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3144 Articles Matching "children"

Pioneering Eurgery Restores Movement To Children Paralyzed By Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness. Acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, strikes without warning, shows no mercy and frequently results in paralysis. Most affected patients are ......
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Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her

Jan 19, 2019 , CNN Health
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire....
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For Children With Food Sensitivities, Sometimes Isolation Can Be More Detrimental Than The Allergy Itself

Jan 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A recent court case over a theater program and a child with a peanut allergy highlights the social isolation some young people deal with when they have a food allergy. “The child starts to feel like he or she is the problem," said Dr. James Baker Jr., the director of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. In other public health news: stem cells, embryos, physician burnout, vitamin D, sleep, mental health, and...
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Wearable Sensor Can Detect Hidden Anxiety, Depression In Young Children

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children – as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as early as the preschool years. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as “internalizing disorders,” because the symptoms are so inward-facing that paren......
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Clinic Improves Lives Of Children With Disabilities

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When Madison took her first tentative steps as a 1-year-old, her parents noticed she seemed to favor her right side and tended to swing her left leg around as she ambled across the floor. It’s not uncommon for children to struggle a bit when they’re first learning to walk, so Madison’s pediatrician......
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Nearly A Quarter Of Antibiotic Prescriptions For Children And Adults May Be Unnecessary

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
One in 10 children and about one in six adults with private insurance received antibiotics they didn’t need at least once in 2016, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. Overall, 1 in 7 patients received unnecessary antibiotics, researchers found. Among outpatient antibiotic prescription fills by ......
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As Teen Vaping Epidemic Continues To Increase, No Therapy Exists To Help Break Addiction

Jan 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The anti-smoking therapies on the market — such as nicotine patches and gums — are not approved for children. Teens who become addicted will just need to have ''discipline" to quit, some experts say. In other news on the epidemic, researchers say e-cigarettes seem to be more appealing to teens than tobacco and are causing more serious...
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New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug companies who want to speak with us suddenly.” Other public health news focuses on a new breast cancer treatment; hemp-derived product regulations; access to dental treatments; killings of transgender people; LGBTQ communities facing bias;...
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Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity

Jan 15, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Are any of the people you see in your office or clinic “food insecure?” How about the college friends of your children? Or perhaps your own coworker? Food insecurity is all around us. The United States Department of Agriculture describes food insecurity as the lack of “consistent, dependable access to adequate food for active, healthy [...] The post Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity appeared first on Off the...
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Massive Texas Tent City At Center Of Protests Over Migrant Youth Care Closes

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"It was chilling to see thousands of children locked up in a tent prison in the desert. It's great news that those children have finally been moved out of Tornillo," said Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) And other critics of the Trump administration's care of young migrants note that there are still thousands of children in U.S. custody in shelters throughout the...
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‘Fanciful, Inflated, Difficult To Decode And Inconsistent’: Experts Blast Rules Requiring Hospitals To Post Prices

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration now requires hospitals to post their chargemasters online in an effort to increase pricing transparency in the industry. But many experts criticize the rules, saying the information is unusable to consumers. In other hospital news: children's hospitals brace for changes from the administration's tax reform law, and hospitals push physicians to go in-network....
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Chinese police begin new probe into expired vaccines

Jan 14, 2019 , Reuters
Police in China's eastern province of Jiangsu have begun an investigation after at least 145 children received expired polio vaccines, the Global Times said on Monday, a new blow to a sector hit by a series of scandals last year....
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Children's hospitals brace for tax reform's unintended consequence: fewer donors

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Children's hospital administrators are concerned the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could cut into their fundraising revenue by reducing the financial incentive to give to...
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ADHD Testing

Jan 12, 2019 , RxList
ADHD testing involves a number of screening tools, full history and physical, self-tests, observations, and other evaluations. Read more about diagnosing ADHD in children and...
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Seizure-detecting wearable Embrace2 cleared by FDA for use by children

Jan 12, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The clearance is a first for the relatively underserved epilepsy wearable...
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Man gets 10 years for cyberattack on children's hospital

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Martin Gottesfeld said he has no regrets for the cyberattacks he orchestrated on Boston Children's Hospital and a treatment home in 2014, which cost the facilities tens of thousands of dollars and disrupted operations for...
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Exclusive: Boston Children's Hospital teams up with CareDox for in-school digital care management services

Jan 11, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The partners plan on starting with mental health screening tools for ADHD, depression, PTSD, as well as setting up protocals for other...
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Banished from home for menstrual cycle, mother and two children die in Nepali hut

Jan 11, 2019 , CNN Health
A Nepali mother and her two children were found dead Wednesday morning, after being exiled from their family home as part of a criminalized practice where women and girls are made to sleep alone during their menstrual cycle....
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Texas School District Risks Children's Lives By Using Benadryl Instead Of Stock Epinephrine

Jan 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Weatherford Independent School District in Weatherford, TX announced recently that instead of epinephrine, they will administer Benadryl to students experiencing allergic reactions. The district cited not having enough trained personnel to administer “unassigned epinephrine” at all hours and all......
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PAC1R Mutation May Be Linked To Severity Of Social Deficits In Autism

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study from a multi-institutional research team led by Children's faculty. If the pilot findings are corroborated in larger, multi-center studies, the researc......
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