Tag Archive: Childhood

Feb
06

Pregnancy outcomes for kidney recipients are similar whether the transplant was done in childhood or adulthood

Pregnancy outcomes for kidney recipients are similar whether the transplant was done in childhood or adulthood, suggests a new study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Sep
23

The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress.

Researchers have noted in a new study that babies sleeping on animal fur for their first 3 months of life could have a reduced risk of developing asthma later in childhood. The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress.

May
13

A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)

A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting has revealed that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in front of the TV while feeding their infant. The study also pointed that turning the TV off during mealtimes could help prevent childhood obesity and needs to be …

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Apr
13

Ocular complications, especially cataract and dry eye syndrome

Ocular complications, especially cataract and dry eye syndrome, are commonly seen in survivors of childhood bone marrow transplantation, and such patients should be carefully monitored for ocular changes, reports a recent study presented at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2014. Children older than 7 years and adolescents who underwent bone marrow transplantation …

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Mar
21

Children with chronic wet cough that does not resolve after four weeks of appropriate oral antibiotics are more likely to have bronchiectasis

Children with chronic wet cough that does not resolve after four weeks of appropriate oral antibiotics are more likely to have bronchiectasis. Authors of a new research from Australia suggest that a child whose chronic wet cough does not resolve after a four–week trial of antibiotics is best referred to a specialist for consideration of …

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Mar
05

Childhood cancer survivors have nearly a 5–fold increase in the risk of developing an endocrine disorder in later life that often requires hospitalization

Childhood cancer survivors have nearly a 5–fold increase in the risk of developing an endocrine disorder in later life that often requires hospitalization, according to a large population–based cohort study of 5 Nordic countries. Results of the study, by Adult Life After Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia (ALiCCS) study group, were published online February 18 in …

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Feb
14

A study in JAMA shows that children born prematurely have higher insulin levels at birth and in early childhood

A study in JAMA shows that children born prematurely have higher insulin levels at birth and in early childhood than those delivered full term, new research indicates. And the more prematurely they are born, the higher their insulin levels are.

Aug
17

Childhood Obesity Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Childhood obesity not only increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life but also is linked to cardiovascular damage before adulthood, according to a review of evidence published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology by Angela Devlin, PhD, and colleagues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Clinical evidence is …

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Aug
17

Childhood Epileptic Encephalopathies

Researchers have identified genetic defects that might cause infantile spasm and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), two devastating childhood epileptic encephalopathies. Exome sequencing technique was used to search for de novo mutations, which selectively targets critical protein-coding regions of the genome and allows for analysis of larger samples than is practical with the alternative whole-genome sequencing. The …

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Aug
05

Severe asthma in childhood

Severe asthma in childhood, or childhood asthma in combination with allergies to furry animals, may signal asthma that will persist into young adulthood. A Swedish study followed seven- and eight-year-olds with asthma through their teens. Among those with the combination of severe asthma and animal allergies as kids, 82% still had asthma at age 19. …

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