Mednet Reports

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

HEALTH ODYSSEY - 89th Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference

Nutritional Needs in Early Infancy and Older Age: Focus on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Carotenoids

London, Ontario / June 6-9, 2012

London, Ontario - Adequate nutrition and the provision of specific nutrients are essential for optimal brain and visual development in infancy. Both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the carotenoid lutein are highly concentrated in the brain...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - 88th Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference

Solving Common Feeding Difficulties in Paediatrics: A Practical Approach

Québec City, Québec / June 15-18, 2011

Québec City – Feeding difficulties in infants and children are extremely common and physicians need to identify specific types of feeding difficulties in order to counsel parents accordingly. Once identified, resolution of the...


A Practical Evaluation of the Benefits and Risks of Soy-based Formulas

April 2011

Soy-based formulas have a long history of successful use in the management of cow’s milk allergies. That said, several organizations, including the Canadian Paediatric Society, recommend that parents use extensively hydrolyzed...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - Third International Summit on the Identification and Management of Children with Feeding Difficulties

Current Trends in Identification and Management of Feeding Difficulties in Children

Miami, Florida / April 30-May 1, 2011

Many children with feeding difficulties may actually fall in the normal range of eating behaviours; however, the same presentation may also imply significant medical problems. Causes of feeding difficulties range from picky eating to autism...


Nucleotide-fortified Formulas Can Boost Neonate Immunity, Gastrointestinal Tract Maturation

January 2011

Human breast milk is the gold standard by which all other sources of infant nutrition are compared. Amongst its many advantages, it offers considerable immune bene?ts to the newborn baby’s immature immune system. To meet the...


Impact of Maternal Nutrition on Fetal Development

December 2010

Nutrition is perhaps the most influential non-genetic factor in fetal development.1 Maternal body composition, nutritional stores, diet, and ability to deliver nutrients through the placenta determines nutrient availability for...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on

The Effects of Early Dietary Interventions on the Development of Atopic Diseases: Updated Advice for Health Care Providers

Editorial: Timothy Vander Leek, MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Ten years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued recommendations that addressed dietary management for...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - Pediatric Nutrition

Identification and Management of Feeding Difficulties in Children

May 2010

Worldwide, between 30% and 60% of parents believe their children are not eating appropriately. The spectrum of feeding difficulties is broad, ranging from picky eating to autism. Organic disease, infantile anorexia, food allergies, food...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - Diabetes Management Circle

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Diabetes: Identifying and Dismantling Barriers to Adherence

May 2010

It is clearly important to demonstrate to patients with diabetes that good adherence to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) favourably affects diabetes control. Among the more recent efforts documenting the relationship between...


Feeding Difficulties in Infants and Young Children: Tailor Interventions to Match Child Behaviours

June 2009

Editorial: Glenn Berall, MD, FRCPC Chief of Pediatrics, North York General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Feeding difficulties...

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