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Monthly treatment reduces malaria risk in young children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

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...



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NDT study shows: Infant mortality rate for babies of on-dialysis mothers is high

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

An important study on the risks of pregnancy on dialysis has been published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), one of the world's leading nephrology journals.



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Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behaviour problems

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers.



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Vending machines that provide healthier snacks - popular with students

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.



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Development of brain function altered by prenatal alcohol exposure

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disordersThis ia a fMRI scan of working memory activation in typically developing...



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Study links risk-glorying video games to increases in teens' high-risk behavior

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Previous studies show that violent video games increase adolescent aggressiveness, but new Dartmouth research finds for the first time that teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video...



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Sedentary behavior more common among immigrant children

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children, according to a new study by sociologists at Rice University.



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Monthly preventative treatment with a new drug combination reduces malaria in children

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

Preventative treatment with a monthly dose of a newer antimalarial drug can reduce the risk of malarial infection among young children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.



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A campaign involving Muslim clerics has increased uptake of polio vaccination in Northern Nigeria

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in...



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Identifying kids and teens with kidney damage risk after 1st urinary tract infection

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.



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FDA expands approval of drug to treat Pompe disease to patients of all ages; removes risk mitigation strategy requirements

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than...



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New insights into why adolescents carry meningitis-causing bacteria

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

University of York scientists have shed new light on why teenagers and young adults are particularly susceptible to meningitis and septicaemia.



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Rare in-flight pediatric deaths: researchers find lap infants at increased risk

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) found that lap infants may be at greater risk for death on a commercial airline...



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Prematurity does not ncrease risk for dyscalculia

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

Developmental psychologist says more standardised diagnostic criteria are needed, general cognitive impairments have to be taken into accountPreterm children do not suffer from dyscalculia more...



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Use of CT scans for diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis reduced by algorithm

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

Implementation of an algorithm aimed to diagnose pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis reduces the utilization of computed tomography (CT) scans, without affecting diagnostic accuracy, Mayo...



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Adult health of a child adversely affected by having a family member jailed

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

New research shows that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have an 18-percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality than adults who did not have a family...



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Mosaicism: Study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutations

from MNTpaeds - 04 Aug 14

Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism - a biological phenomenon, in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup - plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare...



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Child abuse data collection needs consistent parameters

from MNTpaeds - 04 Aug 14

The incidence of child maltreatment may have been inaccurately reported due to inconsistency in the data from child protection agencies and variations in legislation from state to state, according...



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Health in adulthood impacted by birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy

from MNTpaeds - 04 Aug 14

Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to research...



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Advanced genetic scanning techniques identify drug target for pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 04 Aug 14

In what is believed to be the largest genetic analysis of what triggers and propels progression of tumor growth in a common childhood blood cancer, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center report...



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Previously untested antigens found in large-scale study of malaria patients in Kenya

from MNTpaeds - 03 Aug 14

Researchers have discovered new vaccine targets that could help in the battle against malaria.



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Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers

from MNTpaeds - 01 Aug 14

Between 3 and 6% of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability.



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Expansion of newborn screening could improve early detection, treatment of 'bubble boy' disease

from MNTpaeds - 01 Aug 14

Children born with so-called "bubble boy" disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed...



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Aiming for a generation free of HIV-1

from MNTpaeds - 01 Aug 14

In light of the recent news that HIV has been detected in the Mississippi baby previously thought to have been cured of the disease, researchers are assessing how to help those born to HIV-infected...



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Children with sensory processing disorders and autism have measureable brain differences

from MNTpaeds - 01 Aug 14

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism...


 

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