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First Field Manual for The Treatment of Child Casualties

The researches find that The guide was put together by British aid agency Save the Children and experts at Imperial College London at the request of Syrian medics working in the bloody eight-year civil war. “It starts from the point when something goes ‘bang’ and a child is exposed to that explosion; therefore ” former…

Blood Disease

Stubborn Blood Disease That Strikes Children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells; suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy; is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fanconi anemia develops. The disease makes it harder…

Children In Quebec

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms: Among Children In Quebec

Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk. For her parents, this seemed like typical behavior related to a growth spurt. One day, however, they noticed that she was abnormally weak and her to the…

Tobacco Display

Tobacco Display Ban: Smoking Risk In Children

The risk of 11 to 16-year-olds taking up smoking has reduced following the introduction; of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in the UK; according to a new University of Stirling study. The research also found that for that age group, the implementation of the policy by reduced cigarette brand awareness; it…

Teen Growing Up

Teen Growing Up In Areas Of Income Inequality

The study, published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics; was conducting by an international team led by Prof. Frank Elgar, of Mcgill University, and other Canadian researchers together with scholars from Ireland, Poland, Romania, and Israel. The researchers utilized 35 years of data from the World Health Organization’s; Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study, a…

Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences Negatively Impact Adults with lupus

Adults with lupus who report having had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs); such as abuse, neglect and household challenges, report higher disease activity, depression, and poorer overall health compared to those without such experiences, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The researcher results support the notion that stress in the form of…

Kid Mental Health

Winding Road To Mental Health Care For Your Kid

For several months last spring and summer, my teen daughter, Caroline, experienced near-daily bouts of depression and debilitating panic attacks. During those episodes, she became extremely agitated; sobbing uncontrollably and aggressively rebuffing my attempts to comfort or reason with her. My daughter was in a dark place, and I was worried. But I have excellent…

Sugar-sweetened beverages

UK Sugar: Most Effective Tactic For Childhood Obesity

A new study has concluded that children who consume sugar-sweetened beverages; are no more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI); than children who do not. This is in contrast to previous research suggesting that children; who prefer soft drinks to water are at a higher risk of obesity. The researchers suggest that…

Autism spectrum disorder

Autism Diagnoses In Children As Young As 14 Months

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable; suggesting that accurate screening and the earlier treatment is feasible. Growing evidence suggests ASD has its origins in prenatal life most likely during the first or second trimester of pregnancy; children begin to display symptoms of…

Children In The US

American Moms Raising Their Children In The US

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents; specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. Shillingford and UCF colleague Richelle Joe wanted to understand how media exposure to community and state violence connect to the physical…

Opioid prescriptions

Opioid prescriptions: Relatively Rare In Medicaid-Enrolled Children

A new study describes trends in filled opioid prescriptions by patient and clinical characteristics for Medicaid-enrolled children. Findings from the study will present during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 – May 1 in Baltimore. “In this retrospective cohort study of Medicaid-enrolled children and young adults (1 to 21…

Newborns

Biomarkers In Blood May Help Pinpoint Newborns

Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that is producing as the body responds to inflammation; injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting brain injury due to disrupted oxygen delivery and blood flow; according to research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE); happens…