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Hearing Loss Is Common After Infant Heart Surgery

Feb 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a single-center group of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21%, a rate 20 times ......
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Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

Feb 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With this year’s severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, ty......
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Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

Feb 17, 2018 , CNN Health
The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report....
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Kids With Sickle Cell Are Missing Out On Meds

Feb 17, 2018 , WebMD
Bacterial infections are a major health threat for children with sickle cell anemia, but taking daily antibiotics can reduce that risk by 84 percent, according to the...
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Flu kills 22 more children, bringing toll to 84 kids as worst season in a decade continues

Feb 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Acting CDC director Anne Schuchat says the flu season is far from over, USA TODAY...
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Short kids may have a higher stroke risk as adults

Feb 16, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Children who are just a few inches shorter than their peers are more likely to suffer a stroke in adulthood, a large Danish study suggests....
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Simulated Horseback Riding Helpful In Treating Children With Cerebral Palsy

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Robotically assisted hippotherapy, a type of therapy that simulates the repetitive and rhythmic movement of a horse, has the potential to improve trunk control and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, according to science presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists A......
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New Device Measures Blink Reflex Parameters To Quickly And Objectively Identify Concussion

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the US. In addition, research indicates that nearly a quarter of annual traumatic brain injuries among children are sustained during high-contact/collision recreational activities ......
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CDC: Most Children Dying From Flu Not Vaccinated

Feb 16, 2018 , WebMD
Most children who have died of the flu so far this season had not been vaccinated, according to the CDC. Of the 63 confirmed flu deaths, investigators have health histories on 56 of them. Of those, 54% had an underlying medical condition which placed them at greater risk of severe flu...
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U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Feb 16, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks....
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Cairo butcher offers shelter for children with cancer

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three years ago, Cairo butcher Zaza Ogaz decided to do something to help families bringing their children to a nearby cancer hospital....
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Postpartum depression can linger for years and impact kids’ behavior

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behavior problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests....
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Digital health news briefs for 2/12/2018

Feb 14, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Wyoming launches app for families. The Wyoming Department of Health has launched a free app, developed by Wildflower Health, to help parents track and manage the health of their children. The app includes trackers for height, weight, and vaccinations, as well as tools for expecting mothers and parents of infants. It also connects users to Wyoming Department of Health resources, such as the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. Users can enter a zip code to be connected to nearby in-person health...
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Measles Vaccine Increases Child Survival Beyond Protecting Against Measles

Feb 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In the largest study to date on children in a low/middle income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection. The findings, published in open......
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Critics jump on ultrasound and autism connection

Feb 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Ultrasound exams during pregnancy are common. And researchers have now looked at whether a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is more likely among children exposed to this technology in the womb....
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Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'

Feb 13, 2018 , Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies....
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Hearing Loss Linked To Poor Nutrition In Early Childhood, Study Finds

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better-nourished peers, a new study suggests. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed the relationship between the......
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Chicken Pox Vaccine Linked With Shingles At The Vaccination Sight In Some Children

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox.  Most of these cases were initially misdiagnosed as other skin rashes. While some of these patients underwent tes......
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Hand-me-down plastic toys may not be good for kids

Feb 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests....
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Head Injuries Hit 1 in 14 Kids, CDC Reports

Feb 10, 2018 , WebMD
About 7 percent of children 3 to 17 years old have experienced a head injury, according to U.S. health...
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