Tag: "child" at medical news
Single-visit program for cervical cancer screening increases rate of follow-up, treatment
...ted transportation, language difficulties, lack of child
care and lack of telephone access. The researchers believe that the usual approach to cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and management accentuates some of these barriers because it is cumbersome and expensive, ordinarily involving multiple clinic...
Fatherhood possible for many testicular cancer survivors, study finds
...e median time from diagnosis to birth of the first child
was 6.6 years, but this also varied with treatment type. About 22% of couples who attempted post-treatment conception reported that they needed some form of assistance with reproduction. "With recent advances in assisted fertility techniques, more te...
Body checking found to cause few youth hockey injuries
...stop well. In addition, it's important to teach a child
very early to learn to look toward where he wants to shoot the puck and to 'feel' the puck with his stick, instead of watching the puck. By watching where you are going, you learn to avoid collisions." Willer noted that checking is not allowed in wo...
New book on bipolar disorder targets 12 million affected Americans, families
...more about the disorder. Dr. Fink specializes in child
and adolescent psychiatry and has included a speci...lar Child," with ways family members can support a child
with bipolar disorder. Below is a checklist from Dr. Fink to determine if your child
is depressed or...
Nine percent of children may outgrow their tree nut allergies
...the blood would be a safe level before testing the child
through an oral food challenge, which is currently the best way to prove that a child
has outgrown their food allergy. The study found: Approximately 9% of children allergic to tre...
The case for pneumococcal vaccination of infants
...to the 7 serotypes of S. pneumoniae covered by the child
vaccine have also fallen....
Medication shows promise in the treatment of hyperactivity associated with autism-related disorders
... dose and one while receiving the lowest dose. One child
withdrew from the study for unspecified reasons, 58 children completed the crossover phase of the study. Forty-four (76 percent) of the 58 participants responded during at least one of the four treatment conditions, the researchers report. Methylphen...
Children in car crashes should be monitored for acute stress symptoms, whether injured or not
... can occur in children and their parents even if a child
wasn't injured in the crash." Dr Winston is also c...in 15 states and Washington, D.C., involving 1,483 child
occupants between the ages of five and 15, as part of Partners for Child Passenger Safety, an ongoin...
Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US
... different characteristics that could predispose a child
to being low birth weight, researchers then split the country into three groups that were above, the same, or below the national average of 6 low birth weight babies out of every 100 born. They found that of the 246 regions of the country used, 98 re...
Adolescents who watch smoking in movies are more likely to try smoking
...ighs whether peers or parents smoke or whether the child
is involved other activities, like sports."In the ... in New England," said Sargent. "It means that no child
is immune to the influence of smoking in movies." The participants' ethnicity was taken into accou...
Unrelated adults in the home associated with child-abuse deaths
...r. "It is not single parenthood per se that puts a child
at risk," said Bernard Ewigman, M.D., M.S.P.H., pr...omly selected Missouri households in which a young child
of similar age had died, but of natural causes. Most of the deaths involved very young children; 56 ...
Some outgrow allergy to tree nuts, Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts report
...rate guideline in estimating the likelihood that a child
has outgrown the allergy. "What's crystal clear ...oral food challenges, the standard test to prove a child
has outgrown a food allergy. Fifty-eight percent of children with TN-IgE levels of 5 kilounits per l...
Study finds torture and human rights abuses among Tibetan refugees
... Tibetan refugees and found reported incidences of child
imprisonment, torture, rape and executions. Their current study evaluated all published reports on mental health outcomes within the Tibetan population. All included studies had been conducted on Tibetan refugees that had successfully escaped Tibet...
Study: N.C. parents want tobacco use prevention to become higher priority
...rcent were college graduates, and 30 percent had a child
under age 5. Just over 20 percent of parents of high school students said that their child
had never smoked, and only 5.6 percent reported that their children currently smoked cigarettes, Gol...
Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago
...ronts: reducing mother and infant deaths, tackling child
poverty, preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, and controlling malaria and tuberculosis. Current approaches must change if the goals are to be achieved more quickly. In curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS, treatment with first-line antiretrovirals has now b...
Less sleep, more struggles for elementary and middle school students
...essionals and parents with a clear message: When a child
is having learning and attention problems, the iss... age from 6 to 12, participated in the study. Each child
was screened for medical and psychological health to ensure that none had sleep disorders or psychia...
A good night's sleep can mean a better day at school
...and how they're sleeping during the night. If your child
is having persistent difficulty with sleep, then talk to your doctor and get help."...
Breastfeeding may protect against gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)
...ost 3500 healthy children showed that the longer a child
was breastfed, the lower was his or her risk of th...breastfeeding protects a child. It may be that a child
is simply exposed to less gluten during weaning if s/he is being breastfed, suggest the authors. But...
Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
...e idea is that maybe behavioral methods can help a child
with autism approach facial stimuli without anxiety. This is strictly conjecture, but it is a tantalizing possibility," Dichter said. Imaging allows researchers to begin looking at underlying mechanisms in brain function, Belger said. "Still, we mus...
Wheezing prevalence patterns established by age 6
...rent-reported wheeze' during the past year for the child
at age 6." During the followup on each child
at ages 8, 11, 13, and 16 years, parents completed a questionnaire on the youngster's prevalence of ...
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