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Improving the treatment and diagnosis of methylmalonic aciduria

Improving the treatment and diagnosis of methylmalonic aciduria

A combined research team from Switzerland is developing new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of the rare disease, methylmalonic aciduria. Methylmalonic aciduria is a...
Sugar tax on soft drinks has reduced obesity levels in UK schoolchildren

Sugar tax on soft drinks has reduced obesity levels in UK schoolchildren

The introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks in England has led to a decline in the number of cases of obesity in...
Hospital bacteria not found in babies born by C-section

Hospital bacteria not found in babies born by C-section

Researchers have found a significant difference in intestinal flora present in babies born naturally, compared to those born via C-section. According to researchers from The...
The postcode lottery effect on children’s mental health prescriptions

The postcode lottery effect on children’s mental health prescriptions

A new study by the University of Aberdeen found that mental health prescriptions for children up to nearly 60%. To discuss this further, Monet...
Children with persistent speech disorder are likely to struggle socially

Children with persistent speech disorder are likely to struggle socially

Children with persistent speech disorder often experience more difficulty than their peers in making friends and maintaining relationships, according to new research. Researchers from the...
WHO: Malnutrition in children requires urgent action 

WHO: Malnutrition in children requires urgent action 

United Nations agencies call for urgent action to tackle malnutrition in children hit by unprecedented food and nutrition crises.   Malnutrition in children is taking...
Children on medication for depression has risen by almost 60% in the UK

Children on medication for depression has risen by almost 60% in the UK 

Prescription of medication for depression in children is up by nearly 60%, according to a new study from the University of Aberdeen.   The same study...
Childhood abuse and neglect linked with mental health problems

Childhood abuse and neglect linked with mental health problems

Experiencing abuse or neglect as a child can cause multiple mental health problems, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.   The research, published in...
Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Prenatal alcohol exposure can disrupt genetics in embryonic development

Exposure to alcohol in pregnancy can alter gene function during regulated embryonic development, according to the University of Helsinki. Disruption to embryonic development caused by...
Childhood obesity is unlikely to cause behavioural disorders

Childhood obesity is unlikely to cause behavioural disorders 

Childhood obesity is unlikely to have a significant impact on children’s mood or behavioural disorders, according to a study led by the University of...
Baby’s vaccine responses linked to childbirth method 

Baby’s vaccine responses linked to childbirth method 

The childbirth delivery method is associated with how a baby’s immune system will respond to two key childhood vaccines.   There are multiple types of childbirth...
Stem cell innovation provides new hope for congenital heart disease

Stem cell innovation provides new hope for congenital heart disease

Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed ‘stem cell plasters’ that could change the future of treating congenital heart disease in children.   Heart defects...
Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children

Researchers identify origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children

The origins of Langerhans cell histiocytosis have been identified by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a...
CAR T Cell therapy used to treat leukaemia for the first time

CAR T Cell therapy used to treat leukaemia for the first time

In a world first, a patient with relapsed T cell leukaemia has received base-edited CAR T cell therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2021,...
How dangerous is mould in the home?

How dangerous is mould in the home?

Amid the rise of mould-related health incidents in the UK, Gama Healthcare investigates what can be done to combat the risk of mould in...
What is Strep A and is it serious?

What is Strep A and is it serious? 

Parents across the UK have been urged to check their children for symptoms of Strep A infection amid a surge in deaths in children...
Symptoms of long Covid in children adapt over time 

Symptoms of long Covid in children adapt over time 

Researchers from University College London studied how symptoms of long Covid in children change over time.  The Children and young people with Long Covid (CLoCK)...
Hypermobile joints linked to depression and anxiety in adolescence

Hypermobile joints linked to depression and anxiety in adolescence

Researchers have found a link between hypermobile joints and the emergence of depression and anxiety in adolescence.   A study by researchers from Brighton and Sussex...
Researchers find a lack of NHS services for treating obesity in children

Researchers find a lack of NHS services for treating obesity in children  

Over three-quarters of NHS trusts do not have a child weight management service, despite being responsible for providing services for obesity in children.   A study...
Almost half of young people report mental health problems

Almost half of young people report mental health problems

New research from University College London and the Sutton Trust has revealed that mental health problems in 16 and 17-year-olds have increased by over...

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