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High Demand for a child vaccine

... have now received the vaccine. According to Hegan pediatricians are being told to delay the booster shot that children usually receive when they are a year old. Henceforth if we immunize your baby at 2, 4, and 6 months, that immunity will last certainly past a year. If we don't give the 12-month dose until 18 mo...

Children's snoring may indicate a serious problem

...y 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. ...

Acupuncture in Paediatric care

...ry few acupuncturists treat children and not many pediatricians are familiar with acupuncture. Acupuncture could be effectively used for children who suffer from chronic, recurrent, or severe pain such as migraine, chronic abdominal pain, and pain associated with cancer and nausea. Researches reveal that the t...

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

.../ The effort, an educational campaign is aimed at pediatricians and parents, and includes a fact sheet that offers...cine. The fact sheet will be distributed to 57,000 pediatricians and to groups representing children and parents. Medicine-related medical errors can occur when a c...

Mental Health Services for Children

...rms for behavioral health issues. Researchers feel pediatricians need to be trained to identify, treat or refer children with mental health problems. If not, study authors say the needs of these kids will continue to be underserved. ...

Pediatricians differ in their opinion of child abuse

...ucting the first systematic examination of how the pediatricians report child abuse, the researchers for the study ..." itself tends to a wide range of meanings for the pediatricians who had answered the questionnaires. Researchers feel that for the subject as sensitive as child ab...

Can Home Remedy For Stomachache Work?

...reater communication between patients, parents and pediatricians on these topics. Source: Newswise...

Pediatricians Need To Talk To Parents Of Overweight Kids

...University reported in the journal Pediatrics that pediatricians often miss the opportunity to talk to the parents ... Researchers feel that it’s really important that pediatricians identify overweight children during well-child visits and use that time to talk about healthy weight...

Winter Premature Babies Face Threat From Lung Disease

... experts from Children’s Hospital Boston had urged pediatricians and parents to take action to protect premature babies during the upcoming virus season, which begins in October and lasts through April—and in some parts of the country, beyond then. Although RSV’s symptoms are often similar to those of a cold or ...

Influenza Vaccination for children with neurological or neuromuscular disease

...state. They add, "Neurologists and primary care pediatricians should be alerted to the increased risk of respiratory failure and the importance of influenza vaccination in children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases." SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2, 2005....

Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study

...s and specialist physicians such as obstetricians, pediatricians and general surgeons can be more than 100 km, and even several hundred kilometers for the territories. While the average distance for an urbanite seeking treatment a pediatrician in the most populated urban centre was 3 km, the average distance wa...

Chennai Hospital Treats Pakistani Blue Baby

...Balakrishnan, a cardiologist, along with a team of pediatricians conducted the surgery. The baby, accompanied by father Qayyum, who is a teacher, and mother Aster, has now been discharged from the hospital and will go home to Karachi this week. Shabina Mustafa of the Garage School in Karachi is reported to have...

Fewer Doctors Treating For Free

...reat uninsured patients in the ER. Over 60% of the pediatricians provided free care. Dr. Peter Cunningham, senior researcher for the center, said he believes the drop in charity care is mainly due to two trends, No changes in the reimbursement rates from the government and lower fees that insurers are negotiating...

Medias Plays Vital Role In Sexual Behavior Of Teenagers

... 13." Brown said the media, schools, parents and pediatricians need to provide more accurate and timely sexual information to teens. "Otherwise, the media will continue to serve as a kind of sexual super peer that doesn’t have the best interests of young people in mind," she said. --Source Neswise...

WHO Updates Outdated Pediatric Growth Charts

...the standard feeding method for babies. American pediatricians recommend breast-feeding babies for up to 12 months or even longer should either the mother or the child so desires. Breastfeeding is known to offer many health benefits to the babies for their later lives....

Adults Needs to be Educated About the Dangers of Elevated TVs

...ysical danger of falling TV sets. UT Southwestern pediatricians reviewed a year’s worth of emergency department cases involving children injured by television sets toppling over, usually because of climbing toddlers or someone accidentally knocking over the TV. Their findings, available online, appear in the June...

Urgent Steps Should Be Taken To Clear MMR Vaccine-Autism Link

Around 28 UK pediatricians and vaccination experts have written an open letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying that there would be 'more unnecessary deaths' over the rumors// that MMR Vaccine was linked to autism. The letter adds that if immediate action were not taken, the...

Antihistamine Proved Ineffective in Making Kids to Sleep

... infant and toddler use,’ says Merenstein. Half of pediatricians recommend use of diphenhydramine, according to sur...work.’ ‘The bottom line here is that parents and pediatricians should rely on evidence-based medicine and not on leaps of logic that border on folklore,’ Merenstei...

Gene Mutations Causing Rett Syndrome Occur in Both Sexes

... is not the case, and encourage neonatologists and pediatricians to consider MECP2 as a possible cause of severe neurological abnormalities." All four newly identified cases exhibited common features, including: moderate or severe early postnatal progressive encephalopathy; unexplained central hypoventilation or...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

For decades, parents and pediatricians have relied on humid air to relieve the barking cough and noisy breathing of croup, a common childhood condition that sometimes// sends worried families to the emergency room. Now a new review of evidence suggests that the long relied-on remedy has l...

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