Pediatrics

04/10/2014 - 07:41

Children who have suffered a head injury, for example in a car crash, experience unexpected long-term problems with relationships and social interactions although they appear to be completely recovered. This is due to lasting effects on the right frontal pole area of the brain that could be addressed with therapy to improve working memory. These are the main findings of a study from researchers in Brigham Young University published on 10th April in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

 

03/24/2014 - 10:03

The amount of physical activity undertaken by mothers has a direct association with the levels of physical activity of their pre-school children. However, in the UK mothers are falling far short of the recommended levels of physical activity, which therefore has consequences for the levels of activity of their children. These are the findings of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics on March 24th from researchers in the University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of Southampton.

 

03/07/2014 - 10:01

A new study has found that lower gestational age in infants and higher infant weight gain are significantly associated with both pre-school wheezing and with diagnosis of asthma in childhood. Importantly, the study brings some clarity to a field in which there was inconsistency in reports on association of low birth weight and risk of asthma.

 

03/03/2014 - 14:00

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers, according to new research. The new study, which followed almost 7000 children in Finland, found that those who had ADHD symptoms at age eight had significantly higher odds of being obese at age 16. Children who had ADHD symptoms were also less physically active as teenagers.

 

02/24/2014 - 20:37

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a severe childhood disease that many parents, even some doctors, mistake for an inconsequential viral infection. If not diagnosed or treated in time, it can lead to irreversible heart damage.

 

02/20/2014 - 12:08

Care of premature infants has improved, however they remain vulnerable to infections including a bowel infection called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). A new study from Loyola University published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery has identified low reticulated platelets as a potential biomarker for early detection of this life-threatening disease.