Tag Archives: Children

Vitamin D Deficiency Is More Prevalent In Obese Children

Previous research has found higher rates of vitamin D deficiency in obese communities and lower vitamin D levels have been associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The mechanisms by which obesity and its co morbidities are associated with vitamin D deficiency are unknown. This research looked at associations between dietary habits and vitamin… Read More »

Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so far this year. In response, more camp owners and the camping industry are urging families to follow vaccination policies. Some camps that require all participants to be vaccinated against measles, even if parents have religious objections, have not accepted campers… Read More »

GSK Receives US Approval of Benlysta for Intravenous Use in Children with Lupus Aged Five Years and Above

Print this page London UK, Philadelphia USA April 26, 2019 — GSK today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under priority review, the use of the intravenous (IV) formulation of Benlysta (belimumab), a B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS)-specific inhibitor, in children with lupus from as young as five years of age. Dr… Read More »