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Nearly one fifth of fully vaccinated children get whooping cough

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jun 14

A study from the University of Oxford in the UK finds that 18% of fully vaccinated children who present to their doctor with persistent cough have whooping cough.



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Detailed insights into the structure of milk during digestion could help in weight loss, drug delivery, formulas for premature babies

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jun 14

A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems.



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Child care rules about illness create socioeconomic emergency for many working parents

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jun 14

Substantial proportions of parents chose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care, according to a new study by University of...



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Rare genetic disorders diagnosed by computer analysis of photos

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jun 14

Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can analyze photos of faces and diagnose which children have a rare genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome or progeria.



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Cardio, motor fitness appear to boost kids' academic performance

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jun 14

Evidence shows physically fit children do better at schoolwork. Now, a new study suggests cardiorespiratory and motor ability in particular may boost kids' academic performance.



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Teen users of menthol cigarettes smoke nearly double the quantity of cigarettes smoked by non-menthol users

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jun 14

Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study.



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Intervention appears to help teen drivers get more and better practice

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

A web-based program for teen drivers appears to improve driving performance and quality supervised practice time before teens are licensed.



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Offspring autism risk linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

A new study by researchers from UC-Davis finds that the closer a woman lives to pesticide sites during pregnancy, the higher the risk of having a child with autism.



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Faster, more accurate measurement of respiratory rate with new mobile app

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children...



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Having strong bonds to their parents means children make better friends, can adapt in relationships

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner?



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Computer program may be able to identify missing children as they age

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

A University of Central Florida research team has developed a facial recognition tool that promises to be useful in rapidly matching pictures of children with their biological parents and in...



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Midwives 'crucial for saving lives of expectant mothers and their newborns'

from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14

A new series published in The Lancet stresses the importance of midwifery services in saving the lives of millions of expectant mothers and their newborns worldwide.



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Musical training 'improves executive brain function'

from MNTpaeds - 22 Jun 14

People with musical training show higher executive brain function than those without musical training, according to a new study by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital.



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Kids who eat a Mediterranean diet '15% less likely to be obese'

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14

New research reveals that children who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with kids with low adherence to the diet.



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New alternatives for Stunted Growth Syndrome in children

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14

The fact that a child does not increase the size of shoe or clothes with age could be an indicator of a growth disorder known as Stunted Growth syndrome, which occurs when a person has a height...



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Flavored tobacco use among Canadian students in grades 9-12

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14

More than half of tobacco users in grades 9 through 12 in Canada use flavored tobacco, despite a national ban on certain flavored tobacco products, according to a study from the University of...



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Early interventions among Head Start preschool families improve sleep behaviors for kids, parents

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14

Taking part in an educational sleep program resulted in a 30-minute average increase in sleep duration at a one-month follow-up for preschoolers, according to a new study from the University of...



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Delay in implementation of proposed children's study

from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14

A study that would track the health of 100,000 babies to age 21 has been put on hold following the release of an assessment report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (IOM).



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Elevated liver values found in children with gene mutation who are overweight

from MNTpaeds - 19 Jun 14

A study carried out at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland shows that a common mutation in the PNPLA3 gene combined with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in...



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Overweight + gene mutation = elevated liver values in children

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

A study carried out at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland shows that a common mutation in the PNPLA3 gene combined with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in...



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New models for the well-child checkup

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

Well-child visits are the foundation of pediatric primary care in the U.S. Accounting for more than one-third of all outpatient visits for infants and toddlers, the appointments are intended to give...



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Parents value convenience of sports physicals but recognize importance of thorough doctor visits

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider - not just a child's usual provider - can do a sports physical, according to a new University of Michigan C.S.



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Abnormal brain iron levels 'may be a biomarker of ADHD'

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Using an MRI technique, researchers find that ADHD patients without a history of psychostimulant use have abnormal brain iron levels, which may be a biomarker of the condition.



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'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis (whooping cough)

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and...



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Practical wellness program popular with families - behavioral treatment for obesity in real-world setting

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Many children are obese these days, but what can be done about it? Research-proven treatments for obesity exist, but they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach.


 

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