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Articles on Children's Health deal with physical, emotional, and social health of infants, children and young people.

Children's Health Articles

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Overview
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS is a congenital disorder characterized by a pattern of physical and mental defects in a child

Date: 12 Jul 2011, Rating: 3.00

Exposure to Traffic Pollution and Indoor Allergens Multiplies Risk of Asthma in High-Risk Kids
Children who are exposed to high levels of traffic-related pollution and high levels of indoor endotoxin early in life have six times the risk of developing persistent wheezing by age three...

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: not rated

Fuel Oil and Traffic Pollution May Increase Risk of Respiratory Problems in Inner-City Children
Exposure shortly after birth to ambient metals from fuel oil combustion and particles from diesel emissions is associated with respiratory symptoms in young inner-city children

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: not rated

Sevoflurane Failed Induction of Anaesthesia in Child Affected By Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
A case of congenital lung cysts disease is presented.

Date: 11 Nov 2009, Rating: 5.00, 3 pages

Anxious Parents Misdiagnose Milk Formula Intolerance
Some parents may be unnecessarily switching infant milk formulas for their healthy infants.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Unraveling Breast Milk
Researchers are reporting that new insights into the composition of human breast milk may lead to new ways to prevent and treat stomach illnesses and other diseases in babies and adults.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

Over-feeding In Infancy Might Set The Stage For Childhood Obesity
The way obese women feed and interact with their children early in infancy might lay the foundations for obesity later in childhood.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

Does Mom Know When Enough Is Enough? Missed Satiety Cues From Infants Linked To Obesity
As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Preterm Birth Rate Drops
The nation's preterm birth rate declined slightly in 2007 – a finding that the March of Dimes hopes will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

Pollution From Livestock Farming Affects Infant Health
A new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics explores the effects of pollution from livestock facilities on infant health and finds that production is associated with an increase in infant mortality.

Date: 3 Aug 2009, Rating: 1.00

Was SIDS The Cause Of Infant Deaths Even 150 Years Ago?
9th century infant deaths attributed to smothering and overlaying, by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were in all likelihood crib deaths

Date: 2 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

NO Help: Nitric Oxide Monitoring Does Not Help Most Children with Asthma
The level of nitric oxide (NO) in an asthmatic’s exhaled breath can portend worsening asthma symptoms, and may even signify an imminent attack linked to underlying airway inflammation.

Date: 22 Jan 2009, Rating: not rated

Intervention in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis Key to Slowing Progression
Early detection of lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF), combined with aggressive treatment in infants, may be the key to controlling the progression of the disease

Date: 31 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated

Physical and sexual abuse linked to asthma in Puerto Rican kids
Children who are physically or sexually abused are more than twice as likely to have asthma as their peers.

Date: 7 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Needle-free, inhalant powder measles vaccine could save thousands of lives
The first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles is moving toward clinical trials next year in India, where the disease still sickens millions of infants and children and kills almost 200,000 annually

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: 4.44

Smoking During Pregnancy a “Double-Edged Sword” in SIDS
Premature infants whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may be at even higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than preemies whose mothers did not smoke.

Date: 7 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.67

Doctors treating pain from circumcision more seriously
One of the first things most little boys in the U.S. experience is something they'll never remember - circumcision - but that doesn't mean it isn't a painful experience.

Date: 23 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Anxiety before surgery complicates recovery in children
Only 20 percent of children with persistent asthma have a level of control that is optimal, according to a survey-based study

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Pediatricians may fail to diagnose obesity in kids, Saint Louis University research shows
Those who diagnose obesity talk about diet and exercise

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds
Saint Louis University SIDS researcher calls revised guidelines 'gutsy'

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated