Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug
31

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, suggests a study published online August 26 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Aug
31

Decreases in cerebral oxygenation when sleeping face–down may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Decreases in cerebral oxygenation when sleeping face–down may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in preemies, suggests a report published online August 25 in Pediatrics.

Aug
30

Infants whose parents pay attention to their babbling sounds have greater advancement in language development

Infants whose parents pay attention to their babbling sounds have greater advancement in language development, suggests a new study published in the

Aug
30

Children and adolescents with attention–deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Children and adolescents with attention–deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who do not respond well to psychostimulant monotherapy may benefit from adding guanfacine extended–release, suggested a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Aug
29

A new study, published online in the European Journal of Public Health

A new study, published online in the European Journal of Public Health, has stated that children of women who take prenatal folic acid supplements have fewer autistic traits. However, the link is not explained by maternal folate concentrations, at least not at 13 weeks of gestational age.

Aug
29

Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the uterus significantly increases the odds of developing early diabetes in adolescence, suggests a new study. Obese children around age 12 with normal initial glucose tolerance whose mothers had GDM were about 6 times more likely to develop impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes by around age …

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Aug
28

A study published recently in PLOS

A study published recently in PLOS Medicine on large–scale rural sanitation programs in India has highlighted the challenges in achieving sufficient access to latrines and reduction in open defecation to yield significant health benefits for young children.

Aug
28

High–dose erythropoietin (EPO) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was linked with a reduced risk of brain injury,

High–dose erythropoietin (EPO) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was linked with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, suggested a study published in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

Aug
27

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne published the results of their 6–year retrospective study online August 25 in Pediatrics

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne published the results of their 6–year retrospective study online August 25 in Pediatrics, stating that adolescents with Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS–Wt) and rapid weight loss experienced life–threatening complications similar to adolescents who had anorexia nervosa.

Aug
27

New guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that pediatricians should prescribe fluoride as soon as their patients’ teeth emerge.

New guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that pediatricians should prescribe fluoride as soon as their patients’ teeth emerge. The guidelines are published online August 25 in Pediatrics.

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