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from MNTpaeds - 13 Dec 14
Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...
The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.
from MNTpaeds - 12 Dec 14
Stronger integration between the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors will likely accelerate progress on improving maternal and newborn health (MNH), according to a Policy Forum...
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University.
Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual...
from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14
Many American high school students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, a Columbia University study suggests.Researchers found that only 6.2 percent to 7.
Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial.
Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.BFRs like f.ex.
A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?
San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.
Despite the promise of health reform, millions of U.S. children still lack quality health coverage or have trouble getting the services they need to stay healthy or to develop properly, according to...
Two modifiable sleep disorders, chronic sleep loss and sleep-related breathing problems, double the risk of a child being obese by the age of 15, according to a new study.
from MNTpaeds - 10 Dec 14
The latest results of clinical trials of more than 125 patients testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 was presented by a University of Pennsylvania research team at...
Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when...
An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study.
The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physician's offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating...
from MNTpaeds - 09 Dec 14
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
A new study indicates that current clinical prediction rules used by physicians to determine whether children have "strep throat" caused by group A streptococcal infection may not be accurate.
In the human brain, the BBB is not the Better Business Bureau but the blood brain barrier and the BBB is serious business in human physiology.
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.
from MNTpaeds - 08 Dec 14
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM) finds that college...
Mylan Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S.
It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection.