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Both term and preterm infants with antenatal exposure to betamethasone are likely to have any mental and behavioral disorders, as well as psychological development and behavioral and emotional disorders, in early childhood, a study suggests.
Pearl Toh, 14 hours ago
Peanut oral immunotherapy appears to be safe and effective in a small cohort of Singaporean children with peanut allergy, suggests a pilot study.
Stephen Padilla, 21 hours ago
A higher frequency of enterovirus, but not adenovirus, infection during early childhood may increase the risk of later coeliac disease, suggests a recent study, adding new data on the role of viral infections in the aetiology of coeliac disease.
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Patients with childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to die than the general population, a study suggests.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 4 days ago

Experts from Hong Kong are recommending cardiac evaluation of surviving relatives and next-generation sequencing (NGS) molecular autopsy as components of forensic investigations for young victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Tristan Manalac, 4 days ago
Excessive screen time in young children may stunt their development, resulting in poorer performance in developmental screening tests, according to a new study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Feb 2019

Long hours spent on social media may increase the risk of depression in teenagers, with a particularly strong effect in girls, according to results of the UK Millennium Cohort Study.

Special Reports
22 Jan 2019
In conjunction with the launch of QV Intensive with Ceramides (Ego Pharm), the important role of ceramides in themanagement of atopic dermatitis (AD) was highlighted by two distinguished speakers, Dr Agnes Heng of KPJ and Pantai Hospital Ipoh, as well as Dr Fabrizio Spada of Ego Pharmaceuticals, Australia.
17 Dec 2018
At the 40th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress held on 6 September 2018 at the Ipoh Convention Centre, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the applications of a hexavalent vaccine in optimizing paediatric vaccination schedules. Meanwhile, Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin shared his insights into the paediatric influenza ‘landscape’ in the region and highlighted the importance of regularly vaccinating paediatric patients.
27 Sep 2018
SKYCELLFLU – Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - AJ Biologics
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.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Sep 2018

Preterm infants who tested positive for ureaplasma respiratory tract infection had poorer survival over the first year of life, according to a study presented at ERS 2018. However, a 3-day course of prophylactic azithromycin could potentially reduce this morbidity and mortality burden.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 27 Sep 2018

The interleukin-5 receptor alpha (IL-5Rα) antagonist benralizumab has demonstrated durable efficacy and safety among patients with severe, uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma in a study reported at the recent European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018.

Elaine Soliven, 26 Sep 2018
Azithromycin was noninferior to amoxicillin-clavulanate in resolving respiratory exacerbations among children with bronchiectasis, according to the BEST-2* study presented at ERS 2018.
26 Sep 2018
Highlights from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018
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. 
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