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.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may have intergenerational consequences, a new study suggests. Children born to mothers with chronic pain and with histories of ACEs are more likely to have depressive symptoms.
Dental care has the potential to reduce the recurrence of severe pneumonia in children with neurologic impairment (NI), whereas gastrostomy tube placement is associated with an increased risk of recurrence, possibly due to unresolved confounding by indication, according to a study.
Implantation of intraocular lens (IOL) during early childhood leads to a higher incidence of visual axis opacities compared with aphakia, making it not suitable for children aged ≤6 months, reports a study.
Paediatric patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) often present with psychiatric disorder, and this comorbidity tends to go unnoticed, according to a study. A short screening test may easily detect psychological problems in this population.
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.