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Characteristics of physical aggression in children of immigrant mothers and non-immigrant mothers: a cross-sectional analysis of the survey of young Canadians - Kim THM, Deol S, Lee M, Tamim H.
This study aims to determine the prevalence and characteristics of PA in children of immigrant and non-immigrant mothers. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effectiveness of integrated early childhood development intervention on nurturing care for children aged 0-35 months in rural China - Shi HF, Zhang JX, Wang XL, Xu YY, Dong SL, Zhao CX, Huang XN, Zhao Q, Chen XF, Zhou Y, O'Sullivan M, Pouwels R, Scherpbier RW.
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) program has effectively improved the nurturing care for children aged 0-35 months in rural China. METHODS: IECD has been implemented by the government of China with support... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Father's stress changes brain development in children
Researchers from the University of Maryland found stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis forms alliance to develop medicines for treating infectious diarrheal disease
Novartis and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed an alliance to advance development of Novartis' drug candidate KDU731 for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis. Diarrheal diseases are one of the leading causes of childhood mortality globally, resulting in approximately 525,000 deaths each year and cryptosporidiosis is the second leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children under 2 years of age[1]-[2]. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Oxfam ’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift
A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down from a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Logan AbassiBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 2018 (IPS)Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The Oxfam reports c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New research: Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Turning Promise into Action: Working Towards Gender Equality
Protesters gather outside the Lahore Press Club in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Credit: Irfan Ahmed / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2018 (IPS)Persistent and pervasive gender-based discrimination is undermining sustainable development and preventing communities and countries from reaching their full potential, said a UN agency. In a new first-of-its-kind report, UN Women examines the progress in realizing the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender lens.Though SDG 5 specifically highlights the need to achieve g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together play
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Child development researchers at U of I wanted to look at what predicts the quality of children's friendships. In a recent study published in the journal Child Development, the researchers measured a child's cognitions about negative but ambiguous peer events (attribution biases) and the child's tendency to experience and express strong emotions (emotional intensity). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lena Dunham Says She Had Hysterectomy After Endometriosis
Ms. Dunham said that she had the procedure at age 31, but that doctors were reluctant to perform it on a woman of her age. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIAM STACK Tags: Hysterectomies Endometriosis Women and Girls Infertility Uterus National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Women's Health Network Vogue Dunham, Lena Source Type: news

Without firm action on gender equality, women ’s empowerment, world may miss development targets
Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according to a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shooting at Florida High School; Numerous Fatalities Reported
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A school official says there are numerous fatalities from the high school shooting in South Florida. Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie says "There are numerous fatalities. It is a horrific situation." He added, "It is a horrible day for us." The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday afternoon that "so far we have at least 14 victims." The tweet added: "Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hosp...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers
(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal sy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children's brain response to language
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child's brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the '30-million-word gap.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump ’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths
Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars to health and humanitarian causes including vaccine delivery, child and maternal health as well as infectious disease prevention. “These efforts save lives,” Bill Gates wrote in the letter, which was published Tuesday. “They also create U.S. jobs. And they m...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime philanthropy Source Type: news

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development
More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500 (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 13, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development
More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500 (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Association between adverse childhood experiences with depression in adults consulting in primary care - Vitriol V, Cancino A, Leiva-Bianchi M, Serrano C, Ballesteros S, Potthoff S, C áceres C, Ormazábal M, Asenjo A.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic experiences during childhood may influence the development of mental disorders during adulthood. AIM: To determine clinical and psychosocial variables that are associated with a higher frequency of adverse childhood experience... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify risk factors for sleep apnea during pregnancy
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea -- or interrupted breathing during sleep -- according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding a fly's body temperature may help people sleep better
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) In findings that one day may help people sleep better, scientists have uncovered the first molecular evidence that two anciently conserved proteins in the brains of insects and mammals share a common biological ancestry as regulators of body temperature rhythms crucial to metabolism and sleep. Publishing their data in the journal Genes& Development, the scientists study fruit flies (Drosophila) and mice to solve mysteries about body temperature rhythms in insects and mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development
The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal.  ... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - February 13, 2018 Category: Addiction Tags: ABCD, Brain, Brain and Addiction, Children, Health and Medical Professionals, Researchers Source Type: news

Hand-me-down Plastic Toys May Not Be Good for Kids Hand-me-down Plastic Toys May Not Be Good for Kids
Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Multiplying Outcomes in Place-Based Initiatives: How Community Safety and Early Childhood Development Practitioners Can Collaborate with Community Development
This brief shares key findings and answers questions on what the community development sector does and how it relates to early childhood and violence prevention. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Developmental effects of childhood household adversity, transitions, and relationship quality on adult outcomes of socioeconomic status: effects of substantiated child maltreatment - Stevens AL, Herrenkohl TI, Mason WA, Smith GL, Klevens J, Merrick MT.
The degree to which child maltreatment interacts with other household adversities to exacerbate risk for poor adult socioeconomic outcomes is uncertain. Moreover, the effects of residential, school, and caregiver transitions during childhood on adult outco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Consensus Study Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth
March 6, 2018 8:30am-12:30pm ET; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hand-me-down plastic toys may not be good for kids
(Reuters Health) - Children who play with second-hand plastic toys may be exposed to unsafe levels of chemicals like lead and cadmium that have been linked to developmental problems and organ damage, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Countdown to 2030: Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival
Countdown to 2030 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to achieve universal coverage for women's, children's and adolescents'health. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Affective temperaments play an important role in the relationship between child abuse and the diagnosis of bipolar disorder - Toda H, Inoue T, Tanichi M, Saito T, Nakagawa S, Masuya J, Tanabe H, Yoshino A, Kusumi I.
This study investigated how multiple factors, including child abuse, adult life events, and affecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa:Why Africa Needs to Start Focusing On the Neglected Issue of Mental Health
[The Conversation Africa] Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa's health and development policy agenda. Faced with many challenges, including intractable poverty, infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, as well as conflict, African political leaders and international development agencies frequently overlook the importance of mental health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NIH funding to improve devices and safeguard cardiovascular health
(Children's National Health System) The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awarded $3.4 million to Nikki Gillum Posnack, Ph.D., to provide insights that could accelerate development of safer biomaterials used for blood transfusions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could asking one question help us better understand women and infants' health?
(George Mason University) " Have you ever been sexually active for a year or more without using contraception and becoming pregnant? " A study by George Mason University's Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, Dr. Germaine M. Buck Louis, and colleagues from the University at Albany and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) suggests that asking this question could help clinicians better understand women and infants' health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Teacher and Survivor is on a Mission to End Gender-Based Violence
February 07, 2018Sylvia is helping young people protect themselves from violence, access health services, and stay in school.Wokuri Sylvia is a 45-year-old survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) and today is a primary school teacher in Mbale,Uganda, on a mission to keep girls and boys safe from violence.As a teenager in rural Mbale, Sylvia experienced her parents ’ horrible divorce. With no secure social support, she lost her teen years to turmoil.“When my parents divorced, it was horrible,” says Sylvia. “Our family broke up. My siblings stayed with different relatives. It was brutal as a teenager ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Child development experts discover potential upside to prenatal stress
(University of California - Davis) New research with prairie voles by child development experts at UC Davis suggests that prenatal stress promotes developmental plasticity in babies, making them especially likely to benefit from good parenting as well as suffer from negligent care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Disorder May Be More Common Than Previously Thought
In a new JAMA study of more than 6,000 first-graders, researchers estimate that between 1.1% and 9.8% of American children have developmental or neurological problems caused by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)—a significantly higher number than previous studies have reported. And out of the hundreds of children determined in the study to have FASD, only two had been previously diagnosed. The estimate comes from school-based assessments, family interviews and in-person evaluations of 6- and 7-year-olds in four communities across the country: one in the Midwest, one in the Rocky Mountains, one in the Southeast ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized drinking alcohol while pregnant drinking while pregnant drinking wine while pregnant fetal alcohol effect fetal alcohol spectrum disorder fetal alcohol syndrome fetal alcohol syndrome baby fetal alcohol syndrome definition Source Type: news

How Loud Noise Exposure Is Linked to Heart Disease
If you live near an airport, railroad tracks or a busy road, you might be concerned about how fumes from those planes, trains and automobiles are affecting your health. But according to a new review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, there may be another threat to worry about: high levels of noise that may be bad for your heart. A connection between noise pollution and cardiovascular disease has been observed in numerous studies over the years, the authors of the new review said. High decibel levels from road traffic and airplanes, for example, has been linked to high blood pressure, coronary artery dise...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are loud noises unhealthy healthytime Heart Disease heart disease risks heart health Journal of the American College of Cardiology noise level meter noise meter noise pollution noise-cancelling headphones onetime Rese Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 200 Specialist Doctors Being Trained, House Told
[Daily News] MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is training more than 200 specialist doctors within and outside the country to plug manpower gaps in the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring morality as a mediator of the association between parenting practices and violent and property offending among a sample of juvenile delinquents - Ishoy GA.
Prior research has consistently shown that parenting practices have a direct impact on the levels of delinquency in children and on the development of their moral beliefs. Several studies have also found support for a link between levels of moral reasoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and evaluation of the thinking about recovery scale: measure of parent posttraumatic cognitions following children's exposure to trauma - Schilpzand EJ, Conroy R, Anderson V, Alisic E.
Researchers have recently suggested that parent posttraumatic appraisals potentially contribute to the development of posttraumatic stress in both parents and children following children's exposure to trauma. However, a single-instrument, multidimensional ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trajectories of early childhood developmental skills and early adolescent psychotic experiences: findings from the ALSPAC UK Birth Cohort - Hameed MA, Lingam R, Zammit S, Salvi G, Sullivan S, Lewis AJ.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use prospective data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to examine association between trajectories of early childhood developmental skills and psychotic experiences (PEs) in early adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An imbalance of approach and effortful control predicts externalizing problems: support for extending the dual-systems model into early childhood - Jonas K, Kochanska G.
Although the association between deficits in effortful control and later externalizing behavior is well established, many researchers (Nigg Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(3-4), 395-422, 2006; Steinberg Developmental Review, 28(1), 78-106, 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Benefits of Social Media for Young People in Care
Young people in care benefit from the psychological, emotional and social support gained via social media networks - according to new research from the University of East Anglia's Centre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF). Until now, the automatic assumption has been that platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp only pose a risk for this vulnerable group. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cellular models of fetal intestinal tissue may help combat deadly neonatal disease
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Cellular models of fetal and adult intestinal tissues generated by investigators from MassGeneral Hospital for Children have identified differences in the immune response to natural intestinal bacteria at different developmental ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The DNA database that is key to beating our rarest diseases
The future now holds hope for children like Sam Ward, and doctors say many other people are set to benefitJillian Hastings Ward gave birth to her second child, Sam, almost four years ago. For the first few months of his life, the boy appeared to be in good health. “Then we realised that he was not making proper visual contact, and discovered he was blind,” Hastings Ward recalls. Subsequent diagnosis also revealed that Sam was not progressing intellectually. “His brain just couldn’t join the dots,” she says. Today Sam has the mental development of a six-month-old child.At the time of his diagno...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Observer science editor Tags: Genetics Biology Science UK news Source Type: news

Developing a Diagnostic for Home Use? Assemble the Right Team and Consider These Issues
Diagnostics is becoming the “darling of the medical industry because of potential growth,” says Josh Blackmore, global healthcare manager at thermoplastics resin supplier M. Holland Co. “Patients have been using simple but accurate devices at home for years—think of the pregnancy test. We are used to seeing high-quality testing devices in laboratory settings, but it wasn’t until the Fitbit proved to the world that patients would spend a significant amount of non-deductible money to monitor vital health markers.” Start-ups are now looking to take sophisticated tests from the laboratory an...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Materials Source Type: news

Care for your family by caring for your heart
February is American Heart Month — a time for us all to think about keeping our hearts as healthy as possible. Heart health is an important goal: according to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the U.S., every year — that’s about 1 of every 3 deaths. As parents, it’s not always easy to take the time to be heart-healthy, especially when caring for a sick child. But making small changes can have a big impact on your ability to remain healthy and strong — and at your very best to care for a sick child. Take charge of your diet Spending time in the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Eva Gomez Source Type: news

Teamwork and toughness: Living with cerebral palsy
Growing up in Querétaro, Mexico, María was an exceptionally bright and inquisitive child. At just 18 months old, she spoke at the level of a 6-year-old, and could even sing the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” song. Her parents marveled at her intelligence at such a young age, but there was something in her development that seemed off. “At 1 year, she wasn’t crawling well and had difficulty standing,” her mother, María José, recalls. “She hadn’t learned to walk by 18 months, and she would crawl by pulling her two legs at the same time...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Center Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. Donna Nimec Source Type: news