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Tag: children’s health


Innovation, Patient Experience

Telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

August 31, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The […]


Innovation, Research

Study explains how certain foods can prevent respiratory tract infections

October 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

On 22 October 2020 paediatrician Ellen van der Gaag will receive her PhD for her thesis entitled ‘Health-promoting effects of nutrition in children’. The award ceremony was originally planned for March 2020, but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Van […]


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With schools starting online, vaccinations head for recess

September 8, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As co-director of school-based health centers at Bassett Healthcare Network, the pediatrician oversees about 21 school-based health clinics across the region — a poor, rural area known for manufacturing and crippled by the opioid epidemic. From ankles sprained during recess […]


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The challenges of keeping young adults safe during the pandemic

April 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house arrest with an uncomfortably large number of Gen Zers. Somehow I had accumulated four of my children’s friends […]


Regulatory

California isn’t testing enough children for lead, prompting legislation

March 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In some parts of California, a higher percentage of children who were tested had elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood than in Flint, Michigan, during the height of that city’s water crisis. More than 5% of children under […]


Innovation, Research

Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence

March 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep for children’s health and social behavior. The main findings showed that the sleep onset […]


Regulatory

Despite a birth by a Colorado legislator, paid family leave bill feels labor pains

March 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

When Brittany Pettersen, a Colorado state senator, gave birth to a boy in January, she became only the second lawmaker in the state to have a baby during a legislative season. The first, Sen. Barbara Holme, delivered just two days […]


Innovation, Research

Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese

December 30, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow’s milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. None of the studies — which involved […]


Innovation, Research

DNA testing for siblings of children with ASD may be predictive of future diagnosis

December 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

One of the key priorities of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is starting early, with some evidence showing infants as young as seven months old could benefit. Yet, most children in North America aren’t diagnosed with ASD until they’re […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth

November 27, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Findings from a major dental trial suggest that preventing tooth decay from occurring in the first place is the most effective way for parents to help avoid pain and infection from decay in their children’s teeth. A three-year study comparing […]


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Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Madavia Johnson gave birth to Donald Ray Dowless III last year, she was hit by a case of severe postpartum anxiety. She was scared to carry her son downstairs or drive him in a car. She couldn’t manage to […]


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For generation Juul, nicotine addiction happens fast and is hard to shake

October 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Will tried his first vape during his sophomore year, he didn’t know what to expect. It was just something he had vaguely heard about at his high school. “I just sort of remember using it a bunch of times, […]


Innovation, Research

Jumping genes can cause rare developmental disorders in children

October 11, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Reported today (11th October) in Nature Communications, the study is a step towards providing explanations for additional families with children with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders. Every year in the UK, thousands of babies are born with errors in their DNA that […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

Precision Medicine Gets A Boost From Congress

October 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

Of the approximately 7,000 rare diseases 80% are genetic. And, more than half of rare diseases affect children. For patients and their caregivers, one of the more frustrating aspects of rare diseases is the length of time from symptom onset […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Thirteen-year-old Aura Brillhart and her 11-year-old sister, Morgan, will face a new sort of test in school this year: a drug test. The middle and high schools in their community of Fort Scott, Kan., are among the latest to require […]


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New curriculum to improve soft skills in schools boosts children’s health and behavior

July 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A trial of a new curriculum to improve soft skills in secondary school children has shown that it can boost their physical health and behavior, as well as changing their career aspirations. The Healthy Minds curriculum, includes elements on building […]


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How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak

June 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

On any given day, more than 4,000 people pass through the library at California State University-Los Angeles. On April 11, one of them had measles. The building has only one entrance, which means that anyone who entered or exited the […]


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Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

March 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’re going to do this,’” says Imamura, 39, […]


Innovation, Research

Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic

October 9, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The finding is a turnabout for children’s health as obesity has often been seen as a precursor to asthma in children, not the other way around. The study, conducted by a team of 40 scientists including researchers at the Keck […]


Regulatory

Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children’s Health Funds

January 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year. […]