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Researchers Describe First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant

Researchers Describe First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called «functional cure» in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, the investigators say, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children.

A report on the case was presented at a press conference on Sunday, March 3, at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center virologist Deborah Persaud, M.D...

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New allergy guidelines advise giving babies peanuts earlier

New allergy guidelines advise giving babies peanuts earlier

An article in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal highlights a new approach to combating food allergies: Introducing allergenic foods like peanut butter and eggs to babies as young as 4 to 6 months old, according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

That is a far cry from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ original recommendation that children not have milk until age 1, eggs at age 2 and peanuts at the age of 3. Food allergies affect about 5 percent of children under age 5 in the United States, and that number has been on the rise in recent years.

There have...

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Reports of ‘HIV cure’ are premature

Reports of ‘HIV cure’ are premature

Global news coverage has been dominated by the potentially groundbreaking news that a child born with HIV appears to have been ‘cured’ of the infection.

The Guardian reports that US doctors have made medical history with a ‘first functional cure’ of an unnamed two-year-old girl born infected with HIV and ‘who now needs no medication’. BBC News quotes researcher Dr Deborah Persaud, who presented the news to a medical conference, as saying, “This is a proof of concept that HIV can be potentially curable in infants”.

The researchers report that the baby was started on antiretrov...

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Protect Allergy-Prone Kids From Household Dust Mites

Protect Allergy-Prone Kids From Household Dust Mites

Did you know that little ol’ dust mites could provoke allergies and even asthma?

Dust mites are microscopic creatures, related to ticks and spiders, that live in house dust. The proteins in dust mite body parts and feces cause allergic reactions in people who have become sensitized to dust mite proteins.

Dust mite allergen also triggers asthma attacks and is one of the most common causes of asthma attacks worldwide.  This is primarily because dust mites are found nearly everywhere, especially indoors...

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Undervaccinated children have better health

Undervaccinated children have better health

The controversy about the efficiency and necessity of vaccines is well known. While conventional medicine advocates the use of vaccines, it also ignores the variety of toxic substances that vaccines contain and compromise the immunological responses. At the same time that medical authorities push for compulsory vaccinations, new data proves that these artificial immunization strategies simply do not work as they are supposed to. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that undervaccinated children have better health, as it is indicated by the frequenc...

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Treating Trauma in Children: No Long-Term Benefit

Treating Trauma in Children: No Long-Term Benefit

Treating children after they’ve been exposed to a traumatic event such as a school shooting or natural disaster is challenging, as many treatments don’t seem effective in the long-term, new research suggests.

A review of 22 studies looking at traumatic stress disorders in children and teens shows that no type of psychological treatment provided significant long-term benefits.

Although some psychological treatments with elements of a type of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy did help these patients in the short-term, no drug treatments proved effective.

«Our findings serve ...

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ADHD often lasts well into adulthood, increases mental illness risk

ADHD often lasts well into adulthood, increases mental illness risk

Sometimes it’s easy for people to simply dismiss attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as just an irritating childhood learning disorder, which eventually disappears when people reach adulthood.

However, ADHD can actually have a more lasting impact than previously thought.  In the first ever population-based to study to follow children with ADHD into adulthood, researchers discovered that nearly a third of children diagnosed with the disorder continued to have ADHD well into their adult years.

Along with this revelatory finding came a whole host of other surprising discoveries reg...

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BPA exposure linked to kids’ asthma risk

BPA exposure linked to kids’ asthma risk

Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may be at an increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.
During the study, kids who had greater exposure to BPA at ages 3, 5 and 7 were more likely to be diagnosed with asthma before age 12 than children who had less exposure.
BPA is found in some plastics, canned food containers and other food packaging, and most people have detectable levels of the chemical in their urine. Previous studies have linked BPA to a number of health conditions, including childhood obesity and behavior problems.
The new study is the first to report a link b...

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Could video games help kids with dyslexia?

Could video games help kids with dyslexia?

Not too many parents would ever encourage their children to spend hours playing video games, but new research suggests some games might actually be beneficial to kids with dyslexia — at least in the short term.

The new study comes from researchers in Italy who found that action video games might make children with dyslexia read better. In fact, they say that 12 hours of video game play did more for the children’s reading skills than what they could be expected from a year of traditional reading treatments or even spontaneous reading.

The researchers believe the reason certain video games mig...

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New guidelines for treating ear infections

New guidelines for treating ear infections

New US guidelines now advise against antibiotics for children older than six months.

Ear infections can be a worry for parents. This week the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) issued new guidelines on treatment.

They advised against antibiotics for children older than six months.

Ear infection symptoms have been a major reason for doctors prescribing antibiotics to children.

The APP stresses that while every parent wants their children to feel better as quickly as possible, antibiotics may not be the answer.

«The goal is to improve the diagnosis and make sure that we preserve the healing po...

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