Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds
Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women dependent on drugs such as narcotic painkillers or heroin during pregnancy has more than doubled in the past decade and a half, a new study finds, though it still remains below a half-percent of all pregnancies. The study covers a class of drugs known as opioids, which include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) and Vicodin; morphine and meth...
Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study
Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers. The study also found that among those who were diagnosed with diabetes, only about one-quarter met three important goals for people with diabetes: managing bloo...
NYC Doctor Now Ebola-Free, May Be Discharged Tuesday From Hospital
NYC Doctor Now Ebola-Free, May Be Discharged Tuesday From Hospital MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the only patient currently hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, is now free of the virus and will be discharged Tuesday morning from the New York City hospital where he has been treated, the New York Times reported. Spencer, 33, contracted the often-fatal illness while caring for Ebola patients in Guinea, one of three West African countries hit hard by the recent outbre...
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new pneumococcal vaccine is almost 30 percent more effective than its previous version in preventing hospitalizations of young children for pneumonia, a new study shows. The vaccine -- called PCV13 -- protects against 13 strains of pneumococcal bacteria, which is the leading cause of pneumonia in children younger than 5, said study author Dr. Marie Griffin, a professor of medicine and health policy a...
NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports
NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine. Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, has been strumming his favorite tunes in his hospital room this week, according to the New York ...
New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts
New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona. The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, mean that people who had such contacts would be tested and kept in quarantine for 21 days, the longest k...
New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia
New Treatment Approved for Rare Form of Hemophilia FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obizur (antihemophilic factor recombinant) has been approved to treat a rare, non-inherited form of hemophilia in adults. Unlike the more common form of hemophilia that's inherited and affects males, acquired hemophilia affects both males and females. The rarer form of the blood disorder occurs when the body's immune system attacks a protein that's necessary for normal blood clotting. About half the cases of acq...
Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola
Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday. And on her way home to Texas, she got a special treat -- a visit to the White House and a hug from President Barack Obama, ABC News reported. Speaking at a news briefing Friday morning outside the National Institutes of Healt...
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide variations in C-section rates at hospitals across the United States, but the reasons for such differences are unclear. "We found ...
Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study
Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. That's a higher death rate than seen in previous, smaller studies, the researchers noted. The greatest risk of dying was among patients who were single, uninsured, minority, male, older, less educated, poor or who had advanced cancer. "We bel...
New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola
New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola SATURDAY, Oct. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kennedy International Airport in New York City started screening travelers from West Africa for Ebola on Saturday, the first of five major U.S. airports that will examine passengers for fever and other telltale signs of the disease. Under guidelines drawn up by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the three nations bearing the brunt o...
New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees
New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People take the sense of touch for granted -- until it isn't there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago. For months after an accident at work cost him his right hand from the wrist down, the Madison, Ohio, resident was plagued by phantom pain. It was "like having a clenched fist put into a vice and crushed, 24/7, even though I had no fist," said Spetic. But about 18 months after his inj...
No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State
No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states. "Although limited research suggests testosterone therapy in menopausal women may be linked to improved sexual function, there are too many unanswered questions to justify prescribing testosterone therapy to otherwise healthy women," g...
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC SATURDAY, Oct. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No new cases of Ebola have developed among more than four dozen people possibly exposed to the deadly virus in Dallas, public health officials said Saturday. Health workers continue to observe "nine individuals who we're pretty sure are definite contacts" with Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who is in intensive care for Ebola infection, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that may trigger potentially life-threatening asthma attacks brought on by colds. The researchers say this finding could offer a target for new drugs to be developed to treat these attacks. Most asthma attacks (80 percent to 90 percent) are caused by viruses that infected the airways, according to the British researchers. Most of these are rhinoviruses, which are the main caus...
Nutrition and Renal Failure
Nutrition and Renal Failure The kidneys are responsible for many functions in the body. They help control the body's fluid and electrolyte (mineral) balance and also help the body remove waste products (products that the body cannot use). When the kidneys are not functioning properly, these waste products can build up in the body and make your child feel sick. This can cause your child to have a poor appetite, which can contribute to poor growth and development. The goal of the diet for children with re...
Newborn Immunizations Childhood diseases in the United States are near an all-time low. Government experts say this is because of vaccinations. But some viruses and bacteria are still around and can cause serious illness. This is why all children, especially infants and young children, get the recommended shots on schedule. Many diseases that are controlled by vaccinations in the US are not controlled in other countries. Travelers sometimes bring those diseases to the U.S. This causes children here to b...
Normal Newborn Behaviors and Activities
Normal Newborn Behaviors and Activities It is exciting for new parents to watch their newborn's behaviors and activities. However, in some cases, the absence or presence of a behavior or activity may indicate a problem. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding a normal newborn's behaviors and activities, for which we have provided a brief overview. Newborn - Reflexes Newborn - Sleep Patterns Newborn - Senses Newborn - Crying
Neurological Conditions and Pregnancy
Neurological Conditions and Pregnancy Many neurological conditions affect a pregnancy and require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. About the Nervous System Migraine Headache Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis
Nose and Throat Disorders
Nose and Throat Disorders Many nose and throat disorders require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose and Throat Common Childhood Nose and Throat Illnesses
Noninfectious Skin Conditions
Noninfectious Skin Conditions Many different noninfectious skin conditions require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Dermatitis Acne Drug Rashes Poison Ivy/Poison Oak Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Nasal Surgery What is nasal surgery? Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose. A common type of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, nasal surgery may be performed to accomplish the following: Improve breathing Correct congenital or acquired deformities Change size or shape of nose (cosmetic) Repair nasal injuries What are the different types of nasal surgery? The following are some of the different types of nasal surgery: Septoplasty. Septoplasty is the surgical...
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The noninvasive Cologuard test can be performed at home and has shown more than 90 percent accuracy in clinical trials, the agency said in a news release. Colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States behind lung can...
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study
New Technique Protects Tissue Transplant From Rejection: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique for delivering anti-rejection drugs directly to the site of a tissue graft transplant is effective, lasts for months and is safer than drugs that suppress the entire immune system, a new study indicates. After a patient receives a tissue graft transplant -- typically on the hand, arm, leg or face -- they start taking drugs to prevent their immune system from rejecting and attacking...
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests. Typically, cancers are categorized according to the tissue in which they originated, such as breast, bladder or kidney cancer. But tissues are composed of different types of cells. In this study, researchers who analyzed more ...
No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds
No Link Between Sleep Apnea, Cancer, Study Finds TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers have found no apparent connection between sleep apnea and cancer in a new study of more than 10,000 people with this common sleep disorder. People with sleep apnea experience repeated periods of disrupted breathing during sleep. Studies suggesting a link between the condition and cancer risk theorized that low oxygen levels might trigger cell mutations connected with cancer. "We were not able ...
Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them
Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Self-absorbed narcissists can ruin your day, but a new study suggests an easy way to detect one: Just ask. That's because truly narcissistic people don't see the character trait as a flaw and are more than willing to admit to it, say researchers from Ohio State University. "People who are narcissists are almost proud of the fact," study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology. "You can ask them...
No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why. Using CT scans of mummified remains from ancient Egypt, Peru, the Aleutian Islands and the American Southwest, researchers have found evidence of widespread atherosclerosis -- the hardening of heart arteries from fatty s...
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than 20 percent decline in heart attacks, the Yale Universi...
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Niacin, a commonly used cholesterol treatment, doesn't reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with hardened arteries. What's more, the drug appears to have dangerous side effects, including a potential increased risk of death, according to new research. A large-scale clinical trial found that although niacin slightly improved levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, it didn't seem to ...
New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials
New Eczema Drug Shows Promise in Early Trials THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials. Dupilumab, which is injected, interferes with the activity of two key proteins that play a critical role in the inflammatory processes that fuel eczema. A common skin disease, the intense itching and red lesions that are the hallmarks of eczema can become severe enough to lead to skin...
New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new psoriasis drug delivered dramatic results in two clinical trials, perhaps heralding an effective new treatment for patients with the chronic skin disease. The drug, secukinumab, was stacked up against an inactive placebo and one of the best psoriasis medications on the market. "Over a quarter of patients have not a dot of psoriasis left," said study co-author Dr. Mark Lebwohl, chairman of dermatology at the Icah...
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- None of the dozens of staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta potentially exposed to anthrax last month has gotten sick, agency officials reported Monday. The CDC said staffers at three of its laboratories had been provided antibiotics "out of an abundance of caution" following a breakdown in safety procedures, the Associated Press reported. Agency officials said anthrax spore...
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns. Already, a growing number of older Americans are developing chronic diseases but can't cover the costs of long-term care in a nursing facility, the U.S. National Institute on Aging-funded report ...
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teething infants can come to serious harm or even death from certain "gum-numbing" medications, according to a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency said Wednesday that local anesthetics known as viscous lidocaine, or benzocaine-containing teething products, should never be used for teething children, except under the advice and supervision of a health care professional. Visco...
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of education are associated with a greater risk for nearsightedness, according to new research. People who are nearsighted have trouble seeing things in the distance. The researchers said this is the first population-based study to suggest that environmental factors may be more important than genetics in the development of nearsightedness, formally known as myopia. For the study, the researchers looked at mo...
New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection
New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a blood test that can detect heart transplant rejection weeks or months earlier than previously possible. The test looks for increasing amounts of the heart donor's DNA in the blood of the transplant recipient. Unlike a biopsy, this noninvasive test does not require removal of any heart tissue, Stanford University researchers said. "This test appears to be safer, cheap...
Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates of induced labor declined across the board since 2006 for expectant mothers at 35 to 38 weeks of gestation, with the greatest decline at 38 weeks, researchers with the CDC's Nati...
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not increase the risk of suicide attempts or suicide, and may actually provide a protective effect, a new study suggests. Prior research had hinted that ADHD drugs might raise the risk of suicidal behavior, according to the authors of the new report. However, they believe that the findings of those studies were questionable due to their studies...
New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer
New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says. This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon cancer than whites, the researchers said. Researchers analyzed information from 503 patients in the North Carolina Colon Cancer Study. They found that 7 percent of blacks and 14 percent of whit...
Neanderthal Poop Yields Clues to Early Man's Diet
Neanderthal Poop Yields Clues to Early Man's Diet WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Samples of 50,000-year-old feces from Neanderthals in Spain offer new insight into the diet of man's extinct human cousins, a new study says. While meat was their main source of food, the Neanderthals ate more vegetables than previously thought, an analysis of so-called biomarkers from the fecal samples suggests. The five specimens found in El Salt may be the oldest known human fecal matter, the researchers sa...
Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who naturally have babies after age 33 tend to live longer than those who had their last child before age 30, a new study finds. This may be because gene variations that enable women to have babies at a later age may also be tied to living longer lives, the Boston University School of Medicine researchers said. "If a woman has those variants, she is able to reproduce and bear children for a ...
New Approaches to Acne Treatment
New Approaches to Acne Treatment MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No cure exists for acne yet, but new treatments make this common scourge of adolescence easier to manage, dermatologists say. "Things are so much better today because there are so many more options for treating acne," said Dr. Sarah Taylor, a dermatologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. "The prescription world has really changed in the past 10 years or so. We're much better equipped to deal with all d...
New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections
New Hemophilia Remedy Offers Potential for Fewer Injections MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor Fc Fusion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people with Hemophilia A. It's designed to require less frequent injections than standard therapies used to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in people with the disorder, the FDA said in a news release. Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder that affects mostly males. Caused by a defec...
New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers
New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for constipation caused by prescription narcotic painkillers, new research states. Constipation is a common side effect experienced by patients taking these powerful medications for chronic pain. When laxatives failed to provide relief, two phase 3 trials found the once-daily drug naloxegol could help. "The studies showed rapid and sustained imp...
No Drop in Smokeless Tobacco Use Among U.S. Workers: CDC
No Drop in Smokeless Tobacco Use Among U.S. Workers: CDC THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline among Americans who work, but use of smokeless tobacco -- a known cause of cancer -- has held steady since 2005, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Certain types of jobs -- construction and mining, especially -- are hotbeds of smokeless tobacco use, according to a study conducted by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Looking at toba...
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) (Electroneurography, EneG, Nerve Conduction Studies) Procedure overview What is nerve conduction velocity? Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test--also called a nerve conduction study (NCS)--is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction. During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin. Two electrodes are placed on the skin over the ner...
Newborn Multiples Care of multiple birth babies Often, multiples are born small and early. They may be initially cared for in a special care nursery called the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In the NICU The NICU combines advanced technology and trained health care professionals to provide specialized care for the tiniest patients. NICUs may also have intermediate or continuing care areas for babies who are not as sick but do need specialized nursing care. Some hospitals do not have the personnel o...
Neumotórax ¿Qué es el neumotórax? El neumotórax es un trastorno pulmonar en el cual el aire se fuga de los pulmones hacia espacios fuera de las vías respiratorias, a través de orificios en el tejido pulmonar. El neumotórax es un tipo de trastornos pulmonares llamados síndrome de fuga de aire. Un bebé puede tener más de una forma de fuga de aire. Los tipos de fugas de aire incluyen las siguientes: neumotórax - el aire se fuga hacia el espacio entre el tórax y los tejidos exteriores de los pulmones. neumo...
Niño en Edad Escolar (de 6 a 12 Años)
Niño en Edad Escolar (de 6 a 12 Años) Los niños en edad escolar enfrentan muchos problemas frecuentes que requieren cuidado médico por parte de un profesional de la salud. Enumerados en el directorio que aparece a continuación se encuentran algunos de ellos, para los cuales le proveemos una breve descripción. El Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (ADHD) El Trastorno Autista (o El Autismo) Los Trastornos del Aprendizaje El Niño que se Niega a Asistir a la Escuela La Incontinencia Urinar...
Niño en Edad Preescolar (de 4 a 5 Años)
Niño en Edad Preescolar (de 4 a 5 Años) Los niños en edad preescolar enfrentan muchos problemas frecuentes que requieren cuidado médico por parte de un profesional de la salud. Enumerados en el directorio que aparece a continuación se encuentran algunos de ellos, para los cuales le proveemos una breve descripción. El Niño que Muerde La Encopresis (La Incontinencia Fecal) La Tartamudez La Succión del Pulgar
Nutrición Proporcionarle una nutrición adecuada y correcta a su hijo es fundamental para un crecimiento y desarrollo normales. En el directorio que aparece a continuación encontrará información adicional sobre los secretos de nutrición específicos para cada edad, para la cual le proveemos una breve descripción. El Bebé y la Nutrición La Guía para la Alimentación Durante el Primer Año de Vida El Retardo del Crecimiento El Niño que Empieza a Caminar y la Nutrición El Niño en Edad Preescolar y la Nutrición...
Niveles del Asma
Niveles del Asma ¿Cuáles son los distintos niveles de asma? Según lo determinaron los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (National Institutes of Health, NIH), a continuación se describen las normas utilizadas por los médicos para ayudar a determinar qué tan avanzado está el asma en su hijo. Se clasifican como "pasos", porque cada niño puede subir o bajar a diferentes niveles en cualquier momento. Los pasos son los siguientes: Paso 1 o asma intermitente leve Este grupo de niños tiene síntomas menos de 2 v...
Neurogenic Bladder in Children
Neurogenic Bladder in Children What is a neurogenic bladder? Neurogenic bladder may also be called neuropathic bladder. The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the appropriate time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to the brain and from the brain to the muscles of the bladder telling them either to tighten or release. In a neurogenic bladder, the nerves that are supposed to carry these messages do not work properly, essentially...
Nutrition and Nephrotic Syndrome
Nutrition and Nephrotic Syndrome Nutritional requirements for a child with nephrotic syndrome Children with nephrotic syndrome may have trouble regulating their body's water balance. This can cause fluid retention (also known as edema). The diet for a child with nephrotic syndrome may include a sodium and fluid restriction. These restrictions in the diet may help to regulate your child's fluid balance. Any food that is liquid at room temperature counts as a fluid. This includes the following: Milk, wate...
Nephrotic Syndrome in Children
Nephrotic Syndrome in Children What is nephrotic syndrome? Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the following symptoms that result from changes that occur to the small, functional structures in the kidneys, such as: Very high levels of protein in the urine Low levels of protein in the blood due to its loss in the urine Tissue swelling all over the body (edema) especially in the abdomen (ascites) High cholesterol levels in the blood Decrease in frequency of urination Weight gain from excess fluid What ...
Nursemaid's Elbow What is nursemaid's elbow? Nursemaid's elbow occurs when the radius (one of the bones in the forearm) slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint. It is a common condition in children younger than 4 years of age. It is also called pulled elbow, slipped elbow, or toddler elbow. The medical term for nursemaid's elbow is radial head subluxation. What causes nursemaid's elbow? A sudden pulling or traction on the hand or forearm, such as when a parent reaches out a...
Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer
Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer The importance of good nutrition Good nutrition is very important for children being treated for cancer. Children with cancer often have poor appetites due to one, or more, of the following: The hospital environment Side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation Depression Pain when eating Changes in the way food tastes Side effects from medications Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea Poor nutrition contributes to poor growth. If a child with cancer maintains a...
Neuroblastoma What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children. The abnormal cells are often found in the nerve tissue that is present in the unborn baby and later develops into a detectable tumor. Neuroblastoma is rare in children older than 10 years of age, however, it does occur occasionally in adults. The tumor usually begins in the tissues of the adrenal gland found in the abdomen, but may also begin in nerve tissue in the neck...
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