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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...to asthma," said Andy Liu, M.D., a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and principal author of the arti...re allergies and asthma are uncommon, may be early childhood exposure to environmental endotoxin. This may be an important clue in the development of effective a...

Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...the abnormalities that give rise to the aggressive childhood cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma - as well as lymphoma, ...ay to new therapies for one of the most aggressive childhood cancers, as well as other cancers associated with increases in the HMG-I/Y gene according to the Joh...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

... with mild to moderate asthma participate fully in childhood activities." Another study published in October 12, 2000 issue of NEJM, which followed children with asthma into adulthood, found that the children with asthma who received long-term treatment with inhaled steroids attained normal adult height....

Gene linked to early puberty in girls

...e most widely held explanation for this is growing childhood obesity, intake of rich foods and lack of physical activity.Also scientists were keen on the role of estrogen, a female hormone, in attaining puberty.They were surprised to learn after their investigations, that the breakdown of testosterone, the mal...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

...t the world. This is one of the common problems in childhood leading on to problems in simple developmental skills such as standing and walking. Eight-month-old infants with low levels of hemoglobin are significantly more likely to have deformities of the motor system, according to a study conducted by British...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

...he adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood behaviour. In their study which included 506 women, who were receiving prenatal care were made to answer questions about their alcohol consumption during their pregnancy.These women were contacted again when their children were between 6 and 7 years...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

...vity and the control of weight through a diet from childhood doesn’t only translate into an immediate health but protects during all of the reproductive life. ...

Probiotics can help

...rain of probiotic, lactobacillus GG, in preventing childhood diarrhoea and respiratory infections.Lactobacillus GG is already known to reduce the duration of acute diarrhoea in children, but there have been few studies into its possible preventive effects. The latest study in the British Medical Journal is t...

Drink milk right now

...esearchers.Norwegian investigators have found that childhood milk consumption is associated with a lower risk o...ionnaires about their milk consumption during both childhood and their adult life. Six years later, at follow-up, 317 of the women had breast cancer. Milk cons...

Asthma linked to obesity

A US study has suggested that the increase in childhood asthma may be explained by the rise in obesity, rates of both have shot up dramatically in recent decades in the West. Over 6million people are currently being treated for asthma, compared to 3.4m in 1999. The researchers found the fattest children...

Left handed have better episodic memory

... and therefore expalin why its maturation in early childhood is at least partly responsible for the emergence of episodic memory....

Ritalin May Lower Cocaine Abuse

...study in rats suggests that stimulant treatment in childhood may blunt the pleasurable effects of cocaine in adulthood. // Many children and teens with ADHD are treated with stimulant medication, the best-known being Ritalin. These drugs appear to focus patients' attention and calm behavior. But there remain...

No vaccination - diabetes link

Common childhood vaccinations, including newer ones such as those for hepatitis B, do not cause children to develop diabetes. The conclusion came from a look at 768 diabetes-free children who were compared to 252 others who had juvenile diabetes. Those who had been v...

Overweight children Don't Necessarily Become overweight adults

...e. Many studies have found that body mass index in childhood is very often reflected in body mass index in adul...ren. That's important to know for people who treat childhood overweight....

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

A new method of treating childhood brain tumours, aimed at reducing the risk of damag...g from medulloblastoma – the most common malignant childhood brain tumour – who will be treated with lower radiation and increased chemotherapy doses than those ...

High Demand for a child vaccine

High demand for a new vaccine against childhood pneumonia, meningitis and ear infections has led to a shortage around the country. Meanwhile, doctors are directing the supplies they do have to children// who run the highest risk of infection, such as those with sickle cell anemia, the AIDS virus o...

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...etic fields (EMF) at home could double the risk of childhood leukemia, a major international study has found. /... in the bone marrow, accounts for one third of all childhood cancers - around the world each year. Research by Professor Denis Henshaw and Dr Peter Fews, at the ...

Sex exploitation connected to Schizophrenia

According to researchers linking childhood sexual abuse and schizophrenia will further confus...he true cause of schizophrenia. Fred tthought that childhood trauma can cause changes to the brain that affect its ability to handle stress. According to him som...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

A poorly understood type of childhood brain cancer has a unique molecule signature that ...rch is a collaborative effort looking at a type of childhood tumour known as medulloblastoma, the most common childhood tumour of the CNS. The cancer usually str...

Babies Need Vaccination

...as unknown.The new recommendation is listed in the childhood immunization schedule for 2002, prepared by the Am...e of pneumococcal vaccine - which protects against childhood pneumonia, meningitis and ear infections - doctors are urged to reserve the full four-shot series fo...

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