Majority of young children in Singapore fall short of the daily recommendations set by the national health board, according to a new study. Lack of maternal motivation and the perception that healthy food is insufficient to satisfy hunger are important parental factors that contribute to a child’s healthy eating behaviours.
Many children in Singapore may not be vaccinated according to the national recommended immunization schedule, with maternal age, ethnicity, household income, and number of siblings among the factors influencing non-adherence, according to findings from the GUSTO* study.
Administering daily oral doses of adjunctive perampanel is safe and well tolerated in the treatment of young and older children with focal seizures or generalized tonic‐clonic seizures, in addition to yielding about 40–70 percent reduction in seizure frequency, according to data from the open-label 311 Core Study.
Toddlers with a longer screen viewing time were more sedentary and spent less time engaged in physical activity later in life at age 5.5 years, according to the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) study — supporting the hypothesis that screen viewing may have a negative influence on health by displacing physical activity.
Introduction of complementary feeding (CF) at <4 months appears to be associated with increased adiposity in mid-childhood and early adolescence, regardless of whether the infants were breastfed or formula-fed, a study has shown.
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not appear to have an elevated risk of lymphoma following treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents, according to a study presented at the recent Crohn’s and Colitis Congress 2020.
The amphetamine derivative fenfluramine, previously marketed as an appetite suppressant to manage obesity, delivers a different promise in a new phase III trial by showing its anti-epileptic potential in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome.