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from MNTpaeds - 23 Sep 14
Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London.
from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14
The primary source of postnatal infection with cytomagelovirus (CMV, a common virus usually without symptoms) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants appeared to be maternal breast milk because no...
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.
A new study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with a gestational age under 26 weeks.
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
What is the state of clinical pharmacology, in Canada and abroad, that can be applied to the ethical development of safe and effective pharmaceuticals and biologics labeled as therapies for infants...
Researchers have identified mutations in a gene linked to brain development that they believe may be a cause of severe autism. The gene is also linked to another related to speech.
from MNTpaeds - 20 Sep 14
New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict...
from MNTpaeds - 19 Sep 14
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...
Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how...
from MNTpaeds - 18 Sep 14
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment - or are mindful - report having...
The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.
from MNTpaeds - 17 Sep 14
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.
Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.
from MNTpaeds - 16 Sep 14
Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children...
Researchers at Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute collaborated on a meta-analysis of research on adolescent sexual behavior.
As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue.
Don't get mad the next time you catch your teenager texting when he promised to be studying.He simply may not be able to resist.
from MNTpaeds - 15 Sep 14
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.
Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome.
Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for...
from MNTpaeds - 13 Sep 14
New research suggests that food commercials 'get under the skin' of teens by activating reward regions when they are viewing ads for milk shakes, or burgers, or colasChildren and adolescents see...
from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14
Though it has nothing to do with astrology, researchers say the time of year a baby is born can affect the pace of his or her motor development.
Children whose parents attended a one-off antenatal class called 'Click' are at a significant advantage in their cognitive and motor skills compared to children whose parents attended routine...