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Immensely Beneficial Miniature Implant For Hearing Impaired Infants

Immensely Beneficial Miniature Implant For Hearing Impaired Infants

The latest slim line implant could be a more viable choice for those infants having suffered hearing loss. A mere 3.9mm implant that is forty per cent slimmer as compared to the existent auditory implants greatly assists deaf individuals in carrying out their day-to-day communications. Though intended for individuals belonging to all age brackets, the novel hearing aid is particularly beneficial for babies and kids, allowing them to distinguish between tones of voices and sounds – a crucial element of their development. The placement of the innovative Cochlear Nucleus 5 System is under the skin just at the back the ear. Once affixed it collects sound transformed into digital signs via a processor that is placed at the back of the ear. The implant then alters these signs into electrical impulses  [...]

Shocking Rise In Infant Prescriptions Of Anti-Depressants And ADHD –Combatant Drugs

Shocking Rise In Infant Prescriptions Of Anti-Depressants And ADHD –Combatant Drugs

The latest statistics reveal the disturbing trend of the soar in just two years of the number of prescriptions being recommended to kids with hyperactive behaviours, depressive tendencies and other mental ill health issues. A stomach-churning 4,20,000 prescriptions were issued to kids below sixteen years of age with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) during 2007 that has shot up thirty-three percent from 2005. The figures rose to fifty-one percent in younger kids in the age bracket 16-18 years, touching forty thousand during 2007. In this span of time, NHS parameters approved at least 3 drugs for treating ADHD when other treatment options made no difference, in spite of apprehensions regarding side effects and few sceptics protesting that it medicalises disruptive deeds. With greater  [...]

Delayed Fatherhood Associated With Greater Risk Of Genetic Anomaly In Offspring

Delayed Fatherhood Associated With Greater Risk Of Genetic Anomaly In Offspring

Researchers have found the reason behind why elderly men are more prone to having kids with health issues as compared to younger fathers. Scientists from the Oxford University and the Copenhagen Hospital found that elderly men were more prone to developing non-malignant testicular tumours known as spermocytic seminomas. Though these altered cells are not of any harm to the men, the scientists consider that they could alter germ cells that produce sperms that could lead to genetic mutations in their offspring’s DNA leading to atypical growth disorders. The study backed by the Wellcome Trust and the Danish Cancer Society could explicate the reason behind the prevalence of particular ailments among kids of older-aged fathers. Helming the study, Professor Andrew Wilkie of the University of Oxford  [...]

Death of 10-Year-Old ‘Mermaid Syndrome’ Girl With Fused Lower Body

Death of 10-Year-Old ‘Mermaid Syndrome’ Girl With Fused Lower Body

A U.S-based girl having a congenitally atypical condition known as ‘mermaid syndrome’, cheated death for nearly a decade. Due to being born with this syndrome also called sirenomelia, Shiloh Pepin had conjoint legs, one partly functional kidney, and absence of a lower colon or genitalia. According to her doctors, Shiloh was anticipated to have a maximum life expectancy of only ten hours that could have stretched to possibly few days following her birth. However, she surpassed all hopes. Few of those children that do manage to survive sirenomelia undergo operative procedures for separating their legs. But, Shiloh was not able to undergo the surgery as the blood vessels in her circulatory system that criss-crossed from one side to the other side made it a tricky venture and would most probably  [...]

Demise Of 10-Year-Old Meningitis-Sufferer After Being Misdiagnosed With Migraine

Demise Of 10-Year-Old Meningitis-Sufferer After Being Misdiagnosed With Migraine

A mourning mother has disclosed how the doctors erroneously diagnosed her 10-year-old meningitis-ailing son. The doctors incorrectly diagnosed the boy to be having migraine instead and told the mother to administer calpol to him. The boy, William Cressey was seen by 5 doctors in a span of 3 days prior to ultimately facing disastrous damage to his brain. 48-year-old Cheryl, the mother of the boy, constantly pleaded with the doctors that she was doubtful that her son had meningitis, but her pleas were simply unheard. Merely hours prior to his death, the school-going William literally begged one of the doctors there to help him out of this situation or he would soon die. Following a hearing on the evidence presented, the NHS professionals have faced severe criticism from the coroner for the string  [...]

Improvement In Children’s Eyesight Due To Sleeping Lenses

Improvement In Children’s Eyesight Due To Sleeping Lenses

Those kids wearing contact lenses during the night time could slacken or even impede deteriorating eyesight. A huge populace of kids having ocular problems are short-sighted in nature – difficulty in viewing distantly located objects occurring due to malformed eyeball. The novel contact lens seems to function in analogous manner like a dental brace by applying mild pressing action on the eye for restoring the shape to normal. Scientists have uncovered that subsequent to just a year of dedicated usage, the children showed immense improvement in their eyesight and had far lesser eyesight weakening than those that wore the regular type of contact lenses. In normal eyesight, the rays of light enter the eye via the cornea, and strike the retina located at the backside of the eye where the transformation  [...]

Tylenol Could Wane Child’s Immune Response to Vaccines

Tylenol Could Wane Child’s Immune Response to Vaccines

A gripping novel study has implied that the active constituent of Tylenol – Acetaminophen might abate the immune response of children to vaccinations. Children are commonly observed to contract slight fever subsequent to getting inoculated. Acetaminophen has been consistently used by some of the child specialists in averting vaccination-linked fever. A global study team helmed by Roman Prymula, MD, from the University of Defense, Czech Republic discovered that this might not be as viable an idea. In the course of the study conducted to delve into whether acetaminophen actually impeded vaccine-associated fever, Prymula and his associates uncovered that the widely purchased over-the-counter pain reliever medications diminish vaccine-educed immune responses. It is still ambiguous as to whether  [...]

Tamiflu For Infants – Puzzling Dose Could Cause Harm

Tamiflu For Infants – Puzzling Dose Could Cause Harm

The FDA has cautioned that bewildering Tamiflu Oral Suspension prescriptive medicines could cause detrimental excess or under dosage of the flu medicine. It is a baffling aspect even for the trained eye or the medical professionals. For instance, if a six-year-old child comes having caught the swine flu has been prescribed to take Tamiflu Oral Suspension of 3/4ths of a teaspoon two times a day then in such cases, deciphering the actual dosage could be very confusing. The measurement of the liquid medicine is generally done with the aid of a syringe that has markings of thirty, forty-five and sixty milligrams. Even for those medically trained individuals there would be quite some meticulous maths calculations to be done to finally decipher the supposed dose to be given, which in the present  [...]

Imagination For Easing Aching Tummies

Imagination For Easing Aching Tummies

A latest study has shown that infants that repeatedly suffered from tummy aches could experience relief when they learned to employ their imagination for feeling better. The study that was printed in the November issue of ‘Paediatrics’ revealed that more number of infants ailing from recurrent stomach aches experienced significant amount of improvement when their treatment additionally comprised of guided imagery alongside standard medical care. During the course of a news broadcast scientist Miranda van Tilburg, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill explicated that the thrilling aspect about this study is that kids could undoubtedly lower their stomach pain to a major extent by themselves, with assistance from audio recordings. The study was conducted on 34 infants in  [...]

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

Cots Deemed Safest For Babies: Advisory Against Bed –Sharing

According to a latest research, the safest place for a child to lull off to sleep is in a cot. The study shed light on the shocking revelation that more than half of all cot deaths occurred while the child was asleep alongside a parent in a bed, atop a couch or sofa. Scientists stated that fortuitous suffocation might be responsible for it, particularly when the parent has been consuming intoxicants or doing drugs. During the study conducted by scientists at Bristol and Warwick universities probed all unpredicted infant fatalities that transpired among up to 2-year-olds in the south-west England from the time periods from Jan 2003 – Dec 2006. They drew comparisons on the reasons behind the deaths in the two control sets – one being that of the ‘high risk’ bracket comprising of young  [...]