Tag: children

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 – neither are true. Although most cases of scoliosis have no known cause (idiopathic scoliosis), […]

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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 – the world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas smartphone app for type 1 diabetes – […]

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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 to cardiovascular disease risk; previous studies also point to a relationship between poor cardiovascular health […]

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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 leading telehealth provider WhiteCoat. When launched, the app will allow women and children to access […]

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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 “cautious and conservative” use of paracetamol in pregnant women; a large body of research data […]

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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 to math, over overall academic performance – “[…] cognitive training transfers to an ability that […]

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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 also reduces stress and provides something of a recharging effect for parents. Lacking normal child […]

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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 children’s physical, social, emotional and language development in 98 school districts across the US to […]

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UK to trial online therapy for children with chronic fatigue syndrome

November 2, 2016

Up to 2% of children and young people in the UK are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalopathy (ME). Now, more than 700 of these young people will participate in the largest clinical trial ever undertaken for CFS, the FITNET-NHS (Fatigue In Teenagers on the interNET –National Health Service) trial. […]

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