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Tristan Manalac, Yesterday
Postnatal exposure to household disinfectants may lead to higher infant body mass index at 3 years of age, according to a recent study, which further reports that this relationship is influenced by the gut microbiota at 3–4 months.
2 days ago
Initial treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus infliximab lessens the need for additional therapy in Kawasaki disease (KD) patients presenting with coronary artery lesions (CALs), a recent study has shown.
3 days ago
It is safe to revaccinate patients with a history of mild or moderate adverse events following immunization (AEFI), but more research is required in those with serious AEFIs who are less likely to be reimmunized, suggests a recent study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
Increased adult-child interaction, particularly conversational turn taking, during the first two years of the child’s life is correlated with more advanced cognitive and speech-language skills at 9–13 years of age, according to a study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
The prostaglandin analogue latanoprost demonstrates an acceptable safety profile in the long-term treatment of paediatric patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension, with no evidence of clinically meaningful changes in ocular development or hyperpigmentation, according to the results of a 3-year safety study of the drug.
16 Sep 2018
In very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, nutrition delivery practices during transition into enteral feeding have complex relationships with total energy and protein intake, a recent study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 14 Sep 2018
A simple instrument that uses thermistor-based breathing sensors can accurately measure respiratory rate (RR) in children, as well as in adults, holding great potential for diagnosing paediatric pneumonia in low-resource settings, according to a study.
Special Reports
01 Sep 2018

Gangliosides and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play critical roles in early childhood brain development. 

21 Mar 2018
During the Kuala Lumpur International Neonatology Conference held in conjunction with the World Prematurity Day 2017, Dato Dr Musa Mohd Nordin spoke on the importance of immunizing children with the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) vaccine. He highlighted the role of Hexaxim® as a fully liquid, ready-to-use, 6-in-1 (including hepatitis B) vaccine for the primary and booster vaccinations of infants and toddlers. Meanwhile, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the benefits of quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) in providing children with broader protection against influenza B viruses.
21 Mar 2018
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.
01 Mar 2018
At the 13th Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology 2017 in conjunction with the 39th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress, Dr Wanatpreeya Phongsamart spoke on the importance of influenza vaccination in children, highlighting the role of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) in providing a broader protection against influenza. Meanwhile, Emeritus Professor Somsak Lolekha shared his insights into the effectiveness of a hexavalent vaccine in paediatric immunization, and discussed its role in the Malaysian paediatric immunization schedule.
30 Jan 2018
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera discussed on preventive strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE).
22 Jan 2018
During the recent 2017 Engelhard-Delfi Conference, organized by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, three renowned speakers shared their insights into paediatric respiratory medicine.
05 Dec 2017
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Bruce Mungall discussed preventive strategies against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). Highlights of his presentation are summarized here.
Conference Reports
Saras Ramiya, 13 Jul 2018
School lunches inculcate healthy eating habits and appreciation for fresh foods among school children in Japan.
Saras Ramiya, 09 Jul 2018

Malaysia’s children are generally well fed but there are certain regions where their nutritional status can be further improved with inter-ministry collaboration and community management, says an expert.

Pank Jit Sin, 06 Jul 2018
A child’s risk lifetime risk of developing obesity and various non-communicable diseases begins long before he or she is born, reveals a prominent paediatrician. 
Pank Jit Sin, 06 Jul 2018
The quality and quantity of food are not the only factors influencing a mother and baby’s health condition. The time of food intake plays an important role, too. 
Rachel Soon, 03 Jul 2018

Parents must be educated on how to model positive eating habits for children to help combat childhood obesity, says an expert.

Rachel Soon, 03 Jul 2018

Managing childhood obesity and undernutrition are among the major challenges faced by Malaysia’s community of dietitians today, says the Malaysian Dietitian’s Association (MDA).

Elaine Soliven, 13 Apr 2018
Treatment with the tocolytic agents isoxsuprine or nifedipine was similarly effective in delaying delivery by 2 weeks among women who were admitted for preterm labour, according to a study presented at the RCOG World Congress 2018.
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