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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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Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

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.



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UAE teens face serious health threats with eating disorders

from MNTpaeds - 17 Sep 14

Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.



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Magnesium sulfate during pregnancy does not show long-term benefit on various outcomes for very preterm infants

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...



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A meta-analysis of 3 types of peer norms and their relation with adolescent sexual behavior

from MNTpaeds - 16 Sep 14

Researchers at Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute collaborated on a meta-analysis of research on adolescent sexual behavior.



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Cities with more nature trails have higher levels of youth activity and lower youth obesity

from MNTpaeds - 16 Sep 14

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.



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Teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors

from MNTpaeds - 16 Sep 14

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.



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Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections

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.



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Shedding light on molecular mechanisms of birth defects among older women

from MNTpaeds - 15 Sep 14

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.



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Parents choose less expensive surgery when given privy information upfront

from MNTpaeds - 15 Sep 14

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...



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Neural response to food commercials can lead to weight gain in teens

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...



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Winter babies crawl sooner than summer babies, study says

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.



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New 'Click' antenatal classes prepare children for school

from MNTpaeds - 12 Sep 14

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...


 

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