1. The Ethical Challenges of New Treatments in Children - Professor Martin Elliott

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    Congenital disease is rare, and the cause of a tiny fraction of overall childhood mortality. Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate water supply and infectious diseases are all more important causes of death. So why do we invest so heavily in the treatment of these rare disorders and are we right to do so, especially in developing countries? Advances were often made in the past by brave attempts at treatments based on light evident but strong belief. Would these have been ‘allowed’ today? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-ethical-challenges-of-new-treatments-in-children-could-we-do-now-what-we-did Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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    • Campaign launches to reduce tobacco smoke exposure for children in cars

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      Despite the general awareness that smoking is unhealthy, about 40 percent of children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, says a recent CDC study. In an effort to combat the negative side effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, the Consortium for Infant and Child Health at EVMS has launched a campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to provide smoke-free car rides for children. (Thirdhand smoke refers to the tobacco-smoke toxins left on car seats and interiors even when no one is actively smoking. These toxins, like secondhand smoke, are known to cause health problems.) Learn more and join the campaign at http://www.cinchcoalition.org.

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      • Join 757 Smoke Free Ride

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        Despite the general awareness that smoking is unhealthy, about 40 percent of children are still exposed to secondhand smoke, says a recent CDC study. In an effort to combat the negative side effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, the Consortium for Infant and Child Health at EVMS has launched a campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to provide smoke-free car rides for children. (Thirdhand smoke refers to the tobacco-smoke toxins left on car seats and interiors even when no one is actively smoking. These toxins, like secondhand smoke, are known to cause health problems.) Learn more and join the campaign at http://www.cinchcoalition.org.

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        • Child Advocacy Centers Make History

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          Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim services agency, has opened a new Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in the Bronx, with significant support from the de Blasio Administration. This center will be staffed by experts from Safe Horizon, the Administration for Children’s Services, the New York Police Department, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, the New York City Law Department and Montefiore Medical Center. Together, this team of experts will investigate and respond to the most serious cases of sexual and severe physical child abuse in the Bronx. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7448051-safe-horizon-child-advocacy-center/

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          • Children's Self-Control and the Health and Wealth of their Nation - Professor Terrie Moffitt

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            "Children's Self-Control and the Health and Wealth of their Nation: Tracking 1000 children from birth to maturity" by Professor Terrie Moffitt, Professor of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Policy-makers are considering large-scale early intervention programs to enhance children's self-control, with the aim of reducing crime and improving citizens' health and wealth. Experimental studies and economic analyses are suggesting that such programs could reap benefits for a nation. Yet, how important is childhood self-control for the health, wealth, and public safety of the adult population? Following a population-representative cohort of 1000 New Zealand children from their birth in 1972 to age 38 in 2011, we show that childhood self-control predicts unplanned single-parenting, high-school drop out, criminal offending, addiction, heavy smoking, personal finances, savings for retirement, and physical health and illness. These effects of the children's self-control could be disentangled from their intelligence and their parents' social-class. In another cohort of 500 UK twin-sibling-pairs, the sibling with better self-control at age 5 had better life outcomes than his twin sibling with weaker self-control, despite sharing the same parents and family background. These predictions from childhood followed a gradient of self-control, suggesting a nation's health and wealth could be improved by enhancing self-control in all of its children. Early interventions enhancing the population's self-control skills might reduce a panoply of societal costs, save taxpayers money, and prepare everyone for successful aging. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/childrens-self-control-and-the-health-and-wealth-of-their-nation-tracking-1000 Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. http://www.gresham.ac.uk

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            • Breastfeeding - to a schedule or on demand?

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              This video is about the benefits of breastfeeding on demand or to a schedule. Maria Iacovou from the University of Cambridge discusses her research at an ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies Policy Seminar.

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              • Clara Menéndez: Initiative of Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

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                Clara Menéndez is the director of the ISGlobal Initiative of Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. On this video Dr. Menéndez talks about the three main goals of the Initiative.

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                • Rooting for Roona - Trailer

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                  Rooting for Roona is a film that fights for the health of the Indian child and captures the incredible story of Baby Roona Begum.

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                  • The Power of Vitamins

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                    The Vitamin Angels team traveled around the world to visit the women and children we serve. We saw firsthand how your donations are making a difference, now see it for yourself. Even the smallest gift can change a child's life. Make a lifesaving donation for the holidays: gift.vitaminangels.org

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                    • Telethon Kids Institute Director Jonathan Carapetis reflects on Telethon 2014

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                      Telethon 2014 was a huge success. Here, Telethon Kids Institute Director Jonathan Carapetis reflects on the generosity of West Australians and what it will mean to the research being conducted at Telethon Kids.

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