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Breast-feeding may reduce risk for infection among indigenous infants

September 3, 2015

Breast-feeding could significantly reduce otitis media infections, gastrointestinal infections, hospitalizations due to lower respiratory tract infections and the rate of sudden infant death syndrome among First Nations infants, according to a recent study.

According to previous data, First Nations children — or indigenous peoples of Canada — are disproportionately affected by gastrointestinal infection, lower respiratory tract infection and otitis media, as well as higher risks for SIDS. While the majority of Canadian mothers (87.4%) have initiated breast-feeding in recent years, fewer First Nations mothers (77.8%) reported doing so.

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Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015
Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.“Short sleep was more important…

Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to WHO.“Discussions are…
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T-cell response to gluten peptides similar in children, adults with celiac disease

September 2, 2015
T-cells in children with celiac disease were found to respond to gluten peptides comparably to T-cells in adults with celiac disease in a recent study, suggesting that…
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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…
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Blistering Disorders in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
Bullous disorders in children are challenging as they encompass a wide range of entities. The etiologies range from…
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Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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