Help your child overcome online gaming addiction with these simple steps

In today’s internet age, children have become accustomed to being glued to the screens for their daily dose of entertainment. In the era of playing games outdoors with their friends, most of them choose to sit in the comfort of their homes and play games on mobile phones, computers or laptops. However, what many parents … Read more

People belonging to the Rh(D) blood group have an increased risk of infection with the parvovirus

According to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in collaboration with Octapharma. Fifth disease is a viral disease caused by the parvovirus. Usually, school-aged children are affected by common symptoms such as red spots on the cheeks that can also spread to the arms and … Read more

Low-dose CT screening improves the survival rate of lung cancer patients

Diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage with low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening dramatically improves cancer patients’ survival rates over a 20-year period, according to a large-scale international study being presented by Mount Sinai researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Association of North America. The results show that patients with early-stage lung cancer … Read more

Increased incidence and risk of a new diagnosis of diabetes after COVID-19

In a recent study published in the journal BMC medicineresearchers estimate the prevalence of new diabetes after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite the numerous vaccines and antiviral therapies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health and the economy, with more than 634 million cases and more … Read more

As the measles outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials are seeking help from the CDC

CNN — A growing measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened more than a dozen unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking help from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’ve asked the CDC for help, and they will send two epidemiologists by the end of … Read more

Study examines how corporal punishment may influence neural systems to produce adverse effects

Don’t hit your kids. That’s the conventional wisdom that has emerged from decades of research linking corporal punishment to a decline in adolescent health and negative behavioral effects, including an increased risk of anxiety and depression. Now, a new study examines how corporal punishment may influence neural systems to produce those adverse effects. Corporal punishment … Read more

Increase in children’s visits to hospital emergency departments after mine fire at Hazelwood, study finds

Babies exposed to the smoke from a mine fire in eastern Victoria eight years ago were over-represented in hospital emergency room visits over the following 12 months, new research finds. Most important points: The fire burned for six weeks in February and March 2014 and is considered one of the most significant air quality incidents … Read more

Research reveals new treatment options for high-grade gliomas in children with a genetic mutation

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have identified a new treatment approach for an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer, using therapies already approved to treat cancer. “Our findings have immediate translation potential, which is very exciting,” said senior study author Maria Castro, Ph.D., RC Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery and professor … Read more

Solving childhood obesity requires strong connections within coalitions, new study suggests

Newswise – How do you solve a problem as big and persistent as childhood obesity? A new study by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and ChildObesity180 provides important new clues. It suggests that coalitions working to eradicate childhood obesity can achieve lasting change more quickly if members … Read more

RSV responsible for 1 in 50 infant deaths under the age of 5, study estimates

CNN — A new study estimates that 1 in 50 deaths of otherwise healthy children under 5 around the world is due to a common virus that is currently on the rise in the US: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. And in high-income countries, researchers estimate that 1 in 56 babies born on time and … Read more