Tag Archives: children

Development of children of HIV-positive mothers continues to be impaired, says Zimbabwe study

Children more likely to be stunted or underweight, despite ART rollout and food security measures Maternal HIV status is associated with the risks of having undernourished children, according to research conducted in Zimbabwe and published in AIDS. The prevalence of stunted growth, being underweight and wasting were compared between the children of HIV-positive and HIV-negative… Read More »

Mission Children’s Hospital Partnership with Mountain Child Advocacy Center Enhances Care for Babies and Children Who Are Victims of Neglect and Abuse

By Carolyn Comeau The safety and quality of life of Buncombe County’s babies and children are dependent on the adults around them. But sadly, over 4,000 children in Buncombe County alone experience neglect and physical or sexual abuse annually. – 1 in 5 children will experience abuse or neglect.– 50 percent of abuse victims are… Read More »

Dolutegravir superior to standard-of-care treatment in children and adolescents

Dolutegravir-based treatment was superior to treatment based on efavirenz or a boosted protease inhibitor in children and adolescents, both as first-line or second-line treatment, a large international study has concluded. Dr Anna Turkova of the United Kingdom Medical Research Council presented the 96-week results of the ODYSSEY study at the 2021 virtual Conference on Retroviruses… Read More »

Children cannot afford to wait: We need to all work together to help schools reopen

I hesitated to write this because I am just a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist.  Plus, I didn’t have any time until I dropped my kids off at school. Yes, you read that correctly.  I just dropped my kindergartener and third-grader off at school.  Because they are extremely privileged to go to a private school that… Read More »

Coronavirus: Missing school is worse than virus for children – Whitty

Children are more likely to be harmed by not returning to school next month than if they catch coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical adviser says. Prof Chris Whitty said “the chances of children dying from Covid-19 are incredibly small” – but missing lessons “damages children in the long run”. Millions of pupils in England, Wales… Read More »