Clinicians and public health practitioners should advise expectant parents on ways to prevent childhood lead exposure.
A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children.
Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday.
A rare, polio-like condition in children is on the rise again in the United States, with 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far this year.
The Agency has received reports of serious neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord in babies born to women who received dolutegravir for HIV treatment.
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Investigators retrospectively reviewed the patients' medical records and MRI images and assessed the associations between the MRI findings and neurologic outcomes, specifically neurodevelopmental achievement, epilepsy, and sensorineural hearing loss.
Among pregnant women with Zika virus infection, birth defects were reported more often in fetuses and infants whose mothers had been infected with the virus early in their pregnancies.
The FDA has approved an expanded age range for MultiHance contrast agent.
Nonoptimal infant neuromotor development was linked to genetic risk for schizophrenia, but not bipolar disorder.
Neurostimulation through percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation was shown to durably reduce pain in children.
Zika-related birth defects might occur following Zika infection during any trimester of pregnancy.
There was an apparent resurgence of Zika virus and GBS early in 2016, but no subsequent increase in microcephaly.
Similar brain abnormalities are seen in confirmed and presumed cases of congenital Zika infection.
The update follows the previous clinical guidance released in February.
Researchers are hopeful that the discovery will help prevent microcephaly in the future.
Screening criteria may need to be revised in order to detect congenital syndrome in all affected infants.
To date, 4 infants have been born with Zika-related microcephaly in the US.
Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Exome sequencing led to better treatments in 4 out of 10 cases studied.
After a rigorous review of evidence, the CDC has confirmed that Zika virus causes microcephaly and other fetal brain abnormalities.
Four cases ended in miscarriage or abortion, and 1 infant was born with severe microcephaly.
Interim guidelines have been developed for the evaluation of infants who may have been exposed to the Zika virus.
An outbreak of enterovirus 71 resulted in significant neurological disease among children in Australia.
Pregnant women infected with virus may be at increased risk of having infants with microcephaly.
The most disadvantaged children were more likely to have neurological impairments.
Improvements are needed in clinical practice, training, and communication.
Food smells generate impulsive reaction in obese children.
Children and adolescents who experienced seizures were more likely to hail from financially disadvantaged families.
Two cases of reported acute CNS complications in young teens after dive to about 25m.
Those from the poorest households had the greatest deficits.
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