What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL
TURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- In an article published online Dec. 29 in Cancers, long-term adverse and positive outcomes are described for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Charlotte Sleurs, Ph.D., from the University Hospital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ghana: 4 Childhood Cancers Added to NHIs List
[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -- Four childhood cancers have been added to the benefit package of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leukaemia: The nutrient that could raise your risk - 'deficiency could stall progression'
A NUTRIENT has been identified that plays an important role in childhood blood cancer. Blocking it could reduce risk, a study indicates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Jude to invest $200M in childhood cancer medicine platform to increase global access
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday, Dec. 13, a partnership to launch a new initiative, the Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines. St. Jude will invest $200 million in the platform over the next six years and provide free-of-cost medication to countries participating in the pilot phase of the platform. The goal of the Global Platform for Access is to provide an uninterrupted supply of quality-assured and affordable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Aishwarya Airy Source Type: news

New platform for childhood cancer medicines counters ‘unacceptable imbalance’ in survival rates
A UN-backed initiative announced on Monday aims to ensure children with cancer living in low and middle-income countries have uninterrupted access to affordable, safe and effective medicines.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Jude to invest $200M in childhood cancer medicine platform to increase global access
"This will be one of the most important things St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ever does. ” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Aishwarya Airy Source Type: news

Ghana: NHIs - Beam of Light for the Childhood Cancer Journey
[Ghanaian Times] The news of the diagnosis in children is received with anxiety, astonishment, and sorrow regardless of social class and status. Hitherto, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) did not cover the treatment of these diagnoses, adding on to the overwhelming bewilderment when parents are informed of total cost involved for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to childhood trauma increases risk of opioid use disorder among people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain - Santo TJ, Campbell G, Gisev N, Degenhardt L.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about childhood trauma exposure and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) among people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). We aimed to (1) describe childhood trauma exposure among this population, and (2) examine if child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NIDCR News Science Advances   NIDCR News NIDCR Major Announcement: Save the Date! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 21, at 1pm for a major webcast announcement from NIDCR. Look for log-in instructions, coming in a separate NIDCR email next week. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque Joins NIDCR as Deputy Director NIDCR welcomed Jennifer Webster-...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ghana: First Lady Announces Inclusion of Childhood Cancers in NHIs Benefit
[Ghanaian Times] The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has announced the inclusion of childhood cancers in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) benefit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers of Children With Cancer COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers of Children With Cancer
Nearly one third of caregivers of childhood cancer survivors expressed hesitancy, but fewer were hesitant about being vaccinated themselves or having other children in the family vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Whole genome sequencing can improve childhood cancer outcomes – study
‘Game-changing’ research finds unravelling genetic codes in children with cancer could lead to better diagnosis and treatmentReading the full genetic code of childhood cancers can help doctors improve diagnoses, understand how tumours will grow, and find the most effective therapies, according to a pilot study.Doctors in Cambridge used whole-genome sequencing on 36 children with cancer and found that the extra information the test provided changed four of the patients ’ diagnoses and revealed new treatment options in seven cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Health Children Cancer Genetics Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

UMB will use $18M donation to expand health care access, scholarships on Eastern Shore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore announced a nearly $18 million donation pledge Friday that is expected to benefit students and health care providers on the Eastern Shore as well as endow a new cancer research fund. The gift was announced at an outdoor ceremony inaugurating Dr. Bruce Jarrell as the school's seventh president. Jarrell was appointed to the position in September 2020 and had served as interim president before that. Jarrell is an Eastern Shore native. His childhood friend, Lawrence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Giacomo Bologna Source Type: news

There ’s Nothing Left to Debate on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
With emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine newly approved for children 5-11, many parents are asking the question—should we vaccinate our kids? To be fair, many parents may have already made up their mind on this topic with the majority not rushing to get their kids vaccinated. Much of the argument against vaccinating this younger age group is that COVID-19 just doesn’t seem to cause a high likelihood of significant illness among immunocompetent children. Thankfully, purely as a percentage of total cases, this does hold true. To date, over six million children in the U.S. have contra...
Source: TIME: Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Vergales and Dr. Monica Gandhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news