Children’s Health

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 23 2020 Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products, NSF International announced today. The significantly more rigorous requirements were approved after nearly three years of exploring various
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020 A study out of University Hospitals (UH) found that removing the cost barrier for coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening resulted in an immediate increase in utilization of the test. Furthermore, no-charge calcium screening was associated with an increase in representation by women, minorities and people living in ZIP
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020 Children, who appear at a relatively lower risk from COVID-19, are disproportionally harmed by precautions involved with lockdowns, say Matthew Snape and Russell Viner in a Perspective. They note that while the role of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by children is still uncertain, existing evidence points to educational settings
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 16 2020 University of Guelph researchers are the first to discover that adolescents react differently to e-cigarette vapour than adults. Led by Prof. Jibran Khokhar, Department of Biomedical Science in U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College, the rodent-based research measured behavioural responses related to vaping. “This is the first study
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 16 2020 Research findings from Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Centre show that quality of life is poorer for preschool children with ADHD compared to children from the control population. But the children’s quality of life can be significantly improved using treatment without medication.
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While earlier studies have shown the significance of serological testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnant women, their partners have largely been excluded. Now, a new Danish study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 reports the impact of serologic testing in both pregnant women and their partners, as
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 17 2020 Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined the records of more than 933,000 US children from
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Feelings of fear and anxiety are normal, especially when a person faces an impending danger. In some people, however, they feel anxious without any reason. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition that is characterized by persistent and excessive worry or fear about a multitude of factors, making a person overly concerned about work, family,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 15 2020 Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) should balance the prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections in critically ill infants with the need for skin-to-skin contact with parents and siblings, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
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The frequency of children carrying asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has been suggested to be higher than among adults. It is also suggested that asymptomatic children enhance viral spread. A research letter by published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics in September 2020 explores the truth of this common belief. Earlier Research
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 14 2020 Scientists have shown that the babies of mothers dealing with anxiety or depression exhibit physiologically stronger signs of stress than babies of healthy mothers, when given a standard stress test. These babies show a significantly increased heart rate, which researchers fear may lead to imprinted emotional stresses as
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 12 2020 Dipanjan Pan, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC, and collaborators published a seminal study in Nature Communications that demonstrates for the first time a method of biosynthesizing plasmonic gold nanoparticles within cancer cells, without the need for conventional bench-top lab methods. It has the potential
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