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WMA urges more action to tackle problem of street children

from MNTpaeds - 27 Nov 14

To mark UNESCO's 'Street Children Day' on November 26, the World Medical Association has highlighted the rights of children and in particular their rights to health.



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E-cigarette advertising too glamorous say adolescents

from MNTpaeds - 27 Nov 14

"Glamorous, cool and sexy" is how adolescents described advertising posters for e-cigarettes during a roundtable discussion on children and smoking.



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'Utter neglect' of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) - the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global...



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Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.



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Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Respiratory infections likely to have influential role; current evidence doesn't warrant change in guidance.



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Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics

from MNTpaeds - 26 Nov 14

Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?



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School lunches from home not up to national lunch program standards

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Lunches brought from home by elementary and middle school students are not measuring up to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines used for meals served in schools, according to a study...



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Breakfast in classroom program linked to better participation, attendance

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance, but math and reading achievement did not differ between schools...



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Up to 34% of antibiotic scripts for kids are "inappropriate"

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

UP to 34% of prescriptions for antimicrobials given to hospitalized Australian children may be inappropriate, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



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Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Twenty-five years ago this month, the countries that compose the United Nations reached a landmark agreement that laid the foundation for much-needed strengthening of children's rights and...



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Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, at greater risk of becoming overweight

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study.



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Teenage boys' weight perception

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study led by the UAB and conducted with...



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Childhood obesity: increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

from MNTpaeds - 25 Nov 14

A new study investigates the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and childhood obesity, and emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control for at-risk children.



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A little alcohol in pregnancy not tied to low birth weight and preterm delivery

from MNTpaeds - 24 Nov 14

New study finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption through pregnancy is not tied to higher risk of many adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.



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Kids eat higher calorie foods when eating their own snacks during after-school programs

from MNTpaeds - 24 Nov 14

On days when children brought their own after-school snack, they consumed more salty and sugary foods and nearly twice as many calories than on days when they consumed only after-school...



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Only 18 states require federally mandated follow-up services for children with lead poisoning

from MNTpaeds - 24 Nov 14

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes Services: Findings from...



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Gamification for behavior change: what is it and how is it useful?

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

In a world where the majority of children spend hours a day playing computer or console game, researchers are starting to utilize those habits for the better.



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New three-tier hierarchy of care needed for critically ill children, says new report, UK

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

Children's health experts are calling for a new three-tier hierarchy system of critical care, enhanced staff training, reorganisation of services and a more consistent funding model to bridge the...



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Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released November...



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Exposure to antibiotics in the womb increases risk of childhood obesity

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of...



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The effects of childhood adversity on problem drinking

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

While the influence of heritable factors on the development of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) has been documented in family pedigree and twin studies for decades, identification of specific genetic...



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Marketing rather than medicine may have led to a global surge in ADHD diagnosis

from MNTpaeds - 21 Nov 14

You can't catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a contagion -- surging as much as tenfold in some...



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UCLA stem cell researcher pioneers gene therapy cure for children with "bubble baby" disease

from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14

UCLA stem cell researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often called "Bubble...



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Study finds cyber dating abuse common among teens

from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14

Two in five teens surveyed experienced cyber dating abuse, which involves the use of technology to control, harass, threaten or stalk another person in the context of a dating relationship, in the...



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Child abuse and adversity associated with poor health and employment outcomes later in life

from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14

People who currently fall into low-income and educational brackets are up to five times as likely to have faced abuse and adversity during childhood as people who fall into higher socioeconomic...


 

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