SIDS still a threat to American babies, finds survey
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SMi’s 12th Annual Paediatric Clinical Trials Conference

SMi’s 12th Annual Paediatric Clinical Trials Conference

Join us in March to discuss current clinical trials and the innovative digital technology being used to improve clinical recruitment and retention as well as improve the quality of data being collected. leading industry experts will be looking at how to work within regulations and foster the involvement of young people in their care. Click here for more information.

 
 SIDS still a threat to American babies, finds surveySIDS still a threat to American babies, finds survey
 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS, is still a threat to American babies finds the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control CDC in a new survey. The CDC states in its new Vital Signs report that despite the public campaigns and also the significant improvements in reducing the unsafe infant sleeping practices, there is still a threat to babies.
 
 
 Loyola Medicine expert provides guidance on how to keep children safe from fluLoyola Medicine expert provides guidance on how to keep children safe from flu
 
Just as children are heading back to school after the winter break, the flu season has arrived. Loyola Medicine pediatrician Bridget Boyd, MD, has some advice for parents on how to help their child fend off the flu and what to do if they do get sick.
 
   Identical twins share additional level of molecular similarityIdentical twins share additional level of molecular similarity
 
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.
 
   Mothers of obese kids more likely use direct statements to restrict child's eatingMothers of obese kids more likely use direct statements to restrict child's eating
 
It's a familiar scene at a birthday party: As a child goes back for a second cupcake or piece of cake, a parent says he has had enough sweets.
 
   Telemedicine support and school-based care reduce ER visits in half for children with asthmaTelemedicine support and school-based care reduce ER visits in half for children with asthma
 
Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center.
 
 Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity risk
 
Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity riskIt's not just diet and physical activity; your genes also determine how easily you lose or gain weight. In a study published in the January issue of Nature Genetics, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions of the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium found 13 genes that carry variations associated with body mass index.
 
 
 Knowledge gap about safe sex could place lesbian and bisexual girls at increased risk for STIs
 
Knowledge gap about safe sex could place lesbian and bisexual girls at increased risk for STIsMost lesbian and bisexual girls don't know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other girls, because sex education is mostly designed for their straight peers. This knowledge gap could be placing them at increased risk for getting STIs.
 
 
 Cross-sex hormone therapy may improve eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
 
Cross-sex hormone therapy may improve eating disorder symptoms in transgender peopleNew research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people.
 
 
 Study demonstrates best path to accurately diagnose hypertension in children or teens
 
Study demonstrates best path to accurately diagnose hypertension in children or teensNearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.
 
 
 Passive Smoking Risks to Children
 
Passive Smoking Risks to ChildrenPassive smoking or involuntary smoking refers to the unconscious inhalation of smoke that emerges as a result of others burning cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. This inhaled smoke is also termed as known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second-hand smoke (SHS). Mostly children are affected by passive smoking at a higher rate than adults.