Dengue Prevention Advocacy Malaysia (DPAM), a newly launched independent advocacy group comprising non-governmental medical and community organizations, aims to synergize efforts in supporting the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) for enhanced dengue prevention, management, and control.
Nightly administration of atropine 0.01% eye drops does little to slow myopia progression or axial elongation in a cohort of school-aged children in the US who have low-to-moderate myopia, as shown in a study.
Food allergy in infancy, regardless of whether it resolves, may affect lung development and contribute to poorer respiratory outcomes such as asthma and reduced lung function in childhood, as shown in a study.
In pregnant women with obesity, supplementation with multi-strain probiotics does not appear to have favourable effects on the metabolic or inflammatory biomarkers in mothers and on the body composition of their offspring, according to a study.
A quality improvement (QI) project consisting of a standardized management workflow with stringent discharge criteria for paediatric abdominal pain admissions at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore has resulted in reduced length of stay (LOS), number of unnecessary investigations, and variability in investigations ordered, without causing misdiagnosis, reports a study.
Couples infected with SARS-CoV-2 while receiving assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment had lower quality embryo and blastocyst rates compared with uninfected couples in a multicentre cohort study.
Children whose mothers experienced violence during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing overweight from birth to middle childhood, suggests a recent study, underscoring intergenerational transmission of social adversity in children's health.