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.
Autoantigen specific therapy with alum-GAD, an investigational “vaccine” against type 1 diabetes (T1D), did not delay or prevent development of the disease in children aged 4–18 years compared with placebo injections in a small study presented at the ADA 2017 Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California, US.
The mainstay of atopic dermatitis (AD) treatment has been topical agents such as emollients and corticosteroids. However, newer agents such as topical calcineurin inhibitors may be just as effective as and safer than topical corticosteroids, says an expert.
Confounding by indication of antidepressants may partially explain the association between prenatal use of antidepressants and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, a recent study has found. Furthermore, if a causal relationship exists, the effect size is probably smaller than that reported previously.
Larotrectinib delivers durable response across diverse cancer types, including paediatric and adult cancers, according to an interim analysis of three ongoing trials presented at the ASCO 2017 Annual Meeting.
The incidence of chronic disease among childhood cancer survivors has decreased over the past decades, likely due to advances in treatment, according to a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO 2017) held in Chicago, Illinois, US.
In a Singaporean cohort, greater infant weight gain during the first 15 months of life reduces the risk of sensitization to allergens, a new study shows. However, no effect on combinations of symptoms is observed.
Contrary to popular belief, a research paper claims that video games improve the mental state, cognitive function and social skills of young children. This research involved 3,195 children from six European Union countries.
Hydroxycarbamide can be used as an alternative to regular blood transfusions in preserving transcranial doppler (TCD) flow velocities among children with sickle cell anaemia, as stated in the TWiTCH study.