Iodine Deficiency In Pregnant Women May Harm Babies' IQs
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative effect on babies' mental development.
Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk
Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds
Stimulant Normalizes Brain Activation in Youth With ADHD
Methylphenidate ups brain activation in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Ten Percent Of Teens Use Study Drugs Yet Most Parents Aren't Aware
Many teens across the country are using "study drugs" to give them an academic advantage and help them achieve better results in school.
Children With Abdominal Pain Have Poor Prognosis
Children who present to primary care with abdominal pain have a high risk of developing chronic abdominal pain and long-term functional impairment.
Suicide Can Be Contagious Among Teens
Research suggests that one person's suicide can influence another person's suicidal thoughts or behavior, and this is particularly seen among younger adolescents.
Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
Problems included carelessness, difficulty staying awake, study finds
BAL Findings Tied to Early Bronchiectasis in Kids With CF
Neutrophil elastase activity in BAL fluid early in life ups odds of bronchiectasis by age 12 months
Cyberbullying Packs a Potentially Deadly Punch in Teens
e-Harassment Linked to Alarming Risk for Suicidal Behavior in Youth
Bed-Sharing With Parents Puts Babies At 5 Times The Risk For SIDS
Co-sleeping with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) fivefold, a new study in BMJ Open suggests.
Adenotonsillectomy Offers Relief to Kids With Sleep Apnea
Benefit in polysomnographic findings, behavior, QoL, but not attention, executive function
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men
Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say
Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay
Changes in Organ Allocation Helped Kids in Past Decade
From 2001 to 2010, increase seen in pediatric transplantation, decrease in wait-list deaths
Unit focuses on neurology care for babies at risk of brain injury
Protecting the brain health of premature and dangerously ill newborns is the focus of an ambitious new effort at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On April 23, the hospital launched the Neuro NICU, which provides specialized neurology care for babies at risk of brain injury.
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say
In US, 20% Of Children Have A Mental Disorder
Nearly 20% of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number has been increasing for over a decade, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Active Video Games Act As Exercise For Children
Exergaming (active videogaming) may provide an alternative type of exercise to prevent stationary behavior in children
Fever reducers don't slow children's recovery: study
A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.
Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide
Students targeted because they're believed to be gay - as many as one in seven young teens - are much more likely than others to be suicidal and depressed
Elsevier Australia Launches Pocket Neonatology a Textbook in an iPhone App
Imagine having life-saving answers in the palm of your hand. Featuring essential videos and information to assist in the examination, management and care of newborns thats just what Elsevier Australias new easy-to-navigate neonatology app provides.
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC
Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections
MRI scans could make baby autopsies more acceptable
Distraught parents often refuse autopsy when a baby dies
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study
Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly
Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload
Glove Balloon Design Useful for Distraction of Children in ER
Inflated hospital glove is useful distraction for children with acute injury
Self-Image Worse for Teens With Untreated Scoliosis
Also report worse pain, but difference is not clinically significant from unaffected
More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids
And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds
When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent
Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children
Safe Oxygen Targets for Preemies Unclear, Doctors to Choose
Are lower oxygen saturation targets safe for extremely preterm infants? Two major new studies come to different conclusions. "For years, we clinicians have searched for the right balance between the competing risks caused by oxygen excess and oxygen deprivation," said Barbara Schmidt, MD, chair in neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Noninvasive neonatal heart monitoring method shows promise
The diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) on ultrasound correlates strongly with central venous pressure (CVP) in neonates, research shows. The study authors say the measurement could be used as a noninvasive method to measure right heart preload in mechanically ventilated neonates with different gestational ages and body weights.
Neonatal lung disease among toughest challenges: Therapies to help premature babies breathe can cause permanent damage
Nothing announces the arrival of a new child more loudly than his or her first squeal of outrage, the product of an unexpected slap on the bottom and a healthy pair of brand new lungs. Its a sound rarely heard from babies born prematurely, who often enter the world with lungs neither fully formed nor functional.
Ask a Best Doctor: Is Music in the Womb Good?
Question: I've heard it's good to talk with and sing to or play music for your baby in the womb. Is there really any scientific evidence that it does anything for development? Dr. Deborah Campbell, director of neonatology at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore answers...
Why a newborn babys cord should not be cut too soon
In the first minutes after birth, as it starts to breathe on its own, a newborn can receive a substantial blood transfusion from the placenta. Most expectant mothers are too concerned about a safe delivery to worry about precisely when the umbilical cord should be cut afterwards. But at a conference this week at Birmingham University, doctors and midwives will argue that timing of the procedure is vital and that a delay in cutting the cord is safer for the baby.