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Children's BMI increase not associated with atopic, respiratory disease

August 22, 2014

A significant association between increased BMI from childhood to adolescence and higher incidence of atopic or respiratory diseases could not be established in recent study results.

Researchers in Germany conducted questionnaires and anthropometric measurements in a random subsample of children, aged 9 to 11 years, in the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood phase II from 1995 to 1996. Seven years later, 1,794 of those patients (852 in Dresden, 48.4% boys; 942 in Munich; 46.5% boys) were included in the Study on Occupational Allergy Risks.

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Minor infections may increase children's risk for stroke

August 22, 2014
Children with minor infections had an increased risk for stroke within a 3-day time period, according to study findings published in Neurology.Nancy K. Hills
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FDA, manufacturer recall gel-filled products used for infants in hospitals

August 22, 2014
The FDA and Children’s Medical Ventures of Monroeville, Pa., issued a class-1 recall of gel-filled products used in hospitals.The FDA and the manufacturer notified…
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Questionnaire accurately measured QOL among pediatric liver transplant recipients

August 22, 2014
A novel Pediatric Liver Transplantation Quality of Life questionnaire was valid and accurate in measuring quality of life among adolescent liver transplant recipients…
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Management of Asthma in School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Pediatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 43 Issue 8
Asthma is one of the most common childhood diseases in the world and a significant cause of morbidity and health care…
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Acquired and Congenital Pediatric Cardiac Disease

Keck School of Medicine and Pediatric Annals

5/1/2014
For many pediatric providers, cardiovascular disease equates to congenital heart disease and being on the watch for the…
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Labels not always accurate for alternative supplements

November 19, 2013
NEW YORK — Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of…
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