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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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
from MNTcf - 12 Aug 14
Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease which afflicts over 10,000 children across the country.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Viruses are resilient. They mutate and adapt to survive, fueling the fear of uncontrollable epidemics.
Children affected by trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) are 50 to 500 times more likely to develop leukemia than other children.
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.
In some women abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...