Tag: "child" at medical news
Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems
...the costs of neonatal care, the estimated cost per child
was close to 22 000 in 2002. However, the larges...of a human life is 2m, and the cost to society per child
healthcare, school etc is 200 000. If you add to this the IVF 'production cost' of 22 000 per chi...
HSPH student Kevin Chan awarded Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
... committed to global health and the right of every child
to have the basic necessities to lead a full and productive life. My charge is simple: over ten million children will die this year from preventable causes. That is ten million children too many." Among his many appointments, Dr. Chan has served as P...
Saving six million children each year is affordable
...ead in the 42 countries* with the highest rates of child
mortality is needed to save 6 million children, co...ally available in the 42 countries that had 90% of child
deaths in 2000. In the latest study, Robert Black (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, ...
More training and supervision needed to cut meningitis deaths
...cy medical staff is needed to reduce the number of child
deaths from meningococcal disease, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Meningococcal disease remains the most common infectious cause of death in children in many developed countries. Most patients present to their nearest emergency department but, bec...
$5.1 billion would save 6 million children
...ther institutions. Approximately 90 percent of all child
deaths occur in 42 countries around the world. In those countries, the average cost per child
saved would be $887 or $1.23 per capita. With the recent publication of the potential impact of prov...
The diagnosis of tumours in children
...is of neuroblastic tumours, responsible for 15% of child
deaths due to cancer, was the aim of the Paula Lzcoz Ripolls PhD thesis which she recently defended at the Public University of Navarra. The work was entitled: Molecular diagnosis of neuroblastic tumours: genetic profile and analysis of tumour suppre...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...fe magazine to feature on its cover a picture of a child
rejected for treatment, prompting the committee to attempt to change its criteria toward a psychological assessment. With liver transplants, patient selection was plagued by different interpretations of who medically benefited most from a transplant ...
Women's health suffers under welfare reform, study says
... constantly changing work schedules, struggle with child
care and transportation, and have few or no benefits from their employers. Kaplan emphasized that all of these findings are from data that ends in 2000, while the economy was still relatively strong. Since then, more women have hit their lifetime li...
Roy Meadow should not be found guilty of serious professional misconduct
...nly unjust but threatens the effective delivery of child
protection services in Britain. Horton argues that... That may be the only way to secure and strengthen child
protection services in the UK - services whose effectiveness currently hangs in the balance." This w...
Animal research suggests new treatment target for epilepsy
... 12, get their name because during the seizure the child
seems to be temporarily unconscious of his or her surroundings. Although they last only a few seconds, the seizures can occur hundreds of times a day and can dramatically impact learning and development. Doctors don't know exactly what causes the se...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
...o have a hard time waking up. All these can mean a child
has sleep-disordered breathing, which can affect t... sleep-disordered breathing, were tallied for each child
to allow each tendency to be considered on its own. The behavior portion of the survey asked about ...
Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers
...n. "During this time in a 'diagnostic vacuum', the child
often receives little appropriate pain management which can be incredibly frustrating for all concerned," said Professor Eccleston. "Inaccurate and unhelpful diagnoses of 'functional' or 'psychosomatic' pain can fuel fear and frustration in children ...
Television in the bedroom may hurt child's school performance
...omputers and video games, as well as how often the child
used them. The children's math, reading and langua...o suggests that investing in a home computer for a child
to use may be an additional strategy to help your child's test scores. The best combination was havi...
New pediatrician workforce policy addresses growing challenges in health care
...s, leading to an 18% increase in pediatricians per child
in the last decade; Increased reliance on international medical graduates, with approximately one third of practicing pediatricians attending medical school outside the U.S. and Canada; Limited improvement in the ethnic and racially diversity of pe...
Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds
...eption that a parked car can be a safe place for a child
or pet in mild weather. "There are cases of childr...aretakers about the risk associated with leaving a child
or pet in a parked car. Null said a substantial number of caretakers intentionally leave children be...
Child early intervention programs make for healthier adults
... Early Education Program (BEEP), a community-based child
health and development program was initiated by th...efore the child's birth and participated until the child
reached kindergarten age. Of 282 children initially enrolled in BEEP, the investigators were able to...
Pediatricians' opinions vary on reporting threshold for suspected child abuse
...ground injuries to one physician, may be suspected child
abuse to another. A Penn State College of Medicine...interpret their responsibility to report suspected child
abuse. Mandated reporting of child
abuse has been in effect for 30 years and requires that people wh...
UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers
...lfare, did not receive social service payments for child
care and had a regular place for child
care. "It's not surprising that having a family income below the poverty level or not receiving wel...
Specific regions of brain implicated in anorexia nervosa, finds Univ. of Pittsburgh study
...ug use on the other," added Dr. Frank, a fellow in child
psychiatry. More research is needed to address the many questions that remain, including what causes the dopamine receptors to be overactive in the first place. Genetic studies could yield some answers. Indeed, a study supported by the Price Foundat...
Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders
...outcome," said senior author Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH, a child
neurologist at the University of California, San F...s typically discovered months after birth when the child
was noted to have diminished use of one hand. These children were more likely to have sustained inj...
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