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Tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution associated with childhood obesity

from MNTpaeds - 14 Nov 14

New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.



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Skin-to-skin contact with babies supports breastfeeding, bonding and better health outcomes

from MNTpaeds - 13 Nov 14

Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding.



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What is caffeine? How does caffeine work?

from MNTpaeds - 13 Nov 14

Learn all about caffeine - the most commonly used drug in the world. Find out about how caffeine affects the body, how it works and if caffeine has any health benefits or risks.



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Focus on self-regulating skills in kindergarten may provide lasting academic effects

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

An educational approach in kindergarten focused on the development of executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant details in working memory, and regulate...



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Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.



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Support for new parents is just a click away, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

New parents and their partners have a new online resource to help them feel less isolated and alone.



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Child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families in developing countries

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has...



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World region specific birth-weight curves better than Canadian curves for assessing risk of adverse events in newborns of immigrant mothers

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

Clinicians working with immigrant mothers and their babies may find that using birth-weight curves for specific regions based on the mother's birth country rather than Canadian curves are a more...



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Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.



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Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...



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New study shows how sleep patterns change through adolescence

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period.



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When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...



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Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...



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Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...



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Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

from MNTpaeds - 10 Nov 14

More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.



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New tool in understanding human infant brain development - piglet brain atlas

from MNTpaeds - 09 Nov 14

A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the...



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Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

from MNTpaeds - 08 Nov 14

A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.



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"Smart bomb" engineered by researchers to attack childhood leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Fatih Uckun, Jianjun Cheng and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called "smart bomb" to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer - called B-lineage...



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Brain 101 advances the knowledge and attitudes of parents and students about head injuries

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Recognize. Report. Respond. Rest.A University of Oregon researcher wants those "R" words to resonate among young athletes.



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Theory or not? Best study designs for increasing vegetable intake in children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Researchers try to develop interventions that are most likely to work. Some times that involves deciding which activities should be included, such as whether to have cooking classes or be involved...



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Certain communities disproportionately affected by fast food marketing for children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

A newly published research study examining only marketing directed at children on the interior and exterior of fast food restaurants has found that the majority of black, middle-income and rural...



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Cooking classes may positively influence children's food-related preferences and behaviors

from MNTpaeds - 06 Nov 14

Given the rise in childhood obesity and known cultural shifts away from cooking, a review of cooking programs targeting elementary school children was conducted to understand program design and...



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ASMQ FDC proves safe and efficacious to treat children in Africa with malaria

from MNTpaeds - 06 Nov 14

Clinical trial results provide evidence for introducing this Artemisinin Derivative-based Combination Therapy into Africa's current malaria treatment arsenal to help tackle the number one parasitic...



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A new index finds that minority children are more likely to live in neighborhoods less conducive to healthy development

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of Brandeis University and coauthors developed a surveillance system, coined the "Child Opportunity Index," to gauge neighborhood-based opportunities conducive to healthy...



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Are housing code violations correlated to childhood asthma morbidity?

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Andrew F. Beck of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and coauthors conducted a review of nearly 4,500 children who visited the emergency department (ED) or were hospitalized for asthma...


 

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