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AMA urges vigilance and care around water over holidays

from MNTpaeds - 25 Dec 14

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, warned Australians to take the utmost care around water this holiday season.



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More than half of all children in the US will likely live with an unmarried mother

from MNTpaeds - 25 Dec 14

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.



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Naming people and objects in baby's first year may offer learning benefits years later

from MNTpaeds - 25 Dec 14

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...



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Substance from broccoli can moderate progeria defects

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).



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Increased risk of salmonella in young children from pet reptiles

from MNTpaeds - 24 Dec 14

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.



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Antioxidant in broccoli 'shows promise' as treatment for progeria

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.



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After lung transplantation, CF patients require close monitoring for resistance to ganciclovir

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.



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US children are safer, better-educated, and fatter

from MNTpaeds - 23 Dec 14

American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds.



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Teen contraband smokers more likely to use illicit drugs: Study

from MNTpaeds - 23 Dec 14

A University of Alberta economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens.



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How music class can spark language development

from MNTpaeds - 23 Dec 14

Music training has well-known benefits for the developing brain, especially for at-risk children.



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FDA allows marketing of the first newborn screening test to help detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

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...



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Therapeutic strategy identified that may treat a childhood neurological disorder - neurofibromatosis type 1

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...



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Childhood obesity and cardiometabolic risk increases when meals are skipped

from MNTpaeds - 21 Dec 14

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.



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UK project paves way for clinical genetic diagnosis: Thousands of families will benefit from pioneering programme for diagnosing rare diseases

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...



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New flooring can lead to breathing problems in babies, even if laid during pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 19 Dec 14

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.



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18-year-olds not ready to take over their own medical care according to half of parents

from MNTpaeds - 19 Dec 14

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...



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Too many teenagers are driving unsafe, old cars, study finds

from MNTpaeds - 19 Dec 14

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.



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Maternal exposure to air pollution linked to offspring autism risk

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.



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Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'

from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14

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.



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Study verifies fruit and vegetable consumption better for low income kids when they eat at school

from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14

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...



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Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world

from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14

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...



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New guidelines for screening in preschoolers presented in Optometry and Vision Science

from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14

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...



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The unique genetics of women used to uncover neurologic disorders

from MNTpaeds - 18 Dec 14

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.



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Pediatric stroke can be triggered by roller coaster rides

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.



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Under-nourished or malnourished? Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

from MNTpaeds - 17 Dec 14

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.


 

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