Why are children so distractible? Development of attention and motor control from childhood to adulthood - Hoyer RS, Elshafei H, Hemmerlin J, Bouet R, Bidet-Caulet A.
Distractibility is the propensity to behaviorally react to irrelevant information. Although children are more distractible the younger they are, the precise contribution of attentional and motor components to distractibility and their developmental traject... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maternal adverse childhood experience and depression in relation with brain network development and behaviors in children: a longitudinal study - Zhang H, Wong TY, Broekman BFP, Chong YS, Shek LP, Gluckman PD, Tan KH, Meaney MJ, Fortier MV, Qiu A.
This study employed a longitudinal dataset of mother-child dyads to investigate the developmental trajectories of brain functional networks and behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Benefit Suggested for Earlier Interventions in Infants With Cerebral Palsy
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- Data of limited quantity and quality suggest benefit from early interventions for infants with or at risk for cerebral palsy, according to research published online April 7 in Developmental Medicine& Child... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Development and validation of a new Multidisciplinary Approach Competency Scale for Prevention of Child Abuse from Pregnancy (MUSCAT) - Sakakida C, Tadaka E, Arimoto A.
Child abuse remains a major global problem. A high-quality multidisciplinary approach involving different professionals for the early prevention of child abuse beginning from pregnancy is paramount because child abuse is associated with multiple potential ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics
High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath. Given the need to fund treatment and vaccines, there is pressure to scale back funding for social provisions. But doing so would prove a catastrophic—and costly—mistake. Instead, leaders must boldly finance a more equal world. The issue isn’t just...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa
By Nteranya Sanginga, Aline Mugisho and Seyi MakindeIBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population. The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million. Nteranya SangingaAlongside this explosion in urban areas, rural population growt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nteranya Sanginga - Aline Mugisho - Seyi Makinde Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Agricultural Research International I Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism
Family planning counselor and nurse speaks to group at clinic in Nakuru, Kenya. Credit: Sala LewisBy Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins*WASHINGTON DC, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) The past year has forced many of us to address difficult truths about how we treat and take care of each other — among them is a reckoning with racism and injustice. In the global health and development sector, this reckoning is not new. Black, Brown and Indigenous women have been at the forefront of driving efforts to end inequity, racism and paternalism for decades, but the threats remain. As women and leaders in global health and development fro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Are early treatments for cerebral palsy effective?
(Wiley) Symptoms of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture, appear early during childhood. A new analysis published in published in Developmental Medicine& Child Neurology examines the effectiveness of therapies initiated from birth until 3 years of age for children with or at risk for cerebral palsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Critical Care & Resuscitation Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Women and Girls to the Front
This article was originally published in Forbes Africa.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post Women and Girls to the Front appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Gender Equality in STEM for a better tomorrow The post Women and Girls to the Front appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

New Real-World Observational Analysis of UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Underscores the Importance of Risk Assessment for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Patients
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 6, 2021 – Findings from an analysis of the first 500 patients enrolled in the SPHERE registry (SelexiPag: tHe usErs dRug rEgistry) found more than three-quarters (76%) of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients treated with UPTRAVI® (selexipag) either maintained (56%) or reduced (20%) their one-year mortality risk score. The SPHERE results were published in the April issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT). SPHERE is an ongoing real-world, observational, user registry using two different risk assessment methods that describes the clinical characte...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The effect of a natural disaster on handgrip strength in prepubertal Indian children exposed to a severe cyclone during the prenatal and early postnatal growth - Kozie ł S, Chakraborty R, Bose K, Ignasiak Z, Gomula A, Nowak-Szczepanska N.
Natural disasters (NDs) experienced by women and their children during prenatal and infant growth may have long-lasting effects on offspring's development. Handgrip strength (HGS) is one of the measures of muscular strength and an indicator of health statu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pediatric admissions for Kawasaki disease during COVID-19 in Japan
This study investigated the role of droplet or contact transmission in the development of Kawasaki disease in Japan during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Kawasaki disease primarily affects children and is characterized by fever and swelling in the walls of some blood vessels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Resilient Oregon: Insights from the Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute
(Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

"Smartphone apps are cool, but do they help me?": a qualitative interview study of adolescents' perspectives on using smartphone interventions to manage nonsuicidal self-injury - Čuš A, Edbrooke-Childs J, Ohmann S, Plener PL, Akkaya-Kalayci T.
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a major mental health problem associated with negative psychosocial outcomes and it most often starts in early adolescence. Despite this, adolescents are rarely involved in informing the development of interventions design... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A systematic review of the development and psychometric properties of loneliness measures for children and adolescents - Cole A, Bond C, Qualter P, Maes M.
This paper reviews the three most commonly used measures of loneliness for children and adolescents (children: Loneliness and Aloneness Scale for Children and Adolescents [LACA] and Children's Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale [CLS]; adolescents:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Paving the way for outdoor play: examining socio-environmental barriers to community-based outdoor play - Loebach J, Sanches M, Jaffe J, Elton-Marshall T.
This study examines how social, cultural and environmental factors may be hindering ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Past-year abuse and eating disorder symptoms among U.S. college students - Hazzard VM, Ziobrowski HN, Borg SL, Schaefer LM, Mangold AC, Herting NA, Lipson SK, Crosby RD, Wonderlich SA.
Evidence consistently indicates associations between eating disorders (EDs) and childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, but the relationship between EDs and abuse occurring later in development has largely been unexplored. Therefore, the objective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inequalities in the universal right to health - Bonati M, Tognoni G, Sereni F.
Child health inequalities violate children's rights to optimal wellbeing. Different issues worldwide affect children's physical and mental health as well as their development, influencing their future as adults. Inequities are avoidable inequalities. Despi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Siblings' influence on the motor competence of preschoolers - Rodrigues LP, Luz C, Cordovil R, Mendes R, Alexandre R, Lopes VP.
The number of single-child families has been rising steadily in recent years, resulting in a childhood absent of sibling relationships. Being an only child has been shown to have a negative impact on physical fitness, somatic fitness, and motor development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Kids With Autism May Be Doing Well Than Thought
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- School-age children with autism may be faring better than commonly thought, with most " doing well " in at least some aspects of development, a new study suggests. The study, of 272 children with autism spectrum disorder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When connectivity makes safer routes to school: conclusions from aggregate data on child transportation in Shanghai - Chevalier A, Charlemagne M.
Following a rapid urban development and mass motorisation, Chinese city planning has started to refocus its attention towards active transportation. It is therefore an opportune time to address the under-investigated issue of young children's transportatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Experiences of a health system's employees during COVID-19
(JAMA Network) This survey study examined the career development, productivity, childcare needs and likelihood of leaving the workforce among employees at an academic medical center during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Very Effective in Kids as Young as 12
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Pfizer Inc. announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and remarkably effective in children as young as 12 years. In a news release issued by Pfizer and its vaccine development partner, BioNTech, company... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Very Effective in Kids as Young as 12
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Pfizer Inc. announced Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is safe and remarkably effective in children as young as 12. In a news release issued by Pfizer and its vaccine development partner, BioNTech, company... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Developmental scientists gather virtually to present child development research
(Society for Research in Child Development) The Society for Research in Child Development will hold its Biennial Meeting virtually April 7 - April 9, 2021(SRCD). The meeting brings together thousands of developmental scientists from around the world to present and learn about the latest research in child development. Credentialed media should contact Jessica Efstathiou at jefstathiou@srcd.org for complimentary admission and interview requests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development
(University of Georgia) New research led by a University of Georgia faculty member in collaboration with a University of Southern California research group has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed that changes in the bacteria in the gut may be the key to the sugar-induced memory impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of child's cognitive and social-emotional difficulties on child abuse: does mother's justification of intimate partner violence also play a role? - Afiaz A, Masud MS, Mansur M.
BACKGROUND: Violence against children has been a persistent problem in developing nations. The adverse effects of physical violence bear a considerable impact on children's physical and psychological development resulting in both short and long-term issues... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for Youth
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has one of the highest fertility rates in Africa, with 45 percent of its population under the age of 15. The country since 2012 has been working keenly focusing on improving the health and development of its youthful population and providing youth friendly services and youth outreach related sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Found Dumped At Walvis Bay
[Namibian] A HUMAN foetus in about the seventh month of its development was discovered in a rubbish bin at Walvis Bay on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

HUD: Announcement of Funding Awards
Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: FY2018 and FY2019 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY2020 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing; FY2019 Family-Self Sufficiency-Renewal (FSS); FY2019 Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Grant Program; FY2019 Jobs Plus Initiative; FY2019 and FY2020 Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG); FY2019 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants; FY2019/2020 Housing Counseling Training ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Early-life environmental exposure determinants of child behavior in Europe: a longitudinal, population-based study - Maitre L, Julvez J, L ópez-Vicente M, Warembourg C, Tamayo-Uria I, Philippat C, Gutzkow KB, Guxens M, Andrusaityte S, Basagaña X, Casas M, de Castro M, Chatzi L, Evandt J, Gonzalez JR, Grazuleviciene R, Smastuen Haug L, Heude B, Hernandez-Ferrer C, Kampouri M, Manson D, Marquez S, McEachan R, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Robinson O, Slama R, Thomsen C, Urquiza J, Vafeidi M, Wright J, Vrijheid M.
BACKGROUND: Environmental exposures in early life influence the development of behavioral outcomes in children, but research has not considered multiple exposures. We therefore aimed to investigate the impact of a broad spectrum of pre- and postnatal envir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists discover new genetic disease that delays brain development in children
(University of Portsmouth) Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children's brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts. The majority of patients with the condition, which is so new it doesn't have a name yet, were also microcephalic, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study of pediatric operative recreational trauma: a retrospective analysis of pediatric sports-related facial fractures - Cepeda AJ, Konty LA, Moffitt JK, Wainwright DA, Booth JH, Nguyen PD, Greives MR.
BACKGROUND: In the United States, most school-aged children participate in some form of organized sports. Despite the advantages to social and physical development that organized sports may have, these activities also place a significant number of America'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Delegates at the hybrid conference held virtually in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference discussed the impact of COVID-19 the regions’ ICPD25 commitments. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 2021 (IPS) More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard. The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions’ ICPD25 Commitments. Dr Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director, UNFPA ASRO, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Sustainability Asian Po Source Type: news

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Teens, Young Adults, Treatment, Prevention Research, Children & Teens, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

How Mary Wortley Montagu's bold experiment led to smallpox vaccine – 75 years before Jenner
A new book celebrates the trailblazing work of the English aristocrat, who successfully inoculated her daughterIt was a daring and dangerous experiment that paved the way for the development of the first safe vaccine and saved countless lives. Yet whenLady Mary Wortley Montagu deliberately infected her own daughter with a tiny dose ofsmallpox– successfully inoculating the three-year-old child in 1721 – her ideas were dismissed and she was denounced by 18th-century society as an “ignorant woman” .Three hundred years later, on the anniversary of that first groundbreaking inoculation on English soil, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Books UK news History Epidemics Health Science Medical research Culture World news Aristocracy Society Source Type: news

Synergy between callous-unemotional traits and aggression in preschool children: cross-informant and cross-cultural replication in the UK Wirral Child Health and Development Study, and the Colombian La Sabana Parent-Child Study - Obando D, Hill J, Sharp H, Pickles A, Fisher L, Wright N.
Incremental prediction of aggression from callous-unemotional (CU) traits is well established, but cross-cultural replication and studies of young children are needed. Little is understood about the contribution of CU traits in children who are already agg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal childhood abuse and neglect predicts offspring development in early childhood: the roles of reflective functioning and child sex - Garon-Bissonnette J, Duguay G, Lemieux R, Dubois-Comtois K, Berthelot N.
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that offspring of mothers having been exposed to childhood abuse and neglect (CA&N) are at increased risk of developmental problems and that boys are more affected by maternal CA&N than girls. Since impairments in refle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mobile application of the terminology subset for coping with domestic violence against children - Silva MG, Sakata-So KN, Pereira G, Egry EY.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the development of a mobile application for the International Classification Terminology Subset for Nursing Practice for Coping with Domestic Violence Against Children. METHODS: an applied research of technological developmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A perfect storm: the distribution of tissue damage depends on seizure duration, hemorrhage, and developmental stage in a gyrencephalic, multi-factorial, severe traumatic brain injury model - Costine-Bartell B, Price G, Shen J, McGuone D, Staley K, Duhaime AC.
The pathophysiology of extensive cortical tissue destruction observed in hemispheric hypodensity, a severe type of brain injury observed in young children, is unknown. Here, we utilize our unique, large animal model of hemispheric hypodensity with multifac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Improving babies' and children's healthy development
The early years review – The best start for life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days – has been led by early years health adviser Andrea Leadsom MP and sets out a vision for best practice across the health system to ensure babies and children can get the best possible start. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reproduction without pregnancy: would it really emancipate women? | Jenny Kleeman
It may sound far-fetched, but a breakthrough in Israel has brought us a step closer to creating artificial wombs for humansA team of Israeli scientists announced the mother of all inventions last week. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science revealedin the journal Nature that they had successfully gestated hundreds of mice inside an artificial womb. They placed newly fertilised eggsinside glass vials rotating in a ventilated incubator, and grew the embryos for 11 days – the mid-point of a mouse pregnancy – outside their mothers’ bodies. The embryos developed normally; their hearts, visible thro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Kleeman Tags: Reproductive rights Reproduction Science Health Fertility problems Society Parents and parenting Women World news Source Type: news

Our Health Heroes: celebrating COVID contributions
On 23 March, more than 300 NHS and social care staff gathered for the virtual Our Health Heroes awards organised by Skills for Health. They were joined by sector and government leaders including Edward Argar, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care. After a year in which the NHS faced its toughest ever challenges, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown was an apt day to be recognising, reflecting, and celebrating the difference to people lives these unsung health heroes continue to make, day after day. Delivered by Skills for Health, with the help of partners UNISON, NHS Employers, SFJ Aw...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article health Our Health Heroes Source Type: news

Centering Equity: A Vision for Global Health in 2021
COVID-19 has amplified the omission of disabled people. Credit: BigstockBy Shubha Nagesh and Sara RotenbergDEHRADUN, India/OXFORD, UK, Mar 24 2021 (IPS) 2020 will be remembered as the year that changed the world, as COVID-19 spared no country, no community, and no person. As the pandemic continues in 2021, there is recognition that some groups are impacted more than others, not just by the virus itself, but also by the socio-economic and access inequities exacerbated by global shutdowns. Globally, countries, and organisations are seeking to build back better and address inequities. António Guterres, Secretary-Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shubha Nagesh and Sara Rotenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia: Americares Launches "Community Partnership for Respectful Care" to Reduce Disrespect and Abuse At Healthcare Facilities in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, has launched a five-year community healthcare initiative to reduce "disrespect and abuse" at healthcare facilities, something health experts say causes serious mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news