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2781 Articles Matching "children"

UK rejects adult Novartis CAR-T therapy, after 'yes' in kids

Sep 20, 2018 , Reuters
Health authorities in England have rejected a pricey CAR-T cell therapy from Novartis for adults with blood cancer, two weeks after endorsing its use in children and young people....
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Baby-boomers expect kids to care for them when they're sick

Sep 20, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Three in four baby-boomers with children expect one of their kids to help care for them when their health fails in old age and they don't have a spouse who can do this, a UK study suggests....
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Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight

Sep 20, 2018 , CNN Health
Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests....
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Probiotic Use May Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions, Researchers Say

Sep 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Use of probiotics is linked to reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children, according to a review of studies that probed the benefits of probiotics, say researchers in the U.S., England and the Netherlands. Their study, supported in part by the International Scientific Association......
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Researchers Find Children Experience Concussion Symptoms Three Times Longer Than Adults

Sep 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American......
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Injuries Associated With Infant Walkers Still Sending Children To The Emergency Department

Sep 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined characteristics of infant walker-related injuries and evaluated the effect of the 2010 federal mandatory safety standard on these injuries. The study, published in Pediatrics, found ......
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A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths - U.N.

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday....
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Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

Sep 18, 2018 , WebMD
More than 230,000 children younger than 15 months old were treated in emergency rooms between 1990 and 2014 for baby walker-related injuries, new research published in the journal Pediatrics shows. More than 10,000 of those youngsters ended up being admitted to the...
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More than 9,000 US children injured by infant walkers every year

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics....
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Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests....
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Infant Walkers Are Leading To Skull Fractures And ‘Have No Benefit Whatsoever’

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The products "should not be sold in the U.S.," says pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Hoffman. In other children's health news: psych drugs and foster kids; mental health at detention centers; concussions; and transgender...
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A look inside Chan Zuckerberg, the philanthropic project funded by billions in Facebook stock sales

Sep 16, 2018 , CNBC Health
Two years after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced an audacious plan to use their Facebook fortune to try and end disease in their children's lifetime, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has ballooned to 250...
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What If Needle Pokes Didn't Hurt? Hospital Implements Strategies To Eliminate Or Reduce Needle Pain In Kids

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A major US children's hospital introduced a first-of-its-kind project to eliminate or reduce pain from elective needle procedures in all infants and children, reports a study in PAIN Reports®, part of a special issue on research innovations in pediatric pain. The official open-access journal of the ......
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Researchers Develop Biometric Tool For Newborn Fingerprinting

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they have dramatically advanced the science of biometric identification, creating a novel technology that can capture the fingerprints of infants and children, even on the first day of birth. “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant ide......
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Timing May Be Everything When Taking Meds

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Using new bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created a new database of daily rhythms in human gene activity—including many genes that regulate how drugs work. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, re......
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Tips For Parents Of Children With Asthma From Ronald Ferdman, MD, Pediatric Allergist-Immunologist

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen the severity. These 8 tips from a CHLA expert can help manage your child's asthma. Know your child’s asthma triggers. This is important not onl......
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New Drug Could Help Kids With MS

Sep 14, 2018 , WebMD
The first drug approved for use in children with MS reduced relapse rates by 82 percent in people aged 10 to 17 compared with interferon beta-1a, a drug commonly used to slow the progression of the degenerative nerve...
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Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors may struggle to live independently

Sep 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Adults who had brain cancer as children may have a harder time living independently and having rich professional and personal lives than people who didn't have these tumors in childhood, a U.S. study suggests....
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Why Do Children With Visible Disabilities Make Us Uncomfortable?

Sep 13, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
What do you do when you see a child who has obvious visible disabilities? Do you say hello? Do you turn away? In this month’s Viewpoint, “Afraid to Notice: On Responding to Children with Visible Disabilities,” pediatric nurse Lindsey van Gennep talks about her experiences working with medically fragile children in the community. She has [...] The post Why Do Children With Visible Disabilities Make Us Uncomfortable? appeared first on Off the...
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Study Launched On Probiotics To Help Treat GI Issues And Improve Aberrant Behavior In Autistic Children

Sep 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A small clinical trial underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is testing the hypothesis that probiotics can help improve gastrointestinal symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). J. Marc Rhoads, M.D., professor and director of the Division of......
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