child health

Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant
Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism may benefit from faecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has found. Behavioural symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand, ... Read More »

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma
Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults. Dr Louisa Owens from UWA’s School of Paediatrics and Child Health said the ... Read More »

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... Read More »

Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell
Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Imperial College London have developed a method to distinguish viral and bacterial infections in children, which will save lives and reduce antibiotic use. Associate Professor Lachlan Coin from the Centre for Superbug Solutions at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience said ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data
Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development. Professor Gita Mishra from The University of Queensland said the Mothers and their Children’s Health Study (MatCH) would help complete ... Read More »

Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers
Oral Immunotherapy Is Safe, Effective Treatment for Peanut-Allergic Preschoolers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nearly 80% of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has found. Peanut OIT involves eating small, gradually increasing amounts of peanut protein daily. Low-dose and high-dose OIT were safe ... Read More »

 
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