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Link between antibiotics, bacterial biofilms and chronic ear infections in children

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jul 14

Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation leading to chronic lung...



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The top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports - being a good sport

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jul 14

If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun...



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Outdoor play promotes physical activity in youth

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jul 14

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day.



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Which teens are at risk for emotional symptoms after concussion?

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jul 14

Preliminary research suggests that teens who experience sensitivity to sound or light after a concussion are more likely to also experience emotional symptoms.



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New urinary test can predict preterm birth and poor fetal growth

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jul 14

A new study establishes molecular biomarkers that predict preterm birth and poor fetal growth, and which can be detected in the urine of pregnant women.



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In child trauma patients, immune function predicts infection risk

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jul 14

Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection.



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HIV found again in child believed to have been cured

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 14

Researchers have detected HIV in the child known as the 'Mississippi Baby' over 2 years after she was deemed to have been free of the virus.



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My brother's teacher - young children learn a lot from their older siblings

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 14

Whether it's how to throw a ball or put together a puzzle, young children learn a lot from their older siblings.



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Texting while driving reported by nearly half of grade 12 students in Ontario

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 14

An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) reveals a number of significant behavioural trends, including an alarming...



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Study calls for more focus on long-term outcomes in pediatric trials of drugs intended for chronic use like in ADHD

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 14

Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to...



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Over 60 percent of children have untreated tooth decay among Navajo

from MNTpaeds - 10 Jul 14

A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall.



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Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jul 14

A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms...



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Incidence of childhood tuberculosis could be 25% higher than previous estimates

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jul 14

New estimates indicate that over 650 000 children develop tuberculosis (TB) every year in the 22 countries with a high burden of the disease (HBCs)* - almost 25% higher than the total number of new...



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Matching genes influence children's reading and math abilities

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jul 14

New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability.



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Maternity home visits saved lives in poor Memphis neighborhoods

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

Maternity care from pregnancy through to toddlerhood reduced death rates for both mothers and children in deprived areas of Memphis, according to a new study.



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Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity risk

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity.



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UK GPs keen to play bigger role in responding to cases of child maltreatment

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

GPs are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of child maltreatment and to work with families to prevent them from getting worse, according to a joint report by the Royal College of General...



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Although Rhode Island's lead law is effective, it is often ignored

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

Only one in five properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket that are covered by Rhode Island's lead hazard mitigation law were in compliance with the statute more than four...



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Alcohol ads in magazines 'target' the under-21s

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

In spite of a voluntary advertising code designed to protect young people, 18-20-year-olds are the most-targeted age group for popular drinks brands in magazines, study finds.



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Larger newborn care units provide better protection for very preterm babies

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14

Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers.



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Home visits by nurse may help reduce mortality in moms and children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

Women who had prenatal and infant/toddler nurse visits at home were less likely to die than women who did not and children whose mothers were visited by nurses were less likely to have died by age...



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Nutrition and health 'have greater influence on newborn's size than race'

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

The wide disparities between average size of newborns in different countries was assumed to be caused by race. A new study suggests other factors have greater influence.



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Risk of stomach fistulas increased by prolonged use of stomach feeding tubes in children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition.



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10 per cent drop in infant hospital readmissions, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

The number of babies being readmitted to hospital in their first year has decreased by over 10%in New South Wales, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



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1 in 5 adolescents engages in hookah smoking, study finds

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

A new study finds that 18% of adolescents use hookahs, also known as water pipes. Researchers say the findings are worrying, as many health risks have been linked to the activity.


 

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