Tag: children

Are young children more prone to infection post-pandemic?

September 14, 2022

Children who were confined to their homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic likely experienced poor immune development and suffer consequences as a result: many children have taken ill soon after the reopening of school, leaving parents worried that their children may […]

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Lazy eye in children and the significance of early treatment

August 22, 2022

Children are susceptible to eye development conditions including amblyopia, or more commonly known as lazy eye, which occurs when there is obstruction to vision and abnormal development of the eye-brain pathway. As amblyopia can develop from birth, children might not […]

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Prevention and early detection of scoliosis in children and adolescents

July 29, 2022

Scoliosis: the hereditary spinal condition in which the spine curves to one side, taking after the shape of an “S” or “C,” is often misbelieved to be the result of bad posture, and, in children, caused by carrying heavy bags […]

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Artificial pancreas protects young children from type 1 diabetes

January 24, 2022

The development of an “artificial pancreas” by researchers from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge), UK, has proven helpful especially very young children suffering from type 1 diabetes. Results from an artificial pancreas technology trial with Cambridge’s CamAPS FX smartphone app […]

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Early education on cardiovascular heath ensures lifelong changes in children

January 20, 2022

Healthy cardiovascular habits taught to children early on though school-based programmes can keep their lifestyle choices in check and prevent the risk of heart disease. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as a nutritionally poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking, all contribute […]

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Thomson X, WhiteCoat to launch first-of-its-kind mobile app for women and children

December 20, 2021

A mobile app for the delivery of obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatric healthcare will soon be available to Singaporean patients – the fruit of a joint venture between Thomson X (TX), the digital arm of Thomson Medical Group and Singapore’s […]

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Scientists call for reduced use of paracetamol by pregnant woman, cites neurological and reproductive disruption in children

September 27, 2021

Paracetamol (acetaminophen or APAP) is a common painkiller – of its many uses, it is one of the few available drugs to relieve pains such as fever and aches during pregnancy. However, a newly published consensus statement is calling for […]

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Select cognitive exercises help children improve math skills

May 21, 2021

Visual memory and reasoning tasks helped children improve their math skills more than spatial rotation exercises, according to a recent study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings highlight that the type of training matters when it comes […]

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Allowing children a little more freedom during pandemic beneficial to child and parent

February 1, 2021

Autonomy-based parenting “is positively associated both with better child well-being,” said researchers from the German Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF) in Frankfurt am Main. Additionally, although this parenting technique requires care and energy to maintain, it […]

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Health development of young children significantly affected by poverty

October 12, 2020

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that disparities arising from poverty can affect the health of children from as young as 5 years old. The researchers used the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a measure of […]

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