Tag: "childhood" at medical news
Children's self-esteem can affect their response to asthma
...ioning. In addition, as one of the most prevalent childhood
chronic illnesses in the US, asthma is overrepresented in children from urban, low socioeconomic and ethnic minority backgrounds. "Pediatric asthma should be a focus of attention in school systems due to its increased prevalence in urban areas and i...
Childhood depression may encourage ecstasy use
... symptoms of behavioural and emotional problems in childhood
and early adolescence. They assessed ecstasy use in 1580 individuals from childhood
into adulthood. The first assessment took place in 1983, before ecstasy appeared as a recreational d...
Study ties 'new' cell-death mechanism to developmental and degenerative brain disorders
...ry neurological disorders, some of which emerge in childhood
and others in adulthood, affecting one in 17,000 people. Ataxias affect coordination and many basic functions such as walking and speaking. They also may lead to eye movement abnormalities, cognitive decline, epilepsy and other significant deficits. ...
Depression, anxiety in girls linked to higher body mass index in women
Depression and anxiety disorders during childhood
may be associated with a higher body mass index (B...iety disorders and depression and weight gain from childhood
into adulthood. They analyzed existing data from 820 individuals (403 women and 417 men) from two c...
Reducing teens' intake of sugary drinks
...surged in recent decades, in step with the rise in childhood
obesity. Now, in the March issue of Pediatrics, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston report that a novel intervention to limit consumption of sugary drinks home deliveries of noncaloric beverages had a beneficial effect on weight loss. The r...
Formula feeding, early introduction of infant food may not contribute to childhood obesity
...pnea, among others. "With the rising prevalence of childhood
obesity, interest has increased in determining whether breastfeeding or the delayed introduction of complementary foods - or both - can reduce the risk of later obesity. We found no such effect," says Dr. Burdette. Dr. Burdette emphasized, however, t...
Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: There's a connection
...ide intake from beverages during infancy and early childhood
can increase the risk of the child's developing fluorosis in permanent incisors. High fluoride intake from beverages could be due to either drinking too much of a beverage prepared with accepted fluoride concentrations, or normal intake of beverages ...
Oral conditions, dental caries know no borders
...tions in Native American toddlers, to severe early childhood
caries among Aboriginal children in Canada, to the relationship between mothers' oral health and high levels of tooth decay in their children, to the correlation between socio-economic status and oral hygiene in Mexican pre-schoolers, to the high lev...
Insulin levels in African American children worsen through puberty
...-specific characteristics of insulin resistance in childhood
and adolescence. They evaluated the dynamics of insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and pancreatic beta-cell function in African American and Caucasian children through the stages of puberty. The research, which included investigators from the Uni...
New research questions antibiotic use in infants
...r of life may have an increased risk of developing childhood
asthma. New research published in the March issue ...n found to coincide with an increased incidence of childhood
asthma," said lead author Carlo Marra, Pharm D, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, ...
Mayo Clinic obesity researchers test 'classroom of the future'
...irects the Active Life research team, is targeting childhood
obesity. He and child researcher Lorraine Lanningh...s." "This could be the critical step in preventing childhood
obesity," says Jim Hill, president of America on the Move, a Boston-based, non-profit organization t...
Increased cognitive control in Tourette's syndrome
...pmental disorder that typically occurs during late childhood
and is characterized by the presence of chronic vocal and motor tics. Tics are involuntary, repetitive, highly stereotyped behaviors that occur with a limited duration, typically occur many times during a single day, and occur on most days. Motor tic...
Kids with cavities overweight, not underweight
... children 2-5 years old who were treated for early childhood
cavities at the pediatric clinic in 2000 and betwe...mass-index (BMI) for age, which takes into account childhood
growth patterns. A total of 407 records of children with cavities were reviewed -- 170 from 2000 an...
Effective treatment of a mother's depression reduces risk of psychiatric disorders in her children
...sion is among the most consistent risk factors for childhood
anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders and for major depression, with more than a 2- to 3-fold increased risk in offspring of depressed parents compared with controls, according to background information in the article. These offspring problems of...
Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants
...eir cognitive ability and school performance since childhood
lead exposure is associated with lower IQ scores and higher restlessness, inattention and aggression. Specifically, while 9.3 percent of children in the overall population who are exposed to lead score below 80 IQ points, that figure jumps to 14.2 pe...
Effects of preterm birth and early environmental risks continue into adolescence
...risks on the brain during the first three years of childhood
continue through adolescence. Their findings are p.... These studies also find, however, that the early childhood
social environment plays a prominent role in subsequent development, with greater environmental risk...
UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center named Survivorship Center of Excellence
...c oncologist specializing in the care of long-term childhood
cancer survivors. A social worker will perform an intake assessment and provide follow-up as needed. Cancer survivors also will get the opportunity to participate in leading-edge survivorship research being conducted at the Jonsson Cancer Center. Su...
Children more at risk of attempting suicide if father is in both unskilled and stressful job
...may be at higher risk for attempted suicide during childhood
and young adulthood than female children of fathers in jobs with more control. The sons of fathers working in jobs with low psychological demand may be at particular risk for completed suicides. These analyses are unusually powerful because the res...
UC Berkeley study finds in utero arsenic exposure tied to lung disease and cancer in adults
...me of the first human evidence that fetal or early childhood
exposure to any toxic substance can result in mark...extraordinary risk we found for in utero and early childhood
exposure is a new scientific finding," says the study's lead author, Allan Smith, professor of epide...
CIHR launches casebooks about Canadians turning research into action
... illness; shaping community action plans for early childhood
development; and helping Canada's minority communities cope with the Tsunami disaster: these and other Canadian stories about transforming research results into action can be found in two casebooks launched today by the Canadian Institutes of Health ...
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