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from MNTpaeds - 09 Jul 14
New estimates indicate that over 650 000 children develop tuberculosis (TB) every year in the 22 countries with a high burden of the disease (HBCs)* - almost 25% higher than the total number of new...
New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability.
from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14
Maternity care from pregnancy through to toddlerhood reduced death rates for both mothers and children in deprived areas of Memphis, according to a new study.
It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity.
GPs are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of child maltreatment and to work with families to prevent them from getting worse, according to a joint report by the Royal College of General...
Only one in five properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket that are covered by Rhode Island's lead hazard mitigation law were in compliance with the statute more than four...
In spite of a voluntary advertising code designed to protect young people, 18-20-year-olds are the most-targeted age group for popular drinks brands in magazines, study finds.
Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers.
from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14
Women who had prenatal and infant/toddler nurse visits at home were less likely to die than women who did not and children whose mothers were visited by nurses were less likely to have died by age...
The wide disparities between average size of newborns in different countries was assumed to be caused by race. A new study suggests other factors have greater influence.
Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition.
The number of babies being readmitted to hospital in their first year has decreased by over 10%in New South Wales, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
A new study finds that 18% of adolescents use hookahs, also known as water pipes. Researchers say the findings are worrying, as many health risks have been linked to the activity.
Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the...
from MNTpaeds - 06 Jul 14
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people.
from MNTpaeds - 04 Jul 14
Assessing the frequency and type of food and drink portrayals in children’s TV, researchers have found programs to be a bad influence on kids, failing to set a healthy example.
Health experts are updating NHS recommendations to help reduce the number of babies dying unexpectedly in their sleep.
Children who undergo simple emergency surgeries, such as hernia repairs or appendix removals, on weekends are more likely to suffer complications and even die than children getting the same kind of...
from MNTpaeds - 03 Jul 14
Around 11% of Americans between the ages 12-20 consume alcohol. Now, researchers have created a test that they say can predict the likelihood of binge drinking at the age of 16.
Although firework-related injuries have been falling since 2000, a new report finds that injuries rose unexpectedly by 30% in 2013 - 65% of which happened around 4th of July.
from MNTcf - 03 Jul 14
Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC from his hometown in Moore, Oklahoma, as a last resort.
For the first time, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), working in close collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal Pharmaceutical Society...
New analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was likely accelerated by school-age childrenThe most detailed...
from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14
Despite political and economic challenges, rapid reductions of maternal and child mortality and dramatic improvements in reproductive health and rights are possible, according to a report released...
Investments in quality care at birth could save the lives of 3 million babies and women each year who die needlessly around the world, according to a new global action plan launched at the...