“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Longer Risk Period for MIS-C in Children With COVID Longer Risk Period for MIS-C in Children With COVID
The risk period for development of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) with COVID-19 may be longer than currently thought.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-19, Conference Hears
By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Innovative financing to resolve COVID-19 crisis was needed, a joint African and Asian parliamentarians’ webinar heard this week. The webinar, facilitated by Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), was aimed at enhancing support for the implementation of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)commitments in the face of the pandemic. Most of the delegates from Africa and Asia agreed that implementing the programme of action to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by 2030, had suffe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development As Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) for unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 21 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Esbriet® (pirfenidone) for the treatment of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (UILD). The FDA is expected to make a decision on approval by May 2021.“Since its US approval, Esbriet has become a standard of care for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, significant unmet need remains in fibrotic lung diseases, including unclassifiable interstitial lung disease ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together
This article was originally published by the United Nations.   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 A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Siddharth Chatterjee, is UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, and RC designate to China The post A BASIC TRUTH: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pathways to adolescent emotional and behavioral problems: an examination of maternal depression and harsh parenting - Marcal KE.
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is linked with a range of child and adolescent outcomes. Prior research suggests adverse consequences for child and youth development, but less is known about the role of adverse parenting in the pathways from maternal depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint
(Elsevier) Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health. New research is showing that those effects can be passed down to subsequent generations, reporting that the infant children of mothers who had experienced childhood emotional neglect displayed altered brain circuitry involved in fear responses and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain parenting behaviors associated with positive changes in well-being during COVID-19 pandemic
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study in Germany examined day-to-day parenting behavior during the restrictions and closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from the end of March until the end of April 2020. Research showed that autonomy-supportive parenting (offering meaningful choices when possible) contributed to positive well-being for both children and parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do children view punishment as rehabilitative? A new study takes a look
(Society for Research in Child Development) The United States incarcerates more residents than any other country, however there is limited research that examines how people view such punishment, and whether views about punishment change with development. Researchers examined this in two studies exploring children's and adults' views about the impact of punishment on perceived moral character. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Macoha Strengthens Covid-19 Awareness Amongst Children With Disabilities
[Nyasa Times] During its assessment tour on the impact made on its early childhood education development for children with disabilities in Chiradzulu, Mangochi and Phalombe, Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) took the opportunity to spread awareness of COVID-19 as well as its preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delineating the developmental sequelae of children's risky involvement in interparental conflict - Thompson MJ, Davies PT, Hentges RF, Sturge-Apple ML.
The present study examined the developmental value of parsing different forms of children's risky involvement in interparental conflict as predictors of children's subsequent psychological adjustment. Participants included a diverse sample of 243 prescho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disruptive behaviour problems in childhood: studies on phenotypic heterogeneity and neurobiology from the Generation R Study - Bolhuis K, Tiemeier H.
Disruptive behaviour problems in childhood are strongly predictive of physical and mental health problems and criminality. A better understanding of the development of children with disruptive behaviour problems will help improve our understanding of later... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood adversity and behavioural addictions: the mediating role of emotion dysregulation and depression in an adult community sample - Lim MSM, Cheung FYL, Kho JM, Tang CSK.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase developmental vulnerabilities for adult psychopathology, and behavioural addictions in particular. However, our understanding of the common psychological mechanisms underlying various behavioural addictions is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At risk and in love: a mixed methodexamination of the link between childhood maltreatment and youth relationships - Bay-Cheng LY, Ginn HG, Fava NM, Maguin EM, Bascug EW.
INTRODUCTION: Research indicates that sexual and romantic relationships play an important role in youth well-being and development. This strengths-based perspective sits in tension with the documented risks that youth with histories of maltreatment face in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Are Potential Problems of Congenital Lung Malformations?
Discussion Congenital lung malformations (CLM) are commonly identified with prenatal ultrasound and occur in ~1:2400 live births. The natural history shows that lesions may remain the same, enlarge or appear to disappear. There is a wide-range of clinical manifestations. Patients may be asymptomatic or symptomatic at birth and often develop symptoms later. The overall natural history is difficult to ascertain as there are fewer studies done in older children and adults. Those that are done often lack a good denominator by which to judge the incidence or prevalence. Resection is carried out usually if a patient is symptomat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

The dynamics of two-session interviews with suspected victims of abuse who are reluctant to make allegations - Hershkowitz I, Lamb ME, Blasbalg U, Karni-Visel Y.
Supportive forensic interviews conducted in accordance with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Revised Protocol (RP) help many alleged victims describe abusive experiences. When children remain reluctant to make allegations, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

C-Path announces SHIP-MD 2021 Virtual Workshop
(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) C-Path in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health AdvaMed, the American Academy of Pediatrics and multiple pediatric health system leaders, is proud to announce the System of Hospitals for Innovation in Pediatrics - Medical Devices Virtual Workshop to be held on February 9-11, 2021. The workshop will focus on the acceleration of medical device development for the unique needs of children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progression of myopia in children after COVID-19 home confinement
(JAMA Network) Researchers investigated the association of home confinement during the COVID-19 outbreak with myopia (nearsightedness) development in school-age children in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maltreatment timing, HPA axis functioning, multigenic risk, and depressive symptoms in African American youth: differential associations without moderated mediation - VanZomeren AA, Zhang J, Lee SK, Gunlicks-Stoessel M, Piehler T, Cicchetti D.
Utilizing a large (N = 739), ancestrally homogenous sample, the current study aimed to better understand biological risk processes involved in the development of depressive symptoms in maltreated, African American children age 8-12 years. Maltreatment was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Challenges in researching the immune pathways between early life adversity and psychopathology - Reid B, Danese A.
Exposure to childhood adversity is a critical risk factor for the development of psychopathology. A growing field of research examines how exposure to childhood adversity is translated into biological risk for psychopathology through alterations in immune ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Characterizing competence among a high-risk sample of emerging adults: prospective predictions and biological considerations - Russotti J, Warmingham JM, Handley ED, Rogosch FA, Cicchetti D.
Few conditions epitomize severe and chronic stress to a greater extent than child maltreatment, which can derail development across multiple domains of functioning and throughout the life course. Furthermore, child maltreatment tends to co-occur with other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relations between child temperament and adolescent negative urgency in a high-risk sample - Waddell JT, Sternberg A, Bui L, Ruof AR, Blake AJ, Grimm KJ, Elam KK, Eisenberg N, Chassin L.
Negative urgency, rash action during negative mood states, is a strong predictor of risky behavior. However, its developmental antecedents remain largely unstudied. The current study tested whether childhood temperament served as a developmental antecedent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mueller to add medical office building
Catellus and Gemdale plan to develop a five-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building at Mueller, not far from Dell ’s Children’s Medical Center. It is one of many projects planned for 2021 in the thriving mixed-use development on the site of the old airport. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Parimal M. Rohit Source Type: news

High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems in adulthood, study suggests
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are detectable in childhood, are linked with the development of mental illness in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between multisystem stress reactivity and peer nominated aggression in early childhood vary by sex - Hagan MJ, Roubinov DS, Boyce WT, Bush NR.
This study tested association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Alpha electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry among toddlers in foster care - Blaisdell KN, Barker TV, Giuliano RJ, Fisher PA.
The majority of children living in foster care in the United States have a history of maltreatment and/or disrupted caregiving. Maltreatment in early childhood adversely affects development at many levels, including neurobiology and behavior. One neurobiol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bullying victimization and developmental trajectories of internalizing and externalizing problems: the moderating role of locus of control among children - Gong X, Huebner ES, Tian L.
This longitudinal study examined the developmental trajectories of internalizing and externalizing problems, as well as the moderating role of children's locus of control on the relations between traditional and cyberbullying victimization and developmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maxillofacial injuries in pediatric patients - Zhou HH, Lv K, Yang RT, Li Z, Li ZB.
This study aimed to evaluate and analyse the demographic characteristics and changes in maxillofacial injuries during their development in pediatric patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort and case-control study was conducted. The sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association between childhood adversities and psychopathology onset throughout the lifespan: findings from a large metropolitan population - Co êlho BM, Andrade LH, Santana GL, Viana MC, Wang YP.
BACKGROUND: Childhood adversities (ECA) are deleterious experiences that can occur during individuals' development, which has been associated with several negative health outcomes. AIM: Analyze the effect of ECA on the onset of DSM-IV disorders t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The complex associations between early childhood adversity, heart rate variability, cluster B personality disorders, and aggression - Jankovic M, Bogaerts S, Klein Tuente S, Garofalo C, Veling W, van Boxtel G.
Early childhood adversity can cause an imbalance in the autonomic function, which may in turn lead to the development of trauma-spectrum disorders and aggressive behavior later in life. In the present study, we investigated the complex associations betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Shapes the Future World People Want
Respondents being questioned for the United Nations global conversation on the world they want. Many called for universal healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: United Nations By Nalisha AdamsBONN, Germany, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) The peoples of the world are unanimous – access to basic services such as universal healthcare must become a priority going forward. So too should global solidarity, helping those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the climate change emergency. The collective thoughts of the world’s future by some 1.5 million people, including those from various organisa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVI Source Type: news

Recovery: What Are We Talking About?
According to this study, the existence of a large informal sector, without access to social security and therefore very vulnerable, has had and will have a strong regressive impact on the income and quality of life of millions of people. Formal jobs were also affected as many people were laid off; others kept their jobs, but suffered a significant decrease in their income, due to the reduction of hours worked or to the fact that they were sent home with unpaid vacations or leave with lower wages. The effect of these measures was more severe in our country due to the absence of unemployment insurance. A remarkable phenomeno...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New research shows the importance of consuming enough Vitamin B12 in pregnancy
A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, ALSPAC, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Advances in understanding autism, based on " mosaic " mutations
(Boston Children's Hospital) Two studies in today'sNature Neuroscience, led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Harvard Medical School (HMS), implicate mosaic mutations arising during embryonic development as a cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The findings open new areas for exploring the genetics of ASD and could eventually inform diagnostic testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH study suggests using cannabis while trying to conceive may reduce pregnancy chances
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Women who use marijuana could have a more difficult time conceiving a child than women who do not use marijuana, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Marijuana use among the women's partners--which could have influenced conception rates--was not studied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a mother's stress impact children's disease development?
(University of Cincinnati) A University of Cincinnati researcher finds that stress on an expectant mother could affect her baby's chance of developing disease -- perhaps even over the course of the child's life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Technological Changes Behind the Increase of Covid-19 Testing Costs in Tanzania', Says Health Minister
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Ministry of Health, Gender, Community Development and Children has clarified the decision behind the hike of Covid-19 tests by almost 400 per cent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neuroanatomical changes associated with conduct disorder in boys: influence of childhood maltreatment - Gao Y, Jiang Y, Ming Q, Zhang J, Ma R, Wu Q, Dong D, Sun X, He J, Cao W, Yuan S, Yao S.
Childhood maltreatment (CM) poses a serious risk to the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of children, and can advance the development of maladaptive behaviors, including conduct disorder (CD). CD involves repetitive, persistent violations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NYUAD study informs research of child development and learning in conflict-affected areas
(New York University) To provide effective aid to children who live in areas of conflict it is necessary to understand precisely how they have been impacted by the crises around them. One area of importance is the effect of conflict and trauma on a child's development and education. Global TIES for Children researchers present a review of opportunities and challenges they have encountered in designing and conducting rigorous research that advances our understanding of this effect (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Broadening participation in clinical trials: A win for all
The objective is to engage in rea l-world, evidence-based research and bring trials to the local community, where a significant proportion of cancer care is rendered,” he adds.   To help, Cardinal Health ’s real-world evidence and insights teams analyze the real-world data collected from the sites, which can be compared to results from clinical trials to demonstrate the real-world value of therapies.   By bringing these studies to the community, many of the usual challenges are overcome, adds Gajra. These include trial site location (typically academic institutions) and the distances that ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joseph Constance Source Type: news

New Hampshire Outlines COVID Vaccination Phases, Timeline
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials on Tuesday outlined the next phases of the state’s vaccination plan, starting later this month and extending beyond May for younger and healthier residents. The initial phase currently underway calls for vaccinating health care workers, first responders and nursing home residents. Elizabeth Daly, chief of the state Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, said the state has received nearly three-quarters of the doses needed to vaccinate the roughly 100,000 people in that group, and all are expected to get their first dose by the middle of this month. The next pha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status News Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus New Hampshire News Source Type: news

Is High Tech a Danger to Humanity?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 6 2021 (IPS)   Oh, Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. So, oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.                                              Janis Joplin, 1970 COVID-19 has made several of us aware of the frailty of our bodies, the certai...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NIH launches new programs for children ’s environmental health
New initiatives by the National Institutes of Health encourage study of how a child’s early environment may affect health and development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH expands research on children ’s environmental health
The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative, called ECHO, to study environmental impact on child health and development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news