Tag: "childhood" at medical news
Tuberculosis, infertility may have influenced George Orwell's writing
...ibuted to his gaunt appearance. Perhaps due to his childhood
respiratory illnesses, Orwell developed bronchiect...peripatetic author could have been infected in his childhood
in India, as a police officer in Burma, as a soldier in Spain, or "duringyears of tramping, poverty,...
Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants
...ologic evaluations of the study infants throughout childhood
are necessary to determine the extent of visual abnormalities due to prenatal alcohol exposure. The study is reported in "Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on infant visual acuity" by R. Colin Carter, MD, Sandra W. Jacobson, PhD, Christopher D. M...
How does increased television watching 'weigh into' childhood obesity?
...e the relationship between television watching and childhood
obesity. Drs. R.M. Viner and T.J. Cole from the ...sity College London evaluated the effects of early childhood
television watching on adult obesity by assessing data from 8,158 participants of the 1970 Birth Coh...
UK's first professor of teenage and young adult cancer appointed in Manchester
...spite great advances in understanding and treating childhood
cancer over the last 30 years and the recent focus on recruiting older adults into clinical trials, there has been relatively little progress on cancer in adolescence and early adult life. Teenage Cancer Trust exists to improve recognition and unders...
Calls to prevent chronic disease 'juggernaut'
...ge number of public health issues on the horizon - childhood
obesity, diabetes and the illnesses associated with aging are just some of these," Professor Glasgow said. "These, combined with serious workforce problems, mean we have to examine new ways of organising and funding primary health care so Australian...
Growth patterns into childhood reveal risk of coronary heart disease later in life
...rt disease as an adult is more strongly related to childhood
growth patterns than body weight at any particular...growth patterns before birth, after birth and into childhood
reveal a risk of coronary heart disease later in life," said lead study author David Barker, M.D., P...
New study shows measles immunization may prevent fatal brain infection
...accounts for almost half of the 1.6 million annual childhood
deaths due to vaccine-preventable diseases....
Aboriginal researcher receives Fiona Stanley medal
...ole model for Aboriginal people - she is a trained childhood
education worker, a trained Aboriginal health worker and has been involved in many important health initiatives including the development of Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni Aboriginal Corporation," said Professor Stanley. As part of the Otitis Media project te...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 1, 2005
...n Have Performance Limitations A study of 11,481 childhood
cancer survivors found that 20 percent had a physi...he past 20 years. But they say adult survivors of childhood
cancer "should be monitored for functional loss throughout their lives and referred for appropriate ...
New screen-and-treat methods for cervical cancer significantly reduce cancer precursor lesions
... other well-accepted health interventions, such as childhood
vaccines." Published in the Nov. 2, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the randomized clinical trial included 6,555 nonpregnant women, aged 35 to 65 years, between June 2000 and December 2002 at three ambulatory women's he...
Interferon with ribavirin is safe and effective for children with chronic Hepatitis C
...effective and reasonably safe for the treatment of childhood
chronic hepatitis C," the authors conclude. Importantly, "sustained virologic response rates in children with chronic HCV given interferon alfa-2b with ribavirin in these studies are higher than in those using interferon alone."...
New therapeutic target identified in inherited brain tumor disorder
...romatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic condition that causes childhood
brain tumors, have found their second new drug target in a year, a protein called methionine aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP2). An established drug, fumagillin, is already known to suppress the activity of MetAP2. Researchers at Washington University School...
Family meals cut teenage fatness
... study was widened to include prenatal, postnatal, childhood
and adolescent periods of the child with those babies now in their early 20s....
Children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases at risk for flu-related respiratory failure
... 2 issue of JAMA. Influenza is a common disease of childhood
and is responsible for significant illness, according to background information in the article. Healthy young children are hospitalized for influenza-related illness at rates similar to those for elderly persons and adults with chronic medical condit...
Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US
..., an important risk factor of infant mortality and childhood
developmental disorders, varies more than 3-fold in regions across the U.S., according to national research conducted at Dartmouth Medical School. The study offers promise for health care experts in an area of prenatal health where progress has been...
New study shows link between prolonged bottle-feeding and iron deficiency
...ecause iron-deficiency anemia in infancy and early childhood
is associated with behavioral and cognitive delays...ffects of iron deficiency, its prevention in early childhood
is an important public health issue. The study concluded that screening and nutritional counseling p...
OHSU study reveals each persons' activity level appears intrinsic, possibly tied to genetics
...genetic makeup impacts activity level, the role of childhood
experience in the development of adult activity le...cularly helpful in determining whether exercise in childhood
has a lasting influence on adult activity levels and adult health, and if so, in identifying the typ...
Air in Fallon, Nev. has elevated levels of tungsten and cobalt
...have medical implications. Since 1997, 16 cases of childhood
leukemia have been diagnosed in children who lived...tpanel022304.pdf ) concluded that "the cause(s) of childhood
leukemia, including those from Churchill County, Nevada, remain unknown," and recommended further re...
Twins' lower IQ levels than single-born children not down to social factors
...t explain why twins have significantly lower IQ in childhood
than single-born children, according to a study in this week's BMJ. Researchers studied 9,832 single-born children and 236 twins born in Aberdeen, Scotland between 1950 and 1956, using a previous child development survey as a base. They also gathered...
SLU research on teen moms refutes conventional wisdom: Early motherhood may not ruin their lives
...sponsibilities of motherhood. "In spite of adverse childhood
experiences, mothering for some teens provides a corrective or turning-point experience," SmithBattle says. Some women "first find their voices in loving and caring for a child," she says. "Mothering placed them on a new path and gave new meaning and...
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