Spanking and young children's socioemotional development in low- and middle-income countries - Pace GT, Lee SJ, Grogan-Kaylor A.
Spanking is one of the most common forms of child discipline used by parents around the world. Research on children in high-income countries has shown that parental spanking is associated with adverse child outcomes, yet less is known about how spanking is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Influence of fathers' early parenting on the development of children born very preterm and full term - McMahon GE, Spencer-Smith MM, Pace CC, Spittle AJ, Stedall P, Richardson K, Cheong JLY, Doyle LW, Anderson PJ, Treyvaud K.
OBJECTIVES: To examine factors associated with fathers' early parenting behaviors (including very preterm [VPT] birth, familial social risk, child sex, and child medical risk), and the relationship between fathers' early parenting behaviors and later child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Does Air Pollution Raise Autism Risk?
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests. A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air pollutant during pregnancy was tied to higher odds of a child being... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity
Education CS Amina Mohamed chats with form four candidates of Mama Ngina Secondary School a few minutes before KCSE exams. Credit: StandardBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 2018 (IPS)That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother represents not only a huge cost to the health sector, but also a betrayal of potential on a shocking scale. November 20, 2018 marks International Children’s Day. Perhaps a day we should use to reflect on a national crisis of underage pregnancies that confronts us.Recent media reports of the high number of girls failing to sit their final secondary school examinations (K...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 11th Child Dies in Respiratory Virus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility An 11th child has died in an outbreak of a respiratory virus at the Wanaque... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers find multisystem disorder caused by CCDC47 variants
In this study, detailed clinical characterization and functional studies were performed on four unrelated individuals with a complex multisystem disorder characterized by woolly hair, liver dysfunction, itchy skin, unusual facial features, low muscle tone, and global developmental delay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Recurrence Rate for Guillian-Barr é Syndrome and Should She Get An Influenza Vaccine?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. GBS causes autoantibody production against Schwann cells of the neuron and the axon itself. There is ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead. The Official Response: Challenge the Tests
For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: J. DAVID GOODMAN, AL BAKER and JAMES GLANZ Tags: Public and Subsidized Housing Lead Housing Authority (NYC) New York City Paint Children and Childhood Hazardous and Toxic Substances Health Department (NYS) Housing and Urban Development Department de Blasio, Bill Mikaila Bonaparte S Source Type: news

LGBT conference backs message on transphobia
On a busy morning at the first plenary session of UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate today, delegates sent out a strong message to those who peddle transphobic intolerance, as they unanimously backed a composite motion tackling the issue – and others dealing with related issues. David Bell from Yorkshire and Humberside told the hall: “trans women are women; trans men are men and trans rights are human rights”. Jenny Antonio from the Black caucus pointed out that research by Stonewall that revealed the high levels of abuse that trans people face. One delegate told conference of a situation of a fe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference LGBT members transgender discrimination transphobic Source Type: news

The relationship between children's exposure to intimate partner violence and intellectual and developmental disabilities: a systematic review of the literature - Dababnah S, Rizo CF, Campion K, Downton KD, Nichols HM.
Children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) can experience negative social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes. A growing body of research has examined the relationship between intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and IPV exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sucking Your Baby ’ s Pacifier Might Protect Them From Allergies, Study Says
(CNN) — Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may help prevent allergies in young children. The research found lower levels of a troublesome, allergy-causing protein in babies whose mothers reported sucking on their infants’ pacifiers, adding to a growing body of evidence that early exposure to microbes may prevent allergies in children. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Parenting Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Instrumentalized evaluation for diagnosis of developmental disorders in childhood: a new Brazilian reality - Ferreira-Vasques AT, Lam ônica DAC.
PURPOSE: To present the Griffiths Mental Development Scale (GMDS), as well as its cross-cultural adaptation to Brazil. METHODS: GMDS is a diagnostic tool for assessing child development. The result of its application allows verifying if development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Universal parental support for parents of adolescents: who wants municipality-based parental support and in what form? - Thorslund K, Alfredsson E, Axberg U.
Parenting a child through adolescence can be a challenge for many parents; adolescents go through notable developmental, physical, and psychological changes that affect the relationships around them. Most parents find parental support during these years im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Our Health Systems Aren ’t Ready for the Rising Demand for Mental Health Services
November 19, 2018Need is growing by the hour.The stomachache started soon after she gave birth to her last child, and it didn ’t stop for years. When she finally made her way to a hospital, the doctors performed a hysterectomy—but it didn’t go well. A day later, she realized she was leaking urine.“I told them something wasn’t right,” the woman tells us. “But they told me everything was fine and that I needed to go home.”The woman says all this in a monotone as we sit under a tree outside the hospital.The surgery had caused an obstetric fistula, which persisted over the next f...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Podcast: How accurate are diagnostic tools for autism spectrum disorder in preschool children?
There are more than 20 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might be used in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder. In July 2018, these were added to with an assessment of the accuracy of tests for this condition. Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us what they found in this podcast." Doing our review, we wanted to answer the question: How accurate are tools for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, which I ’ll refer to as autism, in preschool children? And we’ve reached the conclusion that they are not accurat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term
The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and self-control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
A newCochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Premature babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual impairment, developmental delay and learning difficulties.‘We know premature birth is a critical global health issue, with an estimated 15 million babies born too early each year,’ explains Cochrane Pre...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Groundbreaking Regional Strategy On Sexual and Reproductive Health Gets Ministerial Approval for Southern Africa
[UNFPA] Windhoek -The Southern African Development Community's ground-breaking and far-reaching Regional Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2019-2030, as well as a Score Card and indicators to measure progress, was approved here by the Ministers of Health and Minister responsible for HIV& AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medtronic backs infant-sized miniature pacer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is collaborating with researchers at the Children’s National Health System to develop a miniature pacemaker intended for use with infants. The prototype version of the device was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions by Dr. Rohan Kumthekar of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of the Children’s National Health System. The newly developed miniature pacer is designed to be implanted through a 1 cm incision just below the ribcage, eliminating the need for open-chest surgery, according to a CNHS report. The device is im...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development Medtronic Source Type: news

Parents Shouldn ’ t Worry If Their Baby Doesn ’ t Sleep Through The Night
BOSTON (CBS) – If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night yet, Canadian researchers say not to worry. Sleeping through the night is considered sleeping for six or eight hours a night without waking up. Many parents feel their babies should be able to do that by six months of age. If they don’t they often worry that they are failures as parents or that something is wrong with their child. A new study in the journal Pediatrics looked at hundreds of babies and found many developmentally normal, healthy babies don’t sleep through the night at six months or even at one year of age. They say there is p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Family Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Babies Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Health watch with Mallika Marshall Sleeping Source Type: news

In Botswana, a Stronger Workforce Means Better Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
November 12, 2018Social service  workers face heavy caseloads, big expectations, and even suspicion from their communities.IntraHealth International has joined the Call to Action: Strengthening the Social Service Workforce to Better Protect Children and Achieve the SDGs.This call is close to our hearts, because  our mission—which is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work—includes social service workers, from government-employed social workers to trained community case workers or volunteers on child-protection committees. They play a key role in ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s inks deal with drug development firm
Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital has entered into a research collaboration with California-based BridgeBio Pharma to identify and develop drugs to treat genetic diseases. “We are excited to launch this new alliance with BridgeBio to bring new and innovative therapies to some of the most vulnerable patients impacted by rare and complex genetic diseases,” said Dr. Margaret Hostetter, chief medical officer of Cincinnati Children’s and director of the hospital’s research foundation. BridgeBio… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Four in ten babies don't get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night
If a child is still not sleeping through the night by the age of one, it does not make them unusual or at risk of developmental problems, according to a study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Health Minister in Namibia for 'Sadc Public Wellbeing Issues'
[Daily News] THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu this week attended the SADC joint Ministerial Meeting held in Namibia to deliberate on public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Perceived collective efficacy and parenting competence: the roles of quality of life and hope - Davidson Arad B, McLeigh JD, Katz C.
Parents' perceptions of their parenting competence predict successful implementation of parenting tasks and contribute to their interest and involvement in parenting and to their children's development. Thus, identifying factors that contribute to parents'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Child vaccinations and development checks ‘prevent admissions’
Vaccinations and developmental checks reduce likelihood of hospital visits during childhood, a study by UK researchers has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Development of aggression subtypes from childhood to adolescence: a group-based multi-trajectory modelling perspective - Girard LC, Tremblay RE, Nagin D, C ôté SM.
The persistence of elevated subtypes of aggression beginning in childhood have been associated with long-term maladaptive outcomes. Yet it remains unclear to what extent there are clusters of individuals following similar developmental trajectories across ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Saliva-based RNA panel distinguishes children on autism spectrum from non-autistic peers
(Bioscribe) A new saliva-based biomarker panel could improve the ability to accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in its earliest stages. In a study of more than 450 young children, researchers demonstrated that a panel of 32 small RNAs could differentiate autism from typical development or non-ASD developmental delay with 85 percent accuracy. This test accuracy was achieved both during the model development and during validation of the test in a separate set of children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: 13 Districts Targeted in New Campaign Against Malnutrition, Stunted Growth
[New Times] The government has kick started a massive campaign against poor feeding among children in order to boost cognitive, physical and socio emotional development of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

History of child sexual abuse among women consuming illicit substances in Mexico City - Mendoza-Mel éndez MÁ, Cepeda A, Frankeberger J, López-Macario M, Valdez A.
INTRODUCTION: Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a pervasive problem that has been linked to numerous developmental, social, health, and substance use consequences. Nevertheless, the relationship between CSA and the consumption of psychoactive substances has not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems
Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Blue Fund awards $2.7M in first round of grants
In its first year of grantmaking, the charitable foundation affiliated with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York awarded $2.7 million to nine health-based projects across the region. First announced this summer, the health plan’s first round of grants will address behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workforce development, healthy children and the opioid epidemic. CEO David Anderson said the organization will invest in initiatives that address impo rtant needs in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- A short parent questionnaire may be able to identify gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Compound derived from marijuana may benefit children with epilepsy
(Wiley) In recent years, cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine& Child Neurology review, investigators compare their efficacy with antiepileptic drugs for children with epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Officials Warned Against Denying Patients Prescribed Drugs
[Daily News] HEALTH officials have been warned against sending patients to purchase drugs from private pharmacies, while public health centres have enough supplies. Speaking during the tour of Magu Health Centre, the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile, said some patients were being sent to buy prescribed drugs from private pharmacies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Baptist Health plans Nocatee facility
Baptist Health plans to build a "comprehensive health campus" in Nocatee on a 12-acre parcel north of Preservation Trail and east of CrossTown. The development will include a primary care office, specialty care and wellness programming. It is expected to break ground in early 2019. Health and safety programming will be provided by The Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital. The Baptist Primary Care office at 98 Nocatee Village Drive will relocate to the new building. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Learning to ignore: the development of time-based visual attention in children - Zupan Z, Blagrove E, Watson DG.
Adults can ignore old and prioritize newly arriving visual stimuli, enabling optimal goal-directed search (visual marking; Watson& Humphreys, 1997). However, the ability to use time of appearance to enhance visual search is currently absent in work on att... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Evidence for childhood origins of conscientiousness: testing a developmental path from toddler age to adolescence - Kim S, Kochanska G.
We tested empirically a theoretical model of early origins of conscientiousness proposed by Eisenberg, Duckworth, Spinrad, and Valiente (2014). The model posited a developmental interplay between children's early effortful control (EC) and internalized or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of male-specific childhood trauma on telomere length - Xavier G, Spindola LM, Ota VK, Carvalho CM, Maurya PK, Tempaku PF, Moretti PN, Mazotti DR, Sato JR, Brietzke E, Miguel EC, Grassi-Oliveira R, Mari J, Bressan RA, Gadelha A, Pan PM, Belangero SI.
Child maltreatment (CM) is a global issue with serious lifelong consequences. In fact, maltreatment during childhood might be an important risk factor for the development of psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, previous studies showed a strong relationship ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cases of Polio-Like Condition Still Increasing: CDC Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study findings show promise in preventing heart disease in cancer survivors
(Washington State University) A new study by Washington State University researchers suggests that a protein called CDK2 plays a critical role in heart damage caused by doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, their finding could be used as the basis for future development of treatment strategies and drugs to reduce heart disease risk in cancer survivors, especially those treated in childhood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find novel mutation affecting YARS causes multisystem disease
(Clinic for Special Children) Researchers have identified a novel missense mutation in tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (YARS c.499C>A, p.Pro167Thr) that causes a severe recessive disorder in affected individuals. The report includes detailed clinical characterization of seven related Amish children who were homozygous for the variant. The children all exhibited poor growth, developmental delay, abnormal brain white matter, hearing loss, involuntary eye movements, progressive cholestatic liver disease, pancreatic insufficiency, hypoglycemia, anemia, intermittent excess of protein in urine, recurrent bloodstream infections, and c...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms
Preschool GA not linked to higher risk of adverse child development outcomes Related items fromOnMedica Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery Overzealous CRB checks stop children's surgery Emergency treatment by older surgeons linked to slightly lower death rates Surgeons forced to lie about their hours Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems
(Reuters Health) - Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

INVO Bioscience touts two women ’s ability to carry the same baby
INVO Bioscience today announced that a child had been born to a same-sex couple in which both partners were able to carry the baby in separate phases of the pregnancy. The couple, Bliss and Ashleigh Coulter of Mountain Springs, Texas, welcomed their son, Stetson, in late October. The women and their doctors used INVO Bioscience’s intravaginal culture system, INVOcell, a medical device that enables egg fertilization and early embryo development to take place in a woman’s body. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post INVO Bioscience touts two women’s ability to carr...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Featured Implants Women's Health INVO Bioscience Source Type: news

Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news