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from MNTpaeds - 25 Dec 14
AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, warned Australians to take the utmost care around water this holiday season.
More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a report issued by Princeton University and Harvard University.
In a follow-up to her earlier studies of learning in infancy, developmental psychologist Lisa Scott and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are reporting that talking to babies in...
from MNTpaeds - 24 Dec 14
Children who suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) age prematurely due to a defective protein in their cells. The image shows two cell nuclei containing human DNA (blue).
Around 1 in 4 cases of salmonella infection in pre-school children is associated with having a pet snake or other reptile, reveals a new study.
from MNTpaeds - 23 Dec 14
An antioxidant present in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli could be a promising therapeutic avenue for children with progeria - an extremely rare, fatal genetic condition.
from MNTcf - 23 Dec 14
A drug called ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to protect against a life-threatening virus that is common after transplantation.
American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds.
A University of Alberta economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens.
Music training has well-known benefits for the developing brain, especially for at-risk children.
from MNTpaeds - 22 Dec 14
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in...
from MNTpaeds - 21 Dec 14
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a possible therapy to treat neurofibromatosis type 1 or NF1, a childhood neurological disease characterized by learning deficits and autism...
Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a Finnish study.
from MNTpaeds - 19 Dec 14
A pioneering programme for diagnosing the genetic cause of rare developmental diseases in children has demonstrated the feasibility and value of introducing large-scale sequencing diagnostics into...
New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life.
Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18 - but just 30 percent actually make that transition by that age, according...
Parents may need to pay greater attention to safety features and vehicle age when buying first cars for their teenage children, suggests a new study.
from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14
Exposure to high levels of fine particulate matter during pregnancy - particularly in the third trimester - may put offspring at almost twice the risk of autism, a new study finds.
Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 report improvements in worldwide life expectancy, but authors warn that some regions of the globe are doing better than others.
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris...
WaterAid and the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine have joined the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, SHARE Research Consortium and other organisations in a call to protect the lives...
All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months - preferably every year - using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to...
Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl.
from MNTpaeds - 17 Dec 14
Riding a couple of roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.
Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality.