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JCI: Visualizing calcium dynamics in the kidney, Characterization of an asplenic patient with disorder of sexual development

from MNTpaeds - 11 Apr 14

Visualizing calcium dynamics in the kidneyIn this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Janos Peti-Peterdi and colleagues at the University of Southern California used multiphoton...



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New technique using DNA data could help doctors treat MRSA

from MNTpaeds - 11 Apr 14

A team of scientists led by the University of Bath has developed a new technique to predict the toxicity of an MRSA infection from its DNA sequence.



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Computer algorithm accurately predicts aging process

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance.



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Genetic trigger found for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children under...



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Funding priorities shift: benefits seen in maternal and child health, domestic health

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.



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Exposure to arsenic in well water lowers IQ scores of US schoolchildren

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence.



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Food insecurity for children can be reduced if fathers stay involved

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

Fathers who don't live with their children can actually lower their son's or daughter's risk of not having enough food by just maintaining involvement in the child's life.



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Fewer differences than expected between girls and boy in teenagers' pornography and sexual experiences

from MNTpaeds - 10 Apr 14

Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex...



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Why is underage drinking targeted when studies suggest it is in decline?

from MNTpaeds - 09 Apr 14

This year, Alcohol Awareness Month tackles the issue of underage drinking. We take a look at the associated statistics to see how much of a problem underage drinking is in 2014.



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Gardasil® approved in the European Union for a 2-dose schedule in children aged from 9 to 13 years

from MNTpaeds - 09 Apr 14

Sanofi Pasteur MSD has announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for its quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil®, for a 2-dose schedule at 0...



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Decline in pediatric emergency visits as a result of educational interventions at early head start

from MNTpaeds - 09 Apr 14

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that integrating an educational intervention regarding upper respiratory infections (URI) into Early Head Start programs led to a significant...



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Most schools meet new USDA drinking water mandate; more steps needed to encourage consumption

from MNTpaeds - 09 Apr 14

A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year.



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Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

from MNTpaeds - 08 Apr 14

Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child.



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Health benefits of 'green exercise' for kids shown in new study

from MNTpaeds - 08 Apr 14

Children who are exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after activity, according to a Coventry University study published in the...



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Dizziness and headache can be symptoms of stroke, especially in women, minorities and younger patients

from MNTpaeds - 08 Apr 14

Doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American women each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded after analyzing federal health care data.



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Distinguishing between pediatric injuries associated with abuse and those caused by accidents

from MNTpaeds - 07 Apr 14

Roughly 1,500 children are fatally injured each year in association with child abuse and 150,000 are permanently disabled. Child abuse is a leading cause of fatality in children 0-4 years of age. Many serious injuries and fatalities could be prevented if it was possible to distinguish between injuries associated with abuse and those caused by accidents.



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Color blindness among preschoolers dominated by Caucasian boys

from MNTpaeds - 06 Apr 14

Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind, according to the first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers.



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Boys who started smoking before age 11 went on to have fatter sons

from MNTpaeds - 04 Apr 14

According to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol, men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens.



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Psychology used in cereal box retailing

from MNTpaeds - 04 Apr 14

In a study of 65 cereals in 10 different grocery stores, Cornell researchers found that cereals marketed to kids are placed half as high on supermarket shelves as adult cereals - the average height for children's cereal boxes is 23 inches verses 48 inches for adult cereal.



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Potentially harmful chemicals emitted by crib mattresses

from MNTpaeds - 04 Apr 14

Infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep according to a first-of-its-kind study by a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.



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Healthy weight and academic achievement linked

from MNTpaeds - 04 Apr 14

Obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it, a new University of Illinois study finds. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring.



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CDC: e-cigarette-related calls to US poison centers have soared

from MNTpaeds - 04 Apr 14

The safety of e-cigarettes has caused much debate in recent months. Now, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the number of phone calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine has dramatically increased, from one call per month in 2010 to 215 calls per month in 2014.



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Epidemics exacerbated by unvaccinated infants

from MNTpaeds - 03 Apr 14

By taking into account seasonal fluctuations in birth rates, massive vaccination campaigns in the developing world could inoculate more unprotected infants and significantly reduce the number of deaths from diseases like measles, according to Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker of the U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.



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The long-term consequences of nutrition during the first two years of life

from MNTpaeds - 03 Apr 14

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Fran├žoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her co-workers in the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN)[1] have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age.



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Childhood obstructive sleep apnea: new screening tool developed

from MNTpaeds - 03 Apr 14

A new screening tool has been developed by clinical investigators at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children. Their findings are published in Pediatric Pulmonology. Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males.


 

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