Tag: "child" at medical news
NHLBI launches sleep & children education program with Garfield the Cat as "Spokescat"
...n my lasagna pan," submitted by Strohman. Each child
received a large version of the Garfield comic strip with the ending that he or she had suggested. The strip was specially drawn and signed by Davis. The winners also received copies of a new Garfield Star Sleeper Fun Pad, a 48-page book of games a...
Parents benefit by accompanying children on ambulance trips between hospitals
...ans have found that having a parent present when a child
has a medical procedure can relieve anxiety for bo...parents in the survey felt that accompanying their child
was important or very important. Of the parents who accompanied their children, 90 percent felt reas...
Having a regular doctor protects children from a variety of ills
...often works against parents who want to take their child
to the same doctor, Christakis warns. Parents may ... extremely important when it comes to monitoring a child
who has asthma, and likely any other chronic disease," Christakis says.There are many possible reaso...
Stimulating environment protects brain against damage from lead exposure
... poisoned by lead each year. Unfortunately, once a child
is found to have elevated lead levels, there is little to be done to treat the brain injury that has already been inflicted. However, our research suggests the possibility that environmental enrichment may make the brain more resistant to lead's toxi...
UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males
...se their knowledge and practice skills in treating child
abuse and neglect. "Thanks to the increase in awa...ness and resources to help families and victims of child
abuse and neglect, there has been a slight decline in the number of reported cases over the past fiv...
Fogarty International Center announces initial awards for international studies on health and economic development
...bi, Kenya to examine how a specific improvement in child
health can affect educational and employment prospects in western Kenya. The researchers will also explore what factors most affect a family's decision to adopt a new health care tool for their children. Dr. Mark Pauly of the University of Pennsylva...
Study: Children with more hours of child care act more aggressively
... - At age 4-and-a-half, children in better quality child
care score higher on tests of thinking and languag...nd, however, that youngsters spending more time in child
care in general and center-based care in particular were somewhat more aggressive than other childre...
Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children
...or survival and dramatically reduces inequities in child
health and survival. The study was conducted among... if the health equity effect also applies to other child
survival interventions as well. Measles vaccine is not a new technology, but in many countries vacci...
Risk of uterine rupture during labor higher for women with a prior cesarean delivery
...ng the records of 20,095 women who had their first child
delivered by cesarean section and who delivered a second child
either by cesarean or following labor. These records were from 1987 through 1996 and came from civ...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...ys. That might help the parent understand why her child
has so many respiratory symptoms, she continues. Then we would ask, What do you think you might do? The same health educator made four following-up counseling calls to check in on the participants progress and to offer help in meeting the goals the ...
Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes
...rom different socioeconomic environments. But if a child
has a less asymmetrical brain, improving the literacy environment becomes especially important", says Christiana M. Leonard, Ph.D., a co-author of the study. The study is published in the August issue of the journal Child Development. Magnetic reson...
Four researchers awarded Dutch Nobel Prize
...-active behaviour is very great. It is only as the child
grows up that the parental environment begins to play a modest role in these problems. One interesting discovery made by Professor Boomsma is that the genetic influences on variation in the number of cigarettes smoked was just as great as for the va...
Psychologists identify best aggression-prevention programs in schools
...should be broadly defined as any action taken by a child
that inflicts bodily or mental harm upon another child. Because there is increasing evidence that daily school-yard aggression can develop into more serious aggression and violence, programs must strive to better understand, control and decrease the...
Sharp drop in stress hormones may set stage for arthritis, multiple sclerosis after pregnancy
...rp drop in stress hormones after giving birth to a child
may predispose some women to develop certain conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Ch...
Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought
... clearing ones throat repeatedly. The fact that a child
has tics probably signifies a subtle brain develop.... Its like a window into the brain: When you see a child
with tics, its a sign that the wiring isnt quite right, says Kurlan, chief of the Cognitive and Beha...
Drug regimen adherence key in keeping babies virus-free, study suggests
...tection palivizumab offers her child
against RSV is the biggest indicator ...t the drug would protect their child
against RSV were more likely to adhere to the monthly dosing schedule. Children ...
Pre-teens involved in hobbies and sports get better grades, are better behaved
The way a 10-year-old child
spends his or her free time is closely related to how well-adjusted that child
is now, and will be in two years, a recent study reveals. Devoting more of that free time to structu...
High-dose radiation treatment effective at fighting some cancers in children
... to 14, during a seven-year period. Each child
had cancer of a soft tissue, such as rhabdomyosarcoma (a cancer of the muscle) and chondrosarcoma (a cancer of the cartilage). All children were treated with IO-HDRBT in conjunction with rad...
Researchers recommend community advisory boards to prevent lapses in informed consent
...investigators did not tell patients and parents of child
patients enough about potential side effects. In a...f the AIDS drug formerly called AZT would help her child
and ease her childbirth. Individual informed consent has traditionally been understood as a subs...
Study: many poor children live in pain because barriers to dental care too great
...ther complained about the time it took to have her child
treated while paying patients came and went quickl...t such visits to a single day per week or a single child
per visit, which puts a heavy burden on parents who must miss work and those with little or no trans...
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