In November of 2007, when Arhum Noor was born, her mother could hold her for only three minutes before the newborn was whisked away for a heart surgery. Born with a defective heart, although the baby girl was saved with a timely heart transplant, at five years old she now battles cancer as a result of that transplant.
In 2010 when baby Hannah was born, she could not breathe, drink, eat or swallow on her own. It was because the baby girl was born without a wind pipe. Now, more than 2 years later, the little girl is the youngest patient in the world to have a new windpipe grown from her own stem cell.
It is estimated that more than 15 million people are affected by food allergies. Over the years, the recommendations on what parents should do to prevent their children from developing severe allergies has gone back and forth.
In a large new study researchers have determined the seven major factors that can help doctors know whether a child with an abdomen injury needs a CT scan or not. A computed tomography (CT) scan though essential after a traumatic injury, may pose radiation hazards to children risking future cancer. The new research therefore can help in deciding if the scans can be bypassed.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious bacterial infection that starts in the lungs. With time, the disease can spread to other organs, and in many cases, it is lethal. Unfortunately, while children and adults can be immunized against TB, the vaccine, BCG, has provided very little in the way of protection against the disease.
With the rising cases of Type 2 Diabetes in children, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued first time ever its guideline for managing diabetes in children and teens between the age of 10 and 18.
Study: Women Diagnosed with Preeclampsia during Pregnancy Have Higher Risk of Postpartum Hypertension
After any birth, most mothers will experience a slight increase in blood pressure. In most cases, it returns to normal on its own. However, in some cases, it doesn’t, and if this happens, it could turn into a life-threatening situation. According to a recent study from The Obstetrician and Gynecologist, the risk of this happening is highest for mothers that were diagnosed with preeclampsia during their pregnancy.
Premature infants are at risk for a number of health complications – everything from delayed development and growth to SIDS and breathing problems. But there is one health condition that seems to be more common in premature infants who are fed formula: necrotizing enterocolitis.
A gas naturally found in air might help save the lives of infants who suffer brain damage at birth. Britain’s Medical Research Council (MRC) is funding the world’s first trial to see whether Xenon, a naturally occurring gas can help newborns by ensuring their oxygen deprived brain suffers minimum damage.
A new clinical trial on children with iron deficiency and Omega-3 fat deficiency, shows that supplements may have different and complex effects depending on which nutrient is given to them. The trial was on a small group of undernourished school children.
Adding to the harmful effects of the plastic additive BPA a Washington State University researcher has found that the chemical can disrupt a women’s reproductive system causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. As researchers work to determine what causes more than 230,000 new cases every year, they get new clues everyday.
A 10 year old Ricky Martinez from Orange County, was diagnosed with a rare condition that could only be cured with a bone marrow transplant. But doctors saved Ricky through an equally rare procedure using his own umbilical cord blood that his mom had donated when he was born.