• Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app
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    Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Vital to integrate an artificial intelligence-driven tool called ERAdvisor that can improve the patient-family experience with clarity and predictability. WHY IT MATTERS Closing the gap between clinical documentation and clarity with plain-language test results and predictable wait times may ease the strain on patients and their families at CHLA, according to an announcement from Vital on Monday. Upon ER registration, families receive a text message inviting them to log into a secure web-based interface and then receive real-time notifications and information on their child’s status, location within the department, lab and imaging status and changes in care.  Patient families access the free multilingual…

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  • How Jessica Biel Is Making Medicine Kinder To Your Children’s Health
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    How Jessica Biel Is Making Medicine Kinder To Your Children’s Health

    KinderFarms was co-founded by parents Jessica Biel and Jeremy Adams when they couldn’t find … [+] children’s health products that were both effective and aligned with their values. KinderFarms We’ve all been there. Whether it’s COVID-19, the flu, or the common cold, every parent can relate to standing in the pharmacy aisle at an odd hour, worried and reading a medication label, wondering if it will help their child. It was a similar moment that prompted actress, producer, and mother Jessica Biel to contact her friend, Jeremy Adams, and compare notes about children’s health products. As they peeled back the labels of the common children’s over-the-counter medicines, they were surprised…

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  • Prevalence of infectious diseases in preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study
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    Prevalence of infectious diseases in preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study

    Study design and participants Features of JECS have been published comprehensively in terms of model and design elsewhere27,28,29. In brief, the JECS is a cohort study about birth, funded by the Japan government to reach all of Japan, and it includes many elements that influence the wellbeing and growth of children. The participants were enrolled in person in 15 Regional Centres throughout Japan between January 2011 and March 2014. The current study analyzed the set of data referenced by jecs-qa-20210401 (jecs-ta-20190930), which was available in April 2021. Data from 103,057 pregnancies until 3 years postnatal were included, from which we omitted records with inappropriate data for analysis, such as those with…

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  • what every clinician needs to know about children’s environmental health
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    what every clinician needs to know about children’s environmental health

    Overview There are growing concerns about infant, child and adolescent health, with the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, neurodevelopmental diseases and allergies. In modern society, humans are exposed to a wide variety of environmental contaminants across the life course, starting before conception and extending through foetal development, infancy, childhood and adolescent to adulthood. The early stages of human development are particularly sensitive to the impacts of pollutants, which can interact with the process of developmental plasticity. Toxicant exposure may induce disease in later life. However, these issues are rarely perceived as mainstream among medical society.  Currently, the health effects on foetuses and children from environmental exposure to pollutants are not well recognized in medical society.…

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  • Environmental Factor – September 2022: Children’s environmental health topic of NASEM, EPA workshop
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    Environmental Factor – September 2022: Children’s environmental health topic of NASEM, EPA workshop

    Early-life vulnerability to environmental exposures was explored during a four-day National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) workshop, held Aug 1-4. “Children’s Environmental Health: A Workshop on Future Priorities for Environmental Health Sciences,” sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), featured several NIEHS scientists and grantees who shared their expertise, offered advice, and discussed how environmental health sciences can help inform policy. New research methods for risk assessment, ongoing and emerging environmental risks to children, and environmental influences across the lifespan were just some of the topics explored by workshop attendees. “Throughout this workshop, we learned how science is moving forward actual protections while also balancing uncertainty with…

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  • EPA Celebrates 25 Years of Children’s Environmental Health Protection
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    EPA Celebrates 25 Years of Children’s Environmental Health Protection

    May 16, 2022 WASHINGTON — To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the landmark Executive Order Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks signed in 1997, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of the first four cooperative agreements under the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities competition. This $2 million grant program competition was funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support children’s environmental health by building capacity through activities that identify and address disproportionate environmental or public health harms and risks in underserved communities. “We know children are especially vulnerable to environmental health risks as they grow, and we also…

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