Tag: "parents" at medical news
New RSV treatment for at-risk infants under study
...visits, Ms. Holloway will call study participants' parents
weekly. At the first sign of sniffles, babies will be brought back to the clinic and a nasal swab will be sent to a centralized lab to determine the type of infection, Dr. Bhatia says. MEDI-494, marketed as Synagis, has become a standard treatment th...
Positive study results for methylphenidate transdermal system
..., this transdermal patch formulation would provide parents
and health care professionals the first and only non-oral medication for children with ADHD." The MTS patch was developed by Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and combines the active ingredient of methylphenidate with transdermal technology. This transde...
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Arthritis Foundation introduce pediatric rheumatic diseases CD-ROM
... and volunteers, copies will also be available for parents
of children with rheumatic diseases, primary and secondary school teachers and counselors, faculty at health professions schools and nonprofit organizations serving individuals and families with rheumatic diseases. "The welfare and care of children ...
Wheezing prevalence patterns established by age 6
...wup on each child at ages 8, 11, 13, and 16 years, parents
completed a questionnaire on the youngster's prevalence of wheeze (with or without a cold). Researchers characterized current wheeze at each age as either "no wheeze," "infrequent wheeze" (one to three episodes in the past year), and "frequent wheez...
Study reveals best ways for pediatricians to educate families
...who discuss numerous health prevention topics with parents
during a well-child visit run the risk of having t...ory Pediatrics," Barkin and colleagues studied 861 parents
from across the country with children ages 2 to 11. Physicians were asked to discuss several health ...
SLU research on teen moms refutes conventional wisdom: Early motherhood may not ruin their lives
... marriage and their work. Others were also devoted parents
but they lacked fulfillment in marriage or a caree...he disadvantage that often led them to become teen parents
in the first place. "We stop them dead in their tracks," SmithBattle says. "Those strikes are not ju...
Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects
... Informed decisions also increase the chances that parents
and their physicians will be prepared to provide t...rs, psychologists and physicians to better prepare parents
as to what the outcomes might be," Resnick said. "They can discuss this information and ask question...
IOF agencies receive global recognition of osteoporosis campaigns
...ng Future", targets young adults (15-30 years) and parents
(with children aged 4-16) with the key message that achieving high peak bone mass is important in preventing osteoporosis later in life. Public relations "The Independence Thief" Weber Shandwick's campaign for IOF, "The Independence Thief" was one...
Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown
...atory Pediatrics, found that child care providers, parents
and pediatricians knew guideline recommendations f...When their child attending child care becomes ill, parents
have limited options. It's easy to see how exclusion can become a contentious issue between parents...
Young children getting fewer hours of sleep
...e, but which is consistent with concerns that many parents
bring to their pediatricians. Finally, they report that 82 percent of children older than 18 months were not taking naps on some or all days. Acebo says that she was surprised to find that kids are sleeping less than the recommendations that have ...
No separate changing rooms for boys and girls in one in five primary schools
...he previous year. And around one in five said that parents
had also made this request. But one in five of the schools had no separate changing facilities whatsoever. And although around 8 out of 10 did provide separate facilities for year 6 children (11 to 12 year olds), the proportions steadily diminished ...
Study reveals severity of go-cart injuries
...st a third required two or more operations. "Many parents
don't seem to be aware of the potential dangers of private go-karts," said David Cline, M.D., an emergency medicine specialist and one of the study researchers. "Many of these injuries were severe, and all children required follow-up care after they ...
Making the best decisions when faced with the risks of premature delivery
...e can be complex. Doctors typically converse with parents
about treatment options and the need for resuscita...y found that the conversations between doctors and parents
were often not well-documented. Women who are at risk of delivering a premature baby are usually pr...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...e researchers say. "What we think this study tells parents
of deaf children is that if cochlear implants are being considered, the earlier they're done the better," says David Ryugo, Ph.D., the lead investigator in the study. "There is an optimal time window for implants if they are to avoid permanent rewir...
Mutations in HRAS gene sequence confirmed in patients with Costello syndrome
... diagnosis of Costello syndrome. Of the 19 sets of parents
tested, none carried the sequence change found in their children, indicating that the mutation occurred in the parents' germ cells. The nature of the missense mutations, along with the paternal age effect observed in Costello syndrome suggests a pate...
Research review finds tobacco scenes in movies boost teen smoking
... less exposure to on-screen smoking because their parents
consistently limited their viewing of R-rated films were less likely to start smoking (after adjusting for all other influences) than those who saw more. "This result indicates that lowering exposure by removing smoking from youth-marketed films wil...
Modified Atkins diet effectively treats childhood seizures
...better tolerated by children and may be easier for parents
and children to follow, said Kossoff, who presente... calories. That should make it a little easier for parents
and children to do." The Hopkins study examined 20 children (ages 3 to 18) who were having between 4...
Personal fulfillment may motivate adolescents to be physically active
... lose weight), parent-influenced motivation (e.g., parents
want them to), and peer-influenced motivation (e.g., social activity with friends, to be like the popular kids at school)," the authors write. "Adolescents were most likely to report personal fulfillment as the strongest motivating factor for physica...
Children with heart defects found to benefit from exercise
...cised much. They've been told by coaches, doctors, parents
and teachers, 'Oh, you can't exercise,'" Rhodes says. "Cardiac rehabilitation is not a component of most pediatric cardiology programs." The study enrolled 19 children, aged 8 to 17, who had congenital heart disease severe enough to consider restrict...
UCSD researchers report results of children's backpack study
...n of heavy backpacks and back and shoulder pain to parents
is not new. However, the objective data that we ha...y Commission, 2004). The research team hopes that parents
will help their children avoid using heavy backpacks for prolonged periods and prevent backpack pain...
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