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Risk of stomach fistulas increased by prolonged use of stomach feeding tubes in children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition.



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10 per cent drop in infant hospital readmissions, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

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.



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1 in 5 adolescents engages in hookah smoking, study finds

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

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.



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Children with dyslexia at increased risk for physical abuse

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14

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...



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Genetic mutation linked to movement disorders in young people

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.



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TV gives children a 'bad example' on food

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.



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NICE recommendations to tackle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jul 14

Health experts are updating NHS recommendations to help reduce the number of babies dying unexpectedly in their sleep.



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Although deaths are rare, 'weekend effect' evident in emergency pediatric surgeries

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jul 14

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...



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Researchers create 'test that predicts teen binge drinking'

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.



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Firework-related injuries 'up 30% on previous year' - are relaxed laws to blame?

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jul 14

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.



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UPMC patient first in U.S. implanted with Hemolung before lifesaving double lung transplant

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.



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Multi-million pound transatlantic partnership set to transform paediatric knowledge and care in UK

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jul 14

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...



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'Swine flu' pandemic: new analysis conflicts with accepted views on how diseases spread

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jul 14

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...



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Success Factors: Ten countries spotlighted for reducing mortality rates

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...



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Global action plan outlines strategy to prevent 2.9 million newborn deaths

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14

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...



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Specific gene variants may lead to increased pain sensation after common childhood surgery

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs.



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Birthweight influenced by father's ethnic background

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14

Previous research by Dr. Joel Ray of St. Michael's Hospital has shown that a mother's ethnic background can influence birthweights, and his team's new study shows the same is true for a father.



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Receiving sexts in early teen years greatly increases likelihood of having sex

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14

A study from USC researchers provides new understanding of the relationship between "sexting" and sexual behavior in early adolescence, contributing to an ongoing national conversation about whether...



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C-section in first birth linked to higher risk of future stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jul 14

A new study finds that women who have a c-section with their first child may have a small increased risk of experiencing a stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy with their second child.



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Children who can identify unhealthy food logos are more likely to be overweight

from MNTpaeds - 01 Jul 14

The more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more likely the child is to be overweight or obese.



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Homeless alcoholics typically began drinking as children

from MNTpaeds - 01 Jul 14

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the...



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New pathogenic & protective microbes identified that are associated with severe diarrhea

from MNTpaeds - 01 Jul 14

In a finding that may one day help control a major cause of death among children in developing countries, a team of researchers led by faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the...





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The Big Bang Theory Adolescent Hairstyles and Sun Protection

from ArchPedi - 01 Jul 14

Several years ago, a teenaged mega celebrity appeared in public view with a hairstyle that should have made pediatric dermatologists and anyone involved in child skin care rejoice. While these hairstyles have since evolved, we continue to note the photoprotective effect of the big bangs that sweeps across the forehead protecting a portion of the face from sun damage. For the past few years, we have embraced this hairstyle in our teenage patient population to encourage discussion of sun protectiv


 

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