Children’s Health

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published “Viewpoint” articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans’ ability to regulate body temperature. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., and Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.,
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Thought LeadersProf. Chris Griffiths OBE MD FRCP FMedSci University of Manchester,Manchester, UK An interview with Prof. Chris Griffiths, OBE MD FRCP FMedSci What is psoriasis and how does it develop? Psoriasis is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease, which affects the skin. It occurs in about 2 per cent of the UK population and affects
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According to a children’s health poll from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll, 86 percent parents believe that their adolescent children are spending excessive amount of time playing video games. The poll says that many of these parents might be mistaken about the actual time their kids are spending on gaming. Image Credit: Sezer66
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A massive research effort over more than a quarter century has tried to make personalized blood stem cells for use in treating leukemias, among many other uses. One way researchers have gone about this is to sample a patient’s adult cells and then “deprogram” them to create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable
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The main factor that influences a person’s height is their genetic makeup. However, many other factors can influence height during development, including nutrition, hormones, activity levels, and medical conditions. Scientists believe that genetic makeup, or DNA, is responsible for about 80% of a person’s height. This means, for instance, that tall people tend to have
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Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Psychiatry. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in
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Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly understood, according to Leonard A. Jason, a DePaul University psychology professor who has studied chronic fatigue syndrome primarily in adults for the past 30 years. “We need to know what causes one of the most debilitating health conditions, which is ME/CFS.
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Conversational difficulties with father after a divorce affects the children’s health negatively. “This demonstrates that contact with both parents after a divorce is important,” says Professor Eivind Meland at the Department of Global Public Health and Care, University of Bergen. According to numbers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health around 40 per cent of
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A new survey reveals that US parents are increasingly opting to not vaccinate their children, with support for vaccines down 10% since 2001 and the concern that they may cause autism, still being a major factor preventing adults from trusting vaccinations. Image Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com 2015 measles outbreak damages support for vaccines While medical professionals
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In school buildings with indoor air quality related problems, such as moisture damage, temperature problems or poor ventilation, pupils experience slightly more symptoms than in buildings in which conditions are stated to be good based on expert evaluation. However, the association between indoor air quality of the school building and the pupils’ symptoms was so
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New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had a stroke. The new test relies on measuring the dilation of an individual’s pupils. Share on PinterestMeasuring the dilation of a person’s pupil may indicate whether they can hear or not.
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A few decades back one of the commonest environmental causes of intellectual disabilities among babies was exposure to lead and mercury. A new study reveals that while exposure to these heavy metals is on the decline, there is risk of other toxic chemicals. Researchers have found that chemicals present in pesticides and flame retardants could
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