Tag: "children" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
... about 10 million premature deaths among women and children
in Africa. By 2050, according to the report, smoke from cooking fires will release about 7 billion tons of carbon in the form of greenhouse gases to the environment. That's about 6 percent of the total expected greenhouse gases from the continent. Th...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
... about 10 million premature deaths among women and children
by 2030 in Africa and release about 7 billion tons of carbon in the form of greenhouse gases to the environment by 2050, about six percent of the total expected greenhouse gases from the continent. The authors assessed multiple strategies to reduce m...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
... patients. "Despite major achievements in treating children
and adults with kidney failure, little has changed...Devarajan said. The Lancet study used as its model children
undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, 10-40 percent of these children
will experience kidney fa...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...e a rapid and early diagnosis of kidney failure in children
undergoing heart surgery, reporting their results ...ulation. They took blood and urine samples from 71 children
undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. 20 patients developed acute renal injury. Diagnosis usin...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...iews with the parents of 500 infants, toddlers and children
at a well-infant clinic in Tokyo. It is customary ...ght were found less likely to experience SRNC than children
with longer or shorter sleep periods. In addition to preventing parents from getting a good night's ...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...n cause of exercise-induced shortness of breath in children
and adolescents. While a diagnosis of asthma is often correct, University of Iowa pediatric pulmonary physicians caution that other unrelated conditions also can cause shortness of breath during exercise. In cases where the asthma diagnosis is questi...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
... amounts of these foods were eaten indicating that children
did not notice appreciable differences," Klein sai...She points out that reformulation and testing with children
could also result in development of more satisfactory products for both nuggets and ravioli. "From a...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...e early onset of puberty affects a large number of children
and can eventually give rise to new reproductive patterns," says Professor Olle Sder, vice coordinator of PIONEER at KI. "It's also been shown that girls who reach puberty early are affected in a way that can have consequences for their future, both ...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...nical trial ever to be conducted, with 1.8 million children
from 44 states taking part. Making a special appe... disease itself, with parents overprotecting their children
and communities shutting down public venues. When the epidemic in the United States peaked in 1952, ...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
are likely to face serious health consequences fro...chemicals in the environment pass them on to their children
across the placenta or via breast milk, and children
are also exposed to chemicals by direct ingesti...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...income brackets, Juvonen said. "Our data show that children
are emotionally affected on the days they get pick...evement are all interrelated," Juvonen said. Many children
are reluctant to discuss bullying incidents, and may visit the school nurse instead, she said. "They...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...amine. Allergy experts estimate that 14 percent of children
6 to 19 years old are allergic to cats. The treatment comprises a molecule that loosely tethers a feline and a human protein together. The feline end is the notorious protein (called Fel d1) found in cat dander and saliva that causes so much misery ...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...val. When hospitals are seen as institutions where children
experience poor outcomes at great cost, people in communities in which they live are less likely to seek institutional care, even if advised." She adds: "Infection control in hospitals of developing countries must become part of the international age...
Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise
...ce hospital admissions and improve the survival of children
in developing countries, concludes a trial publish...rs believe the vaccine should be made available to children
in Africa, where rates of severe invasive pneumococcal disease are up to ten times higher than in in...
New estimates for the causes of child deaths worldwide
... to obtain new estimates for mortality by cause in children
younger than age 5 years. They found the four comm...pneumonia in newborn babies and pneumonia in older children
constitute 29% of all deaths. Undernutrition is an underlying cause of 53% of all deaths in children...
Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
...curate estimates to date of the causes of death of children
under age 5. The estimates, which are published in the March 26 edition of The Lancet, will help guide public health policies and programs that address child mortality worldwide. According to the study, four communicable disease categories account fo...
Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection
...s how quickly a cold or a cough can spread between children
who play together. However, child care may also af... the extent of child care use. Using data from 742 children
in 16 Massachusetts communities, they created a theoretical mathematical model that indicates that c...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
... all child- and family-serving agencies to support children
with complex needs in an integrated manner. Since communities have different needs, the system of care varies from location to location. Nearly 100 communities have received support to adopt the system of care approach through a federal initiativ...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...V infections in the nation. In fact, 57 percent of children
born with AIDS in the United States are the offspring of IDUs or their sexual partners. IDUs also risk exposure to various forms of hepatitis. Between 50 and 80 percent of IDUs contract hepatitis C the most dangerous strain -- within their first yea...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...hildren, and nutritional and vaccination status of children
aged 6 months to almost 5 years were assessed. A ...le for many of those deaths affecting mainly young children
under 5 and adults older than 50. "Violence was the major cause of death in Muhajiria (72 percent)...
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