Children's Health - Machine learning offers hope for improved diagnosis, treatment of children with juvenile arthritis
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  May 2, 2019  
  Children's Health  
  The latest pediatrics news from News Medical  
 The return of the measles: are we going backward?The return of the measles: are we going backward?
 
Measles, a disease that was once eradicated in many countries, is making a return. Thus, the question must be asked, are we going backward in our efforts to vaccinate and prevent the disease?
 
   Machine learning offers hope for improved diagnosis, treatment of children with juvenile arthritisMachine learning offers hope for improved diagnosis, treatment of children with juvenile arthritis
 
A team of scientists from VIB and KU Leuven has developed a machine learning algorithm that identifies children with juvenile arthritis with almost 90% accuracy from a simple blood test.
 
   A call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of pubertyA call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of puberty
 
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational milestone.
 
 Single working mothers are being blamed for childhood obesity
 
Single working mothers are being blamed for childhood obesitySingle working mothers are to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic in the UK, according to a new scientific study. According to the study, which was recently published in the SSM - Population Health journal, obesity is the “most common chronic disease” of childhood, and the National Health Service (NHS) spent approximately £5.1 billion in 2014/15 on illnesses related to obesity.
 
 
 Air pollution causes four million new childhood asthma cases annually
 
Air pollution causes four million new childhood asthma cases annuallyAir pollution has far reaching effects and a new study shows that each year there are four million new cases of childhood asthma across the world attributed to air pollution.
 
 
 UK Sugar Tax may ‘not be most effective tactic’ for childhood obesity
 
UK Sugar Tax may ‘not be most effective tactic’ for childhood obesityThe UK 'Sugar Tax' on sugary drinks is unlikely to have an impact on childhood obesity rates, warn researchers from Nottingham University.
 
 
 Household dust may be contributing to childhood obesity epidemic
 
Household dust may be contributing to childhood obesity epidemicNew research has found that chemicals found in household dust may promote fat cell development and contribute to increased weight gain in children.
 
 
 Forty percent of parents are not co-sleeping safely with their babies
 
Forty percent of parents are not co-sleeping safely with their babiesAccording to a survey of 8551 people, 40 percent of parents are not following safe co-sleeping practices with their babies, and this is significantly increasing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
 
 
 Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes
 
Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbesA new study has found that the ball pits used by children in physical therapy clinics may be colonized with various microorganisms, some of which are pathogenic.