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Genomic tests are uncovering elusive diagnoses, saving time and money, and changing treatment for infants and children

from MNTpaeds - 05 Dec 14

Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published...



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Children shouldn't belong to the clean plate club

from MNTpaeds - 05 Dec 14

Whereas most adults are members of the Clean Plate Club, they eat an average of about 90% of the food they serve themselves, children do not.



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Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year

from MNTpaeds - 05 Dec 14

Doubling the number of mums who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the NHS more than £40 million every year, suggests...



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Human trafficking investigated by Crime Victims' Institute

from MNTpaeds - 05 Dec 14

Human sex trafficking is a serious problem both domestically and internationally and enhanced education is necessary to address the risk factors for entry into the sex trade, the physical and mental...



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Blood pressure build-up in the brain from white blood cell accumulation might cause cerebral malaria death

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

Intracranial hypertension-increased blood pressure inside the head-can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.



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Florida college students believe hookah safer alternative to cigarette smoking

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

University students think hookah smoking is safer than cigarette smoking says a University of South Florida study.



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New urine test could help ensure children receive the right level of treatment to prevent future asthma attacks

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

A new urine test could help ensure asthmatic children receive the level of medication they need to manage their illness better and prevent future asthma attacks, according to new research being...



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AMA applauds action on cyber bullying

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

The AMA applauds action by the Government to crack down on cyber bullying of children, with legislation introduced to Parliament 3 December 2014.



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Movements help measure child sleep problems for better diagnosis

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

A study to accurately determine whether sleep disturbances stem from breathing problems will allow children to get the help they need.



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Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released December 3rd 2014.



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Research reveals child poverty pervasive in large American cities

from MNTpaeds - 04 Dec 14

Years after the end of the Great Recession, child poverty remains widespread in America's largest cities.



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Head blows measured in girls' lacrosse

from MNTpaeds - 03 Dec 14

As debate increases about whether female lacrosse players should wear headgear, a new study reports measurements of the accelerations that stick blows deliver to the head.



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Blind and partially sighted 11 year olds twice as likely to be bullied at school, UK

from MNTpaeds - 03 Dec 14

Children with vision impairment are at increased risk of bullying warn two leading sight loss charities.



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Potential solution to Angelman syndrome involves reversing silenced gene

from MNTpaeds - 03 Dec 14

Most genes are inherited as two working copies, one from the mother and one from the father. However, in a few instances, a gene is imprinted, which means that one copy is silenced.



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Maternal obesity 'increases risk of infant death'

from MNTpaeds - 03 Dec 14

Pregnant women with a BMI of 35 or over have more than double the risks of experiencing infant death than mothers with a 'normal' BMI of 18.5-24.9, according to a new study.



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Low-birth-weight children 'associated with lower academic outcomes'

from MNTpaeds - 02 Dec 14

Northwestern University researchers claim their study is the first to compare birth weight, children's cognitive education and quality of elementary and middle schools.



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Brain changes seen in high school football players after just one season

from MNTpaeds - 02 Dec 14

Some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the...



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Parenting a major factor in falls at home for children

from MNTpaeds - 02 Dec 14

A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.



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Link between antibiotics and childhood asthma called into question

from MNTpaeds - 02 Dec 14

Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.



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CDC: over half of infants in the US sleep with 'hazardous bedding'

from MNTpaeds - 01 Dec 14

Despite current recommendations, a new study finds that more than 50% of infants in the US are placed to sleep with bedding that increases risks for sudden infant death.



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Toy-related injuries in US increase by 40%

from MNTpaeds - 01 Dec 14

A new study finds that between 1990-2011, the rate of toy-related injuries in children rose by 40% in the US, with foot-powered scooters to blame for most of this increase.



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Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

from MNTpaeds - 01 Dec 14

Ontario students between Grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI...



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'Therapeutic reprogramming' may lead to treatment for epidermolysis bullosa, a blistering skin disease

from MNTpaeds - 01 Dec 14

Induced pluripotent stem cells made from patients with a form of blistering skin disease can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells in laboratory dishes, researchers at the...




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Ebola Virus Disease and Children What Pediatric Health Care Professionals Need to Know

from ArchPedi - 01 Dec 14

This Viewpoint discusses what pediatric health care professionals should consider when treating children presenting with signs and symptoms similar to Ebola virus disease.


 

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