South Africa: Little Progress in SA Early Childhood Development Services

[Daily Maverick] Most children in South Africa may have survived largely as a result of maternal and child health interventions. But they are certainly not thriving, a child health conference in Potchefstroom has heard.
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Authors: Fournier E Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is too common a condition not to daily interact with the practitioner, if only because of its entanglement to other pathologies, causal or chance association. The typical symptomatology, with hand paresthesia and morning pain upon waking, is related to a median nerve injury in the confined space of the carpal tunnel, more often by local inflammation and tenosynovitis of the finger flexors (repetitive activity of the hands). SCC may be secondary to situations (pregnancy) or conditions (edema, hypothyroidism…), which exaggerate the ordinary pathophysiol...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringAuthor(s): Saqib Saleem, Ahmed Saeed, Shabnam Usman, Javed Ferzund, Jahangir Arshad, Jawad Mirza, Tareq ManzoorAbstractAccording to World Health Organization, 5—18% births around the world are premature, and this rate is on its rise. Recent trend has been to develop computational tools which could support obstetricians in their daily practice. This work is aimed at extracting novel diagnostic features for term vs. preterm births classification based on the dynamics of contraction and non-contractions (dummy) intervals. ...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
In this study, the aim was to characterize the intracellular and extracellular metabolite profiles of different oxidative stress cell models commonly used in the research of pregnancy complications. HTR8/SVneo human trophoblast cell lines were treated with five different oxidative stress‑inducing conditions: Hypoxia (1% oxygen); hypoxia and reoxygenation; cobalt chloride (CoCl2; 300 µmol/l); sodium nitroprusside (SNP; 2.5 mmol/l); and the serum of women with preeclampsia (10% v/v). Intracellular metabolites were extracted from cells and extracellular metabolites were collected from spent media for me...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
In conclusion, GDM was associated with increased placental permeability and this may be linked with changes in TJs. LMWH intervention mediated protection against this GDM‑associated shift in placental permeability via the RAGE/NF‑κB pathway. PMID: 31974593 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Tagliaferri S, Esposito FG, Esposito G, Saccone G, Signorini MG, Magenes G, Campanile M, Guida M, Zullo F Abstract Analysing antepartum and intrapartum computerised cardiotocographic (cCTG) parameters in physiological term pregnancies with nuchal (NC) or body cord (BC), in order to correlate them with labour events and neonatal outcome. We enrolled 808 pregnant women, composed of 264 with 'one NC', 121 with 'multiple NCs', 39 with BC and 384 with 'no NC', were monitored from the 37th week of gestation before labour, while 49 pregnant women with 'one or more NCs' and 47 with 'no NCs' were analysed during la...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Co-director of the National Child Development Study that gathered data from 15,000 children born in one week in March 1958Ron Davie, who has died aged 90, was the former director of theNational Children ’s Bureau, which carries out research and works collaboratively to influence policy and improve services for children and young people, and co-director of the longitudinal National Child Development Study (NCDS) into the physical, educational and social development of children in Britain.The NCDS started in 1958 as the Perinatal Mortality Study, gathering information on the births of 15,000 children born in the week b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Children Society Health Disability Parents and parenting Psychology Teaching Source Type: news
Conclusion: In view of the deepening crisis of early sexual engagement among adolescents and the accompanying risk of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, it is imperative to foster adolescent friendly households where the parents/caregivers are empowered to support their adolescents. PMID: 31975646 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is the need to build social capital among community members regarding their support to improve the psychosocial well-being of adolescents during early motherhood. PMID: 31975645 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe live birth among recipients of donated oocytes does not differ depending on the mode of treatment for endogenous LH suppression administered to the oocyte donors (OD) during controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) .This information is reassuring and of great interest for those teams using this kind of protocols, although deserves further research.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Addiction Research and Theory - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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