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More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...haust emitted," said Marshall. "In a single day, a child
riding a school bus will breathe in anywhere from 7 to 70 times more exhaust from that bus than a typical L.A. resident will inhale from all school bus emissions in the area." Not surprisingly, the highest levels of self-pollution were found with th...
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...he most prestigious global award program promoting child
advocacy. Their mission is to honor, illuminate an...ional Director of ANPPCAN, where she works to stop child
labor in Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Southern Africa, and West ...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...rect relationship between socioeconomic status and child
health. Economically disadvantaged youths are more susceptible to teen pregnancy, violence and injury, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health problems. Racial and economic disparities are particularly glaring. Black and Hispanic children a...
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...pport assessment included questions on whether the child
ate meals with both parents, parents talked to the child
while working and spanking. The average number of hours of television watching was based on parent r...
It takes a village to improve the health of children
...igorous residency training in community health and child
advocacy will help fight the increasing impact of ...aining of young physicians in community health and child
advocacy will help fight the increasing impact of social and environmental risk factors on the healt...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...llable brain swelling resulted in the death of one child
in a golf-cart accident and six of the 15 children needed surgery. Five of the six children who needed surgery did well and the remaining nine had excellent outcomes, he says. The youngest patient with a golf-related head injury was 10 months old. Th...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
...Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellow in child
development at Penn State who led the study says, ... their iron status which, we know now, affects the child
as well as the mother. Iron deficiency is easy to correct and could be a big part of post-partum pr...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
... preventing HIV transmission from mother to unborn child
during birth were well-supported, according to a new, independent analysis by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM's analysis of the design and methodology of the 1997 drug study in Uganda, called HIVNET 012, determined that ...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...he patching, near activities and eye drops force a child
to use the eye with amblyopia. Patching was prescribed for periods of two to six hours daily, while the drop was administered daily for the children 7 to 12 years of age. The study investigators set the standard for successful vision improvement in...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...most urgent problems - extreme poverty and hunger, child
mortality, environmental degradation and diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. The study is the first ranking of nanotechnology applications relative to their impact on development; it was published today by the prestigious, open-access, US-based Pu...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...e patching, near activities, and eye drops force a child
to use the eye with amblyopia. Patching was prescr...ed as a factor to decide whether or not to treat a child
for amblyopia. The opportunity to treat amblyopia does not end with the pre-school years." It is n...
Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later
LOS ANGELES, April 11 - A child
whose grandmother smoked while pregnant may have d...ouble the risk of developing childhood asthma as a child
whose grandmother did not smoke, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the Un...
Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other
...ted both sexes to the same extent. ] The loss of a child
through suicide or other causes roughly doubled the risk of suicide in both parents, although parenthood seemed to be a protective factor in women. An accompanying editorial contends that "assortative mating" - like seeking out like - might account ...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...therapy. Currently, thinners are used only after a child
develops clots. Traditionally, researching more invasive treatment options for children has been regarded with reluctance, Dr. Massicotte said. "Because babies and children are so cute and innocent, we are reluctant to do studies, but we are not bene...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...lants and breastfeeding, as well as from mother to child
during pregnancy. Most people experience no symptoms or only mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and body aches; more serious cases can lead to infections of the brain and nervous system, such as encephalitis or meningitis. In 2004, 2,470 cases of...
Child magazine editor addresses region's first annual women's and children's health care conference
...s including nurses, social workers, therapists and child
development specialists. Cicero, as senior editor of Child magazine, covers children's health and nutrition and oversees all of the magazine's rating stories, including the immensely popular "The 10 Best Children's Hospitals." She is also a freelanc...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
Discovering a child
has diabetes can be a traumatic and life-changing ...f their loss, which included the loss of a healthy child
and loss of control, freedom and spontaneity. They still found some changes caused by the diagnosis ...
The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters
...terest across neurology, neurobiology, psychiatry, child
neurology. In order to highlight the most dynamic aspects of these activities, the leading and most representative members of the specialist community have been asked to participate in the various sessions as moderators, and to identify the younger a...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...years. Abnormal outcomes were more common when the child
had an ear infection with accumulated fluid, or had required three or more tube insertions. Repeated tube insertion and other ear surgery was also more common in those with the more serious condition. "Based on our results, we conclude that tympano...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...s. The standard treatment involves making sure the child
has enough oxygen, fluid and food, and possibly using bronchiodilators and steroids. In addition, some doctors have tried using a variety of different methods of chest physiotherapy to help clear secretions from the trachea and bronchial passages in ...
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