Children

Most children with a mental health disorder are not receiving services to address their needs–according to a new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University’s Children’s Health Policy Centre. Their research was published this week in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health. Researchers found that of the one in eight children (12.7 per cent) who experience
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Chemotherapy has helped make acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) one of the most survivable childhood cancers. Now, researchers working in the U.S., Germany and China have shown how chemotherapy drugs called thiopurines can lead to mutations that set patients up for relapse. The work appears today in the journal Nature Cancer. The research provides the first
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A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity. The study, published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that the type of drilling or resource being
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A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG’s children’s guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, relies on the methodology developed
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Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have found a link between post-cancer treatment frailty and neurocognitive decline in young adult childhood cancer survivors. A paper on this work was published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Though frailty is often associated with the elderly, 8% of young adult childhood cancer survivors meet the
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Up to 2,000 children and young adults will be enrolled in a study from Children’s National Hospital in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that will examine the long-term effects of COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) after these patients have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. This $40
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As children made fewer visits to health facilities and engaged in social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation measures, a smaller number of them also received prescription drugs, a new study suggests. Overall, medications prescribed for children dropped by more than a quarter during the first eight months of the pandemic compared to the previous year,
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New research shows that 3-year-old toddlers had lower blood pressure when they were breastfed as babies in comparison to ones that weren’t. Woman Breastfeeding. Image Credit: Kingspirit Image Room/Shutterstock.com Exploring cardiovascular disease risk factors in early childhood The development and onset of risk factors for medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease has remained elusive, but
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Primary immunodeficiencies, such as severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), occur when the immune system does not work properly, leading to increased susceptibility to various infections, autoimmunity, and cancers. Most of these are inherited and have an underlying genetic causes. A team at TMDU has identified a novel disorder resulting from a mutation in a protein
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Researchers at CDDEP recently published ‘Improving vaccination coverage and timeliness through periodic intensification of routine immunization: evidence from Mission Indradhanush’ where they evaluated the performance of India’s Mission Indradhanush (MI) child vaccination campaign — a periodic intensification of the routine immunization program. Each year, 1.2 million Indian children die, accounting for a fifth of global
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Children living in Indian districts that are highly vulnerable to climate variability are more likely to suffer from malnutrition than those living in districts with very low vulnerability, a study suggests. Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, an author of the study and project director of Population Environmental Risk and Climate Change (PERCC) at the Population Council, a New-York
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