paediatrics

Infants given anaesthesia face learning problems


August 29th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Children under three years given anaesthesia may have a higher risk of developing learning difficulties, says an Australian study.The findings are based on an analysis conducted ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can induce obesity in children


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposing very young infants to antibiotics may cause them to bloat up in childhood, says a new research based on 11,532 children.Researchers from the New York ... Read more...

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Infant dies after removal from Punjab hospital incubator, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a high-level probe after the parents of a newborn alleged that their child died in the civil hospital ... Read more...

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Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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Urban kids more likely to develop food allergies


June 8th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Children living in cities tend to have more food allergies than their rural counterparts, says a new study. "We have found for the first time that ... Read more...

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Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Antibodies isolated from infected mothers' breast milk can inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, says a new discovery. HIV-1 can be transmitted from mother to child ... Read more...

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Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

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Obese girls show greater poise when happy with their shape


April 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Young women who may be obese but are happy with their size or shape show greater levels of self-possession, which offsets any ridicule they are likely ... Read more...

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Fast-food ads prompt kids to pile on pounds


April 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) If youngsters hooked on fast food have greater chances of becoming overweight, then blame fast-food ads on TV which entice them in the first place. "We ... Read more...

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Parents’ poor math linked to medication errors


April 29th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Parents with poor math skills are more likely than others to give wrong doses of medicines to their children, according to a study.It says the parents ... Read more...

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Violent teens may be emulating parents’ example


April 29th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.Rashmi Shetgiri, ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Parents can motivate kids into shedding weight


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Parents can motivate their obese children to shed weight by working out to knock off their unwanted pounds themselves, says a new study."We looked at things ... Read more...

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Abnormal breathing in sleep triggers hyperactivity in kids


March 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Young children who have difficulty in breathing while asleep tend to develop hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.The study, ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids boon for undersized babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils could be a boon for undersized babies in preventing heart attack or strokes when they grow ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect kid’s speech


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Women with low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to children who may face difficulties with speech.The study, the ... Read more...

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Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

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Child abuse hospitalised 4,500 US kids in one year


February 7th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the US were hospitalised due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, a new ... Read more...

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Alarming number of US kids abused, hospitalised


February 6th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An "alarming" 4,500-plus children subjected to abuse in the US ended up in hospitals and 300 of them died of injuries in a single year, a ... Read more...

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Can women endure more pain than men?


January 25th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) For many people, the debate whether men or women handle pain better may remain unresolved, but scientists now say that females endure more pain.Researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Women suffer pain more intensely than men


January 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Women suffer pain more intensely than men in virtually every disease category, according to an exhaustive analysis.Stanford University scientists based the findings on a novel database ... Read more...

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Upgrade to avert AMRI like incidents, private hospitals told


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay has urged private players in health care to raise standards of infrastructure to avert incidents like the recent ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest premature babies doing well


December 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's tiniest surviving baby after birth at the Loyola University Medical Centre (LUMC). She weighed 280 grams, just about the ... Read more...

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Concerns about teen ’sexting’ overblown: Researchers


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerns about teen sexting - appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images or videos via cell phone or the Internet - may be overblown with the ... Read more...

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Machine to put asthmatics to bed


November 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A new device that can clean air while asthma patients go to sleep shows significant lowering of the disease symptoms, a study claims.Those who tested the ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?


November 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US ... Read more...

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Dieticians demand a dietetic council for India


October 28th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Dieticians from all across India have approached the health ministry for constituting a regulatory body for dieticians that will monitor the existing practices in the ... Read more...

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Foetal exposure to chemical BPA causes problems in girls


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Foetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A or BPA, used in making plastic containers and other consumer goods, can cause behavioural and emotional problems among young ... Read more...

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Profanity in visual media spurs teen aggression


October 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Profanity in the visual media is likely to increase aggression levels among teenagers, a new study says. Researchers examined the impact of profanity in the media, ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis returns to kill 300 in Uttar Pradesh


September 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Japanese encephalitis is back in eastern Uttar Pradesh and has claimed the lives of over 300 children in the past two months alone, health officials say.The ... Read more...

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Stressed? better be with your best friend


September 25th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Spending time with your closest buddy during difficult times can be quite helpful, as a study conducted on children has found being in such company ... Read more...

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Accidental drug poisoning of children shoots up


September 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The number of infants hospitalised after accidentally swallowing a toxic drug dose has shot up dramatically in recent years in the US.This has prompted the Centres ... Read more...

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