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Discovery of possible genetic link in pediatric leukemia treatment-related cognitive issues

from MNTpaeds - 13 Dec 14

Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...



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Cognitive training can improve brain performance of students in poverty

from MNTpaeds - 13 Dec 14

The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.



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Researchers call for greater efforts to improve maternal and newborn health through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene

from MNTpaeds - 12 Dec 14

Stronger integration between the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors will likely accelerate progress on improving maternal and newborn health (MNH), according to a Policy Forum...



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Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

from MNTpaeds - 12 Dec 14

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University.



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Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in adolescents, young adults

from MNTpaeds - 12 Dec 14

Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual...



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Few US high school students are getting enough sleep

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

Many American high school students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, a Columbia University study suggests.Researchers found that only 6.2 percent to 7.



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Bed-sharing toddlers 'more likely to develop asthma in later childhood'

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial.



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Two-three times higher levels of brominated flame retardants in toddlers compared to their mothers

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.BFRs like f.ex.



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New study into life-threatening pregnancy condition calls for specialist centres with dedicated services

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.



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Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.



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Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?



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Investments in living conditions could foster better health and reduce pediatric health care spending

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.



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Gaps in health coverage for children exposed

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

Despite the promise of health reform, millions of U.S. children still lack quality health coverage or have trouble getting the services they need to stay healthy or to develop properly, according to...



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Kids' obesity risk increased by short sleep and breathing problems

from MNTpaeds - 11 Dec 14

Two modifiable sleep disorders, chronic sleep loss and sleep-related breathing problems, double the risk of a child being obese by the age of 15, according to a new study.



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Latest results of investigational cellular therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and first results of lymphoma trial

from MNTpaeds - 10 Dec 14

The latest results of clinical trials of more than 125 patients testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 was presented by a University of Pennsylvania research team at...



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Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia benefit from therapies developed for children

from MNTpaeds - 10 Dec 14

Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when...



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Pilot study engineers pediatric patients' own immune cells to hunt down cancer cells in blood

from MNTpaeds - 10 Dec 14

An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study.



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Among Ontario children and youth, study reveals a significant increase in concussions

from MNTpaeds - 10 Dec 14

The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physician's offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating...



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Preeclampsia during pregnancy and child's autism risk linked

from MNTpaeds - 09 Dec 14

A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.



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Current rules to determine strep throat in children not accurate

from MNTpaeds - 09 Dec 14

A new study indicates that current clinical prediction rules used by physicians to determine whether children have "strep throat" caused by group A streptococcal infection may not be accurate.



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Pediatric brain research aided by blood brain barrier on a chip

from MNTpaeds - 09 Dec 14

In the human brain, the BBB is not the Better Business Bureau but the blood brain barrier and the BBB is serious business in human physiology.



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Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

from MNTpaeds - 09 Dec 14

A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.



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National survey reveals conflicted mindset of college students about ADHD prescription stimulant misuse, abuse and diversion

from MNTpaeds - 08 Dec 14

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM) finds that college...



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HIV: Mylan receives tentative FDA approval for pediatric formulations of abacavir/lamivudine

from MNTpaeds - 08 Dec 14

Mylan Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S.



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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school

from MNTpaeds - 08 Dec 14

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection.


 

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