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Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren

from MNTpaeds - 11 Feb 15

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health...



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UK advertising regulations are still failing to protect children online, say heart charity

from MNTpaeds - 10 Feb 15

The British Heart Foundation has criticised a new report for allowing advertisers to continue to target junk food marketing at children online.



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Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal cancer as adults

from MNTpaeds - 10 Feb 15

Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.



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Medical marijuana for children with developmental and behavioral disorders?

from MNTpaeds - 10 Feb 15

Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism, reports Journal of Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsAs medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted...



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Youth hockey brain imaging study suggests early marker for concussion damage

from MNTpaeds - 10 Feb 15

James Hudziak, M.D., has two children who love ice hockey. His son skates for his college team and one of his daughters plays in high school.



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Babies with more frequent eye movements are at increased likelihood of developing Autism Spectrum Disorders as children

from MNTpaeds - 09 Feb 15

Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have found that babies who move their eyes more often than their peers at the age of six months are more likely to meet criteria for Autism...



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Circadian clock-Angelman syndrome link established

from MNTpaeds - 09 Feb 15

Link could provide quickest way to determine effectiveness of experimental AS treatmentsMonitoring participants' biological clocks may be the quickest way to determine the effectiveness of...



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MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

from MNTpaeds - 09 Feb 15

Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common pediatric liver diseaseThis is an MRI of child's liver with severe NAFLD -- 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.



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Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food

from MNTpaeds - 09 Feb 15

A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes.



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Premature babies grow out of asthma

from MNTpaeds - 08 Feb 15

Large-scale Danish study from the University of Copenhagen shows that premature babies grow out of the asthma which they are likely to develop in early life.



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New data revealed on Q10 coenzyme, whose deficiency causes a rare mitochondrial disease

from MNTpaeds - 06 Feb 15

Some of the better known functions of this coenzyme include its role in the production of energy for the cell and its anti-oxidant capacityMarta Luna is a researcher at the lab of the University...



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Children who are given vitamin A may be less likely to develop malaria

from MNTpaeds - 06 Feb 15

Large study in sub-Saharan Africa suggests vitamin A's protective effectChildren under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a...



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Are ongoing concerns about vaccine safety to blame for the measles epidemic?

from MNTpaeds - 05 Feb 15

This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.



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More evidence that musical training protects the brain

from MNTpaeds - 05 Feb 15

Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life.



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Study investigates the complex roads that lead families to food insecurity

from MNTpaeds - 05 Feb 15

Health and human performance research focuses on 4 risk factorsFood insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different.



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Health inequality 'is widening' among young people in rich countries

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

An international report looking at half a million adolescents finds that, despite rising wealth among high-income countries, the gap in health between rich and poor has widened.



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Pregnancy outcomes similar for women with kidney transplants as child or adult

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

Pregnancy outcomes appear to be similar for women who undergo kidney transplants as children or adults, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.



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NIH launches tool to advance Down syndrome research

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

The National Institutes of Health has launched a subsite of DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals with a scientific interest in Down syndrome...



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Illinois study describes behaviors, preferences of picky eaters

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

Although there's no scientific definition of picky eating, parents say they know it when they see it.



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Scientists develop active substance for fatal muscle wasting in male children

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a congenital disease which causes muscle degeneration and eventual death in teenagers.



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Longer cooling, lower temperature no improvement for infant oxygen deprivation

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

The standard treatment for newborns whose brains were deprived of oxygen appears to work better than proposed alternatives, according to a study from a National Institutes of Health research...



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Life-saving Scottish Government grant hailed by meningitis charity

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is delighted to have received a substantial three year grant from the Scottish Government to continue its health intervention project, Action Meningitis, in...



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Precision medicine in action: Genomic test helps solve medical mystery

from MNTpaeds - 04 Feb 15

Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama's State of the Union message.



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Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

from MNTpaeds - 03 Feb 15

Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.



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Calls for enhanced disability training as quarter of Brits lack confidence communicating with disabled kids

from MNTpaeds - 03 Feb 15

Disability experts are calling on UK employers to support their workforce to be disability aware as a recent poll finds that a quarter of British adults are not confident communicating with...


 

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