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from MNTpaeds - 30 Sep 14
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.
Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time.
A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and...
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.
from MNTpaeds - 29 Sep 14
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.
from MNTcf - 29 Sep 14
World leading Cystic Fibrosis experts, from Queen's University Belfast, have called for greater research to address the major concern of antibacterial resistance.
Hispanics are often grouped into a single category when it comes to alcohol use.
When it comes to treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe the care for these infants should be consistent and...
from MNTpaeds - 27 Sep 14
Two decades after its initiation, the University of Miami (UM) Linda Ray Intervention Program for substance-exposed babies and toddlers demonstrates long-term success.
Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State...
from MNTpaeds - 26 Sep 14
As part of the 2009 reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states were provided with new resources and options to help reduce uninsurance rates among children.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute...
from MNTpaeds - 25 Sep 14
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.
Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone's emotional state, new research from the University of Lincoln, UK, has show.
Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is...
Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent.
from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.
Autism is often characterized by language and communication deficits. Yet a study by neuroscientists found that boys with high-functioning autism were significantly faster at a key task of grammar...
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's...
Health experts have been awarded over half a million pounds to develop and trial a suite of quality improvement techniques that aim to reduce preventable deaths and error occurring in the UK's...
Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals.
Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their...
Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that's not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according...
from MNTpaeds - 23 Sep 14
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.