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Hunter syndrome: Shire's investigational SHP609 receives FDA Fast Track designation

from MNTpaeds - 28 Jan 15

Shire plc announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for SHP609 (idursulfase-IT; also known as HGT-2310) for the treatment of...



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EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

from MNTpaeds - 28 Jan 15

EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging.



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Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids

from MNTpaeds - 28 Jan 15

Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.



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Protein-based therapy shows promise against resistant leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 28 Jan 15

Resistance of leukemia cells to contemporary chemotherapy is one of the most formidable obstacles to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer.



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Study finds most siblings with autism have different risk genes

from MNTpaeds - 27 Jan 15

Contrary to popular belief, a new study using whole genome sequencing found that almost 70% of siblings with autism possessed different genetic variations for the disorder.



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UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm

from MNTpaeds - 27 Jan 15

Seven in ten (70%) parents with children aged 4 to 16 have been pestered by their children to buy junk food they have seen advertised on TV, according to a new survey by the British Heart...



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Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jan 15

Although the FDA warn pregnant women against eating fish more than twice a week, a new study finds that the benefits associated with fish may offset the potential harms.



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Legal developments in treatment of gender dysphoria, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jan 15

Recent legal developments concerning treatment of gender dysphoria in children have beenhighlighted in an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



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Lead's effect on brain is worse for boys than girls, study shows

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jan 15

A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negatively affected by lead exposure in boys than girls.



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Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jan 15

Ian Duncan is a Scotsman with the iron discipline and stamina of a competitive marathoner, triathlete and cross-country skier.



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New report: 4 in 10 American children live in low-income families

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jan 15

Four out of every ten American children live in low-income families, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of...



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CDC: low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jan 15

Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.



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Current guidelines to limit kids' screen-based media use 'may not be tenable'

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jan 15

AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.



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Fetal development promoted by fatty acids in fish; brain likely shielded from mercury damage

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jan 15

New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure.



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Decrease in deaths of extremely premature infants

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jan 15

In a large, national study of extremely premature infants, researchers found that death rates decreased from 2000 to 2011.



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ISMB assessment enables recruitment of 2-5 year olds into Phase IIb trial for next-generation single-dose cure for malaria

from MNTpaeds - 22 Jan 15

An Independent Safety Monitoring Board (ISMB) has recommended that recruitment of patients aged 2-5 years can begin for the ongoing Phase IIb safety and efficacy trial of a single dose of the...



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UK's first successful organ transplants from a newborn baby

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jan 15

After successfully transplanting kidneys and liver cells from a newborn baby into two other patients - a first for the UK - doctors praise the extreme generosity of the parents.



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Some combinations bed nets and vaccines may worsen malaria

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jan 15

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them...



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Long-term childhood outcomes improved by early parental program

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jan 15

Children whose parents participated in a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship were better adjusted at age seven than children whose parents were assigned to a...



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Communities throughout Australia need support to prevent, diagnose and help children and families living with fetal alcohol syndrome

from MNTpaeds - 21 Jan 15

One in eight children born in 2002 or 2003 and living in remote Fitzroy Valley communities in Western Australia have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a landmark study has found.



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American kids are eating a lot of pizza - what are the health implications?

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

About 20% of American youths are eating pizza on any given day, a meal which accounts for up to 26% of their total calorie intake and 24% of their daily fat intake.



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MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in...



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Alcohol and drug problems a greater risk for adolescents who have insufficient and poor sleep

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and...



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Personal and peer drinking during adolescence and beyond influenced by genes and environment

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence, within social contexts, and is often correlated with the drinking of one's peers.



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Geographic clusters of underimmunization in Northern California identified

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15

Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California...


 

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