Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul
30

A topically preapplied analgesic

A topically preapplied analgesic may provide children who have lacerations with a less painful experience when physicians use tissue adhesive, or skin glue, to repair the wound, according to an article published online July 29 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: Medscape)  

Jul
30

Breastfeeding may increase IQ for toddlers

Breastfeeding may increase IQ for toddlers and grade schoolers, as per a new study published online July 29 in JAMA Pediatrics. Infants who had been breast-fed to age 12 months had higher vocabulary scores at 3 years of age and registered higher verbal and nonverbal intelligence scores at 7 years of age compared with nonbreast-fed …

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Jul
30

Benefit of Music

A new Canadian study from University of Alberta in Edmonton has reported that children who listened to music while an IV line was inserted into their arms were less stressed than kids who did not listen to music. (Source: Medscape)

Jul
30

Metoclopramide Should Be Avoided Whenever Possible In Children

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee on Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended that metoclopramide should be avoided whenever possible in children because of its neurological toxicity. Also, the maximum dose for adults should be 30 mg/day. (Source: Medpage Today)

Jul
25

Tailor Tx for arrhythmias in kids, groups say

Arrhythmia treatment for children takes special considerations for drugs, ablation, and devices, as outlined in new European recommendations. The consensus statement from the European Society of Cardiology’s European Heart Rhythm Association and the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology has observed that while the same drugs can work for both adults and children, doses …

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Jul
25

Low omega-3 in kids linked to behavior, cognitive deficits

Blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids in school-aged children in the United Kingdom (UK) are well below the minimum recommended for good cardiovascular health in adults. A new study has reported that low levels of omega-3, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is found in fish, seafood, and some algae, are associated with worse performance on …

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Jul
24

Finland bucks the trend: Type 1 diabetes in kids flattens

An analysis of data from the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare on type 1 diabetes diagnosed in children aged 0 to 14 years during 2006–2011 is published July 23 in a research letter in JAMA shows that the incidence of type 1 diabetes appears to be leveling off in the country. Finland has …

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Jul
24

Less sleep, more behavioral problems in kids

Children who have relatively short nighttime sleep duration are at high risk for several externalizing behavioral problems. A cohort study of almost 9000 preschool-aged children showed that those who averaged fewer than 9 hours of sleep per night were significantly more likely to show impulsivity, anger, and overactivity and to have tantrums than their peers …

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Jul
22

Presence of eczema may affect infant food allergies

Infants with atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, may be more likely than infants without AD to be sensitized to commonly allergenic foods, according to an article published online July 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: Medscape)  

Jul
22

Repair aortic coarctation early and follow for life: 60-year study

Babies born with a narrowing of the aorta should be followed for cardiac issues throughout their lives, say the authors of a six-decade review of cases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. (Source: Medscape)

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