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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Children's Health:Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down ♦ Cardiac arrest in children during spine surgeries ♦ For kids prone to wheezing with respiratory infections, early antibiotics help?

Programmable electronic glasses provide children effective, digital lazy eye treatment Programmable digital glasses for lazy eye work as well as eye patching, study shows, improving vision by about 2 lines on the reading chart after 3 months. First new effective lazy eye treatment in 50 years.
Study quantifies risk of cardiac arrest in children during spine surgeries Although the vast majority of pediatric spine surgeries are safe, a handful of neuromuscular conditions seem to fuel the risk of cardiac arrest during such operations, according to new research.
For kids prone to wheezing with respiratory infections, early antibiotics help? In children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty breathing — such that they are given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy — researchers have shown that giving a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness
Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down by medicated eye drops Atropine .01 percent eye drops slow down nearsightedness by roughly 50 percent in five-year clinical trial on Singaporean children. Researchers suggest low-dose drops safe as 'first line' defense against rapid development of nearsightedness in children

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