Children’s Health

An immune mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis has been identified by scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State (Brazil). The study is published in Critical Care. The scientists are planning to test new therapeutic approaches based on the
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Search engines and social media organizations must do more to prevent the spread of inaccurate information on childhood vaccination, and governments must better support mandatory immunization programs, says an international group of leading public health scientists in a statement published in the Journal of Health Communication. The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance lays down several
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Today the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) released comprehensive guidance on the care of children and young adults with diabetes across life stages. As the incidence rate of type 1 and type 2 diabetes amongst youth continues to climb, diabetes educators and the diabetes care team are uniquely positioned to support families with targeted,
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The California agency that regulates doctors is investigating at least four physicians for issuing questionable medical exemptions to children whose parents did not  want them immunized. The Medical Board of California’s investigations are unfolding amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in more than a quarter-century, as California lawmakers consider controversial legislation to tighten the requirements
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Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Researchers followed 775 children from birth to age 18 at the Boston Medical Center. Most lived in a low-income, urban area
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The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has been granted the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s (IAC) Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation for Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization, Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Valve Interventions, and Structural Heart Interventions. According to the IAC, this accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of
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Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease and anaphylactic are all instigated by food allergies. Doctors order restrictive diets to help patients control inflammation and food reactions. While less well known, eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE) is another inflammatory disease triggered by food allergies. One of the most effective treatments, especially for young children, is a restricted
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Over 1,700 children die from child abuse each year in the U.S., and far more sustain injuries that result in hospitalization. These deaths and severe injuries are preventable, but effective strategies require a deeper understanding of the caregivers causing the harm and the circumstances surrounding the child’s injuries. The odds of child physical abuse vs.
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Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according to an important new study published today (Wednesday 26 June 2019). Published as part of a special collection of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library and recently summarised in the journal PAIN, the overview highlights a dearth
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An emergency department is sometimes the first place a person thinks to go for health care. The emergency department is an essential care setting, treating over 145 million annual visits in the United States across a wide range of patient populations, from children to adults.” Keith Kocher, M.D., MPH, an assistant professor of emergency medicine
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