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Small for gestational age (SGA) is independently associated with the development of delayed thyrotropin (also known as thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH]) elevation (dTSHe) among infants with a birthweight <2,000 g, according to a study.
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Children of mothers who used antidepressant medications during pregnancy have a slightly elevated risk of poorer motor development, a study reports.
Elevations in inflammatory protein levels in neonatal blood are associated with obesity among 2-year-old children born extremely premature, a study reports. This suggests that systemic inflammation contributes to the development of obesity.
Stephen Padilla, 2 days ago
The success of an intensive stunting recovery programme is negatively affected by late admission to the centre and the environmental conditions in which the children live in their households, according to a Brazil study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 3 days ago

Administering sodium thiosulfate 6 hours after cisplatin therapy almost halved the incidence of hearing loss in children with hepatoblastoma, according to results of the phase III SIOPEL 6* trial.

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Maternal early pregnancy overweight, obesity and pre-eclampsia independently contribute to an increase in the risk of neurodevelopmental delay in the offspring, according to data from the PREDO* study.
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Adolescents who sleep longer and have higher sleep efficiency have a favourable cardiometabolic profile, including lower abdominal adiposity, lower systolic blood pressure and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, as shown in a study.
Special Reports
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.
17 Aug 2017
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in industrialized countries has increased exponentially over the past three decades, currently affecting 15 to 30% of children and up to 10% of adults.1 At the recent official launch event of pimecrolimus (Elidel®, Meda Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.) held at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Thomas Luger provided insights on the pathophysiology of AD and the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD. 
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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