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New 'Click' antenatal classes prepare children for school

from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14

Children whose parents attended a one-off antenatal class called 'Click' are at a significant advantage in their cognitive and motor skills compared to children whose parents attended routine...



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The short-term impact of measles on health-related quality of life in England

from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14

Measles causes significant absence from school or work and has a much larger impact on people's daily lives than illnesses like flu or chicken pox, according to a new study by researchers from the...



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Racial/ethnic differences in child abuse explained by poverty, not bias

from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14

States with more minority children living in poverty show greater differences in abuse and neglect, reports Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.



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High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement

from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14

A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.



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Truancy, failing tests linked to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

from MNTpaeds - 11 Sep 14

What do skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior have in common?



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Living with two college-educated parents decreases risk of teens using alcohol and marijuana

from MNTpaeds - 11 Sep 14

A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas...



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Central line infections and ventilator pneumonias decline nationwide

from MNTpaeds - 11 Sep 14

Hospitals across the country have seen sharp declines in rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs) among critically ill neonates...



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E-cigarette nicotine refill cartridges pose danger for toddlers

from MNTpaeds - 10 Sep 14

The safety of nicotine refill cartridges used in electronic (e) cigarettes needs to be improved to prevent toddlers accidentally swallowing the contents and potentially coming to serious harm, warn...



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CDC report finds sodium consumption high among U.S. children

from MNTpaeds - 10 Sep 14

More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new...



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Children have stronger food cravings but they are more controllable

from MNTpaeds - 10 Sep 14

Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science...



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'Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education'

from MNTpaeds - 10 Sep 14

A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.



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Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'

from MNTpaeds - 09 Sep 14

A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.



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Birth measurements could predict lung health in teen years

from MNTpaeds - 09 Sep 14

A new study has found that factors, such as birth weight, gestational age at birth and lung function, growth and other measures at 8 years, can be used to predict lung function during mid to late...



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No long-term harmful effects on sleep in premature infants administered caffeine therapy for apnea

from MNTpaeds - 09 Sep 14

Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study of 201 preterm children assessed at ages 5-12, the first study in...



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How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

from MNTpaeds - 09 Sep 14

A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.



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Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

from MNTpaeds - 08 Sep 14

The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.



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Rhesus monkey infants fed by breast or bottle develop distinct immune systems

from MNTpaeds - 08 Sep 14

Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate...



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Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

from MNTpaeds - 08 Sep 14

A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.



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The impact of dexamethasone on intelligence and hearing in preterm infants

from MNTpaeds - 08 Sep 14

Glucocorticoids are speculated to have a long-term impact on the development of the nervous system and increase the incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants.



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The impact of exposure to manganese in water and air

from MNTpaeds - 07 Sep 14

Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese?



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Mundipharma announces results of pivotal phase III study for flutiform® in paediatric asthma

from MNTpaeds - 06 Sep 14

New data from a randomised, multicentre, phase III study, being presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) annual congress in Munich, Germany, supports the potential of flutiform® for...



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Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

from MNTpaeds - 06 Sep 14

An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.



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Number of smoke-free homes has doubled in 20 years

from MNTpaeds - 05 Sep 14

Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.



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Cystic Fibrosis: additional immune dysfunction discovered

from MNTcf - 05 Sep 14

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a frequent genetic disease affecting the lung and the gastrointestinal tract.



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1 in 5 child deaths in England preventable

from MNTpaeds - 05 Sep 14

Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future...


 

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