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Low rate of cholesterol testing for children, adolescents

Low rate of cholesterol testing for children, adolescents

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3 percent are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on child health. This issue is being released early to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Abnormal lipid values occur in 1 in 5 U.S Continue reading

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. Continue reading

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. Continue reading

Compounds that control hemorrhagic viruses identified

Compounds that control hemorrhagic viruses identified

People fear diseases such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, rabies and HIV for good reason; they have high mortality rates and few, if any, possible treatments. Continue reading

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat-related injury — caused by regular car accidents, falls and burns — is the most common reason for pediatric admissions to U.S. Continue reading

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat injury top reason for pediatric care by military surgeons in Afghanistan, Iraq

Noncombat-related injury — caused by regular car accidents, falls and burns — is the most common reason for pediatric admissions to U.S. military combat hospitals in both Iraq and Afghanistan reveals new study findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons . Continue reading

Faster dental treatment with new photoactive molecule

Faster dental treatment with new photoactive molecule

In modern dentistry, amalgam fillings have become unpopular. Instead, white composite materials are more commonly used, which at first glance can hardly be distinguished from the tooth Continue reading

Simple tests of physical capability in midlife linked with survival

Simple tests of physical capability in midlife linked with survival

Low levels of physical capability (in particular weak grip strength, slow chair rise speed and poor standing balance performance) in midlife can indicate poorer chances of survival over the next 13 years, while greater time spent in light intensity physical activity each day is linked to a reduced risk of developing disability in adults with or at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, suggest two papers published on bmj.com today. Previous systematic reviews of the literature and meta-analyses have shown that lower levels of physical capability are associated with lower survival rates in older community dwelling populations. Various explanations of these associations between physical capability and death have been postulated including the suggestion that low levels of physical capability may reflect undetected disease and ageing processes Continue reading

Simple tests of physical capability in midlife linked with survival

Simple tests of physical capability in midlife linked with survival

Low levels of physical capability (in particular weak grip strength, slow chair rise speed and poor standing balance performance) in midlife can indicate poorer chances of survival over the next 13 years, while greater time spent in light intensity physical activity each day is linked to a reduced risk of developing disability in adults with or at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, suggest two papers published on bmj.com today. Previous systematic reviews of the literature and meta-analyses have shown that lower levels of physical capability are associated with lower survival rates in older community dwelling populations. Various explanations of these associations between physical capability and death have been postulated including the suggestion that low levels of physical capability may reflect undetected disease and ageing processes Continue reading

Neurologists report on promise of statins, estrogen, telemedicine in Parkinson’s

Neurologists report on promise of statins, estrogen, telemedicine in Parkinson’s

A trio of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate new approaches to understanding, treating and potentially staving off Parkinson’s disease (PD). Studies show that factors such as estrogen exposure and statin use have an impact on the onset of Parkinson’s disease. And a new look at telemedicine demonstrates feasibility in providing care for Parkinson’s patients using remote video visits to expand access and center care around the needs of Parkinson’s patients. Continue reading