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Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

Researchers have warned doctors that Antibiotics when given to children with diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli bacteria, may put the children at increased risk of developing a serious condition known as "Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome". The report appears on the website of The New England Journal of Medicine (www.nejm.org). Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which occurs most commonly in children after a ga...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

A 5-year, 8-center study by "Childhood Asthma Management Program" (CAMP) has indicated that inhaled steroids are safe and effective for the long-term treatment of children with mild to moderate asthma. "Although asthma experts around the world have recognized the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in treating asthma, their long term effects in children were not clear, and questions have bee...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

Epileptic children have always been ostracized as children of a lesser God. The physical, mental, moral and social ramifications of these hapless children are beyond words. One stumbling handicap in the surgical treatment of such children was the feasibility of administering General Anesthesia to these children. In many cases the anesthesia times ranged from 1 to 10 hours with procedures rangi...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

Starvation during pregnancy can lead to increased risk of heart problems to their children in their adult life. Adverse foetal environment contribute to several aspects of cardiovascular risks in adult life, but they depend on the gestational time. ..People whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

With many festivals round the corner its boom time for fireworks. We can never imagine diwali without fireworks. Pongal or karthigai also have their share of fireworks. Then of course the usual rigmarole of India – Pakistan cricket matches where even cricket stadia aren’t exempted from fireworks. Last but not the least, private functions like marriages, birthdays and other occasions call for a cl...

Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.

Have you ever wondered why your kids are so aggressive and almost impossible to handle at times? Then read on. ..World over there is increasing concern over the way the children of today are growing up. Even the West is getting desperate and looking for help. Things are no better in India. With the TV boom and the IT revolution, the kids seem to know all at a very young age and many parents compl...

Children suffer the most when parents divorce

A recent study conducted in the United States of America, says that children suffer the most when parents divorce. Further more when parents prolong an unhappy marriage and avoid a divorce for the sake of children, instead of doing the children good, it will only do more damage to the kids, the authors of the study say...Dr. Allan Booth and Dr. Paul R. Arnato of Pennsylvania State University in U...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

The world health organisation has come out with a damning disclosure that half the world's children are passive smoke. In a message on "No Tobacco Day 2001," World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland said 700 million children were exposed to the health hazard because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She added that scientists around the world agreed that there w...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

The strain of bacteria known as E. coli 0157:H7 causes some of the most serious digestive infections in both children and adults. Infections with this organism are often caused by eating undercooked meat. A major study shows using antibiotics to treat children with E. coli bacterial infection increases the risk of developing a potentially deadly liver disorder. .."Our data suggests that antibioti...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

Over the counter pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen(paracetamol) etc., is now identified to be the cause of chronic headache in children. ..A team of Israeli researchers who treated 26 adolescents, found that the average number of tablets taken by each patient was 28 each week, with 16 using pain medication daily. They stopped all the analgesic medications and found that the headache...

Cats to protect children from asthma

Scientists have found that children who kept cats as pets had developed a better immune system against asthma. ..This finding was originally thought to suppport the "hygiene"or "cleanliness" hypothesis. According to this, a lack of early exposure to bacteria or allergens keeps one branch of our immune system, mediated by "Th1" from developing properly. ..As a result, the immune system gets out of...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

Even small amounts of alcohol consumption is linked with deliquent behaviour of the chilren later in life,according to the new study. ....Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black, of Children's Hospital of Michigan, the co author of the study,has come out with the finding that in comparison to the teetotallers ,women who drank the equivalent of one cocktail a week during pregnancy were three times more likely...

Overweight children Don't Necessarily Become overweight adults

The idea that children who are overweight will grow up to be overweight adults isn't especially accurate. Many studies have found that body mass index in childhood is very often reflected in body mass index in adulthood. People who were thinnest as children and fattest as adults tended to have the highest adult risk of disease. ....The study looked at the health records of 1,142 children. Two-th...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

A new study has found that children with some autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of asthma. In the study, Dr. Jukka Kero of Ruprecht-Karls-University at Heidelberg in Germany and colleagues//looked at health records for all children born in Finland in 1987, including more than 60,000 youngsters.The team checked the prevalence of asthma in children with three autoimmune conditions : celiac...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

Thumb sucking in children should be stopped in order to prevent problems realted to the teeth. Kids who continue to suck their fingers or use a pacifier after the age of 2 may be more likely to end up// in the orthodontist's office by the time they reach adolescence, a team of dentists reports...Their study found that kids who used a pacifier or sucked their fingers or thumb by the age of 4 to 5...

Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics

Drug Combo may be the best method for tackling a irksome duo: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) combined with a chronic twitching disorder. New research suggests that mixing// two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD is the most effective therapy for kids who struggle with a combination of ADHD and muscular control disorders. ....Various studies have shown that between 21...

Obesity in children a risk factor for diabetes

One third of obese children are already showing signs of changes that could lead to full-blown diabetes. The finding sustains doctors' fears that many of today's "baked potato generation"// could be falling prey to the disabling disease before they hit their 30s. ....It has been recognised for some time that being obese, or even overweight, can greatly increase the chances of diabetes, but auth...

Smokers children likely to develop caries

Children whose parents smoke are more prone to develop dental caries, according to a study from the University of Rochester's Strong Children's Research Center.//"This study should serve as a pragmatic wake-up call to parents who still don't see the danger in smoking around their children," said pediatrician Andrew Aligne, M.D., .. .. 3,873 children participated in the survey. The children in th...

Children's snoring may indicate a serious problem

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new recommendations telling pediatricians to screen all children for snoring because it could be a sign of a serious illness. Children who snore loudly may// suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Left untreated, the disorder can lead to growth, heart and pulmonary problems. ....As part of a routine examination of patients older than age 1...

Zinc helps in curtailing diarrhea in children

According to a new study, zinc supplements could play a role in reducing the number of childhood deaths from diarrhea around the world. Researchers who tested three different methods of zinc administration in nearly 1,650 Nepalese youngsters found zinc reduced the risk of prolonged diarrhea// defined as lasting more than seven days by 35 percent to 45 percent. The treatment was effective regardle...

FDA changes rules on testing drugs for children

The FDA is suspending a rule that lets the government require safety testing of adult medicines commonly given to children, a move that has drawn the ire of some Democratic lawmakers. FDA says Congress recently reauthorized financial incentives for manufacturers to do those studies. The FDA said it wants to see if the new law makes the old mandate, which drug makers hated, unnecessary.// ....But...

Reduce risk of osteoporosis in children by taking Vitamin D during Pregnancy

It has been known for long now that Vitamin D supplementation helps women but in a study comes the fact that Vitamin D supplementation in pregnant// women could lead to long-lasting reduction in osteoporotic fractures in their children... ..According to a study it has been shown that children whose mothers were lacking in vitamin D during pregnancy grow up to have weaker bones. ....It is a commo...

A revision in iron and folic acid guidelines for children: Doctors urge

According to doctors it is imperative that global guidelines for giving iron and folic acid supplements to young children should be revised. The reason is// that since they might be dangerous for some youngsters. ..This important aspect was brought forth by researchers from the United States and Tanzania. They called for the rethink after discovering that the supplements can cause severe illness...

Love is blind and Seeing is not Believing – Parents Don’t Believe Their Children Are Overweight!!

Britain: Parents are blind to their children’s obesity, say some researchers from the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth. Obesity rates have gone up in recent times, and nearly half of Britons come under the overweight category.// ..Apart from alarming obesity rates, perhaps what is even more disturbing is the parents’ apathy to obesity amongst their children, which is akin to sitting on a tick...

Lamictal as add-on therapy for children with epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new drug Lamictal (lamotrigine) as an addition for children whose partial seizures are inadequately controlled on their existing therapy. This new indication is an expansion of the //already-approved indications for adjunctive use in adults with partial seizures, and for the generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in chi...

Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C

A recent study has shown that children, who are exposed to smoke, as a reason of having parents who smoke at home, are likely to have impaired vitamin C levels. Earlier studies have however, revealed the same// results in smokers. ....The study, which involved 520 children aged 2 to 12 years, who were exposed to smoke at home were found to have plasma ascorbate concentrations that were lower by a...

Research on Celiac Disease in children

Dr. Philip Butzner has been researching on Celiac Disease from as early as 1981. He defined Celiac Disease(CD) as a permanent intolerance to the ingestion of gluten characterized by inflammatory enteropathy and malabsorption (villus atrophy, crypt hyperplasia, and increased intraepithelial lymphocytes). ....The article that was recently published by Dr. Butzner discussed CD & Type I diabetes in c...

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

The rate for potential medical problems, according to earlier studies, is three times higher for children than for adults. The rates for babies in hospitals are even higher. However, a new effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) may help prevent medical errors in children.// ....The effort, an educational campaign is aimed at pe...

Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage

Recent findings that appeared in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience suggest that brain damage occurred in children who had used common anaesthesia drugs. The researchers, who studied the effect of commonly used anaesthesia drugs in paediatric surgery, on infant rats, found that the rats suffered from learning and memory problems. The researchers anaesthetized 7-day-old rats with a...

New ways to help children with trauma

University of Pittsburgh researchers are currently testing the safety of hypothermia as a treatment for children with traumatic brain injury. Hypothermia treatment has been shown to be effective for stroke and hypoxic ischemia in children, but its effectiveness in treating children with traumatic brain injuries has not yet been studied. Hypothermia decreases inflammation, excitotoxicity (excessiv...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

The World Health Assembly has given a powerful endorsement to new strategic directions for child and adolescent health. The strategy brings together crucial elements to reduce childhood deaths and long term disability. It also aims to reduce the 1.4 million adolescent deaths each year. ....Last year, the number of children and adolescents who died was double the total number of adult deaths from...

Children’s Cholesterol Matter

A new study shows young children with high cholesterol levels are more likely to develop high cholesterol in later childhood and adulthood. Researchers studied the eating habits and cholesterol levels of nearly 450 preschool children for about five years. The children were examined by doctors and had their HDL, or good cholesterol, and LDL, or bad cholesterol, measured periodically. ....Results o...

Race Affects Sleep in Children

A new study shows Hispanic children are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than white children. ....Researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine examined data from the Tucson Children’s Assessment of Sleep Apnea study...The study consisted of more than 1,200 surveys completed by parents with children between ages 4 and 1...

Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children

Children who receive a vaccine to protect them against severe strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae are less likely to contract a serious disease, according to a new study...// ..Researchers from Harvard Medical School studied more than 740 children who lived in 16 diverse communities throughout Massachusetts. Results of the study show 28 percent of the children carried a strain of S....

Downside of Diets in Children

A new study finds dieting is not the answer when it comes to children losing weight. The study finds dieting is not only ineffective at weight loss but may actually promote weight gain...// ..Obesity is a serious public health problem for both children and adults in the United States. During the past two decades, the prevalence of overweight adolescents in the United States has increased by 100 p...

Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children

A new study shows children of mothers who were depressed after childbirth are more likely to be violent at age 11...Researchers studied more than 120 families who lived in //South London. Mothers were interviewed during pregnancy and three months after they gave birth. ..Results of the study show most children were not violent. However, researchers found children whose mothers were depressed i...

Islet Cells May Lead to Diabetes CureChildren

Researchers take a step forward in their search for a cure for diabetes. A new study done in mice shows cells from the spleen appear to develop into insulin producing //pancreatic islet cells. This could lead to a broad application for patients with diabetes. ..The latest research is a follow up to the 2001 report of a treatment that cures advanced type 1 diabetes in mice. The new research focus...

Mental Health Services for Children

Are the needs of young children driving what health services are offered? New research shows what is needed is not what drives what is available. Researchers say specifically the mental health needs of young children are not being met...// ..Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine conducted a study to look at the physical, developmental and mental health needs of children. Study auth...

Bullying – a Common Problem Among Childre

Several studies have shown about 20 percent to 30 percent of students are regularly involved in incidents of bullying, //either as bullies or as those attacked by bullies. In some cases, children are impacted both ways – they both bully others and are victims of bullies. In all cases, these children have more adjustment problems than their peers who aren’t involved in bullying. However, most stud...

Common Medication Errors in Children

In a recent study researchers have found , medication errors that occur in pediatric intensive care units are more common // than previously thought. ..Researchers studied more than 11,800 children who were admitted into pediatric intensive care units to determine the prevalence of medication errors. They defined an error as any preventable event that may cause or lead to patient harm. Research...
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