Pediatrics16 Feb 2012
Keeping an eye on the ever-increasing obesity problem in teens, several clinic-based weight control programs have been devised for the youth. However, they have not been found to be very effective. In a recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers have found that instead of a clinic based program, lifestyle interventions which involve multiple components, are more effective in motivating the teens to lose weight. For the study, the researchers involved 208 overweight and obese...
Pediatrics10 Feb 2012
Doctors have always believed that cesarean section is the safer option to deliver preterm babies. According to the latest data available, compared to an incidence of 35.1 % for cesarean section in babies born at term, the incidence of cesarean section climbs up to almost 45.6% in case of preterm babies. This is because the doctors believe that a vaginal delivery may be too traumatic for an underweight premature baby and may lead to internal hemorrhages. On the other hand, a C-section is...
Pediatrics8 Feb 2012
A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that spanking a child can lead to developmental changes in him and even lower his IQ. With the publication of these results, the debate over whether parents should be given the right to discipline their children gets a whole new dimension. The issue of spanking has long been debated with some considering it to be an ethical issue while others believing that it is the right of the parents. For the current study,...
Pediatrics6 Jan 2012
Most of the parents believe that if their child is not sleeping properly during his infant years, the problem will pass off spontaneously as he grows up. Even the pediatricians do not take sleep problems in infants seriously. This, despite the fact, that sleep problems have been linked to other morbidities. The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular problems is much documented. Moreover, the disturbed sleep of infant also affects the sleep of his parents, taking a toll...
Pediatrics18 Nov 2011
The factors which increase the risk of silent strokes in children with sickle cell anaemia are male gender, high systolic blood pressure and low hemoglobin. In a first of its kind study, researchers have found that children with sickle cell anemia may suffer silent strokes. The report has been published in the latest issue of the journal ‘Blood”, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology. Statistics reveal that more than 25% children with sickle cell anemia suffer from a silent...
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- Delay in Treating Appendicitis in Children linked to more Complications
- Increasing Number of Parents Opting for Alternate Vaccination Schedule
- Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Pneumonia
- The American Academy of Pediatricians Urges Adolescents and Children to give up Boxing
- New Screening Test to Identify Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns
- Weight Loss in Breastfed Newborn may be Attributed to IV Fluids Given to Mother during Parturition
- The Association between Breastfeeding and Wheezing, Lung Function and Atopy
- Scientists Find Why Cramming is not an Effective Way of Learning
- Mathematical Learning Disability Linked to Lack of Intuitive Sense of Numbers