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BACKGROUND Despite the fact that it is largely preventable, dental caries (decay) remains one of the most common chronic diseases of early childhood. Dental decay in young children frequently leads to pain and infection necessitating hospitalization for dental extractions under general anaesthesia. Dental problems in early childhood have been shown to be(More)
Episodic ataxias (EAs) are rare neurological channelopathies that are characterized by spells of imbalance and a lack of co-ordination. There are seven clinically recognized EAs and multiple isolated cases. Five disease-causing genes have been identified to date. We describe a novel form of autosomal dominant EA in a large three-generation Irish family.(More)
INTRODUCTION. Do child obesity prevention research and intervention measures have the potential to generate adverse concerns about body image by focussing on food, physical activity and body weight? Research findings now demonstrate the emergence of body image concerns in children as young as 5 years. In the context of a large school-community-based child(More)
Metabolic syndrome is becoming an increasingly prevalent disease in the pediatric population in South Carolina and is strongly associated with early hypertension and type II diabetes. Elevated fasting glucose (> 100mg/dL) and elevated fasting insulin (> 20 mcU/mL) are markers for glucose intolerance that may lead to type II diabetes. In this cross sectional(More)
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