Pediatrics5 Aug 2014
Experts are concerned about presence of inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based products, reports Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based foods: What you must know Studies have confirmed the presence of inorganic arsenic in rice and associated foods. The level of arsenic is believed to pose health concerns in infants and children and appropriate steps must be taken to reduce arsenic exposure. Experts suggest that regulation of inorganic...
Pediatrics29 Nov 2013
The use of thalidomide has been consciously avoided since the 1960s when many children were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug. It has been banned by the FDA except for treating Hansen’s disease (leprosy) and multiple myeloma. However, off late, thalidomide has been found to be effective in treating debilitating cough of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, aphthous stomatitis, Bechet syndrome, and ulcers of mouth and esophagus in HIV patients. Now, a new study published in the Journal...
Pediatrics28 Jul 2012
Studies conducted in the past have shown an association between physical punishment received during childhood and development of mental disorders, aggression and delinquency in later life. But no study has explored the effect of physical punishment on the long term health consequences. In a first study of its kind published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers explored the association between harsh physical punishment in the absence of more severe child maltreatment and severe physical...
Pediatrics23 May 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCs), a blood lead level of 5mcg/dL or above, in a child should be treated as a matter of concern and all necessary interventions must be carried out to bring the lead levels in the blood down. However, up till now, no study had been carried out to find whether blood lead levels have any impact on the reading readiness of a child. A new research, published in the journal Pediatrics has found that small children who are exposed to...
Pediatrics21 May 2013
The use of antipyretics in children to combat fever associated with an acute infection, has often been a matter of intense debate among pediatricians. While some doctors have advocated the use of antipyretics saying that lowering the temperature would help in the recovery process, others are strongly against it believing that using antipyretics interferes with the resolution of infection and in fact, prolongs the febrile illness. But what is surprising is that very few studies have been carried...
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- Infantile colic found related to subsequent development of migraine
- Family meals can promote healthy eating habits in children
- Two cups of cow's milk found ideal for children
- Manipulative therapies may benefit infants suffering from colic
- Maternal stroking can modify the effects of Prenatal Stress
- Maternal Depression and Antidepressants affect Language Development in Children
- Involving Children in Home Meal Preparation helps them make Healthier Food Choices
- Adding Micronutrients in the Prenatal Diet can lower Child Mortality Rates
- Almost Half of All Preschoolers miss Outdoor Play Activity