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Socioeconomic inequality in malnutrition unusually increases during infancy and remains until 24 months for stunting and underweight, according to a study.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) ─ with the longer the duration of breastfeeding, the lower the risk ─ besides its well-known health benefits for babies, revealed a large study on 300,000 Chinese women.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
Maternal and neonatal vitamin D deficiency is a potential risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants, a study has shown.
3 days ago
The risk of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization (RSVH) and respiratory-related illness hospitalization (RIH) does not significantly differ between the first and second year of life in paediatric patients with haemodynamically significant congenital heart disease (HSCHD), a new study shows.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 4 days ago
Maternal health during pregnancy, as well as exposure to pesticides in the perinatal period, may contribute to a heightened risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children, whereas delivery by caesarean appears to be protective, according to a team of investigators from the US.
Elaine Soliven, 4 days ago
Severe obesity in children and adolescents may increase the risk of developing youth-onset diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held in San Diego, California, US.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
Control treatment with montelukast may effectively reduce acute exacerbations in preschool children with mild persistent asthma, according to a study from Japan.
Special Reports
13 Jun 2017
In an exclusive interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil, a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak Junina shared her perspectives on the roles of balanced nutrition and parental influence in child development.
13 Jun 2017
The common cold is one of the most widespread illness and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. While many may see it as merely a harmless inconvenience, the significant repercussions it brings, especially among children cannot be denied. MIMS JPOG recently spoke to Associate Professor Datin Dr Asmiati Abd Hamid to gain her perspectives on the role of zinc and vitamin C in treating paediatric common cold to reduce morbidity and economic losses attributed to the condition.
Asykin Ismail, Dr. Hui Ling Chia, 26 Apr 2017
Plastic surgeon at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Chia Hui Ling, talks about how physical deformities can be devastating for a child’s development, and that it is crucial for paediatric surgeons to understand unique issues and challenges involved when caring for such conditions in children of all ages.
01 Mar 2017
At the recent Asia Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) workshop in Kuala Lumpur, MIMS Doctor had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with eminent paediatric infectious disease specialist, Associate Professor Tawee Chotpitayasunondh. This article captures the highlights from our conversation with him.
09 Dec 2016
At the ‘Allergy During Childhood: How to Overcome Long-Term Health Consequences’ Conference of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI) held in Kuala Lumpur, paediatric consultant in allergy and immunology, Dr Zakiudin Munasir, spoke to MIMS Doctor about cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA), with a focus on the role of soy-based formula.
29 Nov 2016
Thalassaemia becomes a global health problem. Most women with thalassaemia trait can be picked up by universal prenatal screening for thalassaemia using mean corpuscular volume/haemoglobin, followed by haemoglobin pattern with or without DNA analysis.
11 Nov 2016
Probiotics is defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. The therapeutic efficacy of probiotics has been studied extensively in the treatment of gastrointestinal microbial disorders, including diarrhoea. This article summarizes clinical papers on the topic of probiotics in the treatment of diarrhoea in children.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 07 Jun 2016
Infants who were breastfed had a lower risk of developing non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity later in life, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Pearl Toh, 03 Jun 2016
Pure oats can be safely included in the gluten-free diet (GFD) of children with coeliac disease, concluded researchers at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 02 Jun 2016

Mode of delivery does not modify coeliac disease (CD) risk among infants born into at-risk families, report Italian researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Pearl Toh, 02 Jun 2016
A new dietary product derived from cow's milk fermentation with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 protected against common infectious diseases (CIDs) affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts among young children attending daycare, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Radha Chitale, 02 Jun 2016
Young patients over 11 years old with biliary atresia don’t conform to existing models that select and prioritize adults for liver transplants, according to a small UK-based study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), held recently in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 01 Jun 2016

Human milk (HM) macronutrient, hormone and lipid content is similar in mothers with or without coeliac disease (CD), reported a study at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jun 2016

Rotavirus acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common occurrence in children less than 2 years of age, though breastfed infants appear to have a lower risk of rotavirus-related diarrhoea, according to a study presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 held in Athens, Greece.

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