Nuts, oily fish may cut kids’ risk of asthma, rhinitis

Dec 10, 2017 0

London: Including nuts, oily fish like salmon, flax seeds, and soybean oil — rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids — in your children’s diet may prevent their risk of developing allergic diseases, especially asthma and rhinitis by teenage, a study has suggested. Both asthma and rhinitis affects the kids since their childhood, either due to hereditary or environmental factors.  The results show that the presence of an increased amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as Omega-3 and an omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid in the blood is associated with a reduced risk of allergic diseases among children. Children who had higher blood levels of omega 3 at the age of 8 years were less likely to have developed asthma or rhinitis by the age of 16 years.  High levels of an omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid were associated with a reduced risk of asthma and rhinitis at 16.  “Since allergies often debut during childhood it is of particular interest to study if children’s environment and lifestyle affect the... ...

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 Nuts, oily fish may cut kids’ risk of asthma, rhinitis

Dec 7, 2017 0

London: Including nuts, oily fish like salmon, flax seeds, and soybean oil — rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids — in your children’s diet may prevent their risk of developing allergic diseases, especially asthma and rhinitis by teenage, a study has suggested. Both asthma and rhinitis affects the kids since their childhood, either due to hereditary or environmental factors. ...

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Air pollution may cause permanent damage to your child’s brain: Unicef

Dec 6, 2017 0

A Unicef report states that toxic air severely affects children’s brain development and may cause a permanent damage to their brains. The report mentions that toxic air can also lead to anxiety disorder and may affect IQ level and memory pattern in kids. Severe air pollution can also lead to other neurological disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The findings come at a time when India, particularly in the north, is facing a serious crisis due to rising levels of pollution. ...

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 ‘Kinder treatments in pipeline’ for child brain cancer

Sep 18, 2017 0

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments.  Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That can leave children with life-altering injuries. But the breakthrough means targeted treatments could be developed and some of the side-effects avoided. The finding, reported in Lancet Oncology, has been welcomed by families affected by the condition, which is responsible for a fifth of all child brain cancers. ...

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Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign

Sep 15, 2017 0

Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. Parents and caregivers are advised to take children to government health facilities and vaccination posts sites where health workers can administer the vaccine. ...

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 US: childhood vaccine may go into a single jab- Researchers

Sep 15, 2017 0

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.  Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times.  The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, described in the journal Science.  The researchers say the technology could help patients around the world.  Childhood immunisations come with tears and screams. And there are a lot of them. ...

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 Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50%

Sep 14, 2017 0

Researchers have developed a new magnetic delivery method that may prevent by 50 per cent the hearing loss caused as a result of treatment by a widely used chemotherapy drug. Cisplatin is commonly used to treat childhood cancers but can lead to permanent or severe high-frequency hearing loss in nine out of 10 children following treatment.  Steroids can reduce cisplatin-induced hearing loss but they may also reduce the effectiveness of cisplatin’s ability to kill cancer cells. ...

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