Children’s Health

Thirteen-year-old Gregory Rhoden’s condition has been a mystery his entire life. He was born prematurely and his lungs seemed underdeveloped. While he had some respiratory issues growing up, it wasn’t until a running event in kindergarten that he began complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. A doctor labeled Gregory’s symptoms as asthma and
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Teaching magic tricks to children with disabilities can enhance their feelings of self-esteem and confidence, a study has shown. The study, published in Health Psychology Research, is a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Arts in Medicine, the School of Health Professions’ Department of Occupational Therapy and illusionist and educator Kevin
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Mothers who breastfeed produce signals that influence the immune system development of their babies and help to prevent future food allergies, according to new global research. Image Credit: The University of Western Australia World-leading breastfeeding experts, from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, and a German research institution, published new evidence highlighting that
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Oct 6 2021 Chemicals increasingly used as flame retardants and plasticizers pose a larger risk to children’s brain development than previously thought, according to a commentary published today in Environmental Health Perspectives. The research team reviewed dozens of human, animal, and cell-based studies and concluded that exposure to even low levels of the chemicals-;called organophosphate
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Both maternal and infant wellbeing has been substantially impacted due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of preterm birth. In contrast, a reduction in preterm births has been reported during community lockdowns in non-infected mothers. However,
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NYU Langone Health continues to broaden access to high-quality primary and specialty care with recent expansions in Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. We infuse the communities we serve with the best of NYU Langone, bringing the latest clinical advances to our patients where they live and work. We’re always seeking opportunities to enhance our
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Researchers Araceli Castelló-Martínez and Victoria Tur-Viñes, from the Department of Communication and Social Psychology at the University of Alicante (UA), warn about the advertising of ultra-processed food for children by the most followed YouTubers in the form of challenges, sweepstakes or pastimes. One YouTuber goes to a fast food establishment and asks one of his
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread disruptions to traditional schooling and has led to renewed interest in evaluating the best and most effective approaches to teaching and learning. In a series of vignettes, education experts describe the growing bodies of research that demonstrate the benefits of “active learning,” which puts students more in the
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Many teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive care coordination services from a Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded state agency. Teens with disabilities are up to five times more likely to suffer from mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders than adolescents without disabilities, University of Illinois Chicago researchers say, and care coordination services help these
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Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine identified a previously unknown condition affecting children, which they discovered could be prevented by administering a drug during pregnancy. Through a worldwide collaboration, the researchers identified children from Egypt, India, United Arab Emirates,
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A small sachet of a fortified food-based supplement added to young children’s daily diets in low- and middle-income countries has shown remarkable results in preventing child mortality and malnutrition, while also promoting healthy development. The new findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis, based on an analysis combining data from 14 trials, were
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With prevalence of developmental disorders on the rise, the need to understand brain development has never been more critical. Development of the brain is strongly influenced by the cranium, but this relationship has not been adequately studied because of limitations in imaging technology. Now, researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s National Hospital are
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In a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that children between the ages of 12 and 18 who have received solid organ transplants appear to mount a more robust immune response than their adult counterparts after a standard two-dose vaccination regimen against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes
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Adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Published Sept. 30 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, the randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers at
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