Abused kids use text-based services to seek help, study shows
(Purdue University) Minors aren't just using crisis services to report suicidal thoughts and depression -- they're using them to report abuse, a new study shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Children who spend too much time on phones are at serious risk of hip fractures in 40s, expert warns
Professor Dawn Skelton, of Glasgow Caledonian University, said today's children are far more sedentary than previous generations. She urges parents to encourage children to exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D imaging detects foetal abnormalities before birth
Scientists say new detectors can be used by any hospital Related items fromOnMedica Child heart health may be determined by size of fetus in early pregnancy Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Link found between birth size and heart function Scotland launches worldwide search for radiologists Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Italy home circumcision kills child
The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in pediatric-adjusted shock index predict morbidity in children with moderate blunt injuries - Vandewalle RJ, Peceny JK, Raymond JL, Rouse TM.
PURPOSE: Trending the pediatric-adjusted shock index (SIPA) after admission has been described for children suffering severe blunt injuries (i.e., injury severity score (ISS)  ≥ 15). We propose that following SIPA in children with moderate blunt injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Validation of the parent report version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS-P) for Spanish children - Orgiles M, Rodr íguez-Menchón M, Fernández-Martínez I, Morales A, Espada JP.
This study examines the psychome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The prevalence of modifiable parental behaviors associated with inadvertent pediatric medication ingestions - Salzman M, Cruz L, Nairn S, Bechmann S, Karmakar R, Baumann BM.
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to examine potential risk factors and modifiable behaviors that could lead to pediatric poisonings. Our secondary objectives were to explore socioeconomic factors associated with caregiver (parent/guardian) safe medication storage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of social context during television viewing on children's moral judgments about social exclusion and stigmatization of others - Cingel DP, Sumter SR, Leur J.
Research has considered how exposure to prosocial television narratives influences children's social inclusion behaviors (e.g., Mares& Acosta, 2010). In these experiments, children typically view a stimulus episode alone; however, we know that children of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Training two-wheel bike skills in children with cerebral palsy: a practice survey of therapists in Australia - Toovey R, Spittle AJ, Nicolaou A, McGinley JL, Harvey AR.
AIM: To describe current practices of physiotherapists and occupational therapists when training two-wheel bike skills in children with cerebral palsy (CP) within an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Keeping children safe: a model for predicting families at risk for recurrent childhood injuries - Sever A, Essa-Hadad J, Luder A, Weiss O, Agay-Shay K, Rudolf M.
This study developed a statistical model for identifying families at highest risk, for potential use in targeting public health in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ongoing pediatric health care for the child who has been maltreated - Flaherty E, Legano L, Idzerda S.
Pediatricians provide continuous medical care and anticipatory guidance for children who have been reported to state child protection agencies, including tribal child protection agencies, because of suspected child maltreatment. Because families may contin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Recurrence of maltreatment after newborn home visiting: a randomized controlled trial - Easterbrooks MA, Kotake C, Fauth R.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether a newborn home visiting program for primiparous adolescent mothers (aged 16-20 years at childbirth) reduced recurrence of child maltreatment in child protective services (CPS) reports. METHODS: We conducted a rand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Should smartphone use be banned for children? - Wiederhold BK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The evidence base for routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences: a scoping review - Ford K, Hughes K, Hardcastle K, Di Lemma LCG, Davies AR, Edwards S, Bellis MA.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs; e.g., maltreatment, household dysfunction) is associated with a multiplicity of negative outcomes throughout the life course. Consequently, increasing interest is being paid to the application of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Early involvement of the child protection team in the care of injured infants in a pediatric emergency department - Powers E, Tiyyagura G, Asnes AG, Leventhal JM, Moles R, Christison-Lagay E, Groisberg S, Auerbach M.
We describe the impact of a clinical pathway focused on early involvement of the child prot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Examining the emotional experience of mothers completing an evidence-based parenting intervention: a grounded theory analysis - Wolford SN, Holtrop K.
Parenting interventions are a well-established treatment for addressing child behavior problems that have also been shown to improve parent psychosocial health. Yet, little is known about how caregiver emotional experiences change over time during treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Food poisoning outbreak in a kindergarten in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - Manfredi EA, Rivas M.
On November 27, 2008, a foodborne disease outbreak associated with the consumption of chicken salad occurred in a kindergarten in the District of Hurlingham, Province of Buenos Aires. Thirty-seven children and 10 adults with gastrointestinal symptoms were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impact of child abuse clinical pathways on skeletal survey performance in high risk infants - Stavas N, Paine C, Song L, Shults J, Wood J.
OBJECTIVES: 1) To examine the association between the presence of a child abuse pathway and the odds of skeletal survey performance in infants with injuries associated with high risk of abuse, 2) to determine if pathway presence decreased disparities in sk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Behavioral characteristics and medicolegal identification of infanticide - Ding Y, Lu Q, Wang CG, Hu Y.
Due to the concealment and incidence higher than reported statistics, infanticide should attract the attention of legal medical experts. The infanticide process has common behavioral characteristics. The perpetrators are most frequently biological mothers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Breastfeeding continuation at 6 weeks postpartum remediates the negative effects of prenatal intimate partner violence on infant temperament - Miller-Graff L, Scheid CR.
Very little work has examined potential moderating effects in the link between prenatal intimate partner violence (IPV) and infant adjustment, especially in the first critical weeks following delivery. The current study evaluated the protective role of bre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Chinese evergreen plant (Aglaonema) poisoning in a child presenting to an urban hospital in Papua New Guinea - Oge R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Continuing major inconsistencies in the classification of unexpected infant deaths - Byard RW, Shipstone RA, Young J.
The classification of the cause of unexpected infant deaths by both pathologists and researchers may be quite inconsistent. For example, if an infant is found lying face down on soft bedding the death may still be certified as 'sudden infant death syndrome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Psychotic symptoms in youth with Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) may reflect syndrome severity and heterogeneity" [J. Psychiatr. Res. 110 (2019) 93-102] - Silverman M, Frankovich J, Nguyen E, Leibold C, Yoon J, Freeman GM, Karpel H, Thienemann M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A novel screening tool for assessing child abuse: the Medical Somatic Dissociation Questionnaire-MSDQ - Daphna-Tekoah S, Lev-Wiesel R, Israeli D, Balla U.
Somatic dissociation is known to be associated with childhood abuse, particularly with childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Currently, the diagnosis of CSA is hampered by the lack of a validated questionnaire. While some questionnaires are excellent research tool... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A review of 4652 exposures to liquid laundry detergent capsules reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service 2008-2018 - Day R, Bradberry SM, Jackson G, Lupton DJ, Sandilands EA, H L Thomas S, Thompson JP, Vale JA.
INTRODUCTION: Liquid laundry detergent capsules contain concentrated liquid laundry detergent in a water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol membrane. OBJECTIVE: To review 4652 exposures reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service (NP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Patients bear increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Despite an FDA approval of growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), the mean cost burden to patients and their families has increased over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in household dust may promote fat cell development
(The Endocrine Society) Endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in household dust promote the development of fat cells in a cell model and could contribute to increased growth in children relative to their age, according to research to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic rickets improves more with burosumab than standard care, study finds
(The Endocrine Society) Burosumab, a new injectable medicine to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), an inherited form of rickets, demonstrates superior improvements in rickets and other outcomes compared with conventional therapy in an international, phase 3 clinical trial in children. Results from what investigators called the first head-to-head study comparing the new drug with conventional treatment for this rare disease will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: Spare us from the smug mums like Kate who say breast is the ONLY way 
Since giving birth to her first child ten months ago, TV presenter Kate Quilton has become something of a poster-girl for breastfeeding, warning about the 'tricks' used by formula milk companies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Chickenpox Parties Are A Bad Idea
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said that his kids " got the chickenpox on purpose. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

UN commission agrees roadmap on ensuring women ’s social protection, mobility, safety, and access to economic opportunities
The UN body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and women ’s empowerment wrapped up its annual session on Friday evening with agreement on ways to safeguard  and improve women’s and girls’ access to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I thought I ’d grieved the death of my sister – until I found this retreat
A week in Wales with a lifeboat of fellow passengers reaps surprising resultsI am stretched out on a mattress in front of a log fire, tears running down my face, crying for my sister, as my mother strokes my hair and whispers into my ear. I have cried many times for my sister – she died when we were children, and I am now 56 – but I’ve never been soothed like this before. It feels amazing.The woman touching my face and shoulders with such love is not my actual mother, who is hundreds of miles away. I am in the oak-panelled great hall of a Victorian country mansion beside the River Usk in the Brecon Beacon...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Family Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Parents invent own ‘miracle’ cream to cure daughter’s ‘sandpaper’ skin
ECZEMA is a skin condition that causes a person ’s skin to become red, itchy, dry and cracked. The symptoms, especially for children, can be extremely irritable. When one girl’s eczema resembled “sandpaper” her parents invented a “miracle” cream to treat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 -- People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for these transgender men. Now, research shows that transgender men can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Single women are paying thousands to freeze their eggs – but at what cost?
One cycle means paying up to £8,000 and the birth rate is just 18%. Despite this, women are increasingly choosing this routeGrowing numbers of women are choosing to freeze their eggs because they haven ’t found the right partner yet – but with the odds of conception so low, is it a waste of money?Egg freezing is a method of preserving a woman ’s fertility so she can try to have children at a later date. It involves collecting her eggs, freezing them and thawing them later so they can be used in treatment. .Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Bearne Tags: Reproduction Health IVF Fertility problems Biology Science Society Consumer affairs Money UK news Source Type: news

The role of children's neurophysiological functioning in the links between emotion-parenting behaviors and child anxiety symptoms: a biological sensitivity to context framework - Han ZR, Zhang X, Davis M, Suveg C.
A plethora of data supports links between parenting behaviors and child anxiety, but few studies have examined factors that can contribute to variability in these relations. Adopting a biological sensitivity to context framework, this study explored the ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Resilience in children exposed to violence: a meta-analysis of protective factors across ecological contexts - Yule K, Houston J, Grych J.
Children who experience violence in their families and communities are at increased risk for a wide range of psychological and behavioral difficulties, but some exhibit resilience, or adaptive functioning following adversity. Understanding what promotes re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Placement disruption in foster care: children's behavior, foster parent support, and parenting experiences - Leathers SJ, Spielfogel JE, Geiger J, Barnett J, Vande Voort BL.
BACKGROUND: The majority of children in foster care 24 months or longer experience three or more placements. Children's behavior problems are a primary contributor to multiple moves, but little is known about how behavior problems and other stressors lead ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parenting and the dysregulation profile predict executive functioning in children with acquired brain injury - Chavez-Arana C, Catroppa C, Y áñez-Téllez G, Prieto-Corona B, de León MA, Garcia A, Gómez-Raygoza R, Hearps SJC, Anderson V.
BACKGROUND: Children with acquired brain injury (ABI) present with high rates of psychological disorders commonly accompanied by deficits in hot and cold executive functions (EFs). Impairments in EFs have been reported to precede mental health problems. Mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Loneliness and social anxiety across childhood and adolescence: multilevel meta-analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal associations - Maes M, Nelemans SA, Danneel S, Fern ández-Castilla B, Van den Noortgate W, Goossens L, Vanhalst J.
Social relationships are of vital importance for children's and adolescents' development, and disruptions in these relationships can have serious implications. Such disruptions play a central role in both loneliness and social anxiety. Although both phenom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender comparisons and prevalence of child abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in adolescents - Ashraf F, Niazi F, Masood A, Malik S.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the gender differences, prevalence and cross association of abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in school-going adolescents. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted in four government schools of Lahore,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coverage of child maltreatment and adult trauma in graduate psychopathology textbooks - Brand BL, Kumar SA, McEwen LE.
OBJECTIVE: Undergraduate psychology textbooks often present trauma, particularly child maltreatment (CM) and its consequences, inadequately or inaccurately. Adequate education about CM and adult trauma (AT) is crucial because they are prevalent and their h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child response processes as mediators of the association between caregiver intimate relationship instability and children's externalizing symptoms - Davies PT, Thompson MJ, Coe JL, Sturge-Apple ML, Martin MJ.
Guided primarily by life history theory, this study was designed to identify how and why early exposure to caregiver intimate relationship instability uniquely predicts children's externalizing symptoms in the context of other dimensions of unpredictabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mother-of-five donates her uterus to a stranger's because 'her body wasn't done yet'
Aprill Lane, 39, spent years doing IVF trying to have children. She finally has five, but wanted to help another woman have kids too. So she flew from Boston to Texas to donate her uterus to a stranger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78
A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NEIL GENZLINGER Tags: Silvers, Anita Deaths (Obituaries) Disabilities Americans With Disabilities Act Civil Rights and Liberties Philosophy San Francisco State University Source Type: news

Gender equality, justice in law and practice: Essential for sustainable development
Fundamentally linked to human development, gender justice requires ending inequality and redressing existing disparities between women and men, according to a high-level United Nations forum on the situation in Arab States. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers who are obese while pregnant have children with heart problems, study in mice says
A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has found that obese mic had offspring with heart problems, and these issues last for at least three generations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids
"It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world who died, whereas 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms," the study’s senior author said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Study Links Pesticide Exposure, Autism
The study corroborates and builds on previous work, but it also suggests that not all children who are exposed to the same pesticides will go on to develop autism, one expert noted. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news