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DNA Helps Reunite Children With Their Families

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across international borders each year, 50 percent are under 17. It is estimated that by 2010, human trafficking will be the No. 1 crime worldwide. Arthur Eisenberg, Ph.D., professor a...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has received a Complete Response letter today for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thi...

New NIH-Funded Study Shows Masimo Rainbow SET(R) May Help Clinicians Assess Oxygenation in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Study Presented at the American Thoracic Society by Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Confirms Accuracy and Clinical Value of Noninvasive SpCO(R) and SpMet(R) IRVINE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(T...

Shire Announces Study Results of the Effects of INTUNIV(TM) (Guanfacine) Extended Release on Secondary Measures in Children with ADHD and Oppositional Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced new findings on INTUNIV (guanfacine) extended release, a selective alpha-2A-agonist, at a major psychiatric meeting. This randomized placebo con...

Hospital Care Varies Greatly for Children with Urinary Tract Infections

-Standardizing Care May Improve Quality, Reduce Hospital Stays- PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45,000 infants and children in the United States are hospitalized each year for urinary tract infections, but a new study reveals significant variability across hospital...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 Study of Unit Dose Budesonide in Children With Asthma Did Not Meet Primary Endpoints

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) announced today results of its initial Phase 3 clinical trial of Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) for the potential treatment of children with asthma. The Company announced that the clinical trial d...

AstraZeneca's Partner, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Announces Phase 3 Study of Unit Dose Budesonide in Children with Asthma Did Not Meet Primary Endpoints

LONDON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its initial Phase 3 clinical trial of Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) for the potential treatment of children with asthma did not meet its co-primary endpoints: asthma control as assessed by changes from baseline i...

Early Switch from IV to Oral Meds Is Effective for Children with Acute Bone Infection

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When treating children for acute osteomyelitis--a bacterial bone infection--an early changeover from intravenous (IV) antibiotic delivery to oral antibiotics is just as effective as continuing the IV therapy, according to pediatric researchers. ...

Overweight Siblings of Children With Type 2 Diabetes Likely to Have Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overweight siblings of children with type 2 diabetes are four times more likely to have abnormal glucose levels compared to other overweight children. Because abnormal glucose levels may indicate risk for diabetes or diabetes itself, these children ...

Studies Examine Quality of Care for Hospitalized Sickle Cell Disease Patients and Effective Methods for Detecting Risk of Stroke in Children With This Disorder

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study assessing the quality of care for patients with sickle cell disease in a variety of hospital settings will be presented at a press conference on Saturday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m., during the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of He...

Eye Divergence in Children Triples Risk of Mental Illness

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children whose eyes are misaligned and point outward are at significantly increased risk of developing mental illness by early adulthood, according to findings of a Mayo Clinic study published this month in Pediatrics , the official journal of ...

The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

National immunization program reaches more than 11,000 churches since its launch in April CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for flu season, The COSHAR Foundation today urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable illnesses -- including the flu. Th...

Study Shows Potential Benefits of Xolair(R) in Treating Children Suffering from Moderate or Severe Persistent Allergic Asthma Inadequately Controlled With Inhaled Corticosteroids

- Results demonstrate clinically significant reduction in allergic asthma attacks and further define Xolair safety profile in children age six through 11 - this includes 11-year-old children, up to their 12th birthday - Xolair is the only approved therapy to block IgE, which is associated wi...

Recent Study Demonstrated VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Provided Improvements in Behavior, Inattention, and Math Test Scores from 1.5 Hours up to 13 Hours following Administration in Children with ADHD

VYVANSE is the first oral ADHD stimulant medication with published data demonstrating symptom control at 13 hours post-dose in a pediatric clinical study CHICAGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today anno...

FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra(R) for Treatment of Children with Diabetes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Apidra(R) (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection) to improve glycemic control in children (4 years and older) with diabetes mellitus. The approval...

FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A

Pivotal Data Show Prophylaxis Treatment with Kogenate FS Reduces the Risk of Joint Damage and Frequent Bleeds in Children with No Pre-Existing Joint Damage BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has appr...

American Heart Association Journal Report: Miniaturized Heart Pumps May Be Effective for Children Awaiting Transplant

Study highlights: In a small study, miniaturized heart pumps helped keep children alive who were awaiting a heart transplant. The devices are not approved for general use in the United States. DALLAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent study, nine pediatric patients with sev...

Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obese school-age kids and teens can lose weight or prevent further weight gain if they participate in medium- to high-intensity behavioral management programs, according to a new report released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research an...

Vision Problems Affect How Children Learn Math Skills

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In the most recent issue of Optometry & Vision Development, two articles were published by German scientist and researcher, Dr. Burkhart Fischer and his team which found that children with vision problems have a hard time learning basic mathematical skills ...

Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research Team at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Identifies the Function of a Biomarker Present in Prostate Cancer Cells: New Insight into Therapeutic Benefit for Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The research team at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR), a newly established division of Nemours Biomedical Research at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has discovered that the biomarker called prostate specific membrane...

AstraZeneca Submits an sNDA for SYMBICORT(R) for the Treatment of Asthma in Children as Young as Age Six

WILMINGTON, Del., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that it submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of a new indication for SYMBICORT(R) (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) In...

St. Jude Finds Young Age May Give Survival Advantage to Children With Certain Brain Tumors

The improved survival of children under 3 years old with diffuse pontine glioma compared to older children suggests that the biological properties of this cancer may be distinct in young patients MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investiga...

Study Analyzed SYMBICORT(R) in Children with Persistent Asthma

WILMINGTON, Del., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new 12-week study(2) examined safety and efficacy measures of the maintenance combination asthma therapy, SYMBICORT(R) (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dehydrate) Inhalation Aerosol(2) in treating mild to moderate persistent asthma in childre...

Steroids Provide No Survival Benefit for Children With Bacterial Meningitis

-Large Study Shows Benefits Differ from those in Adults- PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corticosteroids given to children who are hospitalized for bacterial meningitis do not provide a benefit in survival or in reduced hospital stays, according to a large multicenter stu...

Starting Flu Vaccination in August Could Help Protect Nearly 11 Million More Children During Scheduled Doctors' Visits

HONOLULU, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) shows that by starting flu vaccinations in August -- ahead of the start of the typical flu vaccination season -- healthcare providers could reach an additional 10.7 million childr...

St. Jude Study Offers New Hope for Children With Kidney Tumors Deemed Inoperable

Surgeons were able to save part of each kidney in patients with bilateral Wilms tumor, regardless of how the tumors appear on preoperative scans MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital physicians have demonstrated that children with bilater...

New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases

Interventional Radiologist Delivers Chemo Drug Directly to Eye via Ophthalmic Artery WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new interventional radiology treatment successfully treats advanced retinoblastoma -- a deadly, inherited cancer of one or both eyes in children -- and oft...

New Trial Presented at AAAAI Reports that the Growth of Children 2-5 Years Old with Year-Round Allergic Rhinitis Continued According to Normal Age-Adjusted Distribution Over a 6-Month Treatment with Nasacort AQ

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) suggests that the continuous use of intranasal corticosteroid Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone acetonide) Nasal Spray had no treatment effect on s...

Children's Mental Focus Foundation Announces a Scientific Breakthrough for Children Who Have Been Diagnosed With Autism, ADD and ADHD

HENDERSON, Nev., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Mental Focus Foundation (CMFF), a nonprofit organization located in Henderson, Nevada, has discovered a virus that may be linked to children with autism and other mental disorders. CMFF is a "Research Foundation" currently working with doctor...

Study Finds Fever may Lead to Improved Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kennedy Krieger Institute Research Confirms Parent and Physician Reports that Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Exhibit Fewer Autistic-like Behaviors during Illness with Fever BALTIMORE, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, parents and clinicians have observed...

Voices to Unite in Los Angeles for 6,000 Children Orphaned Daily

World Vision Global Vigil to Honor Children Impacted by HIV and AIDS LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: AIDS VIGIL & MARCH---To inspire action and compassion for the 6,000 children worldwide orphaned by AIDS each day, World Vision will host a vigil in Los Angeles...

Obesity Common in Children with Heart Disease

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is common in children with heart disease, a population already at increased risk of a shortened life expectancy. More than 25 percent of children with congenital and acquired heart disease are overweight or obese, say researchers from T...

Obesity-Related Hormone is Higher in Children with Down Syndrome

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with Down syndrome are more likely than their unaffected siblings to have higher levels of a hormone associated with obesity, according to pediatric researchers. The hormone, leptin, may contribute to the known higher risk of obesity am...

Norditropin(R) Approved for Treatment of Children with Short Stature Associated with Turner Syndrome

Treatment with Norditropin increases gain in height for girls with Turner syndrome PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that Norditropin(R) (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) received approval from the U.S. Food and Dr...

Norditropin(R) Approved for Treatment of Children with Short Stature Associated with Turner Syndrome

Treatment with Norditropin increases gain in height for girls with Turner syndrome PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that Norditropin(R) (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) received approval from the U.S. Food and Dr...

DEFLUX(R) Significantly Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux

- Need for Antibiotics Eliminated in 87 Percent of Patients, New Study Finds - PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DEFLUX(R) (non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer gel), for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children, reduced the in...

Study Suggests High-Dose Fish Oil May Significantly Improve Behavior in Children with ADHD

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a pilot study published in the Nutrition Journal (http://www.nutritionj.com ) suggest that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can benefit from daily supplementation of high levels of purified fish oils. The eight...

Emerging Therapies Could Help Ease The Chronic Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis For Adults and Children

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, the common, chronic, inflammatory skin disease marked by red, itchy rashes, has been increasing in prevalence over the past two decades and affects a disproportionate number of children. According to current estimates, approximat...

Wyeth Submits European Marketing Authorization Application for its 13-Valent Vaccine for the Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Young Children

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that it has submitted a marketing authorization application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for approval to market its investigational 13-valent pneumococcal...

Brain Waves Show Sound Processing Abnormalities in Autistic Children

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abnormalities in auditory and language processing may be evaluated in children with autism spectrum disorder by using magnetoencephalography (MEG), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RS...
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