Tag: "parents" at medical news
National study focuses on families of people with diabetes and obesity
...AS was now in his or her 60s,which would put their parents
in their 80s and their children in their 30s or40s. The study also will analyze brothers and sisters of IRAS participants. Insulin sensitivity will be measured by a glucose tolerance test todetermine the ability of the participant's body to u...
Clinical trial demonstrates that bone marrow transplant followed by vitamin A-derivative treatment improves survival from a major childhood cancer
...he trial with the signed, informedconsent of their parents
or guardians. All of the children first were treatedwith induction chemotherapy and had surgery to remove their tumors. A controlgroup of children received the standard follow-up treatment of three cycles ofintensive chemotherapy alone. A second, ran...
Emotional and physical toll of being poor
...t will determine how decades of economic stress on parents
effects where they live, the quality of education their children receive and how those factors---in combination with their home environment and schools---affect the health and development of their children. The study will be based on data from the P...
Visionary physician pioneers alternative clubfoot treatment
...ed to recruit more supporters among physicians and parents
for this highly effective method for treating club...- a fact that has eighty-five year-old Ponseti and parents
of children with clubfoot concerned. The new University of Iowa Health Care website, launched this m...
Emotional support during conflict situations elevates blood pressure in African-American boys
...ded with solutions or problem-solving support from parents
and peers may feel more competent about dealing with life stressors which may lower their risk for developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease in early adulthood." "Understanding how to reduce the risk of hypertension in these adolescents is...
Elderly population may drain resources from paediatrics
...gether with the increase in the life expectancy of parents
predicts a generation of elderly carers trying to look after profoundly disabled offspring. Hall concludes that healthcare commissioners must not become complacent about paediatric care just because demographic changes demand that we invest more in t...
Researchers find one in five children not getting care they think they need
...a doctor or other health care professional because parents
couldn't or wouldn't go with them. Another 12 percent said it was because they didn't want their parents
to know. "As health care professionals, parents, teachers, community leaders and government officia...
Sex education learning tool finds global market
... interpreted as propaganda. Hancock prefers that parents
fulfill the sex educator role but states that many times there is a lot of apprehension in approaching these subjects. With this program, health educators are able to reach a wider audience, and, according to Hancock, overcome some of the taboos surr...
Duke geneticists unraveling the tangled web of autism
...two autistic children. By comparing the genes from parents
and siblings to the genes of autistic children, th...banging and difficulty sleeping. In the past, many parents
endured frustration and shame when told that their withdrawn, silent, autistic child is a product of...
The silent time bomb: divorce, health care and the baby boom generation
...lder in 1993. The researchers sought out unmarried parents
with children or stepchildren, either widowed or d...en lived with a child than the divorced. Widowed parents
received more than twice as much financial help than divorced parents. Parents who have experience...
Computer crash simulations accurately predict injuries to children in auto crashes, say researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
...first deaths of children from airbags in 1993 that parents
were encouraged to move their child to the rear seat. Initially this recommendation only included infants in rear-facing infant seats, but in 1996, it was extended to include all children age 12 and under. "If simulations similar to ours had been av...
Study: passengers with young drivers boost accidents, graduated licensing might cut toll
... do not prohibit driving with teen-age passengers, parents
of 16- and 17-year-old drivers would be well advised to impose these restrictions themselves." Motor vehicle death rates in the United States have declined dramatically during the past two decades because of technological improvements in vehicles an...
Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children
...state Medicaid programs do not routinely reimburse parents
for their children's alternative care other than chiropractic," Steyer explains. "Still, this is a trend that warrants observing and further examination over time." He especially hopes to continue his research by looking at which patients choose al...
Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery
...pore, Hong Kong, and Australia. In all countries, parents
expressed strong interest in wanting to be involve...pital Medical Center. Study participants were 361 parents
whose infants had been patients in a neonatal intensive care nursery (NICU). All the infants weigh...
Taking public health to the streets works
...se, including the need for immediate action should parents
spot meningococcal disease symptoms in children. Symptoms of this rapidly advancing disease include high fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, and confusion. The disease symptoms are often more difficult to detect in newborns and small inf...
Parenting, stress and your child's risk for alcoholism
...quent alcohol consumption. "It's pretty clear that parents
are the crucial role models and crucial shapers of their offspring's behavior," said J. Dee Higley, research psychologist at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and lab director of the experiment. "Adults are very good at he...
Parents' language barrier may prevent eligible children from receiving government-sponsored health insurance, says study
Second study finds children of uninsured parents
also likely to be uninsured PITTSBURGH, June 26 ...ollment."While we cannot say definitively that the parents
of eligible children not enrolled in Medicaid do not speak English, the study results do show that a...
Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals
...the researchers' surprise, the book concludes that parents
often are willing to take on, rather than shirk, r...bility for their seriously sick children. But many parents
were far less successful advocates than Sue and Will. The reasons are as complicated as the individu...
Clinical trial results show single-dose Zithromax® as effective as 10 days of Augmentin® in treating children's ear infections
...ng loss and may impair speech and language skills, parents
should understand the importance of seeking proper treatment. Physicians will often prescribe an antibiotic since bacteria are a frequent cause of ear infections. Most antibiotics require 10 days of multi-dose treatment. Children may not always fi...
Day care centers incubate and spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria
TORONTO - Sept. 16, 2000 - Many parents
regard occasional minor illnesses as the most likely health risks posed by day care centers. However, according to data presented today during Global Resistance Day, a more insidious danger lurks in these facilities: they serve as incubators for anti...
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