- Shally Awasthi, King George's Medical College
- Elena Chiappini, University of Florence
- David A Paul, Christiana Care Health Services
- Susan E Richardson, The Hospital for Sick Children
- Judith Ross, Thomas Jefferson University
- Paramala Santosh, King's College London
- Gabriel Shaibi, Arizona State University
- Peter O'Donovan, BioMed Central
Many parents who participated in a tobacco prevention intervention decreased their cigarette consumption or started smoking outside, suggesting that intervention can improve the ability of smoking parents to protect their children from tobacco smoke exposure.
There is no difference in mortality for children with pneumonia and/or dehydration admitted to the hospital on weekends compared to weekdays in Kenya, suggesting that quality of care is consistent, although overall mortality remains high.
The Fenton growth chart for preterm infants has been revised to accommodate the World Health Organization Growth Standard and reflect actual age instead of completed weeks, in order to improve preterm infant growth monitoring.
A dietary-physical activity intervention in low socioeconomic Arab-Israeli kindergarten children significantly decreases body mass index (BMI), suggesting that this school-based health education program may help prevent and treat childhood obesity.
Isolated cases of Preaxial Polydactyly Type I (PPD1) occur more frequently in children with lower birth order and birth weight, suggesting that non-genetic factors play an important role in the etiology of non-familial PPD1.
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