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3-10-2014 People With Intellectual Disabilities Get a Say in Drug Trials
– Wall Street Journal
Doctors, researchers and drug companies are coming up with simple designs to address a complex ethical dilemma: how to make sure people with intellectual disabilities consent to join a drug trial.
2-5-2014 A Wearable Device That Texts Caregivers When A Loved One Has A Seizure
– Fast Company
A Wearable Device That Texts Caregivers When A Loved One Has A Seizure
1-31-2014 The wearable device that could text you when your loved one has a seizure
– Washington Post
Barbara Kroner has watched her daughter suffer from over 15,000 seizures. She has long slept in the same bed as Ellie, who has Aicardi syndrome, so that she’s there to help if the 14-year-old suffers a seizure.
1-12-2014 Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term
– WUNC-FM
Researchers at the University of North Carolina and RTI International have found that children who have tubes implanted in their ears to remove fluid pressure fare just as well in the long run as kids who wait out the symptoms under a doctor's care.
1-10-2014 Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections
– U.S. News & World Report
Ear tubes can improve hearing over the short term in children with a certain type of ear infection. But they don't help children's hearing, speech or language over the long term, according to a new review.
1-10-2014 Tubes, adenoidectomy decreased OME duration
– Helio
The length of time children experienced otitis media with effusion was decreased among those who had both insertion of tympanostomy tubes and adenoidectomy. These procedures also improved hearing in the short term, according to study results.
1-7-2014 Ear tube surgery not a long-term solution
– News Track India
Ear tube surgery can certainly improve hearing in the short term but may not help in long-term hearing, speech, language, or other functional outcomes in normally developing children.
1-7-2014 Ear tube surgery not long-term solution
– Jagran Post
In a key finding, researchers found that implanting tubes in the ears of children who have persistent or recurrent episodes of otitis media with effusion (OME) improves hearing over a short period but is less likely to improve long-term cognitive and functional development.
1-7-2014 Ear Tubes Vs. Watchful Waiting: Tubes Do Not Improve Long-Term Development
– Red Orbit
Watchful waiting or ear tube surgery? It is a decision faced by millions of families of children with recurrent or chronic otitis media with effusion (non-infected fluid in the middle ear) each year.
1-7-2014 Ear tube surgery not a long-term solution
– Siasat Daily
Ear tube surgery can certainly improve hearing in the short term but may not help in long-term hearing, speech, language, or other functional outcomes in normally developing children.
1-6-2014 Study: Tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear, improve hearing in the short term, but long-term effects unknown
Implanting tubes in the ears of children who have persistent or recurrent episodes of otitis media with effusion (OME) improves hearing over a short period (up to 9 months post surgery), but this procedure is less likely to improve hearing, speech, language, or other functional outcomes over periods longer than that, according to results of a systematic review by the RTI-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center.
12-9-2013 Study: Strong nutrition education can lead to healthier food choices among low-income families
Well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices among low-income families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a study conducted by Altarum Institute and RTI International.
9-30-2013 Majority of Children Remain at Home After Maltreatment Investigation, Says Report Read more: Majority of Children Remain at Home After Maltreatment Investigation, Says Report
– Med India
A new report finds that kids who remain in the home after maltreatment investigation may require mental health interventions. However, many of those children need mental and developmental health interventions similar to children placed out of the home, and they are not receiving them.
9-26-2013 Majority of Children Remain at Home After Maltreatment Investigation
– Science Daily
Eighteen months after the close of a child maltreatment investigation, nearly 80 percent of children are still living in the home with their parents or primary caregivers according to a new report from RTI International and the U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
9-25-2013 Report: Majority of Children Remain at Home after Maltreatment Investigation
Eighteen months after the close of a child maltreatment investigation, nearly 80 percent of children are still living in the home with their parents or primary caregivers according to a new report from RTI International and the U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
9-11-2013 RTI International Researcher Describes Need to Use Prevention Strategies to Improve Child Health, Well-Being at Congressional Briefing
At a congressional briefing on mental health and drug abuse, Diana Fishbein, Ph.D., a senior fellow in behavioral neuroscience at RTI International, described how prevention strategies need to be used to avert child and adolescent mental, emotional, and behavioral problems and thus alleviate social and economic burdens for treatment and care.
9-11-2013 RTI to Develop App to Help Parents Decide on Genomic Testing of Newborns
– WRAL Local Tech Wire
RTI International is joining with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institutes of Health in a research study sequencing the entire genome of 400 infants to find a way to improve early detection of genetic disorders.
9-9-2013 RTI International Joins Effort to Sequence the Entire Genome of Infants, Expanding Early Disorder Detection Capabilities
RTI will join an effort with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institutes of Health to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired that could be used to improve early detection of genetics disorders.
9-4-2013 In India, Daughters-in-Law Encouraged to Speak Up
– Thompson Reuters foundation
Researcher Suneeta Krishnan at an International Women's Day celebration held in Bangalore, India.
6-11-2013 Press Room U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Children’s Hospitals 2013-14
– U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report today released its seventh annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This year, 87 hospitals that excel in treating the most critically ill children were ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties U.S. News analyzes.
4-17-2013 What Is Your Hospital Called?
– U.S. News and World Report
We recognize that in today's choppy healthcare seas, those who run hospitals are on the hunt for ever-better ways to present and promote themselves. One approach is to change the hospital's name. So each year, through our Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals contractor, U.S. News reaches out to contacts at thousands of hospitals and healthcare systems to ask whether they want us to call their centers something different than the name U.S. News used the year before.
4-16-2013 Further Research, Evidence-Based Interventions Needed to Support Abused, Neglected Children
A new systematic review of interventions for maltreated children under age 15 reveals striking limitations in the scientific evidence supporting these approaches, according to a review produced by the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center.
4-1-2013 Risk Of Stillbirth May Be Increased By Stressful Life Events
– Medical News Today
Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conducted a National Institutes of Health network study.
3-28-2013 Best Children's Hospitals: Doctor Survey Ends
– U.S. News & World Report
The Best Children's Hospitals rankings, like the Best Hospitals rankings of adult centers, factor in specialists' opinions concerning the best sources of care for the sickest patients. The reputational survey that will supply these doctors' recommendations for the 2013-14 pediatric rankings, which are scheduled to appear in mid-June, has now closed.
3-27-2013 Stressful Life Events May Increase Stillbirth Risk, Study Finds
– Science Daily
Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conducted a National Institutes of Health network study.
2-13-2013 Evidence Lacking on What Works Best to Help Kids after Trauma
– Reuters
There's no good evidence on what types of treatment might help ward off anxiety and stress disorders in children and teens exposed to traumatic events, such as mass shootings, according to a U.S. study.
2-13-2013 Treating Trauma in Children: No Long-Term Benefit
– WebMD
Treating children after they've been exposed to a traumatic event such as a school shooting or natural disaster is challenging, as many treatments don’t seem effective in the long-term, new research suggests.
2-12-2013 How to Help Kids After Trauma? Evidence Thin, Study Finds
– NBC Today
It's become a standard line in the sad stories about a violent attack in a school, the suicide of a teenager, or a big natural disaster: Counselors are being provided to help the children with their grief. Professionals speak confidently about the need to help children and the many different approaches they have available.
2-12-2013 How Should Doctors Treat Childhood Trauma?
– ABC News Radio
After tragic events involving children, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan by Jimmy Lee Dykes’ in Alabama, researchers are focusing more attention on how to treat children who’ve experienced trauma to avoid post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological repercussions. But they have few answers on what course of treatment is best.
2-12-2013 Counseling Helps Traumatized Kids
– Medpage Today
Psychotherapy may help children affected by tragedies like the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., a comparative effectiveness meta-analysis suggested
2-12-2013 Experts Unclear How to Help Children who Experience Trauma
– CBS News
Research suggests that two out of three children will experience one traumatic event by the time they reach 18 years old. What's also troubling is that experts are still searching for the best way to help these young people cope with what they have been through, according to the authors of a new study.
2-11-2013 Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events
About two out of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18. Despite this high rate of exposure, little is known about the effectiveness of treatments aimed at preventing and relieving traumatic stress symptoms that children may experience after such events, according to researchers at RTI International, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center and the Boston Medical Center.
2-11-2013 Few Answers on How to Effectively Help Children Cope with Trauma
– Scientific American
In the aftermath of traumatic events like the Newtown massacre, Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, children need to heal, just as adults do. But in turning to research to find out what approaches work best for young people, one finds little guidance, according to a research review published February 11 in Pediatrics.
2-11-2013 What Heals Traumatized kids? Answers are Lacking
– Associated Press
Shootings and other traumatic events involving children are not rare events, but there's a startling lack of scientific evidence on the best ways to help young survivors and witnesses heal, a government-funded analysis found.
2-11-2013 Little Known on How to Best Help Kids After Trauma
– HealthDay
When children go through a trauma -- whether it's as rare as a school shooting or as common as a car accident -- they may need therapy to help them deal with it.
2-11-2013 Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events
– Science Daily
About two out of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18.
2-8-2013 Fragile X Syndrome Test Found Reliable
– Neurology Today
A newborn screening test for the genetic defect that causes fragile X syndrome has been shown to be inexpensive and reliable, but ethical challenges may limit widespread adoption, according to the authors of a paper published in the Dec. 21, 2012, online edition of Genome Medicine.
2-6-2013 Letting Kids Drink Wine
– Vitals Blog
In my Italian family, wine was always part of the Sunday dinner. For adults. For kids. My grandmother used to sneak it into our soda. We didn’t like it, but she claimed it was good for the blood. Turns out that she was right.
2-5-2013 New Standards Aim to Integrate Healthy Eating, Physical Activity into After-School Care Programs
Efforts to combat childhood obesity and chronic diseases have primarily focused on schools and early child care settings, but a new set of standards written for programs that provide out-of-school care can help community-based organizations make an impact as well, according to a paper by researchers from RTI International, Wellesley College and the YMCA of the USA.
1-28-2013 RTI International to Support Ongoing Developmental Disability Research
RTI International has been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advance research aimed at determining the causes and prevalence of developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and hearing or vision loss.
12-11-2012 Abhik Das Elected to Society for Pediatric Research
Abhik Das, Ph.D., a senior research statistician at RTI International, has been elected a member of the Society for Pediatric Research.
12-6-2012 Microarray Testing Helps Identify Genetic Abnormalities after Stillbirth
A new genomic technology could contribute to greater understanding of what causes stillbirths by identifying cases of genetic abnormalities, according to results reported by a National Institutes of Health research network established to find the causes of stillbirth as well as ways to prevent or reduce its occurrence.
11-28-2012 Even if You Only Suspect it, Report it
– Chicago Tribune
Child abuse is an epidemic, but its symptoms aren't always obvious. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 695,000 children were victims of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse in 2010. But both the CDC and others who work in child welfare agree that, if anything, child abuse is underreported.
9-26-2012 Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
– U.S. News & World Report
Many parents wrongly believe that allowing young children to taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking when they're teens, a new study finds.
9-20-2012 Should Children Be Allowed to Sip Mommy’s Drink?
– Time
Will allowing your child a sip of wine at an early age prevent him from engaging in dangerous drinking later? Probably not, but plenty of parents think so, finds a recent study.
9-19-2012 Does Offering Kids Sips of Alcohol Turn Them into Boozy Teenagers?
– The Week
Many parents think that an early taste of wine or beer will make their children less likely to binge as teens. Think again, warn health experts.
9-19-2012 Many Parents Believe That Letting Young Children Taste Alcohol Discourages Later Use
– Science Daily
One in four mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing, according to a new study by RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
9-19-2012 Many Parents Believe that Letting Young Children Taste Alcohol Discourages Later Use, Study Finds
One in four mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing, according to a new study by RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
5-30-2012 RTI International to Study Aftereffects of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita on Children's Health
RTI International is beginning the Children's Health after the Storms study to examine how living conditions have impacted the health of children living in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
5-29-2012 RTI International to Study Hurricanes' Effect on Kids
– Healthcare Journal of New Orleans
A new study recently launched in Louisiana and Mississippi will look at how living conditions – such as storm-damaged housing, FEMA-supplied trailers, and unaffected housing – have impacted the health of children living in areas affected by the storms. Led by RTI International, the Children’s Health after the Storms (or CHATS) study, is funded by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will examine and compare the health of Gulf Coast area children who may have come in contact with air pollutants associated with living conditions after the storms.
2-21-2012 Shame on Us: Intolerable Inequality in U.S. Infant Mortality
– Huffington Post
In Boston, a construction worker, ravaged by burns, successfully underwent a total face transplant. In San Antonio, surgeons have injected a glue-like substance that hardens and prevented the bursting of a woman's brain aneurysm. And in my own institution, researchers have shown that stem cells from a patient's own heart can help regenerate tissue and repair damage caused by a heart attack.
2-16-2012 Behind the Scenes: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health at the Gates Foundation
– Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
What if we could predict the life-saving potential—using technology—of newborns and mothers in the developing world? Turns out, we can.
2-13-2012 'This is a public health emergency'
– The Charleston Gazette
"Every week, I see 12-year-olds who weigh 300 pounds or more," West Virginia University pediatrician Dr. Pamela Murray said.
12-7-2011 Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids for Very Preterm Births Associated With Reduced Risk of Infant Death, Neurodevelopmental Impairment
RTI International researchers coauthored a JAMA paper and coordinated the data for a study about the use of antenatal corticosteroid therapy for mothers of infants born at 23 to 25 weeks' gestation.
11-14-2011 New Web Tool Mobilizes Innovations for Maternal, Neonatal Health
RTI International has developed a web-based tool called MANDATE to objectively assess the impact of new medical technologies on maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality in the poorest communities around the world.