Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb
28

A small case series suggests that inadequate physical screening may lead to unidentified undescended testes (UDT)

A small case series suggests that inadequate physical screening may lead to unidentified undescended testes (UDT) in teenage boys with learning disabilities. The findings are published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Feb
27

Children with moderate or severe amblyopia experience significant improvement in visual acuity with the use of daily 2-hour patching of the stronger eye

Children with moderate or severe amblyopia experience significant improvement in visual acuity with the use of daily 2-hour patching of the stronger eye, suggest data from a trial’s run-in phase published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Feb
27

Insulinlike growth factor–1 (IGF-1) is safe, effective, and significantly improves social withdrawal in children with a rare type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Insulinlike growth factor–1 (IGF-1) is safe, effective, and significantly improves social withdrawal in children with a rare type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but may also have treatment implications for other ASDs, suggests early research published online in Molecular Autism.

Feb
26

Babies who are breastfed have lower arsenic exposure than babies who are fed formula

Babies who are breastfed have lower arsenic exposure than babies who are fed formula, suggests a new study published February 23 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives

Feb
26

Washing dishes by hand, rather than in a dishwasher, may help prevent allergies in children, points a new Swedish study

Washing dishes by hand, rather than in a dishwasher, may help prevent allergies in children, points a new Swedish study. The study also suggests that consuming fermented or farm-bought food could decrease the likelihood of allergies further. The study is published online in Pediatrics.

Feb
25

Children with egg allergy can safely receive intranasal doses of a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV)

Children with egg allergy can safely receive intranasal doses of a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) made with egg protein, suggests new research published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Feb
25

When infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy consume peanut on a regular basis, their risk can be dramatically reduced

When infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy consume peanut on a regular basis, their risk can be dramatically reduced, according to LEAP — the Learning Early About Peanut study. The study was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Feb
20

A vast majority of healthcare providers in Bihar province of northern India interviewed for a study were unaware of the appropriate treatments for diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest contributors to child mortality.

A vast majority of healthcare providers in Bihar province of northern India interviewed for a study were unaware of the appropriate treatments for diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest contributors to child mortality. Those who were aware failed to prescribe the correct treatment. The results of the new study are published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Feb
20

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at lower risk of injury when they are on medication, especially brain injury, suggest new findings published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Feb
19

Changes in the makeup of the infant gut microbiome precede the development of type 1 diabetes

Changes in the makeup of the infant gut microbiome precede the development of type 1 diabetes, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

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