Category Archives: Pediatrics

Using Video Games To Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are marked by avoidance of activities that produce fear but its hard to measure a behavior that is not performed. So, researchers developed a game where participants have to move between images that cause fear or safety in

Using Video Games To Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are marked by avoidance of activities that produce fear but its hard to measure a behavior that is not performed. So, researchers developed a game where participants have to move between images that cause fear or safety in

New Advances in Medical Adhesives

There have been many new advances in medical adhesives lately that are used by everyone. Waterproof bandages, better transdermal drug patches that stay on longer and deliver drugs more effectively, medical devices that stay in the body longer are just

New Advances in Medical Adhesives

There have been many new advances in medical adhesives lately that are used by everyone. Waterproof bandages, better transdermal drug patches that stay on longer and deliver drugs more effectively, medical devices that stay in the body longer are just

Virtual Reality Apps in Children’s Hospitals

A new initiative called DRIVE (Digital, Research, Informatics, and Virtual Environments), is being implemented at a children’s hospital in London, where pediatric patients can use a virtual reality app to distract themselves during treatment . This can make a long

Virtual Reality Apps in Children’s Hospitals

A new initiative called DRIVE (Digital, Research, Informatics, and Virtual Environments), is being implemented at a children’s hospital in London, where pediatric patients can use a virtual reality app to distract themselves during treatment . This can make a long

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

Preventing Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism with ECT

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is common in children with autism or intellectual disabilities. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is now indicated for SIB, providing an alternative for patients who have SIB that is refractory to standard treatments, such as behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions.

Preventing Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism with ECT

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is common in children with autism or intellectual disabilities. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is now indicated for SIB, providing an alternative for patients who have SIB that is refractory to standard treatments, such as behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions.

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can