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Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...



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New study shows how sleep patterns change through adolescence

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period.



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When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...



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Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...



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Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...



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Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

from MNTpaeds - 10 Nov 14

More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.



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New tool in understanding human infant brain development - piglet brain atlas

from MNTpaeds - 09 Nov 14

A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the...



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Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

from MNTpaeds - 08 Nov 14

A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.



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"Smart bomb" engineered by researchers to attack childhood leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Fatih Uckun, Jianjun Cheng and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called "smart bomb" to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer - called B-lineage...



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Brain 101 advances the knowledge and attitudes of parents and students about head injuries

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Recognize. Report. Respond. Rest.A University of Oregon researcher wants those "R" words to resonate among young athletes.



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Theory or not? Best study designs for increasing vegetable intake in children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

Researchers try to develop interventions that are most likely to work. Some times that involves deciding which activities should be included, such as whether to have cooking classes or be involved...



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Certain communities disproportionately affected by fast food marketing for children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Nov 14

A newly published research study examining only marketing directed at children on the interior and exterior of fast food restaurants has found that the majority of black, middle-income and rural...



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Cooking classes may positively influence children's food-related preferences and behaviors

from MNTpaeds - 06 Nov 14

Given the rise in childhood obesity and known cultural shifts away from cooking, a review of cooking programs targeting elementary school children was conducted to understand program design and...



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ASMQ FDC proves safe and efficacious to treat children in Africa with malaria

from MNTpaeds - 06 Nov 14

Clinical trial results provide evidence for introducing this Artemisinin Derivative-based Combination Therapy into Africa's current malaria treatment arsenal to help tackle the number one parasitic...



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A new index finds that minority children are more likely to live in neighborhoods less conducive to healthy development

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of Brandeis University and coauthors developed a surveillance system, coined the "Child Opportunity Index," to gauge neighborhood-based opportunities conducive to healthy...



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Are housing code violations correlated to childhood asthma morbidity?

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Andrew F. Beck of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and coauthors conducted a review of nearly 4,500 children who visited the emergency department (ED) or were hospitalized for asthma...



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Teens close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests.



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Simple coating developed to protect against injuries and deaths stemming from accidental ingestion of batteries

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

A Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) led team has developed a simple "coat of armor" to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed.



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Medical care could be improved by integrating housing data with health data

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

A study to be released in the November issue of Health Affairs shows that integrating community housing data on such code violations as mold and cockroaches with health data can identify at-risk...



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Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

from MNTpaeds - 05 Nov 14

Researchers have observed that asthmatic children who needed to have their adenoids and tonsils removed had greater control of their asthma after the surgery.



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Women who are obese are at increased risk of having babies with kidney and urinary tract abnormalities

from MNTpaeds - 04 Nov 14

Obesity in a pregnant woman may increase the risk that her children will be born with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract, according to a study that will be presented at ASN...



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Guidelines for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus published by JNS: Pediatrics

from MNTpaeds - 04 Nov 14

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce the publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the...



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Just 4 minutes of fun exercise improves learning and behaviour in the classroom

from MNTpaeds - 04 Nov 14

Four minutes of physical activity can improve behaviour in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research by Brendon Gurd.



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Link studied between newborn health and vitamin A

from MNTpaeds - 04 Nov 14

The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and...



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Mom's socioeconomic background affects her babys' diet

from MNTpaeds - 04 Nov 14

You have to be at least 2 years old to be covered by U.S. dietary guidelines. For younger babies, no official U.S.


 

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