Some children with cerebral palsy scoliosis may not need pelvic fixation, study shows

Journal Reference: Ying Li, Jennylee Swallow, Joel Gagnier, John T. Smith, Robert F. Murphy, Paul D. Sponseller, Patrick J. Cahill. Pelvic fixation is not always necessary in children with cerebral palsy scoliosis treated with growth-friendly instrumentation. Spine Deformity, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s43390-022-00474-z Using data from around 20 health systems, researchers analyzed nearly 100 pediatric patients with … Read more

Children think farm animals deserve same treatment as pets

Journal Reference: Luke McGuire, Sally B. Palmer, Nadira S. Faber. The Development of Speciesism: Age-Related Differences in the Moral View of Animals. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2022; 194855062210861 DOI: 10.1177/19485506221086182 University of Exeter researchers asked children aged 9-11 about the moral status and treatment of farm animals (pigs), pets (dogs) and people. Unlike adults, … Read more

Methionine restriction may improve aggressive brain cancer prognosis in children

Journal Reference: Brian J. Golbourn, Matthew E. Halbert, Katharine Halligan, Srinidhi Varadharajan, Brian Krug, Nneka E. Mbah, Nisha Kabir, Ann-Catherine J. Stanton, Abigail L. Locke, Stephanie M. Casillo, Yanhua Zhao, Lauren M. Sanders, Allison Cheney, Steven J. Mullett, Apeng Chen, Michelle Wassell, Anthony Andren, Jennifer Perez, Esther P. Jane, Daniel R. David Premkumar, Robert F. … Read more

Appetite genes control how children grow

Journal Reference: Øyvind Helgeland, Marc Vaudel, Pol Sole-Navais, Christopher Flatley, Julius Juodakis, Jonas Bacelis, Ingvild L. Koløen, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Bente B. Johansson, Per Magnus, Ted Reichborn Kjennerud, Petur B. Juliusson, Camilla Stoltenberg, Oddgeir L. Holmen, Ole A. Andreassen, Bo Jacobsson, Pål R. Njølstad, Stefan Johansson. Characterization of the genetic architecture of infant and early … Read more

Vagus nerve stimulation lowers costs of care for children with uncontrolled epilepsy

Journal Reference: Lu Zhang, Matt Hall, Sandi K. Lam. Hospital costs associated with vagus nerve stimulation and medical treatment in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/epi.17208 A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the journal Epilepsiaexamined a population of pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. For these … Read more

IVF children shown to have a better quality of life as adults in new study

Journal Reference: Karin Hammarberg, Jane Halliday, Joanne Kennedy, David P. Burgner, David J. Amor, Lex W. Doyle, Markus Juonala, Sarath Ranganathan, Liam Welsh, Michael Cheung, Robert McLachlan, John McBain, Sharon Lewis. Does being conceived by assisted reproductive technology influence adult quality of life? Human Fertility, 2022; 1 DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2022.2042860 The results of the study, published … Read more

Brain differences in children with binge eating disorder

Journal Reference: Stuart B. Murray, Christina J. Duval, Ane A. Balkchyan, Ryan P. Cabeen, Jason M. Nagata, Arthur W. Toga, Steven J. Siegel, Kay Jann. Regional gray matter abnormalities in pre-adolescent binge eating disorder: A voxel-based morphometry study. Psychiatry Research, 2022; 310: 114473 DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114473 Binge eating disorder, which affects about 3-5% of the U.S. … Read more

Treatment length reduced for children with tuberculosis

Journal Reference: Anna Turkova, Genevieve H. Wills, Eric Wobudeya, Chishala Chabala, Megan Palmer, Aarti Kinikar, Syed Hissar, Louise Choo, Philippa Musoke, Veronica Mulenga, Vidya Mave, Bency Joseph, Kristen LeBeau, Margaret J. Thomason, Robert B. Mboizi, Monica Kapasa, Marieke M. van der Zalm, Priyanka Raichur, Perumal K. Bhavani, Helen McIlleron, Anne-Marie Demers, Rob Aarnoutse, James Love-Koh, … Read more

Study finds lower oxidative stress in children who live and study near green spaces

Journal Reference: Giulia Squillacioti, Anne-Elie Carsin, Valeria Bellisario, Roberto Bono, Judith Garcia-Aymerich. Multisite greenness exposure and oxidative stress in children. The potential mediating role of physical activity. Environmental Research, 2022; 209: 112857 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.112857 Oxygen is essential for numerous biochemical reactions that keep us alive, but its oxidation process generates harmful reactive substances that the … Read more

Children with insomnia likely to continue to suffer as adults, long-term study finds

Journal Reference: Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Kristina P. Lenker, Susan L. Calhoun, Myra Qureshi, Anna Ricci, Elizaveta Bourchtein, Fan He, Alexandros N. Vgontzas, Jiangang Liao, Duanping Liao, Edward O. Bixler. Trajectories of Insomnia Symptoms From Childhood Through Young Adulthood. Pediatrics, 2022; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-053616 “Young adulthood is a stage in life where there is a documented increase in … Read more

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