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Look into my eyes: children can be trained to recognise emotions

from MNTpaeds - 25 Sep 14

Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone's emotional state, new research from the University of Lincoln, UK, has show.



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Hearing ability affects infant cooing, babbling

from MNTpaeds - 25 Sep 14

Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words.



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Labor induction, used in 1-in-4 US births, can create a 'cascade of significant medical issues' for mothers & babies

from MNTpaeds - 25 Sep 14

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...



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Gap between first drink and drinking to intoxication can be a predictor of heavy drinking

from MNTpaeds - 25 Sep 14

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.



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Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

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.



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Boys with autism demonstrate surprising strength in grammar processing

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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...



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Study: lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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...



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Top children's hospitals to trial new 'care techniques' in bid to reduce preventable deaths in UK

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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...



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Xanthohumol from hops aids cognitive function in young animals

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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.



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Parents' choices of physicians for their children influenced by online ratings

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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...



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Education for parents about managing their child's concussion

from MNTpaeds - 24 Sep 14

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...



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Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

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.



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Newborn babies have stronger immune systems than previously thought

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.



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Cytomegalovirus linked to maternal breast milk in very-low-birth-weight infants

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...



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Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients

from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14

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.



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'Limit of viability' for premature babies is between 22 and 25 weeks

from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14

A new study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with a gestational age under 26 weeks.



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Nutrition better for children whose parents went to college

from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.



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Improving pediatric medicines in Canada

from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14

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...



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Mutations in gene linked to brain development 'may be a cause of autism'

from MNTpaeds - 22 Sep 14

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.



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Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth

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...



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Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

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...



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Underestimating size can lead to tolerance of obesity

from MNTpaeds - 19 Sep 14

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...



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Learning to talk is in the genes

from MNTpaeds - 18 Sep 14

Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.



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Adults' health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness

from MNTpaeds - 18 Sep 14

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...



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When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

from MNTpaeds - 18 Sep 14

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.


 

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