Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers’ clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma – and their families – to more effectively manage this condition, according to a new Northwestern and Lurie Children’s study published in Pediatrics. The study, developed in collaboration with UnitedHealth Group, showed the use of sensor-based
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Kids this age are like little Neanderthals. Don’t take it personally. Dinner with my daughter used to be my favourite time of day, but now that she’s 21 months old, I dread it. It starts off well enough: I watch Dale greedily gobbling up the food I’ve lovingly prepared and her hilarious expressions as she
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Juvenile records are extensive and diverse and are routinely shared with a number of different groups such as across law enforcement agencies, with schools, for housing, among others. A variety of records are created, shared, and stored as part of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Thrombocytopenia is a condition where a person has an abnormally low number of platelets (thrombocytes) in the blood. It is a common hematological issue seen in infancy. Platelets are vital for blood clotting and are produced in the bone marrow. Babies with thrombocytopenia could develop bleeding problems. The normal platelet
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Researchers publishing in the peer-review journal Frontiers in Pediatrics report that pre-term infants fed Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (activated B. infantis EVC001) experienced significantly lower level of intestinal inflammation, 62% less diaper rash, and required 62% fewer antibiotics- all of which are critical health indicators in neonatal care. The study, Impact of probiotic B. infantis
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Launched in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stands out as one of the largest, internationally coordinated global public health major projects conducted to date, with cumulative spending of over $16.5 billion for 1988-2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 30 years later, stubborn outbreaks of wild poliovirus still occur in
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Diffusion weighted imaging and machine learning can successfully classify the diagnosis and characteristics of common types of pediatric brain tumors a UK-based multi-center study, including WMG at the University of Warwick has found. This means that the tumor can be characterized and treated more efficiently. The largest cause of death from cancer in children are
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Children treated for cancer with approaches such as chemotherapy can develop therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (a second type of cancer) with a dismal prognosis. Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have characterized the genomic abnormalities of 84 such myeloid neoplasms, with potential implications for early interventions to stop the disease. A paper detailing the work
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies have their first checkup and vital vaccinations right after birth. Along with the subsequent immunizations, babies also need periodic checkups to assess their overall health, growth, and achievement of developmental milestones. These checkups are necessary, even for healthy babies, and are known as well-baby checkups. Your baby will have
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As the number of pregnant women using opioid drugs continues to rise, questions have been raised about the long-term health effects on children exposed to these drugs in the womb. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine now have preliminary but striking evidence that suggests that such exposure can cause long-lasting impairment in
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