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2023

Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher Risk

Siblings of Babies Who Died of SIDS May Also Face Higher RiskTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long struggled to figure out what causes a seemingly healthy baby to die suddenly in the first year of life, with an array of possible genetic and environmental factors to choose from.Now a large, Danish study has found that in families where one child has succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a younger sibling’s risk appears to quadruple.“I am not very surprised by these findings,” said Dr. Michael Goodstein, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS, who reviewed the study.Goodstein, division chief of newborn medicine with WellSpan Health in York, Pa., noted that “other studies, including ones in the U.S. and the U.K., have shown a small but real increase in the risk of SIDS for...

Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not...

26 January 2023
Childhood Autism Diagnosis Is Getting Better, But Not for EveryoneTHURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Autism cases are surging in the New York-New Jersey metro area, mainly fueled by the diagnosis of autistic children who don’t have intellectual disabilities, a new study reports. The percentage of kids identified with autism spectrum disorder rose from about 1% in 2000 to 3% in 2016 in that region, said lead researcher Josephine Shenouda, program manager and epidemiologist with the Rutgers University Children’s Research Center in New Jersey.That increase occurred mainly due to new diagnoses of autistic children with a borderline, average or above-average IQ, according to findings published Jan. 26 in the journal Pediatrics.“The driver of the increase of autism was really coming from identification of children with autism without...

Is Rest Really Best After a Child Has a Concussion?

23 January 2023
Is Rest Really Best After a Child Has a Concussion?MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When kids suffer a concussion, an extended period of rest at home is always the best course, right? Perhaps not.In fact, a new study suggests that -- despite what many people may presume -- getting kids back to school quickly is the best way to boost their chance for a rapid recovery and better outcomes.The finding stems from a look at post-concussion outcomes of more than 1,600 children between the ages of 5 and 18."There has been minimal research to date that provides guidance to clinicians, parents and schools regarding an appropriate time for youth to return to school after a concussion," said study leader Christopher Vaughan, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's National Hospital in Rockville, Md.The current guidance, he said, is...

Preterm Birth Tied to Lower IQs, Poorer School Grades

19 January 2023
Preterm Birth Tied to Lower IQs, Poorer School GradesTHURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- By the time they're teenagers, babies born prematurely may be getting poorer school grades than their non-preemie peers.Researchers found that babies born before 34 weeks of pregnancy had lower scores on math and language tests during their teen years compared to kids born at 40 weeks.However, the study did not find a significant difference in later brain function in babies born between 34 and 39 weeks and those born at 40 weeks, according to the researchers, who included Anders Husby, an epidemiology researcher at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.For the study, Husby's team used data from siblings to study the impact of gestational age, while taking into account hereditary and maternal intelligence. The investigators focused on...

Is My Child Too Skinny? Advice on When to Be Concerned

18 January 2023
Is My Child Too Skinny? Advice on When to Be Concerned WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- While childhood obesity gets a lot of attention, some kids struggle with the opposite issue — they have trouble gaining weight.So, how can parents know if their child is “too skinny?”While the best resource is likely a child’s pediatrician, experts have also weighed in on the topic.“Underlying health conditions can result in children and adolescents being underweight. Additionally, underweight can indicate malnutrition,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted in a recent study about the prevalence of underweight kids in the United States.Just over 4% of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 were underweight in the United States in 2018, according to the study.To help figure out if your child is too skinny,...
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