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Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jul 14

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the...



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Contrary to popular theory, learning to read does not end in 4th grade

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jul 14

Teachers-in-training have long been taught that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn.



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First diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jul 14

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and...



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Losing a parent during childhood 'increases risk of mortality'

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jul 14

According to new research, experiencing the death of a parent during childhood could lead to a greater risk of mortality in early adulthood.



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How 'good mothering' hardwires infant brain

from MNTpaeds - 22 Jul 14

By carefully watching nearly a hundred hours of video showing mother rats protecting, warming, and feeding their young pups, and then matching up what they saw to real-time electrical readings from...



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An important role in Down syndrome played by 'support' cells in brain

from MNTpaeds - 22 Jul 14

New research also suggests common antibiotic might help treat the genetic defectResearchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California have...



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Study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 diseases, 1 that affects the lungs and 1 that doesn't

from MNTcf - 22 Jul 14

Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by...



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Breastfeeding goals affected by mother's return to work

from MNTpaeds - 22 Jul 14

Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers.



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Long-term benefits and value of investing in sexual and reproductive health of 10 to 14 year olds

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jul 14

Age 10 to 14 years, a time when both girls and boys are constructing their own identities and are typically open to new ideas and influences, provides a unique narrow window of opportunity for...



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Call for boost in kids' eye-protection

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jul 14

Standards for protective eyewear for children and public health campaigns encouraging its use are crucial to reducing the incidence of ocular injuries in children, according to a clinical focus...



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Health risks posed by 'third hand' tobacco smoke, especially for children

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jul 14

Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers - particularly young children - of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in...



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Expert guidance for healthcare professionals to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

from MNTpaeds - 19 Jul 14

Thousands of critically ill patients on life support develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year.



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European children not eating enough fruit and veg

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jul 14

Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows.



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Adolescent males' developing masculinity

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jul 14

Teenage boys desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public...



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Study maps EU school food policies for the first time

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

As part of the European Commission's efforts to help reduce childhood obesity, the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published the first comprehensive...



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Transformative gift to create the world's first centre for research into rare diseases in children

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

Plans to open the world's first centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are to become a reality thanks to a £60 million gift from Her...



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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) backs prohibition on smoking in cars carrying children, UK

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

The CIEH supports the proposals for a prohibition on smoking in private vehicles when children are present as a necessary measure to further protect them from the effect of harmful secondhand...



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Experts recommend avoiding rice drinks for infants and young children due to concerns over arsenic content

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

Inorganic arsenic in rice and rice-based foods poses health concerns in infants and young children, and steps should be taken to minimize exposure, according to a commentary in the Journal of...



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Soluble corn fibre may boost calcium absorption

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

Around the globe, fibre and calcium intakes are below the levels recommended by experts1,2,3 contributing to potential long-term public health implications1,3,4.



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Anti-clotting treatment not needed in most pediatric spine surgeries

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

Blood clots occur so rarely in children undergoing spine operations that most patients require nothing more than vigilant monitoring after surgery and should be spared risky and costly anti-clotting...



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Asthma medication linked to growth suppression in children

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jul 14

A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.



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Giving birth to a baby with cerebral palsy is less of a risk for immigrant mothers in Canada

from MNTpaeds - 16 Jul 14

Babies born to mothers who immigrated to Ontario from other countries have significantly lower rates of cerebral palsy than those of Canadian-born mothers, especially those from the Caribbean and...



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Child-centered protocols proposed for safe imaging

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jul 14

The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose.



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Health education program reduces dating violence among minority youth

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jul 14

New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shows that It's Your Game...



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Tech team pairs humanoid with Angry Birds to help kids with rehabilitation

from MNTpaeds - 15 Jul 14

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills.


 

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