Tag: "parents" at medical news
Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health
... of about 2,000 Latino, white and African-American parents
of children ages 4 months to 35 months. No statis...preventive services received by children and their parents
based on whether their pediatrician did, or did not, hail from the same racial/ethnic background. Ho...
Stressed-out moms think their children are more difficult
...dless of drug-exposure status, the manner in which parents
react to and cope with challenging infant behaviors can be affected by their stress levels. "Because we now know that the effect of parenting stress is true both for mothers with and without a history of drug use, these findings support our view t...
National statistics for 18 major birth defects released
...y, he stopped breathing for a short time after his parents
brought him home due to a blood clot. "I don't think a lot of people realize this is a problem," said Lori Gunther. "It was horrible. The thought of possibly having to go through it again with another child was horrible." But last year, she gave birt...
Medications and cough syrups may cause cavities
... go down, but most dentists would likely encourage parents
to skip that step when treating a child's illness. However, most parents
might not realize that even without the sugar, some children's medicines may cause cavities while th...
Researchers identify early warning signs for meningococcal disease in children
...cur late in the pre-hospital illness and currently parents
and doctors are over-reliant on these for diagnosi... Oxford, UK) and colleagues sent questionnaires to parents
of 448 children with meningococcal disease. They also looked at the children's medical records. They...
Caloric restriction appears to prevent primary aging in the heart
... of their hearts. In the case of one subject, both parents
and younger brother currently take medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Some subjects actually took medicine for high blood pressure themselves before they started on caloric restriction. Fontana and colleagues previously have fo...
Statement on NIH research on obesity and type 2 diabetes
...!)", a national public education program targeting parents
and caregivers of children ages 8 to 13. The program was developed by NHLBI and is promoted in collaboration with several other NIH institutes, national health and youth organizations, and community-based groups. "We Can!" provides resources to encou...
Siblings' bad habits brush off
...ters are more powerful role models than friends or parents
when it comes to teenage drinking and smoking, research has shown. Researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Washington have proved that tobacco and alcohol use by older siblings increases the odds of similar behaviour from you...
Norwegian torpedo boat service associated with increased risk of birth defects
...d the torpedo boat during the 1990s, and 50 became parents
to 117 children of whom 114 were included in the study. Of these children, 87 were classified as having been conceived during or after employment aboard ship. Eight of these children had been born with birth defects and six had been stillborn. All t...
Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp
...ly apply to patients in a hospital setting, but to parents
tending to sick children. To get the most accurate temperature reading as possible, Quatrara suggests not participating in any activities that may change body or mouth temperature, such as exercise, smoking or chewing gum. "It's something that comes...
Autism Speaks makes major funding commitment for unprecedented national autism database
...ctrum disorders and connect them with researchers, parents
and other individuals with autism throughout the c...o research of the highest quality, but also invite parents
to have direct input regarding the scientific and policy questions to be investigated. Dr. Paul Law ...
Half of active children pursue non-traditional physical activities
...zed athletics. "This is a compelling reminder that parents
really don't need to think of staying fit as a huge and scheduled time sink," said Dr. Chandra Bhat. "You can, in simple, flexible ways, change a child's lifestyle to incorporate physical activity." The professor and a graduate student will describe ...
Rise in sudden infant death syndrome cases involving infants that sleep with parent on a sofa
...by The Lancet. The authors strongly recommend that parents
avoid this sleeping environment. The risk of SIDS... of SIDS. In the 1991 UK campaign 'Back to Sleep', parents
were told to put babies on their back to sleep; death rates from SIDS subsequently fell. In the lat...
Researchers find effective, cheap treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease
...osis appears on average in one of four children of parents
who both carry a defective copy of a gene known as CFTR, Donaldson said. Children born with the disease soon develop chronic lung damage, since their lungs cannot clear excessively sticky mucus by sweeping it to the mouth, where it is swallowed and e...
Fluoride varnish helps prevent tooth decay in very young children
...ournals.org . There are two important points that parents
should be aware of as a result of this study, said...n very young children. Second, the results support parents
bringing children for their first dental visit at age one when they are getting their first teeth." ...
New survey indicates preemie parents uninformed about RSV prevention
...iratory syncytial virus (RSV), nearly one half of parents
of premature infants are not aware of preventive m...hese infants die.6 "We need to do more to educate parents
about how they can reduce their babies' risk for becoming victims of this virus, which lands far too...
Rutgers College of Nursing hosts end-of-life conference
... in a coma and virtually vegetative state when her parents
wanted permission to remove her from the respirator which was keeping their daughter alive. After a long court battle, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Quinlans, declaring the Quinlan's right to decide their daughter's medical treat...
Scientists discover genetic profile of an often-misdiagnosed chronic allergic disease of children
Though many parents
may never have heard of it, a severe and chronic condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is recognized by doctors as an emerging health problem for children. A disease that was often misdiagnosed in the past, EE has been increasingly recognize...
Teens' healthy food choices foiled by early lunch, soft drink machine income and parents who cater
...nch, school income from soft drink incentives, and parents
who bring fast food to the cafeteria for their kid... was parents. Enforcement of a policy prohibiting parents
or students from bringing fast food into the cafeteria increased participation in the school meal pr...
Premature babies and SIDS: Doctors should make special effort to talk to parents About Risk
...icians should adjust when they offer counseling to parents
about preventing SIDS, according to research publi...child visits. The timing works well for counseling parents
of full-term babies who are at the highest risk of SIDS when they are between two and four months ol...
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