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Exposure to alcohol ads on TV linked with underage drinking

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between TV advertising of alcohol and onset and severity of drinking among adolescents.



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Despite HAART, socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV at greater risk for having detectable virus at delivery

from MNTpaeds - 19 Jan 15

Socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV who initiate HAART (highly active antiretroviral treatment) for the first time during pregnancy face a greater risk for having detectable virus at...



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Harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage in muscular dystrophy

from MNTpaeds - 19 Jan 15

Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself - by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.



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RCPCH workforce census reveals recruitment and workload pressures

from MNTpaeds - 16 Jan 15

Paediatricians are being put under increased and unsustainable pressure according to the Workforce Census 2013 published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which...



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Removing chocolate milk from school program led to a huge drop in total milk intake

from MNTpaeds - 16 Jan 15

Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools.



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Shorter combination treatment as effective as monotherapy for TB prevention in kids

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jan 15

To prevent tuberculosis (TB) in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active), combination treatment with the medications rifapentine and isoniazid was as...



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Holding recess before lunch increases fruit and veggie consumption and decreases waste

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jan 15

Students participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to select a fruit and a vegetable side.



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International research team finds link between retinal degeneration and lipid metabolism

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jan 15

Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians.



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Key substance identified that protects against pre-term birth

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jan 15

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.



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How can healthy living choices prevent birth defects?

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jan 15

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.



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New sugar drinks policy launched by experts at the British Dietetic Association

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jan 15

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.



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Autism symptoms frequently missed by pediatricians during brief checkups

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jan 15

As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment...



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Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jan 15

A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults.



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Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15

Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10.



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Attempted suicide among young people can be reduced by 50 percent

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15

A new study published in The Lancet outlines a programme for preventing suicidality among young people.



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British Safety Council supports campaign to stop babies choking to death

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15

St John Ambulance has launched a new campaign to inform parents about what to do if their baby starts choking.



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Link between sleep quality and grades of school-aged children in math and languages

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents.



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Hazardous levels of mercury found hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15

Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves.



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Music and stories kids choose themselves lessen their pain after major surgery

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery...



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The importance of alcohol warnings from parents

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about...



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Safe, effective meningitis A vaccine for infants approved by WHO

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid the...



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Juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues benefit from Ohio's diversion program

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jan 15

An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young...



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Prevention better than cure for pediatric brain injury

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jan 15

An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children - published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine - provides convincing evidence that protecting...



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Rear-facing car seats should be used until child is 2 years old; almost three-quarters of parents don't follow guidelines

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jan 15

Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they turned the seat around before their child was even one year old...



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Teens influenced by misconceptions of their peers

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.


 

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