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Archive for May, 2017

Higher risk of getting Celiac Disease in Children


Date: May 27th, 2017

Researchers say that if a toddler comes from a family that has a history of celiac disease, if it displays behavioral issues like aggression, sleeping trouble, anxiety and others, then it will be time for a celiac test.

Mothers of kids from families who had celiac disease reported seeing more negative psychological symptoms in their children than mothers who had kids who came from families without a history of celiac disease. This was in a study that was done on three to four year old kids to determine who was at higher risk of getting celiac disease.

How to Keep Your Toddlers Safe from Overdosing


Date: May 26th, 2017

A recent Canadian study has shown that mothers who take opioids prescriptions put their kids at risk of overdosing more than the mothers who don’t use them and instead opt for another class of self-prescribed painkillers. The papers explain the danger of keeping the opioids within the reach of the children. Such painkillers include oxycodone, codeine and methadone.

A co-author of the study Dr. David Juurlink who also heads Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto says that the drugs are very common in most households in North America, to the extent that the users don’t consider how dangerous they are to their kids. They can store the drugs carelessly in areas where the children can find them with ease.

Early Prediction of Autism Is Now Possible


Date: May 24th, 2017

Researchers have made a breakthrough that will help doctors predict the fate of infants who show specific changes in their brains. A child will therefore be able to receive the right diagnosis concerning the chances of developing autism. The growth of the brain will be monitored for the first two years, and an abnormal or overgrowth will help the doctors to make the right predictions.

Digestive Disorder In Children Indicates Lack Of Vitamin D


Date: May 22nd, 2017

Is irritable bowel syndrome and lack of enough vitamin D in the body related? Well, it seems so, at least that is what a new study by UMass – University of Massachusetts Medical School shows. As a result, Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, who is also a leading author and the associate professor of paediatrics at UMass said that Vitamin D should be supplemented in the diet of the patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. This study was published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal.

The February 7 Vaccine Letter to the US President


Date: May 20th, 2017

Championing For the Place of Vaccines in Society

Over 300 organizations, including AAFP, want the US government to increase public awareness about the importance of vaccines in preventing diseases. Going by the old adage that prevention is better than cure, the place of vaccines in healthcare needs to be more firmly established.