Navigation Links
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss
Date:6/22/2012

FRIDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to HIV in the womb are at increased risk for hearing loss by the time they're in their teens, according to a new study.

The study included more than 200 kids, aged 7 to 16, who had been exposed to HIV before birth. About 60 percent of the children were HIV-positive. Hearing tests were conducted on participants if their parents or caregivers had reported hearing problems, if they had low scores on a standard language test or if their doctors detected hearing problems.

Based on their findings from this group, the researchers estimated that hearing loss affects 9 percent to 15 percent of HIV-infected children and 5 to 8 percent of children who did not have HIV at birth but whose mothers had HIV infection during pregnancy.

Children with HIV infection were about 200 to 300 percent more likely to have hearing loss than those in the general population. Children who were HIV-free but whose mothers had HIV infection during pregnancy were 20 percent more likely to have hearing loss, according to the scientists in a U.S. National Institutes of Health research network led by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

"Children exposed to HIV before birth are at higher risk for hearing difficulty, and it's important for them -- and the health providers who care for them -- to be aware of this," Dr. George Siberry, of the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS Branch of the NICHD, said in an NIH news release.

"If parents and teachers know the child has a hearing problem, then they may take measures to compensate in various communication settings, such as placement in the front of the classroom or avoiding noisy settings," Howard Hoffman, director of the Epidemiology and Statistics Program at the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, said in the release.

Previous research has shown that children with HIV
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sun exposure and sun-sensitive skin type decreased risk for pancreatic cancer
2. How MyTownInsurance.com Helps Insurance Carriers Manage their Loss Exposure through On-Line Marketing
3. BPA exposure effects may last for generations
4. New research showing how real-life exposure to violence disrupts a childs sleep habits
5. Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection
6. Education May Protect Brain From Exposure to Solvents
7. Novel biomarkers reveal evidence of radiation exposure
8. Prenatal exposure to pollution especially dangerous for children with asthma
9. Majority of states fail to address youth exposure to alcohol marketing
10. Leaded Gas Exposure Linked to Later Violence: Study
11. Genetic variants, tobacco exposure and lung cancer risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss
(Date:1/22/2015)... Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Deer ... -- will host a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour from 3 p.m. ... located at 12500 Regency Parkway in Huntley, Illinois, serves adults with ... Happy Hour event will include Valentine's Day treats, games and sweetheart-themed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The City of ... at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme ... States. , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade ... is still as present as ever,” said City of West Hollywood ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy dresses ... it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. Today, ... the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is uniquely ... continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand of ... Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein ... 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology had ... the risk of breast cancer. ,Researchers had studied the ... breast cancer who were given a low fat diet versus ... interventions used was nutrition counseling sessions done at regular intervals. ...
... of colon cancer after undergoing surgery can reduce the risk ... which was presented at the annual meeting of American Society ... by about 50% for the patients who took regular aspirin ... cancer. ,Colon and rectum together form the colorectal area. ...
... the problem of severe drooling by children suffering from ... cerebral palsy and other similar diseases have no cognition ... salivary reflex. This condition often leads to sores, and ... for parents or people who are taking care of ...
... inventing a vaccine for treating Alzheimer’s disease may be able ... to use the bodies own immunity to resist the onset ... above the age of 40 years. ,The first ... was when scientists had used vaccines with beta amyloid, a ...
... Cytos002-NicQb that can cure//smokers of their nicotine dependence and ... for the study, in the annual meeting of American ... for nicotine dependence had completed both its first and ... of the study had the vaccine tested on 40 ...
... Researchers of Harvard Medical School have reported that birth weight ... of risk of coronary heart disease. ,Over 66,000 female ... years. ,The results of the research show that ... is their chance of having coronary heart disease. For each ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is ... Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... fiduciary duties to shareholders. On January 21, ... reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data for ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has repositioned itself as a holding company ... foothold in the hydroponic, hemp and medical marijuana sectors. By ... the sector, and recently partnering with the Chippewa Tribe Nation ... marijuana, iMD is committing to bring its vision to the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. , Jan. 23, 2015 ... immunotherapy company commercializing its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber ... surgery patients, announced the receipt of $385,642, net ... approved participant of the Technology Business Tax Certificate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3
... (Nasdaq: YDNT ) today announced that it will ... on-demand web cast conference call on Thursday, October 21, 2010 ... the call will be available through InterCall at http://tinyurl.com/Quarter32010 ... available through the Company,s website, www.ydnt.com . ...
... one of the world,s largest and most sophisticated pharmacies ... (D-Nev.), today said innovative companies such as Medco Health ... bright future for a sustainable healthcare system for America ... Nevada by providing employment opportunities for skilled healthcare professionals. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Young Innovations, Inc. Provides 3rd Quarter Conference Call Details 2Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future 2Sen. Harry Reid to Medco Employees: Technology and Innovation Integral to Sustainable Healthcare Reform and Nevada's Future 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: