Children’s Health

Thought LeadersDr. Philip LandriganDirectorProgram for Global Public Health In this interview, we speak to Dr. Philip Landrigan about his latest research into air pollution, its devastating effects, and how African countries are in a prime position to take action against it. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your latest research into
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Fatty acid uptake produces an epigenetic modification that is required for cancer metastasis, according to a study published in Nature. Inhibiting this epigenetic mechanism — the activity of a methyltransferase called Set1A, a major component of the COMPASS complex — could be key to reducing cancer metastasis according to Ali Shilatifard, PhD, the Robert Francis
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Thought LeadersDr. Tanya AltmannAssistant Clinical ProfessorUCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Tanya Altmann about her latest partnership with Duracell that is encouraging people to learn about lithium coin battery safety. Please can you tell us about the Power Safely initiative? I’m pleased to have partnered with Duracell for their Power
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Several vaccines have been rapidly developed to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, including the BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech). This severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine has been shown in both clinical trials and in the real world to be highly efficacious in preventing infection, symptoms, hospitalizations, severe disease, and death related to coronavirus disease
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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the summer, a former state health official said. That has caused public health and medical experts to plan their own ad campaigns in anticipation that the administration won’t publicly back shots for kids as young
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In this interview, we spoke to Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. about his latest research into traumatic brain injuries and how they can affect an unborn child’s development.Thought LeadersDr. Jonathan LifshitzDirector Translational Neurotrauma Research Program Please could tell us what inspired your latest research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and unborn child development? The awful reality is
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Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH) Pediatric Practice in Rochester, NY demonstrated success in vaccinating eligible patients as well as their caregivers by offering the vaccine to both during pediatric visits, and provides a model for addressing vaccine hesitancy and barriers, according to an October 8th article published in JAMA Pediatrics’ Viewpoint. The article, “COVID-19 Vaccination for
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Students who participated in universal school-based depression screening were twice as likely to begin treatment compared to their peers who did not receive this screening, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Dr. Deepa Sekhar, associate professor of pediatrics, who served as principal investigator, said the study provides important insights
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Blending experts from molecular genetics, chemistry and health sciences, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a rapid diagnostic technology that detects SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The new SENSR (sensitive enzymatic nucleic acid sequence reporter), described in a paper published in the journal ACS Sensors, is based on CRISPR gene-editing
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Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was declared in March 2020, testing for this infection has been a linchpin of efforts to contain virus transmission by isolating confirmed cases and quarantining suspected contacts. A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* explores the success of testing efforts among children and adolescents in Australia,
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Safe, in-person school during the COVID-19 pandemic requires research that involves community engagement in underserved or vulnerable areas of the United States, writes Alison Cernich, Ph.D., deputy director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and colleagues. Earlier studies on safety measures in schools (e.g., masking, physical distancing
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic increased global morbidity and mortality exponentially over the course of the last two years, with more than five million deaths reported globally during this period. A new “article in press” explores the efficacy of vaccination against infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnancy. Study:
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As more states legalize cannabis (now 37) for medical or recreational purposes its use during pregnancy is increasing, along with the potential for abuse or dependence. A new study, co-led by researchers from Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine, has captured the magnitude and issues related to cannabis use disorders during pregnancy by examining diagnostic
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A new study in Health Economics finds that sugary drinks impact behavior and math scores of preschool children. In the study, investigators randomly assigned 462 children to receive sugary drinks or artificially sweetened drinks, and they collected data before and after consumption. Consuming one sugary drink tended to induce an initial ‘relaxing’ effect for boys,
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Malaria, a pathogen transmitted into blood by mosquitoes in tropical climates, is typically thought of as a blood and liver infection. However, in a newly published study, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have detected antibodies primarily made in response to infections in the mucous membranes -; in such areas as
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