educating parents and other caregivers of children with food allergy 0 None
2012-06-25 STARS study receives £1.7m funding to test effectiveness of TCM course 0 None
2012-06-25 Even moderate thyroid dysfunction during early pregnancy increases risk of serious complications 0 None
2012-06-25 De novo somatic gene mutations likely to cause hemimegalencephaly 0 None
2012-06-23 Smoking of fathers before conception can damage genetic information of their offspring 1 None
2012-06-23 GlobalPost blog series examines PMTCT program in South Africa 0 None
2012-06-23 Study reveals decline in number of babies born with birth defects across Europe 0 None
2012-06-23 Alcohol during pregnancy can be harmful for the developing baby 0 None
2012-06-23 Ten-year-old kid to participate in annual Arthritis Walk on June 23 0 None
2012-06-23 Young children have higher prevalence of mental health problems: Study 0 None
2012-06-22 Parents play a major role in children's TV time 0 None
2012-06-22 Global initiative to improve quality of midwifery care 0 None
2012-06-22 Researchers identify genes that cooperate in development of medulloblastoma 0 None
2012-06-22 Addressing the need for a new global roadmap for reducing child mortality 0 None
2012-06-22 Protein in blood can predict improper growth of fetus 2 None
2012-06-22 Parents must be considered during expansion of genetic screening programs for newborns 1 None
2012-06-22 Sanford Health CAO receives NOFAS Excellence Award for commitment to FAS 0 None
2012-06-22 U.N. agencies renew commitment to REACH initiative to combat child hunger, malnutrition 0 None
2012-06-22 Moderate alcohol intake during pregnancy does not influence child's development and intelligence 0 None
2012-06-22 Aeterna Zentaris announces perifosine Phase 1 trial on neuroblastoma 0 None
2012-06-22 Report: Autoimmune diseases are all being diagnosed at rapid rates 0 None
2012-06-22 Polio eradication efforts threatened by funding shortfall, vaccination resistance in some countries, experts say 0 None
2012-06-22 Lead 8A analog can treat osteosarcoma in children 0 5
2012-06-22 MCN Learning launches new Pain Scale app for Google Android users 0 None
2012-06-21 Renewed commitment to agenda for child survival needed 0 None
2012-06-21 New understanding of how motor neurons die in spinal muscular atrophy patients 0 None
2012-06-21 Healthy timing, spacing of pregnancy essential in family planning 0 None
2012-06-21 AHS scientific conference to focus on impact of traumatic brain injuries 0 None
2012-06-21 UNICEF, ICA Fellow partnership can help develop quality communication for children 0 None
2012-06-21 Two-thirds of children think parents do almost no physical activity 0 None
2012-06-21 Foods fortified with folic acid can prevent neural tube defects 0 None
2012-06-21 Children exposed to HIV before birth may be more likely to experience hearing loss 0 None
2012-06-21 Celebrating the true birthday of PEPFAR 0 1
2012-06-21 New Lifescript Asthma Health Center for women and children 0 None
2012-06-21 International Consensus on Pediatric Asthma launches in Geneva 0 None
2012-06-20 First study to show that giving to others makes young children happy 0 None
2012-06-20 Antimicrobial exposure may increase risk of allergies in children 0 None
2012-06-20 HCHD program educates entire family to tackle obesity in children 0 None
2012-06-20 Engaging in daily activities with children can reduce stress among single mothers 0 None
2012-06-20 Affordability of diarrhea treatment offers hope for improving child survival 0 None
2012-06-20 Zimbabwe launches week-long immunization campaign with funding from Japan 0 None
2012-06-20 Tips to keep kids safe while enjoying summer activities 0 None
2012-06-19 SickKids, Life Technologies partner to advance pediatric genomic research on Ion Proton Sequencer 0 None
2012-06-19 Tips to keep children healthy and safe in swimming pools 0 None
2012-06-19 Improving outcomes for children with acquired brain injuries a significant challenge 0 None
2012-06-19 Childhood obesity, bullying, drug abuse and child abuse need to be addressed by presidential candidates 0 None
2012-06-19 Difficult childhood affects brain development and can increase risk of adolescent crimes 0 None
2012-06-19 Allergy risk in children linked to antibacterials in personal-care products 0 None
2012-06-19 Study on identification of novel stem cell population in neuroblastoma to be presented at ANR conference 0 None
2012-06-18 Pediatric treatment regime for ALL patients improves chances of long-term survival 0 None
2012-06-18 movin' mania, a community wide effort to address childhood obesity 0 None
2012-06-18 EAACI launches Food Allergy Campaign 0 None
2012-06-18 DBV Technologies’ Viaskin safe and effective in treating children with peanut allergy 0 None
2012-06-16 Opinion pieces address Child Survival Call to Action 1 None
2012-06-16 Efforts to eradicate polio need international financial support 0 None
2012-06-16 Latest allergy research presented at EAACI Congress 2012 0 None
2012-06-16 Governments, private sector partners come together at Child Survival Call to Action in Washington 0 None
2012-06-16 Interventions aimed at preventing, treating pneumonia in children need to be expanded in developing world 0 None
2012-06-16 New model can eradicate childhood obesity in private sector 0 None
2012-06-16 Researchers identify three sets of genetic markers linked with CNS PNET 0 None
2012-06-15 Researchers outline strategy and benchmarks to curb childhood preventable deaths 0 None
2012-06-15 USAID Administrator Shah speaks about Child Survival Call to Action 0 None
2012-06-15 Fewer mothers, children dying globally, but progress varies greatly among countries, report says 0 None
2012-06-15 Drug safety warnings by FDA do not always lead to targeted changes 0 None
2012-06-15 Osiris receives consent from NZ to market Prochymal for GvHD 0 None
2012-06-15 Opinion pieces, blog posts address Child Survival Call to Action 0 None
2012-06-15 Antioxidant rhSOD reduces risk of blindness in extremely low gestational age newborns 0 None
2012-06-15 Folic acid taken during first month of pregnancy reduces risk of autism in children 0 None
2012-06-15 Study strengthens link between HHV-6B and mesial temporal lobe epilepsy 0 None
2012-06-15 Exposure to BPA during gestation has long-lasting, trans-generational effects 0 None
2012-06-15 Study examines link between soft drink intake and risk of obesity in Canadian children 0 None
2012-06-15 FDA approves GSK’s MenHibrix to treat meningococcal and Hib diseases 0 None
2012-06-15 Breast milk protects against oral transmission of HIV 0 4.2
2012-06-15 FDA approves Menhibrix for vaccination against meningococcal and Hib diseases 0 None
2012-06-14 Single-leg approach safe and effective for children with hip and thigh fractures 0 None
2012-06-14 'Child Survival Call to Action' event to take place in Washington this week 0 None
2012-06-14 Roseola virus accounts for one third of febrile status epilepticus cases 0 None
2012-06-14 Interactive website improves parental compliance with asthma controller medication use 0 None
2012-06-14 ACS honors Boston pediatric surgeon with 2012 Jacobson Innovation Award 0 None
2012-06-14 Violence affects a child's quality and quantity of sleep 0 None
2012-06-14 Children’s weight associated with their math performance 0 None
2012-06-13 A father's love contributes more to a child's development 0 None
2012-06-13 Children of GBS meningitis continue to have substantial long-term morbidity 0 None
2012-06-13 Disparities in managing depression among HIV-positive pregnant women 0 None
2012-06-13 Millions suffer chronic food shortages in North Korea, U.N. report says 0 None
2012-06-13 New combination therapy can help improve cure rates for neuroblastoma 0 5
2012-06-13 Relief groups appeal for aid to tackle worsening food crisis in West Africa 0 None
2012-06-13 Lawmakers push to protect health care programs in Calif. budget plan 0 None
2012-06-13 Investigators identify alcohol prep pads contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria 0 None
2012-06-13 Save the Children releases pioneering report on newborn survival 0 None
2012-06-13 Child Survival Call to Action event signals a 'hopeful moment' in global health 0 None
2012-06-13 African-led innovation 'imperative' to overcoming health issues on the continent 0 None
2012-06-13 Despite progress, efforts to end HIV/AIDS epidemic must be redoubled, U.N. officials say 0 None
2012-06-13 New tool should serve as cellular equivalent for children with CDG syndromes 0 None
2012-06-13 Investment in global health programs protects national security, promotes economic growth 0 None
2012-06-13 New computer simulation program enables children with social anxiety to interact with avatars 0 None
2012-06-13 Unique UCLA program proves effective in treating teens with ASD 0 None
2012-06-13 Ischemic stroke on the rise among N.J. children 0 None
2012-06-13 Cerebral damage, ROP may increase risk of visual impairment in extremely preterm children 0 None
2012-06-13 Newborn babies account for 40% of preventable child deaths, see little global health funding, report says 0 None
2012-06-12 Children with ASD pay more for health care: Study 0 None
2012-06-12 Updated AAN guideline outlines treatments for infantile spasms 0 None
2012-06-12 OSA negatively impacts youths’ ability to regulate life skills 0 None
2012-06-12 Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect more cases of RHD 0 None
2012-06-12 Opinion pieces published in advance of 'Child Survival Call to Action' event to take place in Washington 0 None
2012-06-12 ABM treatments can address childhood anxiety 0 None
2012-06-12 Children of older fathers inherit longer telomeres 0 None
2012-06-11 VOA reports on global polio vaccination challenges 0 None
2012-06-11 New understanding about how placental growth is regulated before birth 0 None
2012-06-11 Study compares breast milk fatty acid composition in the U.S. and Tsimane women 0 None
2012-06-11 VHC extends Obstetrics services to Kaiser Permanente members 0 None
2012-06-08 Discovery answers why mother's immune system does not reject developing fetus as foreign tissue 0 3
2012-06-08 New fetal genetics testing technique could offer less risk, more controversy 0 None
2012-06-08 Tackling diarrhea, pneumonia could save 2M children, according to UNICEF report 0 None
2012-06-08 Forbes interviews UNFPA Executive Director regarding global progress in reducing maternal mortality 0 None
2012-06-08 Decision Resources forecasts the launch of four new agents to treat DMD by 2021 0 None
2012-06-08 Second-hand cigarette smoke linked with moderate to severe urinary disorders in children 1 None
2012-06-08 Preterm birth rates over past 20 years only dropped in 3 countries 0 None
2012-06-08 Study identifies 29 potential DS biomarker proteins in maternal serum 0 None
2012-06-08 Study explores effects of letter spacing on the reading ability of dyslexic children 0 None
2012-06-08 Food allergies more prevalent among urban children 0 None
2012-06-07 BRF to fund research that focuses on sports-related concussive injuries among young children 0 None
2012-06-07 Disney to ban junk food ads in obesity fight 0 None
2012-06-07 Dengue fever vaccine 'may be in sight,' Reuters reports 0 None
2012-06-07 Appropriate CT scans may save and extend lives of children 0 None
2012-06-07 'Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday' weekly theme is mHealth 0 None
2012-06-07 TAB program proves effective in changing attitudes about stuttering 0 None
2012-06-07 New strategy can effectively control malaria in Africa 0 None
2012-06-07 Economic Community of West African States launches urgent appeal for aid to Africa's Sahel region 0 None
2012-06-07 Dentists explore how psychological factors affect oral health 0 2.5
2012-06-06 Study investigates optical treatments to slow myopia progression in children 0 5
2012-06-06 New technique accurately determines infants at risk for malaria 0 None
2012-06-06 Study determines transgenerational effects of cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats 0 None
2012-06-06 Iron and micronutrient-enriched foodstuffs can fight against anaemia 0 None
2012-06-06 Guardian examines high incidence of drowning deaths among children in Bangladesh 0 None
2012-06-06 Cardio-protective drug during cancer treatment may prevent heart damage in children 0 None
2012-06-06 Novel assay accurately detects trisomy 21 or 18 from maternal blood samples 0 None
2012-06-05 Family members of children with staph infections often harbor drug-resistant germs 0 None
2012-06-05 Survivors of childhood cancers are at increased risk for GI cancers 0 None
2012-06-05 USAID Administrator Shah addresses fight against HIV in children 0 None
2012-06-05 U.S., Norway announce new private-public initiative to improve maternal health in developing countries 0 None
2012-06-05 Zimbabwe's successful PMTCT efforts serve as a 'model' for other countries in drive to eliminate pediatric AIDS 0 None
2012-06-04 New group-based learning approach for children with asthma 0 None
2012-06-02 Algal DHA supplementation benefits during pregnancy and infancy 0 4
2012-06-02 Innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue 0 None
2012-06-02 New assay to test for newborn exposure to designer stimulants 0 None
2012-06-02 Effective strategies urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity 0 None
2012-06-02 MCAN executive director supports federal action plan to reduce asthma disparities 0 None
2012-06-02 Smoke from cooking fires associated with cognitive deficits in children 0 None
2012-06-01 Mothers who smoke during pregnancy increase risk of asthma in children 0 None
2012-06-01 Smoking during pregnancy affects weight of the newborns 0 None
2012-06-01 Opinion pieces, editorial discuss significant decline in child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa 0 None
2012-06-01 Scientists discover genetic basis for CLOVES syndrome 0 None
2012-06-01 Zinc supplementation in young children with serious infections significantly lowers risk of treatment failure 0 None
2012-06-01 Tentative deals forged in ill., Providence, R.I., to save money on retiree pensions, health care 0 None
2012-06-01 Seriously ill children administered zinc in addition to antibiotics respond better, more quickly to treatment, study shows 0 None
2012-06-01 NAC reduces irritability in children with autism 0 4
2012-06-01 Functional disability impacts educational attainment in children with JIA 0 None
2012-06-01 Raisins prevent excessive calorie intake and increase satiety in children 0 None
2012-06-01 Verinata Health to present two key studies on verifi prenatal test at ISPD conference 0 None


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