Treatment with the antitumour necrosis factor alpha appears to be beneficial in paediatric and adolescent patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), leading to lower colectomy rates within a period of 5 years and termination of corticosteroid use after 12 months, as shown in a recent study.
An intervention trial aimed at reducing the prevalence of obesity in early age, PROBIT (PRevention of OBesity In Toddlers), appears to have failed, although it has produced improvements in early feeding patterns.
Lithium exposure at any time during pregnancy among women with bipolar disorder is associated with certain dangers, and such risk is greater for first-trimester or higher-dosage exposure, reveals a study.
Maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy appears to increase the risk for psychotic disorders in offspring, a recent study has shown. This association varies by infection severity and offspring sex.
April 17 marks World Haemophilia Day, and this year’s theme is “Reaching Out – The First Step to Care”. Adjunct Assoc Prof Joyce Lam Ching Mei, head of the Haematology Laboratory and Blood Bank and senior consultant from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Elaine Soliven on the importance of recognizing and managing bleeding disorders in primary care.