Lack of vitamin D as a kid may lead to acting out as a teen

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood could lead to rule-breaking behavior as well as anxious and depressed moods later on in life.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression emotions mood teenagers vitamin-d

‘As needed’ use of inhalers works just fine for kids with asthma

Using steroid inhalers on an as-needed basis effectively controls children's asthma with less medication, a new study shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Fewer sick kids when water pump gets chlorine dispenser

Chlorine dispensers at community water sources in Bangladesh reduce childhood diarrhea and provide good-tasting water.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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IV at home can keep sick kids out of the hospital

Giving kids intravenous antibiotics at home is safe and effective, as well as cheaper than sending kids to the hospital to get the same treatment.

U. Melbourne | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics childrens-health infections intravenous-iv-medication

How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Pollution is behind 1/3 of new asthma cases in Europe

"This new analysis is a call for urgent action. These impacts are preventable. We can and should do something about it."

Texas A&M University | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution asthma childrens-health

Experimental RSV vaccine boosts immune system for months

A new, experimental vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) shows early promise in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Antihistamines for kids with a cold: Risks without benefits?

"We do know that these medicines can make kids sleepy and some kids quite hyper."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Can folate offset air pollution’s harm during pregnancy?

Women exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant may have children with lower IQs. But folate may offset some of the toxic effects.

U. Washington | July 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Airplane first-aid kits don’t have what kids need

"...right now, if you are a parent traveling with a child, we recommend you carry on the medications you think your child might need."

Sarah Avery-Duke | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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