Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found disparities in the completion of follow-up concussion care, particularly among pediatric patients who are publicly insured and identify as Black, suggesting barriers to care exist. The findings, recently published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, will help inform research funded by a newly awarded grant from
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Financial stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic took a distinct toll on adolescent mental health and contributed to depressive symptoms, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study, published today in The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, found the effect was most pronounced in low-income adolescents but also
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Public Health authorities have warned health care workers to be on the alert for polio, yet most physicians will not be familiar with presentation of this highly infectious, life-threatening disease. An article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.221320 outlines five things to know about polio. The oral polio vaccine is used internationally, but not
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Two moms share how they navigated their children’s autism spectrum disorder diagnoses. Created for When Daniela Emmerich de Souza Mossini Miskulin arrived in Canada in 2018, her nine-year-old son Gabriel had already received an autism diagnosis back in their native Brazil. Finding help for Gabriel in a new country was hard, but Daniela and her
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Worldwide, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes a significant burden of disease among infants. According to estimates, more than 101,000 children under five die every year. Although more than 97% of RSV-related deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, the RSV healthcare burden is also quite significant in high-income countries. Passive immunization with palivizumab is available
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Anxiety sets in for many parents after they bring their child’s medicine home from the pharmacy and realize that they don’t know how to read the prescription label. Caring for a sick child can be stressful for many parents but understanding your child’s medicine can help reduce some of this stress. Here is how to
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Early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is key to managing progression of the disease. A new technique analyzing urine extracellular vesicles (uEVs) -; cell-derived nanoscale spherical structures involved in multiple biological functions -; in urine samples identifies changes in the kidneys earlier than conventional methods and can also predict renal function decline. A team
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An article published in the journal Toxics describes how air pollutants adversely impact the human nervous system. Study: Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration of the Central Nervous System from Air Pollutants: A Scoping Review. Image Credit: Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock Impact of pollutants on the nervous system Neurotoxicants are chemicals capable of inducing adverse side effects in the
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New research presented this week at ACR Convergence 2022, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that spine disease, once considered a rarity in chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects as many as 10-35% of patients and is asymptomatic in one-third (Abstract #1942). Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an autoinflammatory bone disease, mainly affecting
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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified one of the reasons why the childhood cancer neuroblastoma becomes resistant to chemotherapy. The findings are significant for how future treatments should be designed. The results have been published in Science Advances. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, especially of the adrenal gland.
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