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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Birth: How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby in a Hospital?

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Photo: Baby in a suit holding a dollar [17/01/2014] Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UC San Francisco study. Birth: How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby in a Hospital? - Read more

Status: ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage

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Photo: Children [16/01/2014] Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK.Status: ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage - Read more

USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

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Photo: Baby and baby bottle [15/01/2014] Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more

Children: Air Pollution and Genetics Combine to Increase Risk for Autism

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Photo: Text Autism [02/12/2013] Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to newly published research led by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).Children: Air Pollution and Genetics Combine to Increase Risk for Autism - Read more

Children: Researchers Identify Main Genes Responsible for Asthma Attacks

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Photo: Child with asthma [18/11/2013] An international team has identified the genes that put some children at particularly high risk of serious asthma attacks, including one not previously suspected of being implicated in the disease. In the long term, these new findings are expected to help improve treatment options for the disease, which represents a high cost for families and society alike.Children: Researchers Identify Main Genes Responsible for Asthma Attacks - Read more

Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children

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Photo: Infant with glasses [25/10/2013] Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition.Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children - Read more

Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations

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Photo: Child with doctor [21/10/2013] Widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis was associated with lower rates of infant hospitalizations for the respiratory infection than would have been expected had teens not been inoculated according to new research.Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations - Read more

Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress

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Photo: Pregnant Woman [07/10/2013] Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioural development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress - Read more

New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries

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Photo: Newborn [10/04/2013] A new study shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies.New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries - Read more