The presence of maternal stress or anxiety disorders prior to or following childbirth may be detrimental to children, bearing an increased hazard of fractures in early life, as shown in a recent study.
Women who had experienced physical and emotional abuse during childhood appear to have a significantly higher risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) than those who had not, a recent study reveals. Exposure to childhood adversity may be a risk factor for SLE development.
Oily fish consumption confers a beneficial effect on serum triacylglycerol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in a dose-dependent manner, but not on blood pressure (BP), heart rate variability (HRV) and glucose homeostasis, in children aged 8–9 years, according to a study.
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
Using a humanized antidisialoganglioside mAb (hu14.18K322A) in combination with induction chemotherapy appears to yield favourable outcomes in children with high-risk neuroblastoma, including induction of an early response, improvement of Curie scores (CSs) and a 2-year event-free survival (EFS), according to the results of a phase II trial.
The acute respiratory infection definition set by the World Health Organization (WHO) is suitable for initial screening for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among infants aged <6 months, while the alternative syndromic case definition is considered as the most robust for confirmation of cases in this population, suggests a study.