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Diabetes in children linked to maternal gestational diabetes

Diabetes in children linked to maternal gestational diabetes
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

According to new research, diabetes in children is more likely to occur if the mother of the child experienced maternal gestational diabetes.


Children with SEND can benefit from physical activity

Children with SEND can benefit from physical activity
Posted on 15 Apr 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Regular physical activity has proven particularly important for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who, in general, experience poorer physical health outcomes than other children.


Can cerebral palsy in preterm infants be detected via cord blood?

Can cerebral palsy in preterm infants be detected via cord blood?
Posted on 9 Apr 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

According to a new study, some babies born preterm without an important blood protein, haptoglobin, could be at greater risk of brain bleeding, cerebral palsy and/or death.


Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness Week
Posted on 3 Apr 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

With Autism Awareness Week upon us, the National Autistic Society (NAS) aims to raise awareness of the condition and ultimately help those with autism.


Tips for going on holiday with children with autism

Tips for going on holiday with children with autism
Posted on 1 Apr 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

This week is Autism awareness week and with Easter holidays round the corner, experts have published tips to make the holidays and traveling less stressful.


High risk of bone fractures in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

High risk of bone fractures in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Posted on 26 Mar 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A recent study has revealed that young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have a higher rate of bone fractures than children without the muscle wasting condition. Fractures are more likely to occur in lower limbs and consequently decrease a


New study finds pesticide exposure connected to increased Autism risk

New study finds pesticide exposure connected to increased Autism risk
Posted on 25 Mar 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Environmental exposure to pesticides, both before birth and during the first year of life, has been linked to an increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, according to the largest epidemiological study to date on the connection.


Special Olympics 2019 is an amazing opportunity for intellectually disabled

Special Olympics 2019 is an amazing opportunity for intellectually disabled
Posted on 19 Mar 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

This year, the Special Olympics are being held in Abu Dhabi, where athletes compete across more than 30 individual and team sports.


Experimental drug aids skeletal and heart muscles for DMD

Experimental drug aids skeletal and heart muscles for DMD
Posted on 19 Mar 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) called Vamorolone, has been tested for giving the benefits of two already established therapies called Prednisone and Eplerenone. The new drug in question provides less side effects as an animal study has concluded.


Deafness should not hinder a child’s education

Deafness should not hinder a child’s education
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) conducted an analysis to determine how deaf children were performing in school.


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