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Children understand familiar voices better than those of strangers

from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14

Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.



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WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14

A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.



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Cautious optimism as childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14

Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health.



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Digital divide: Pediatricians debate whether tots should have access to electronic devices

from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14

When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs.



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Do no harm: Pediatrician calls for safely cutting back on tests, treatments

from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14

When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given.



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Study indicates need for more obstetric quality of care measures at hospitals

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

In an analysis of data on more than 100,000 deliveries and term newborns from New York City hospitals, rates for certain quality indicators and complications for mothers and newborns varied...



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Unreliable antibiotic supplies endanger young infants with bacterial infections in low and middle income countries

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

Trained frontline health workers can identify most young infants with possible bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs) but also may diagnose infections in many uninfected...



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Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family...



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Counting pitches can save young players' arms but not always used consistently

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

Youth baseball has morphed into a year-round sport, with some athletes playing on multiple teams in the same season.



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Research shows incorrect use of car seats widespread on first trip home from hospital

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

Nearly all parents unknowingly put their newborn infants at risk as soon as they drive away from the hospital due to mistakes made with car safety seats, according to research to be presented...



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Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.



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Research to be presented by high school students at AAP conference reveals that some adolescents adept at media multitasking

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to "focus on the task at hand" may not always be good advice, according to research to be presented by two high school students on...



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Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be...



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Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players - from high school down to the pee wee levels - suffering from concussions.



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Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.



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Barriers lead to poor pain control in Latino children after surgery

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

More than two-thirds of children from low-income Latino families don't receive adequate pain control when they go home after surgery, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY&trade...



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Does cost effectiveness study under value the impact of meningitis?

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the publication of the cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of new Men B vaccine Bexsero® in the BMJ (October 10, 2014), but is concerned that the...



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Pneumococcal vaccine reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in children by 62 percent

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests nationwide research...



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Study finds college athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Even if they don't show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus...



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Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Hospitalized children go home sooner and are less likely to be readmitted when the hospital has an antibiotic stewardship program that's dedicated to controlling antibiotic prescriptions and...



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Children's national physician looks at effects of energy drinks and caffeine consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children's National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health...



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Promising gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Researchers have found that gene therapy using a modified delivery system, or vector, can restore the immune systems of children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare...



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Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...



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Detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children.



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Access to heroin treatment influenced by state policies

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

State policies can influence the number of physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that can treat addiction to heroin and other opioids in outpatient settings, according to a new RAND...


 

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