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Ceftaroline as an Antibiotic for Pediatric Infections Ceftaroline as an Antibiotic for Pediatric Infections
Ceftaroline is an approved antibiotic for the treatment of adult bacterial infections. Could it also be a safe and effective option for children?Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

‘ Don ’ t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices; ’ Kids ‘ take over ’ UN for World Children ’ s Day
It ’ s official, kids have taken over … at least for today – World Children ’ s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Children Who Are Spanked Are More Likely To Have Behavior Problems
BOSTON (CBS) – Most Americans say that spanking is sometimes necessary to discipline a child, but there’s even more evidence that spanking not only doesn’t work, in fact it may be making matters worse. A new study finds that children who have been spanked by their parents at age five are more likely to have worse behavior problems at ages six and eight compared to children who have never been spanked. For years pediatricians have been warning parents not to spank their children, but some continue to do so for a variety of reasons including cultural, educational, and even the severity of their child’...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Stop shaming your obese kids, pediatricians urge parents
Shaming kids does not lead to weight loss. And yet, scores of parents and physicians seem to struggle with that concept, pediatricians and the Obesity Society warn in a new policy statement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies may be able to link certain words and concepts, research suggests
Study indicates infants as young as six months old may realise certain words are related – and that interaction with adults boosts understandingBabies as young as six months old may have an inkling that certain words and concepts are related to each other, say scientists in research that sheds new light on how infants learn.The study also found that babies who weremore often exposed to adults talking to them about items in their vicinity did better at identifying a picture of an object when the item was said out loud.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Language Parents and parenting Children Science Society Family Source Type: news

The war on children's health: From vaccines and pharmaceuticals to sex changes and attacks on parental rights, our future is at risk
(Natural News) For all of the talk these days about “progress,” society sure seems to be taking at least three steps back for every one step “forward.” People are fatter and unhealthier than ever; culture at large has been dumbed down to something almost completely unrecognizable from even just 10 years ago; and perhaps most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds
Pregnant women might increase their risk of a stillbirth if they sleep on their backs during their third trimester, a new study has found. The research, published Monday in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is the largest of its kind and the clearest evidence yet that sleeping conditions during pregnancy could have significant effects on […]Related:Thousands of strangers gave a sick child an early Christmas. Days before Thanksgiving, he died.A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of strangers gave a sick child an early Christmas. Days before Thanksgiving, he died.
Jacob Thompson spent nearly half of his short life battling cancer. The 9-year-old boy, who loved penguins, died Sunday, four years after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects mostly young children. As his family had expected, Thompson didn’t live long enough for Christmas, a holiday he loves. But shortly before his death, […]Related:Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spit Test May Diagnose, Predict Duration Of Concussion In Kids
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. A concussion is one type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to either the head or the body. Though not life-threatening, these injuries to the brain can be serious and cause symptoms of headache (or “pressure” in the head), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, double or blurry vision, sluggishness, confusion, memory problems and difficulty concentrating. In their study, Penn State College of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Concussion JAMA Source Type: news

Delta Dental Foundation donates $1 million to St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic
The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation donated $1 million to the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic to support preventive and emergency oral health care for underserved children and adults throughout the next 10 years. Delta Dental presented its donation to St. Vincent De Paul on Friday at the annual St. Vincent de Paul Community Fundraising breakfast. Founded in 1997, the foundation's mission is to improve oral health for underserved and uninsured groups and communities. Since 2006, the foundation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Brianna Bradley Source Type: news

Toddlers need at least 3 hours of physical activity a day, new guidelines suggest
Canadian researchers say most kids under four aren't getting enough exercise and believe too much screen time is a factor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Weight Stigma in Kids: The Hurt May Not Go Away Weight Stigma in Kids: The Hurt May Not Go Away
A new AAP policy statement addresses the very real problem of weight stigma experienced by overweight and obese children.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Breastmilk protects babies from food allergies
While many studies have suggested this could be the case, this research by Boston Children's Hospital offers the clearest evidence that breast milk can prevent allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity
When a child suffers a concussion, it's very hard to tell if the brain injury will cause long-term problems. An experimental test that looks for bits of genetic material in spit might help.(Image credit: Getty Images/Hero Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

How a Pittsburgh firm is helping WVU Medicine's children's hospital grow its pediatric care
IKM designing WVU Medicine Children's new $150 million tower. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

Why India ’s High Court Should Overturn Decision to Grant Vaccine Patent to Pfizer
The unmerited patent on Pfizer ’s lifesaving pneumonia vaccine would limit access to children worldwide. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win Grand Challenges funding
Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can figure out what pathogen is causing diarrhea in children in Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Kaléo's AUVI-Q(R) (Epinephrine Injection, USP) 0.1 mg Auto-Injector for Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Infants and Small Children
First and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved with a needle length and dose specifically designed for infants and children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms) Anaphylaxis and food allergies increasing in children; previously no EA... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, FDA Kaléo, AUVI-Q, Epinephrine, auto-injector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Kaleo ’ s allergy auto-injector designed for infants
The FDA has approved Kaleo‘s Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector designed to treat life-threatening allergic reactions in infants and small children, according to the privately-held biopharma company. The device, which Kaleo touts as the first of its kind, was given priority review by the FDA. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves Kaleo’s allergy auto-injector designed for infants appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Kaleo Inc Source Type: news

New Guidelines Released on Pediatric Obesity and Stigma New Guidelines Released on Pediatric Obesity and Stigma
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Obesity Society have issued a joint policy statement on the stigma children and adolescents with obesity experience.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

MSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children Globally
Press releaseMSF: India's Decision to Give Pfizer Unmerited Patent on Lifesaving Pneumonia Vaccine Limits Access for Children GloballyNovember 20, 2017At High Court of Delhi hearing tomorrow, Doctors Without Borders will urge India to remain the “pharmacy of the developing world” and rethink decision that solidifies Pfizer monopoly on critical pneumonia vaccine (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Bundesnetzagentur Takes Action Against Children's Watches with "Eavesdropping" Function
The Bundesnetzagentur prohibits the sale of children's watches that have an "eavesdropping" function and has already taken action against several offers on the internet. "Parents can use these children's watches to listen in to the child's surroundings without detection via an app. The watches are regarded as unauthorised transmitting equipment," said Jochen Homann, Bundesnetzagentur President. "Our investigations found, for example, that parents were using them to eavesdrop on teachers in lessons." (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

New support network launched by neonatal nurses in Wales
A new support network to help families of children on neonatal units in North Wales has been launched by neonatal nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Help obese kids avoid weight stigma, doctors advise
(Reuters Health) - Shaming kids about their weight doesn ’t encourage them to shed excess pounds, U.S. doctors warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents With Obesity
Article discusses weight stigma among children and adolescents. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Fighting Child Premature Deaths in Top Gear
[Daily News] THE Government is committed to roll out treatment guidelines, including the Kangaroo mother care approach in its district and regional hospitals to fight newborn deaths resulting from premature deliveries which currently stands at 27 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number
Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Parents Optimistic As Early Childhood Centre Construction Starts in Kicukiro
[New Times] Parents in Kicukiro District will no longer worry about where to leave their children whenever they go to work as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre is set to be completed in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse
Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Digital: Children so fat they need hip replacements
One child aged ten to 14 and four aged 15 to 19 had an NHS hip replacement last year with obesity as the main or secondary cause, official figures have revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:PACFaH Holds Discussion On Nigeria's Poor Health Funding (Live Updates)
[Premium Times] Concerned about the poor funding of the health sector, the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH, is organising a press conference with theme: 'The falling 2018 health sector allocation as a threat to government's health care under one Roof Policy.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages
There are at least 30,000 children living in orphanages in Haiti -- and most of them are not orphans. Some orphanages are exploiting children in order to get money from foreign donors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:200,000 Children Born Premature Annually - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new report released by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has revealed that 226,000 children born every year in Uganda are below the normal 37 weeks of gestation. This is an equivalent of more than 18 per cent of the total births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A gold star for the nurseries that have stopped being glitter bugs | Jules Howard
As well as polluting our seas with microplastics, the devilish dandruff turns up all over my house and about my person – I applaud those schools banning itWhat will the rocks record about the lives we lead? What might a future palaeontologist, human or otherwise, make of the structures that will come to signify these moments in which you and I live our lives? They will notice extinctions, of course. Fossils of mammals ’ tusks and horns will abound in the rocks, only to disappear when we humans turn up. They will come across our mines – enormous trace fossils, perhaps the largest ever to have existed. They...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jules Howard Tags: Pollution Plastics Environment Children Oceans Society Schools Education UK news Science Source Type: news

Professor David Berry, 1921-2017
David Berry, Emeritus Professor of Dental Surgery, died recently. Chris Stephens, Emeritus Professor of Child Health, offers a remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Namibia:Prematurity a Leading Cause of Infant Deaths
[New Era] Oshakati -Prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under the age of five. This was said during Namibia's first commemoration of World Prematurity Day at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show. Researchers questioned more than 300 parents... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Theo's journey: A transgender child at war with his body
Theo's journey: A transgender child finds himself at war with his body (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians'group says. In a new policy statement, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infinitt to highlight imaging platform at RSNA 2017
RIS/PACS vendor Infinitt North America will display its enterprise imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Infinitt inks deal with Elsevier Infinitt inks 7-year deal with Mobilex USA Infinitt adds data center Infinitt inks deal with Seattle Children's Hospital Infinitt RIS gets OK for stage 2 MU (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Uganda:Parents of Hydrocephalus Children Appeal for Support
[Monitor] Nakaseke/Luweero -Parents in Luweero and Nakaseke districts with children suffering from hydrocephalus are seeking financial help after failing to raise money for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Eating Disorders Diet and Nutrition Weight Bullies Parenting Doctors Thanksgiving Day American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

A physician explores her own experience with postpartum depression
(American Academy of Family Physicians) I thought I knew what it meant for patients to hear a diagnosis of postpartum depression, " writes family physician Tara Frankhouser, DO. After the birth of her first child, however, she found that the reality of the condition was much different than she anticipated. In a qualitative study using autoethnography -- a method of self-reflection and analysis of personal and cultural experiences -- Dr. Frankhouser identifies issues that shape the experience of postpartum depression, including standards of intensive mothering, feelings of guilt, and the stigma of mental illness. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNICEF urges opportunities for'forgotten minority' as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children
Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists from CeMM found a drug approved for diabetes treatment to alleviate the impact of the gene defect in cell culture, which led to the discovery of a previously unknown DNA repair mechanism. The study was published in Molecular Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news