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Inadequate sleep during teen years increases risk of obesity

from MNTpaeds - 22 Aug 14

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class.



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Gene therapy protects mice from Duchenne muscular dystrophy-related heart condition

from MNTpaeds - 22 Aug 14

A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy.



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Foreign-born youth in Canada have lower BMI than Canadian-born youth

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

Foreign-born youth have a lower body mass index (BMI) than Canadian-born youth and, contrary to current thinking, these differences did not disappear in the years after immigration, according to a...



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In-utero methadone or subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe neonatal abstinence syndrome

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not...



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Parental scheduling of work hours may influence kids' weight

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to Penn State researchers.



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Balancing the benefits and risks of physical activity in children

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology has taken a stand on the promotion of childhood physical activity and published their position and recommendations in the journal Applied Physiology...



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Physical fitness in childhood improves white matter in the brain

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit.



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Multiplying immune-system cells to battle pediatric leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural killer cells...



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Personalised medicine for lupus

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

Medical researchers have used DNA sequencing to identify a gene variant responsible for causing lupus in a young patient.



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Do colds increase the risk of stroke in children?

from MNTpaeds - 21 Aug 14

A recent study suggests that there may be an elevated stroke risk for children during the few days after a minor infection such as a cold.



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Grandchild's growth may be affected if grandmother smoked during pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 20 Aug 14

A UK study published in the American Journal of Human Biology has found that smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman's future grandkids.



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'Missed opportunities' for HPV vaccine due to provider and parental assumptions about teen sex

from MNTpaeds - 20 Aug 14

Probing deeper into the complex decisions that parents and providers face regarding the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, researchers found that though both parties appreciated the importance of...



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Findings suggest over-reliance on pulse oximetry for determining whether children with respiratory infection should be hospitalized

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

Among infants presenting to a pediatric emergency department with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, those with an artificially elevated oxygen saturation reading were less likely to be hospitalized...



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Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at 1...



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Longer life expected for children born and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2010

from MNTcf - 19 Aug 14

Children born and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States in 2010 are expected to live longer than those born earlier, according to a study being published in Annals of Internal...



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Childhood disability rates highest recorded, children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC finds

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

The percentage of children with disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions continues to rise, particularly among children in more socially advantaged households, according...



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Study: parents' vaccine intentions influenced by how benefits are communicated

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

How do parents decide whether to vaccinate their child? In a study designed to formally look at the content of parent-targeted communications about the benefits of vaccination for measles, mumps...



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Federal law to combat use of 'club drugs' may have done more harm than good

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

A federal law enacted to combat the use of "club drugs" such as Ecstasy - and today's variation known as Molly - has failed to reduce the drugs' popularity and, instead, has further endangered users...



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In cystic fibrosis, impaired detachment of mucus from airway glands reduces ability to clear particles and germs from lungs

from MNTcf - 19 Aug 14

Mucus is key to keeping our lungs clean and clear of bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles that can cause infection and inflammation.



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X-ray imaging system developed that enables researchers to see 'live' how effective treatments are for cystic fibrosis

from MNTcf - 19 Aug 14

Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the imaging method allows researchers to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment for the life-threatening genetic...



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Improved growth in premature infants fed human milk fat

from MNTpaeds - 19 Aug 14

For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes.



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HPV vaccine could 'close the gap' on Indigenous health

from MNTpaeds - 17 Aug 14

In the most comprehensive assessment of its type, UNSW Australia-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians...



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In program to fight childhood obesity, teachers play key role

from MNTpaeds - 16 Aug 14

An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity.



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Parents' lifestyle affects offsprings' health, even before conception

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Researchers from the University of Adelaide suggest a child's health does not start from scratch; it may be predisposed by parents' lifestyle factors prior to conception.



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Excessive folic acid found to alter brain development and behavior

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Scientists from New York State report that higher doses of folic acid during pregnancy and throughout life may have lasting negative effects.


 

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