Category Archives: Children

Do Children’s Antibiotics Lead to Type 1 Diabetes or Celiac Disease? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated whether there is a link between children’s antibiotics and the rise of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. The continued rise of autoimmune diseases (conditions in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells) is believed to be caused in part by the increasing…

Why the Golden Hour is Important for Newborns – Medical News Bulletin

A recent article presented different factors which may help healthcare professionals provide optimal care during the golden hour — a critical period following birth. Neonates, or newborn babies, need to adapt to a lot of changes from the intrauterine environment to the outside world. The first hour after birth is the most difficult and has…

Does Childbirth Method Determine the Quality of Breast Milk?

Researchers in Italy explored whether or not the childbirth method determines the quality of breast milk. Maternal breast milk that is first secreted after giving birth is called colostrum. Colustrum is rich in various components including antibodies, mineral salts, and hormones. Colostrum provides babies with their first protective defences allowing them to adapt to the…

Are Blood Cell Counts Accurate in Identifying Bacterial Infections in Babies?

Researchers studied whether complete blood cell count (CBC) tests are accurate in identifying invasive bacterial infections in babies under two months old. Babies with fevers are often seen in hospital emergency departments to check whether they have serious bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection, bacteremia (blood infection), or bacterial meningitis (infection of the membranes…

What is the Safest Medication for Emergency Sedation in Children?

Researchers examine the risk of serious events during emergency sedation in children. This study is the first of its kind to identify the safest choice of medication. Children are more sensitive to pain than adults. The experience of pain may induce irrational fears in children, affecting them later on in life. To avoid this complication,…

Do Smoking Bans Decrease Child Hospital Admissions?

Recent studies determine whether public smoking bans decrease the amount of children being admitted to the hospital for lower respiratory tract infections. Smoking has a direct impact on the respiratory system. The toxins and carcinogens found in cigarettes travel along the respiratory tract and can lead to both benign and malignant diseases at any point…

Childhood Obesity and Stroke: A Rising Health Concern

A recent study determined whether there is a relationship between childhood obesity and risk of stroke in adulthood. Childhood obesity is a rising health concern that has reached epidemic proportions throughout the world. Obese children have a high risk of developing health problems as adults. One of the major health concerns related to childhood obesity…

Does Ferrous Sulfate Resolve Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Children?

Iron-deficiency anemia affects millions of people around the world. Although iron-deficiency anemia is usually easily treated, it may cause impaired neurodevelopment in young children if left untreated. American researchers, therefore, determined whether ferrous sulfate can effectively resolve iron-deficiency anemia in children. Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) occurs when the body’s iron stores become diminished. This leads to…

Do Iron Supplements Lower Blood Pressure in Low Birth Weight Children?

A recent study determines whether early-life iron supplementation reduces systolic blood pressure (SBP) in 7-year-old patients who had a low birth weight as infants. Low birth weight (LBW) is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure (BP) later in life. High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease, making it important to identify…

Effectiveness of Guidelines for Head Injury Decisions in Children

A recent study found the three common guidelines to be similarly effective at identifying patients likely and patients unlikely to benefit from a CT scan, providing physicians with a solid basis for making informed head injury decisions. Though a computer tomography (CT) scan can be used to conclusively identify head trauma as requiring or not…