Month: September 2021

A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a
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IN THIS ARTICLE Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. A toddler is considered overweight when their weight is higher than the average weight for toddlers of their age. A healthy weight trajectory is one in which the toddler’s height and weight increase proportionally as they grow. When toddlers deviate from their healthy weight
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The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies. Published online Sept. 29 in the journal Pediatrics, the review conducted by Washington State University and University of Washington scientists highlights the important
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Researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, as part of a public-private partnership, have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant supplement through the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) ACCEL Program to develop and test an approach to foster uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among children in Black and Latino communities. The $200,000, one-year
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Intussusception is a condition in which one part of the intestine slides or telescopes inside the other part. This may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the junction between small and large intestines (ileocecal junction) often has a higher risk of telescoping than other segments. Intussusception can cause intestinal
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When people think of DNA, they visualize a string-like double helix structure. In reality, the DNA double helix in cells is supercoiled and constrained into loops. This supercoiling and looping are known to influence every aspect of DNA activity, but how this happens has not been clear. Published in the journal Nature Communications, a study
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Sep 28 2021 Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted the need to reopen the schools during the fall of 2021 to benefit from in-person learning. In addition, to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at K-12 schools, CDC recommended universal indoor masking by all students, staff, teachers, and visitors, regardless of their
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Infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but the clinical manifestations are highly variable. While some individuals remain asymptomatic, others manifest mild flu-like symptoms and some contract a severe life-threatening disease requiring mechanical ventilation and intensive care. There have been several deaths reported due to COVID-19. Why
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International research led by Prof. Wim Thiery of the VUB research group BCLIMATE shows that children are to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme event exposure – especially in low-income countries. Under current climate policy, newborns across the globe will on average face seven times more scorching heatwaves during their lives than their grandparents. In
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A surprising discovery may offer a promising new direction in the study of multiple sclerosis and other diseases of hypomyelination – when axons of neurons are not covered sufficiently in fatty sheaths (myelin), which disrupts communication between nerve cells. While investigating potential mechanisms of brain tumor formation, Oren Becher, MD, from Ann & Robert H.
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Everyday exposure to obesity-promoting chemicals (obesogens) represents a significant risk to public health, and needs stronger regulation to minimize exposure and protect people’s health, according to evidence presented today at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. Dr Leonardo Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, who will draw together the
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