Friday, 31 August 2007

Child Health, aug 07

Traffic and childhood asthma who carry variations in specific genes that metabolize vehicle emissions are more susceptible to developing asthma, particularly if they live near major roadways, a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) suggests.

Problem of undiagnosed hypertension in children a study of children and adolescents with hypertension, only about one in four had been previously diagnosed with the condition, according to a study in the August 22/29 issue of JAMA .

Exhaust fumes increase risk for asthma in genetically susceptible children fumes heighten the risk of asthma in children who are already genetically susceptible to respiratory disease, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Thorax.

Non-medicinal interventions for young children with ADHD interventions are highly effective in preventing the behavioral and academic problems associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a five-year study led by researchers at Lehigh University's College of Education.

High blood pressure in children not being diagnosed to a study by researchers in the United States, children and adolescents with high blood pressure are not being diagnosed.

FDA says cough and cold products used irresponsibly with children Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States says it is concerned that cough and cold products sold over the counter (OTC) are being irresponsibly used particularly with children under the age of two.

Breast feeding mothers warned of risks of Codeine for babies Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in the United States has issued a warning to nursing mothers regarding the pain-killer codeine.

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