Tag: "toddlers" at medical news

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...positive or negative effect on the vocabularies on toddlers 17 to 24 months of age. The study was published today in the Journal of Pediatrics. The most important fact to come from this study is there is no clear evidence of a benefit coming from baby DVDs and videos and there is some suggestion of harm, sai...

Birkhed receives Research in Dental Caries Award

...ine gel, and varnish); (5) epidemiology (caries in toddlers and dental erosion in young men); and (6) saliva (secretion rate, dry mouth, saliva stimulation, sugar clearance). Dr. Birkhed has taught at Malm Dental School (1970-1988) and the University of Gteborg (1988 to present). He has mentored 24 PhD stud...

Risk for stroke, death not higher for sickle cell children with early complications

...nful swelling of the hands and feet, as infants or toddlers are at no greater risk of having those symptoms recur in later childhood. The study's results, however, showed that children hospitalized for chest problems early on are more likely to see those problems recur up to adulthood. The study following ...

New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better

...nths) get 14 to 15 hours of sleep per night, while toddlers get 12 to 14 hours, pre-schoolers 11 to 13 hours and school-age children 10 to 11 hours. A child who gets enough sleep and sleeps well is more likely to be cheerful during the day. The better the child sleeps, the happier the entire family will be...

Overweight in early childhood increases chances for obesity at age 12

Children who are overweight as toddlers or preschoolers are more likely to be overweight or obese in early adolescence, report researchers in a collaborative study by the NIH and several academic institutions. The researchers periodically collected height and weight measurements of a samp...

Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease

...se that predominantly plagues America's inner city toddlers early childhood dental caries (ECC), or as it is ...e teeth so decayed, that the only option for these toddlers often under the age of four is sedation and extraction. A specially outfitted digital camera ...

Reversing malnutrition a spoonful at a time

...child, costs under US$100. MFK primarily targets toddlers -- a critical stage of development. In Haiti, mothers are responsible for providing food for the family, although many spend their days at the market selling produce or planting crops. While their mothers are away, children are expected to fend for t...

Proposed changes to obesity guidelines may harm children in the US

...e author, and mean that approximately a quarter of toddlers and two fifths of children aged 6-11 in America will be classed as having the disease. The author of the articles is Ray Moynihan, who has previously written about drug companies promoting an increasing reliance on medications to the public. His repo...

Public needs to heighten awareness of dangers of elevated TVs that are larger, heavier

...on sets toppling over, usually because of climbing toddlers or someone accidentally knocking over the TV. Their findings, available online, appear in the June issue of the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. "Our data indicated a lack of parental awareness and an absence of primary prevention as a root cause...

Significant reduction in antibiotic-resistant pneumococcal disease since the introduction of PREVNAR

...ontinued dedication to helping protect infants and toddlers against invasive pneumococcal infection and its po...e indicated for active immunization of infants and toddlers against invasive disease caused by S. pneumoniae due to capsular serotypes included in the vaccine (...

Despite medical advances, children receiving liver transplants wait longer than a decade ago

...the nature of childhood liver disease, infants and toddlers are more commonly transplant candidates than older children, and a shortage of appropriate sized livers has translated into a mortality rate as high as 40 percent for young patients awaiting transplant. Splitting one liver into two smaller grafts, ut...

Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants

...ules for blood lead screening of Medicaid-eligible toddlers also varies widely by state. Existing efforts to get tenants to control lead exposure by frequently cleaning and washing their children's hands are only "marginally effective" at reducing lead poisoning in homes with lead hazards, they note. Additio...

Reactions to last DTaP vaccine not prevented

...-vaccine fever in babies, who are more likely than toddlers or preschoolers to have fever after vaccination. "Acetaminophen is an effective anti-pyretic (fever reducer)," Jackson explained. "But it isn't an anti-inflammatory (inflammation reducer)." So even though acetaminophen is commonly given to older chi...

New Israeli study finds vaccinating all toddlers against hepatitis A

...e disease in the United States, particularly among toddlers who play an important role in hepatitis A transmis...the fact that before vaccination, one-fifth of all toddlers in a hepatitis A endemic community had high hepatitis A antibody levels indicating previous exposure...

FSU study finds body image stereotypes may begin in the high chair

Parents of toddlers may be serving up stereotypes about body image tha...to eat specific foods is common behavior that most toddlers will outgrow, a struggle for control about food was linked to future problems. "It's a food-related...

Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs

...xas Medical School at Houston have discovered that toddlers with sleep apnea experience more respiratory distu...ween body position and OSAS events during sleep in toddlers up to age three. Results came from sleep studies of 60 children at the hospital between Dec. 2001 a...

Children's Hospital Pittsburgh doctors at Cardiac World Congress; Only US doctors to present in Spanish

...ts are repaired in children only a few months old; toddlers are transplant candidates; and children are sustained for weeks or months on mechanical heart pumps, Children's CICU provides the level of post-surgical medical care young cardiac patients need, said Dr. Munoz. With access to the latest technology, d...

Hepatitis A in US drops substantially after implementation of vaccination program

...rael decided to introduce universal vaccination of toddlers against hepatitis A because of epidemiologic evidence and a cost-benefit analysis of the program. The program started in July 1999 and is included in the National Health Services list so that the vaccine is given free of charge. A dose is given at ag...

Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans

...e of exposure to flame retardants for people from toddlers to adults followed by eating animal and dairy products, according to a report in the July 15 issue of the American Chemical Societys journal Environmental Science & Technology . ACS is the worlds largest scientific society. Until this study, which ...

Research: Noise, visual cues affect infants' language development

...these experiments by testing how older infants and toddlers learn new words....

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