Tag Archive: children

Dec
13

Children in low income countries at higher risk of death post emergency surgery

Children from poor countries were 7 times more likely to die after emergency abdominal surgery to treat conditions such as appendicitis, suggests a study published online in the journal BMJ Global Health. Children from middle income countries were around 4 times as likely to die within 30 days. Children from poor countries were much less …

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May
17

Children with new-onset epilepsy at high risk for impaired attention and executive function

In a study published May 10, 2016 in Epilepsy & Behavior, attention and executive functions of children with new-onset epilepsy were significantly more often impaired when compared with a healthy population, but less often when compared with children with chronic epilepsy. The risk of impaired cognitive functions was significantly heightened when etiology of epilepsy was …

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Jan
09

Radiograph-negative lateral ankle injuries in children

Salter-Harris I fractures of the distal fibula are rare in children with radiograph fracture–negative lateral ankle injuries. These children most commonly have ligament injuries (sprains), sometimes associated with radiographically occult avulsion fractures. Children with fractures detectable only by MRI had a comparable recovery with those with sprains when treated with a removable ankle brace and …

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Nov
19

Children, who develop severe wheezing and difficulty breathing after a common cold, with a risk of severe lower respiratory tract illness

Children, who develop severe wheezing and difficulty breathing after a common cold, with a risk of severe lower respiratory tract illness, could benefit from taking a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms, suggested a study published in JAMA.

Jun
25

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age,

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, suggest researchers at the University of Montreal.

Jun
23

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach 10 years of age in comparison to those who have not been exposed to second hand smoke.

Jun
17

A new study suggests that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with greater loss of kidney function over time in children

A new study suggests that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with greater loss of kidney function over time in children. Children with chronic kidney disease who had lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time. The findings …

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Sep
15

A new study has found that children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience sleepwalking

A new study has found that children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience sleepwalking, night terrors or nightmares at the age of 12. The study has been published in the journal Pediatrics.

Apr
23

Children with attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Children with attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 3 times more likely than children without the disorder to have language problems, eventually leading to poorer academic functioning, reports a recent community–based study published online April 21 in Pediatrics.

Apr
17

The FDA has approved Merck’s Grastek tablet for grass pollen allergy, making it the second sublingual oral immunotherapy (SLIT)

The FDA has approved Merck’s Grastek tablet for grass pollen allergy, making it the second sublingual oral immunotherapy (SLIT) agent to gain that status following Greer’s Oralair. Grastek contains a single pollen extract of Timothy grass, which is cross-reactive with multiple other grass species. It is approved for adults up to age 65 and children …

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