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Vision screening in preschool-aged children: Benefit and harm still unclear

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
No new screening studies identifiedIt remains unclear whether a special ophthalmological examination of all children younger than 6 years (and potential follow-up treatments) would reduce the...

'Tele-rounding': Robots in the neonatal intensive care unit

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:00
Many hospitals lack the resources and patient volume to employ a round-the-clock, neonatal intensive care specialist to treat their youngest and sickest patients.

Interest in child-specific nurse practitioner programs dwindling

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:00
Study suggests that shrinking capacity in programs is a result of this lack of interestWhile the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student...

Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:00
The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased through improved packaging appearance, a new study by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

UK lagging behind other nations in managing the most common mother to child viral infection in pregnancy, according to new report

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
A new report authored by leading experts in pregnancy and infection is calling for urgent action to reduce the number of infections occurring in pregnancy caused by CMV - the so-called 'Stealth...

Study: Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotion differently and may face more social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes, according to the...

Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infections

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
Many parents have heard the night-time cry of "my ear hurts." For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in infancy and even persist into adulthood.

Genes leave some kids prone to weakness in wrist bones

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
CHOP genetic study of bone strength in children also finds gender differencesPediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for...

Pinpointing mutations in a relapsed children's cancer may lead to improved treatments

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
CHOP experts: neuroblastoma mutations that drive relapse may also open pathway to precision medicineResearchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving...

Cord milking best for infants delivered by C-section

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that the technique of cord milking could be more beneficial to preterm infants deliver by Cesarean section than current recommendations.

Estimates of childhood, youth exposure to violence, crime and abuse

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
More than a third of children and teens 17 and younger experienced a physical assault in the last year, primarily at the hands of siblings and peers, according to an article published online by...

Longer secondary schooling reduces HIV risk, study finds

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers estimates pupils receiving an extra year of secondary school had an 8 percentage point lower risk of HIV infection a decade later than those that did not.

Children born in Toronto area with high air pollution at greater risk for asthma

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Children who develop asthma in Toronto are more likely to have been born in a neighbourhood that has a high level of traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests.

Daily bathing of pediatric patients with antiseptic: Bloodstream infections cut by 59 percent

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved...

Fetuses more vulnerable to some environmental contaminants penetrating into cord blood

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Toxic environmental contaminants are increasingly known to cause a number of severe health problems, in particular in fetuses, including heart failure, low cognitive ability, delayed development, and...

UC Davis study guides efforts to find new strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, say UC Davis pediatricians Ulfat...

High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds a high-fiber diet alters the gut bacteria of pregnant women, leading to the release of anti-inflammatory substances that protect offspring from developing asthma.

Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
Research at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging 'will have important implications for the study of AD treatments in different patient populations'Researchers at the University of Kentucky's...

Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management, pediatricians find

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease...

Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent, Hispanic children's visits up 44 percent Food allergies now impacting children of all races and incomes Hispanic children have highest rise...