Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection
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  February 28, 2018  
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   Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infectionMeasles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection
 
In the largest study to date on children in a low/ middle-income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection.
 
   Safe sleep recommendations for parents that may help reduce child’s risk of SUIDSafe sleep recommendations for parents that may help reduce child’s risk of SUID
 
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year of age, with more than 3,500 infants dying unexpectedly each year. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor.
 
 New analysis shows upward trend in childhood obesity
 
New analysis shows upward trend in childhood obesityDespite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable.
 
 
 Calcium Deficiency Causes
 
Calcium Deficiency CausesBlood calcium levels can drop for numerous reasons; one is not having enough Vitamin D. Calcium is not absorbed in the body without vitamin D and most people do not sit in the sun long enough for the body to produce enough of this.
 
 
 Gene therapy medication provides improvements in children with severe neuromuscular disease
 
Gene therapy medication provides improvements in children with severe neuromuscular diseaseSpinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
 
 
 More boys begin school a year late than girls, study finds
 
More boys begin school a year late than girls, study findsMore boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.
 
 
 Repeated sick days do not affect children's learning ability, study shows
 
Repeated sick days do not affect children's learning ability, study showsA fevered and listless child with ear pain, a bad cough or snot running out of their nose is a well-known phenomenon in most families with children.
 
 
 Children from low-income areas have poor outcomes after heart surgery, study finds
 
Children from low-income areas have poor outcomes after heart surgery, study findsChildren from low-income neighborhoods had a higher mortality rate and higher hospital costs after heart surgery compared with those from higher-income neighborhoods, found a national study of more than 86,000 kids with congenital heart disease.
 
 
 Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care
 
Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental careA new survey has found that one in six parents are likely to postpone their children’s dental care visits until the age of 4 or older.
 
 
 Parental enrollment in Medicaid may have health benefits for children
 
Parental enrollment in Medicaid may have health benefits for childrenEnrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of over 50,000 parent-child pairs.
 
 
 Major review suggests link between female sex hormones and allergies, asthma
 
Major review suggests link between female sex hormones and allergies, asthmaFluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
 
 
 Study: Most children with sickle cell anemia not getting daily antibiotics to reduce the risk
 
Study: Most children with sickle cell anemia not getting daily antibiotics to reduce the riskOne of the greatest health threats to children with sickle cell anemia is getting a dangerous bacterial infection - but most are not receiving a key medication to reduce the risk, a new study suggests.
 
 
 Kids under two at greater risk of flu related death
 
Kids under two at greater risk of flu related deathSeasonal flu deaths have been studied and it has been seen that since 2009, over the six seasons of flu with the H1N1 strain of the virus, children under 2 years of age are most likely to succumb. Less than one third of these babies that died had received a vaccination against the flu virus.
 
 
 Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study finds
 
Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study findsIn a new Johns Hopkins study of patient and graft survival trends for pediatric liver transplant recipients between 2002 and 2015, researchers found that outcomes for alternatives to whole liver transplantation, such as splitting a liver for two recipients or using a part of a liver from a living donor, have improved significantly.
 
 
 Before-school physical activity program leads to improvement in body weight, wellness of children
 
Before-school physical activity program leads to improvement in body weight, wellness of childrenChildren participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate.