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Babies know the difference between animate and inanimate objects from as young as 10-months old

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Does a baby know that a dog can jump a fence while a school bus can't? Can a toddler grasp that a cat can avoid colliding with a wall, while a table being pushed into a wall can't?



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Early antibiotic exposure linked to later-life obesity, metabolic abnormalities

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center find that early antibiotic exposure may cause lifelong changes in the gut, increasing the risk of later-life obesity.



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Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead consumption

from MNTpaeds - 14 Aug 14

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month.



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In Quebec, the majority of children placed in out-of-home care are reunited with their families

from MNTpaeds - 14 Aug 14

The majority of children in Quebec's youth protection system who are placed in out-of-home care (family foster care, or in a group or rehabilitation centre) are reunited with their "natural" families...



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More intensive interventions needed to combat severe obesity in teens

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Nearly 6% of all children and teens in the U.S. are severely obese, and the prevalence of severe obesity is increasing faster than that of moderate obesity or overweight.



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Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in children

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers in the classrooms does not lead to reductions in the rate of school absences in children, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine led by...



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Sanfilippo Disease: first patient enrolled to take part in trial of new treatment

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Researchers at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and The University of Manchester have recruited the first child into a new study, which aims to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a...



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Program to combat childhood obesity gets kids in daycare moving

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Research led by Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, reports that a turn-key...



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A glue inspired by the sandcastle worm solves a sticky problem with fetal surgery

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

In creating an adhesive patterned after glue produced by the lowly underwater sandcastle worm, researchers are reporting that they may have solved the problem of premature births that sometimes...



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Half of eligible women going without drugs to reduce newborn deaths

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs.



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Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

from MNTcf - 12 Aug 14

Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease which afflicts over 10,000 children across the country.



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Gloves after hand washing associated with fewer infections in preterm babies

from MNTpaeds - 12 Aug 14

Extremely premature babies in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had fewer infections when medical staff wore gloves after washing their hands compared with hand washing alone.



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Teens often take calls from parents whilst driving

from MNTpaeds - 12 Aug 14

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on cellphones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the...



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Concussions from top-of-head impact 'more severe'

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.



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Wearable 'smart' baby monitor provides parents with data

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

A new 'smart' baby monitor is designed to track, learn and predict a baby’s sleep habits, optimal sleep conditions and well-being, giving parents mountains of data.



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Let safety rule in school backpack choice

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

Celebrities, character, and popular designs like Transformers, One Direction, and Frozen may be what's on your child's mind; but when it comes to the kind of backpack to purchase for school, safety...



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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists discover rotavirus is genetically persistent

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

Viruses are resilient. They mutate and adapt to survive, fueling the fear of uncontrollable epidemics.



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High risk of leukemia in Down syndrome: behind the scenes of genetics

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

Children affected by trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) are 50 to 500 times more likely to develop leukemia than other children.



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New pediatric nutrition screening tool

from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14

Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes.



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Above average levels of perchlorate in mothers may negatively affect the IQ of their unborn children

from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14

In some women abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring.



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Promoting a healthy diet from infancy prevents childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease

from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14

Healthy diet set early in lifeThis is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.



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Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?



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New resource maps the connection between developmental stages and infant feeding

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

An independent group of leading experts in child nutrition and development, the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF), has launched a Factsheet on Developmental Stages in Infant and Toddler Feeding.



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Correct seat belt use saves children's lives

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars.



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Monthly treatment reduces malaria risk in young children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

A year-round preventive drug treatment substantially reduces young children's risk of contracting malaria and poses no serious risk of adverse events, according to a study by researchers funded by...


 

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