According to a new Finnish study, greenness around the home in early childhood does not seem to protect children from atopic eczema. Instead, the proximity of coniferous, mixed forests and agricultural areas was associated with elevated risk of eczema. The effect was seen especially in children who were born in the spring.
Keyword: Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
The theme of the seminar is “Can family-centered neonatal care save hospital costs and improve later outcomes?” The seminar is organized by the University of Turku and University of Turku Hospital and Nagano Children's Hospital in Japan is also involved in the seminar.
Exposure to antibiotics in the first days of life is thought to affect various physiological aspects of neonatal development. A new study conducted in Turku, Finland, reveals that antibiotic treatment within 14 days of birth is associated with reduced weight and height in boys, but not girls, up to the age of six.