Tag: "children" at medical news
States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent
Seniors who do not have children
to help care for them are less likely to have to go into a nursing home if they live in a state that spends more on home- and community- based services, researchers have found. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report the finding...
Chunky adolescents' cardiovascular health is headed in wrong direction
...to parents and physicians to pay more attention to children
who fall somewhere in the middle because they likely are headed toward being fatter and at increased risk of cardiovascular disease," says Dr. Dong. He presents his findings May 10 during the Inter-American Society of Hypertension and the Consortiu...
Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
Drinking farm milk can protect children
against asthma and hayfever, according to a study of nearly 15,000 children
published in the May issue of Clinical and Experimental Allergy. But consuming farm milk that hasn...
Childhood obesity intervention shows promising results
...ity in culturally diverse, early elementary school children
reduced weight gain over one school year. The mul...and physical activity among elementary school-aged children
in Somerville, Massachusetts. Corresponding author Christina Economos, PhD, assistant professor a...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
...olled in the PICU." Cardiac arrest is different in children
than in adults. In adults, heart stoppages mostly... medicine. "It may be that we are now seeing more children
and sicker children
in our PICU," Tortoriello said. She and her colleagues continue to monitor the ...
Fine motor skills, social acceptance lower in children with 'lazy eye'
...the fine motor skills and perceived self esteem of children
with amblyopia (or "lazy eye") compared with age-matched children
will be presented during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2007 Annual...
Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows
CHAPEL HILL Rates of abuse and neglect of young children
in military families in Texas has doubled since Oc...y parent was found to have abused or neglected the children
more often than the military parent. "The stress of war extends beyond the soldier to the family l...
NIH funding UIC brain tumor research
...tumors each year in the United States. About 1,500 children
in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. Surgery followed by chemotherapy is the primary treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, Gemeinhart said. However, surgery alone cannot completely treat the disease or prevent its recurrence. Th...
UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough
...revent against it. Those most at risk from RSV are children
aged two and under, especially those with weakresp...r gothrough all kinds of angst because their young children
are going into hospital with veryworrying symptoms and it would prevent the death of the children
Conception date affects baby's future academic achievement
...inctly seasonal with the lowest scores received by children
who had been conceived in June through August. Why might children
conceived in June through August have the lowest ISTEP scores? "The fetal brain begins developing s...
A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern
...h in Seatlle, researchers from UCLA will show that children
with autism cant do this. They hear and they see, ...red brain activity between 16 typically developing children
and 16 high-functioning children
with autism. While undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging...
National Autism Conference slated for June
..., health practitioners and families. Families of children
with autism spectrum disorders are invited to attend a special session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in Kent Student Center (KSC), Kent Campus, featuring Dr. Brenda Smith-Myles, from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incident Disorders,...
RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking
...AND Corporation study issued today. The study of children
in the sixth and seventh grades found that those e...and 36 percent more likely to intend to drink than children
whose exposure to alcohol advertising was very low. Previous studies have found that adolescents o...
Children from low income families more likely to have sleep problems
... low income families have more sleep problems than children
from middle class families, potentially impacting ...American and Hispanic, to the sleeping patterns of children
from middle class, Caucasian families. The children
were 4 to 10 years old. Parents were asked to f...
New, less painful wound treatment for pediatric patients
...nnovation in treating severe and complex wounds in children
that decreases the need for frequent and stressful... of healing tissue." Ninety-three percent of the children
given the treatment showed decreased wound volume, and the average amount of wound closure was 80 pe...
Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them
...blem and little is known about why it strikes some children
and not others. In at least some cases, research has already shown that some infants have immature development of nerve pathways in their brains. More research is needed to be able to identify SIDS at autopsy and to prevent more of these deaths. De...
Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis
In a study of children
with cystic fibrosis, French researchers found evi...pelvis. The results of the study, which included children
from the age of 2 to puberty, appear in the first issue for May 2007 of the American Journal of Resp...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
...in America describes more than a dozen diseases of children
and adults, among them congenital abnormalities, e... urologic diseases are scarce, urinary problems in children
cost at least $75 million dollars a year. Vesicoureteral reflux, the abnormal flow of urine from th...
Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking
...s health consequences. Almost 60 percent of U.S. children
ages 3 to 11 -- approximately 22 million children
--are exposed to secondhand smoke daily with urban children
suffering the highest rates of exposure...
First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness
...to test a revolutionary treatment for blindness in children
has been announced by researchers at UCL (Universi...for eye disease. The trial involves adults and children
who have a condition called Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA), which is a type of inherited retinal ...
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