Tag Archives: Children

Children don’t need to wear masks or follow strict social distancing when they return to school: SickKids experts

Article content continued Children wearing face shields sit in class at Kinugawa Elementary School on June 3, 2020 in Nikko, Japan. Carl Court/Getty Images Fisman said there is no basis for that statement. “If you wanted to create super-spreader events, the way to do it would be to gather large groups indoors and have them… Read More »

FDA Approves Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for Children Ages 6 and Older or Weighing at Least 17 kg with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg; sofosbuvir 200mg/velpatasvir 50 mg) for the treatment of people with chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV) as young as 6 years of age or weighing at… Read More »

FDA Approves Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) for the Treatment of Children with Diabetes

Print this page PLAINSBORO, N.J., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) 100 u/mL for use as a new mealtime insulin option for children with diabetes.1 Fiasp is the first and only fast-acting mealtime insulin injection that does not… Read More »

NIH Researchers Estimate 17% of Food-Allergic Children Have Sesame Allergy – National Institutes of Health

News Release Monday, November 4, 2019 Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing — whose utility has been controversial — accurately predicts whether a… Read More »

Child Health Experts and Advocates File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Describing Traumatic Impact of Daca Rescission on Recipients’ Children

—Washington, DC – At least a quarter of a million young children would be harmed developmentally, psychologically, and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), yet the Trump administration failed to consider their interests when repealing the program in 2017. On Friday, three dozen organizations and leaders filed an amicus brief… Read More »

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 »