Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas
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  April 20, 2017  
  Pediatrics  
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 Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomasFeinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas
 
Marc Symons, PhD, professor in The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research's Karches Center for Oncology Research, is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replace the current treatment used for certain brain cancers.
 
 
 Prevalence of high blood pressure found to be six times higher among obese Hispanic adolescentsPrevalence of high blood pressure found to be six times higher among obese Hispanic adolescents
 
Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Results were published in the journal Pediatrics.
 
   Babies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggestsBabies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggests
 
A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that children born with lower or higher weight than normal may be at increased risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
 
   Innovative system allows parents to conduct 'virtual visits' with infants in NICUInnovative system allows parents to conduct 'virtual visits' with infants in NICU
 
Being apart from your newborn while he or she is cared for the in the neonatal intensive care unitcan be heart-wrenching. To make the separation a little bit easier, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has introduced an innovative system that allows parents and extended family members to conduct "virtual visits" with their little ones via webcam.
 
   Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAEStudy identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAE
 
Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug--one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the other does not.
 
 Obesity and Sleep
 
Obesity and SleepEnsuring adequate sleep in children is a good way to prevent and treat childhood obesity, according to recent studies. The average sleep duration has declined over the last couple of decades, to about 9.5 hours a night, accompanied by a rise in pediatric obesity.
 
 
 Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthma
 
Lung experts develop new smartphone app for self-management of asthmaA new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
 
 
 Parents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kids
 
Parents face difficulty in choosing right allergy medication for their kidsTulips, songbirds and itchy little eyes – all are sure signs of spring. As allergy season kicks into high gear, many parents are likely searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve children of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion.c
 
 
 Exposure to TV ads increases likelihood of fast food consumption among pre-schoolers
 
Exposure to TV ads increases likelihood of fast food consumption among pre-schoolersPre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.