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from MNTpaeds - 20 Jan 15
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between TV advertising of alcohol and onset and severity of drinking among adolescents.
from MNTpaeds - 19 Jan 15
Socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV who initiate HAART (highly active antiretroviral treatment) for the first time during pregnancy face a greater risk for having detectable virus at...
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself - by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.
from MNTpaeds - 16 Jan 15
Paediatricians are being put under increased and unsustainable pressure according to the Workforce Census 2013 published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which...
Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools.
from MNTpaeds - 15 Jan 15
To prevent tuberculosis (TB) in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active), combination treatment with the medications rifapentine and isoniazid was as...
Students participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to select a fruit and a vegetable side.
Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.
from MNTpaeds - 14 Jan 15
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.
As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment...
A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults.
from MNTpaeds - 13 Jan 15
Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10.
A new study published in The Lancet outlines a programme for preventing suicidality among young people.
St John Ambulance has launched a new campaign to inform parents about what to do if their baby starts choking.
Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents.
Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves.
from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15
Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery...
Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid the...
from MNTpaeds - 11 Jan 15
An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young...
An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children - published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine - provides convincing evidence that protecting...
from MNTpaeds - 09 Jan 15
Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they turned the seat around before their child was even one year old...
from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15
Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.