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Birth weight and social class linked to educational achievement

...depend more on efforts to redress disadvantages in childhood social environment, they conclude....

A common-sense cure for obesity

... the USA, discuss the public-health crisis that is childhood obesity. Fat children, historically thought of as ...e cure. The message of this Seminar is clear: "The childhood obesity epidemic can be primarily attributed to adverse environmental factors for which straightforw...

Researchers find gene that causes leukemia in children with Down syndrome

...study they began searching for other patients with childhood leukemia and an abnormal copy of this gene. When they looked at DNA from 75 patients with various types of myeloid leukemia and 21 healthy people, they found that six out of six patients with Down syndrome and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia had an ...

No justification for early laser treatment of uncomplicated childhood haemangiomas

Early laser treatment of uncomplicated childhood haemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) is no more beneficial than no intervention, conclude authors of a UK study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Childhood haemangiomas--the most common soft tissue tumours of infancy--occur in around 10% of childr...

Study finds childhood health is directly related to social class

...amine the extent and nature of social gradients in childhood and in adolescence. The study was published in the July-August 2002 issue of the journal Ambulatory Pediatrics. Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, a study co-author and professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publi...

Injury death rate for Canadian farm children aged 1-6 higher than national average

...reate new strategies and guidelines for preventing childhood agricultural injuries and help make farms a safer place for everyone." Dr. Brison recommends that very young children never be permitted to enter farm worksites; that safe play areas, separate from the work site, be set aside as part of the farm resi...

Study highlights need for UK childhood screening for amblyopia

...isual experience. Screening for amblyopia in early childhood is done in many countries to ensure that affected children are detected and treated within the critical period (in early childhood), and also achieve a level of vision in their lazy eye that would be useful should they lose vision in their other eye ...

Children's body mass index predicts overweight or obesity in adulthood

... infancy to age 20. They found that the higher the childhood or adolescent BMI and the older the child, the gre...bability of adult overweight increased with higher childhood and adolescent BMI values and with the age of the child. In the higher ranges of BMI-for-age, young ...

Recruitment of 50,000 sisters of women with breast cancer

...any of the same environmental factors during early childhood and even later in life. They also share many of the same genes, including those that determine the way their bodies handle carcinogens or repairs DNA. They also, Sandler said, share a common concern over the disease that makes them more likely to wa...

Breastfeeding does not protect against asthma and allergic diseases

...eding does not protect against asthma and atopy in childhood and early adulthoodauthors of the study suggest th...likely to have allergic disease or asthma in later childhood than children who were not breastfed. Malcolm Sears comments: Breastfeeding could be promoted for m...

Elevated leptin in teens linked with dangerous artery changes

...e," he says. "Preventing even moderate fatness in childhood may have a long-term benefit for the risk of heart...er harbinger of the epidemic to come as widespread childhood obesity gives rise to an unwelcome epidemic of cardiovascular disease in this generation," say Cooke...

Researchers find trigger for devastating digestive disease, propose treatment

...and barley. The disease usually surfaces in early childhood when intestinal tissue begins to show signs of devastation. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea and an inability to gain weight or grow normally. When the disease arises in adulthood, symptoms can also include fatigue, weight loss, anemia and neurolo...

Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease

...nd barley. The disease commonly presents in early childhood with severe symptoms including chronic diarrhea, abdominal distension, and failure to thrive. The general condition of these children is severely impaired. In many patients, symptoms may not develop until later in life when the disease presents wit...

Small babies are more likely to be stressed adults

Small size at birth and slow growth in early childhood are associated with higher levels of psychological...958 until age 42 years. Birth weight and growth in childhood was measured and factors such as father's social class and maternal smoking were accounted for. They...

Brain shrinkage in ADHD not caused by medications

...amental developmental processes active during late childhood and adolescence are essentially healthy in ADHD," say the researchers. "Symptoms appear to reflect fixed earlier neurobiological insults or abnormalities." Evidence suggests that ADHD runs in families and may have genetic roots. As might be expecte...

Childhood circumstances linked to health in later life

...estigated the associations between social class in childhood and adulthood and insulin resistance in over 4,000...y found that belonging to a manual social class in childhood and in adulthood was associated with increased insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, and obesity. The a...

Latest child neurology practices and studies presented at daylong briefing

..., will give an overview of some of the more common childhood neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy. She'll review another new AAN and Child Neurology Society practice guideline on treating a child with a first unprovoked seizure. Other speakers include Donna Ferriero, MD, Univer...

Study shows promising long-term results for children of divorce

...scents who had high levels of behavior problems in childhood and who were most likely to develop more serious problems later on. The adolescents in the combined program were 36 percent less likely to have diagnosed mental disorder and reported fewer sexual partners than those who had been in the self-study pr...

Family focus is hallmark of new South African grant

...in infants determine the efficacy of two standard childhood vaccines (used to prevent pneumonia and meningitis) in preventing AIDS-related complications in infants evaluate the community effect of highly active anti-retroviral therapy on sickness and deaths due to AIDS and tuberculosis, and evaluate simple,...

Bedwetting, bowel problems seen in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

...assistant professor of urology and a specialist in childhood urological diseases at UCI Medical Center's University Children's Hospital, and his colleagues found that children with ADHD scored three times higher than non-ADHD children on a questionnaire that surveyed the delicate issues of pre-adolescent bedwe...

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