Pediatric: Child Health, Disability and Medical Conditions Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-12
Summary: Archive of published articles and documents from the Disabled World Pediatric Health Concerns category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Pediatric Health Concerns Publications - (97 Articles)
How to Make a Baby Stop Crying Using Transport Response
Comparing the effects of the transport response, the relaxed reaction while being carried, with motionless maternal holding or rocking and examining if the effects persist with longer carrying in infants.
Publish Date: 2022-09-13 - Updated: 2023-01-04
Coaxing Kids Through Vaccinations: Pain Expectation is Pain Reality for Children
University of California Riverside researchers examine how expectation of pain influences pain experience in children.
Publish Date: 2018-06-04 - Updated: 2021-07-21
Types of Genetic Mutations Associated with Nephrotic Syndrome Identified
By analyzing most common genetic variants scientists aim at improving diagnosis and treatment for nephrotic syndrome which presents high resistance to drugs and relapse in post-transplant scenario.
Publish Date: 2018-03-24
Siblings of Cot Death Victims Have Four Times SIDS Risk
Researchers calculated incidence of SIDS in younger siblings compared to the general population and found younger siblings of SIDS victims had four-fold increased risk of SIDS compared to the general population.
Publish Date: 2018-03-19
Jaundice in the Newborn Baby
Jaundice is actually a symptom not a disease, it is recognized primarily by the yellow discoloration of the skin.
Publish Date: 2017-10-03 - Updated: 2018-10-03
Increased Risk for Abuse for Children with Specific Birth Defects
Research shows children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida at increased risk for abuse before the age of 2.
Publish Date: 2015-12-10 - Updated: 2021-07-11
Childhood Trauma Symptoms and Behavior Information
Trauma symptoms manifest very differently in babies and toddlers than in children who are older, adolescents and adults.
Publish Date: 2015-06-22 - Updated: 2020-09-18
CHOPS Syndrome: Early Development Genetic Syndrome
CHOPS syndrome illuminates a very important pathway in early human development, a sort of master switch that controls many other genes.
Publish Date: 2015-03-03 - Updated: 2021-09-01
Baby Formula Higher Arsenic Than Breast Milk
Study of urinary arsenic in babies found formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and breast milk contained very low arsenic concentrations.
Publish Date: 2015-02-23 - Updated: 2020-10-06
Bad Behavior in Kids Often Points to Later Problems
If bad behavior is prolonged or intense, the child may have conduct disorder, or a psychiatric problem that could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior.
Publish Date: 2015-01-15
Rihanna and Taylor Swift Music Eases Kids Pain after Surgery
Study shows pediatric patients who listened to songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers had significant reduction in pain after major surgery.
Publish Date: 2015-01-08
Factors Causing Multiple Disabilities Among Children
Documented evidence-based statistics pharma-media never wants public to know prove link between fetal iatro-teratogenecity and multiple forms of disabilities among new born and unborn babies.
Publish Date: 2014-07-29 - Updated: 2021-01-02
Progeria: Helping Young Patients with Old Hearts
Racing the clock to help young patients with old hearts UMD study of prematurely aging children may help explain the effects of normal aging.
Publish Date: 2014-05-20 - Updated: 2023-01-29
Nightmares Can be a Sign a Child is Being Bullied
A study finds victims of bullying are at increased risk of experiencing sleep disturbances such as nightmares.
Publish Date: 2014-05-07 - Updated: 2021-01-15
Toxic Chemicals: Children and the Environment
Article looks at some of the toxic substances found in the environment today and their possible effects on children.
Publish Date: 2014-01-16 - Updated: 2021-08-30
What Age Should Children be Able to Hop on One Leg?
Normative data for different exercises like hopping or running enables parents and experts to gauge motor skills of young children objectively and identify abnormalities at an early stage.
Publish Date: 2013-02-21 - Updated: 2021-05-23
Why Do Babies Cry Explanation
FECYT research explains that a baby crying is a principal means of communicating negative emotions, and in the majority of cases the only way babies have to express them.
Publish Date: 2013-02-19 - Updated: 2021-05-23
Children, Medicaid and Psychiatric Services
Children who experience significant forms of psychiatric disabilities may have needs that require services and supports that go beyond their family members abilities to meet.
Publish Date: 2012-12-02 - Updated: 2021-06-23
Child Abuse: Information, Types, Prevention
Child Abuse is defined as failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.
Publish Date: 2012-11-17 - Updated: 2021-06-28
Childhood Mental Health Disorders: Types and Information
Information regarding childhood mental health disorders that have the potential to disrupt daily life at school at home or in the community.
Publish Date: 2012-11-01 - Updated: 2022-01-20
Understanding Child Temper Tantrums
Information regarding temper tantrums in children and knowing when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious mental problem.
Publish Date: 2012-08-29 - Updated: 2021-08-02
Why Children Tend to Get Sick So Often
Studies show key cell signals inhibit growth of essential immune cells early in life blocking this signaling could lead to improving an infants response to infection.
Publish Date: 2012-08-07 - Updated: 2021-08-13
Telltale Signs of Child Abuse and/or Neglect
Signs include showing up at school early or staying late and not wanting to go home behavior that seems overly compliant withdrawn poor hygiene or clothing and unaddressed medical or dental needs.
Publish Date: 2011-09-03 - Updated: 2016-06-13
How and When to Toilet Train Kids
Parents often ask doctors for advice on toilet training young children, and a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal summarizes current approaches and evidence to help physicians respond to these queries.
Publish Date: 2011-08-12 - Updated: 2022-01-17
Treating Children's Eye Infections Without Surgery
Medical management may be preferred over surgery for children with orbital cellulitis an acute infection of the tissues surrounding the eye.
Publish Date: 2011-06-10 - Updated: 2014-01-23
Curing Deadly Childhood Diarrhea
Diarrhea is frequently a symptom of another disease such as cholera and rotavirus and turns deadly in children who rapidly lose body fluids.
Publish Date: 2011-05-08
Raising a Child to Not be a Bully
Parents can play a key role in decreasing the chances that their son or daughter will harass or intimidate other children.
Publish Date: 2011-05-01
Infants Wake up Taller
Measuring the link between daily growth and sleep show the two are inextricably linked.
Publish Date: 2011-05-01
New Anti-Bullying Act Missing Teeth
Multiple studies indicate that fat children are the group being most bullied.
Publish Date: 2011-03-19
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Shank 3 Mutations
Phelan-McDermid syndrome is characterized by average to accelerated growth low muscle tone moderate to profound intellectual disability severely delayed speech as well as some dysmorphic feature.
Publish Date: 2011-03-10 - Updated: 2018-03-14
Combating Childhood Heart Disease
Children can develop a condition called heterotaxy in which the heart is severely malformed.
Publish Date: 2011-01-31
Tonsillectomy in Children
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States with over 530000 procedures performed annually in children under 15 years old.
Publish Date: 2011-01-03
Not All Infant Formulas are the Same - Differential Weight Gain Effects
Weight gain of formula fed infants is influenced by the type of formula the infant is consuming.
Publish Date: 2010-12-27
Premature and At-Risk Babies - Requisite Standard of Care
Caring for premature or at-risk babies involves highly skilled training and use of sophisticated technology and equipment.
Publish Date: 2010-12-19
Unexplained Childhood Disorders
Parents of children with undiagnosed learning disorders developmental deficits and congenital abnormalities face psychological and social challenges.
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Screen Time Linked to Child Psychological Problems
Children who spend longer than 2 hours in front of a computer or television screen more likely to suffer psychological difficulties.
Publish Date: 2010-10-11 - Updated: 2021-12-08
Children's Agitation After Surgery May be Preventable
Temporary combativeness after surgery, a complication affecting up to half of anesthetized children may be preventable with drugs.
Publish Date: 2010-10-08
Kids With Chronic Illness or Disability More Apt to Be Bullied
Students living with a disability or chronic illness are more likely to be victims of bullying at school.
Publish Date: 2010-10-07
Unemployment Linked with Child Maltreatment
Researchers directly linked an increased unemployment rate to child maltreatment one year later.
Publish Date: 2010-10-03
Daycare Puts Children with Lung Disease at Risk for Serious Illness
Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with chronic lung conditions at risk for serious respiratory infections.
Publish Date: 2010-09-27
Absence of Father Linked to Earlier Puberty in Certain Girls
Girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17
Kids Bullied at School - Adults Bullied in Workplace
With children heading back to school parents may fear rekindling of bullying that occurred last year.
Publish Date: 2010-09-07
Treating Teenage Self Injury
Treating patients who engage in a disturbing self-injury behavior known as self-embedding.
Publish Date: 2010-09-07
Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides Linked to Attention Problems
Children exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in the womb more likely to develop attention disorders.
Publish Date: 2010-08-19
Sotos Syndrome - A Rare Genetic Disorder
Sotos syndrome is a variable genetic disorder characterized by excessive growth before and after the person is born.
Publish Date: 2010-08-03
Cooling Blankets Offer Hope for Babies Deprived of Oxygen at Birth
With brain cooling doctors are able to reduce the likelihood and severity of long-term impairments.
Publish Date: 2010-07-28
Medicating Children for Sleep Disorders
Wide array of medication common practice for insomnia in children receiving mental health treatment.
Publish Date: 2010-07-26
Effects on Children from Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina effects on children: Resilience and gender.
Publish Date: 2010-07-15
Breast Milk Transmits Drugs and Medicine to Baby
Information on whether women who taking drugs or medicines should breast feed their babies.
Publish Date: 2010-06-24
Radical Changes in Child Welfare Services Needed to Prevent Abuse
Radical changes are needed to improve assessments and support for families where there are concerns about parental abuse.
Publish Date: 2010-06-21
Pediatric Mobility Aid Related Injuries
Association between injury and type of mobility aid result of limitations of children using the various aids.
Publish Date: 2010-05-24
Treatment for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux
Treatment for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) when urine flows backwards into the kidneys from the bladder.
Publish Date: 2010-05-20
AAP Advocating for U.S. Pediatricians to Perform Certain Types of Female Genital Mutilation
New policy statement issued by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) essentially promotes female genital mutilation.
Publish Date: 2010-05-13
Preventing Child Bullying - Parental Involvement
Decrease the likelihood your child will become a school bully.
Publish Date: 2010-05-03 - Updated: 2015-03-18
Advances in Drugs for Childhood Cancer
New class of compounds targeting a protein implicated in promoting a variety of cancers.
Publish Date: 2010-03-29
Best Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy
Anti-seizure medications ethosuximide is the most effective treatment for childhood epilepsy.
Publish Date: 2010-03-12
Prenatal Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy too Costly
Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy too costly.
Publish Date: 2010-03-08
Increase in Childhood Chronic Health Conditions
Rate of chronic health conditions among children in the U.S. increased from 12.8 percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006.
Publish Date: 2010-02-18
Teens With Suicidal Thoughts - Family Therapy Helps Best
Adolescents with suicidal thoughts and depression had reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy than standard treatment.
Publish Date: 2010-02-05
SIDS May Be Caused by Low Production of Serotonin in Brainstem
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) linked with low production of serotonin in the brainstem.
Publish Date: 2010-02-03 - Updated: 2014-12-03
ADHD and Health Problems for Mixed-handed Children
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health language and scholastic problems.
Publish Date: 2010-01-25
American Babies Born Smaller
U.S. infants are getting smaller according to researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.
Publish Date: 2010-01-23 - Updated: 2016-06-13
It Matters Where Low Income Families with Special Needs Kids Live
Caring for a child with special health care needs usually means higher medical expenses for a family.
Publish Date: 2009-12-04 - Updated: 2010-06-29
Teen Puberty Now A Gateway to Heart Disease
Rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and child obesity in teenagers alarmingly high.
Publish Date: 2009-10-27 - Updated: 2020-07-26
Internet Addiction in Children
Addiction to the Internet can negatively impact school performance family relationships and childrens emotional state.
Publish Date: 2009-10-05
One Million Premature Babies per Year
More than one million premature babies die each year because they are born too early.
Publish Date: 2009-10-04
Progressive Infantile Scoliosis Responds Well to Casts
Study shows progressive infantile scoliosis responds well to a series of casts.
Publish Date: 2009-09-30
Pediatric Care Adverse Drug Events
Side effects and accidental overdoses of medications are a common complication of outpatient care in children.
Publish Date: 2009-09-28
Screening Lowers Severe Jaundice Risk in Babies
Screening all newborns for excessive bilirubin in the blood can significantly decrease the incidence of severe jaundice.
Publish Date: 2009-09-28 - Updated: 2018-10-03
Childhood Bone Cancer - New Hope
Ewings sarcoma an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults.
Publish Date: 2009-08-31 - Updated: 2010-01-17
Smoking and Binge Drinking Threat to Teen Health
Teens who engage in heavy binge drinking also likely to engage in heavy smoking.
Publish Date: 2009-08-08
Delays in UK Child Brain Tumor Diagnosis
UK children are suffering from preventable levels of disability particularly blindness and premature death due to poor diagnosis of brain tumors.
Publish Date: 2009-08-07
Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancer in Washington
Cancer Center finds a higher level of common household pesticides in the urine of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Publish Date: 2009-07-28 - Updated: 2010-06-26
Infants Should be Screened for Developmental Hip Dysplasia
Infants with Developmental Hip Dysplasia are often at risk of developing arthritis of the hip as a young adult.
Publish Date: 2009-07-01 - Updated: 2011-06-21
Why Parents Miss Children's Immunizations
Study shows there are several factors that contribute to children missing immunization visits.
Publish Date: 2009-05-05
Breakthrough Work On Salt Iodization to Prevent Brain Damage
2009 Pollin Pediatric Research Prize Awarded to Dr. Basil S. Hetzel for discovery that maternal iodine deficiency can cause brain damage in newborns.
Publish Date: 2009-04-25
Drug Inhibits Acute Leukemia Cell Growth
Researchers find drug that inhibits acute leukemia cell growth - Pre-clinical study shows 50 percent reduced tumor cell burden.
Publish Date: 2009-04-24
Sandhoff Disease Information
Sandhoff disease is a rare genetic lipid storage disorder resulting in the progressive deterioration of the central nervous system.
Publish Date: 2009-04-05
Rett Syndrome Information
Rett Syndrome is a progressive neurologic disease in girls characterized by normal birth and apparently normal psychomotor development during the first six to 18 months of life.
Publish Date: 2009-04-05 - Updated: 2016-01-14
Infantile Pompe Disease: Facts & Information
Pompe disease is a rare inherited often fatal disorder that disables the heart and muscles caused by mutations in a gene that makes an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase.
Publish Date: 2009-04-05 - Updated: 2016-06-13
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information
Metachromatic leukodystrophy MLD is a hereditary degenerative disease transmitted as an autosomal recessive due to sulfatase a deficiency with excess accumulation of sulfated lipids responsible for metachromasia in various tissues.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Information
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04 - Updated: 2023-01-29
Krabbe Disease: Facts and Information
Krabbe disease is a rare, inherited condition that affects the myelin that covers and protects your nerve cells, causing neurological issues.
Publish Date: 2009-04-02 - Updated: 2023-01-29
Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)
Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD) is a rare, inherited neurological disorder that causes progressive loss of vision, muscular control, and mental skills.
Publish Date: 2009-04-02 - Updated: 2023-01-29
Gaucher Disease: General Overview
Gaucher disease is an inherited metabolic disorder in which a fatty substance called glucocerebroside accumulates in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow, and brain.
Publish Date: 2009-04-02 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Farber's Disease: Infantile Type 1 and FD Type 4
Farber's disease is included in a group of inherited metabolic disorders called lipid storage diseases when excess amounts of lipids build up to harmful levels.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal Syndrome (COFS)
Cerebro oculo facio skeletal syndrome is a pediatric genetic degenerative disorder that involves the brain and the spinal cord that begins before birth.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-28
Short-rib Polydactyly Syndrome Gene Identified
Many things go awry in short-rib polydactyly syndrome the fetus develops extra fingers and toes and its skeleton does not grow.
Publish Date: 2009-04-01
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome has the most consensus among medical professionals and has a ICD-9 or ICD-10 diagnosis.
Publish Date: 2009-03-23 - Updated: 2018-04-21
Osgood-Schlatters Disease: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments
Osgood-Schlatters Disease is often found among young athletes, mainly boys and girls between 10-16 years of age. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Publish Date: 2009-03-20 - Updated: 2019-03-13
Decline in Child Kidney Function Identified
Kidney impairment the cause of kidney disease and race are linked to proteinuria the presence of protein in the urine.
Publish Date: 2009-03-19
Cleft Lip and/or Palate Defect in Infants
On average one in every one thousand babies are born with a defect known as cleft lip or palate.
Publish Date: 2009-03-17 - Updated: 2015-12-10
Severe Pediatric Epilepsy Disorder Cause Found
Convulsive seizures in a form of severe epilepsy are generated from within the memory-forming hippocampus.
Publish Date: 2009-03-17 - Updated: 2011-06-02
Childhood Arthritis - Too Many Children Face the Pain
The Arthritis Society uses Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month in March to heighten awareness.
Publish Date: 2009-03-11 - Updated: 2009-03-13
Information on Classifying Concussions in Children
Doctor Yeates of Nationwide Childrens Hospital followed nearly 200 children with concussions for a year.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02 - Updated: 2010-07-17
SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Information
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS is the sudden, unexplainable death of a child who was in a healthy condition.
Publish Date: 2009-02-19 - Updated: 2018-03-19
Common Childhood Cancer Types
Information on common childhood cancers, including leukemias and forms of liver cancer that occur in children.
Publish Date: 2009-02-02 - Updated: 2023-01-28
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