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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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Study finds newborns' genetic code sends infection distress signal

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Babies suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study.



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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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Major breakthrough in the understanding of leukemia

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type - the most common childhood cancer in the...



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Babies know the difference between animate and inanimate objects from as young as 10-months old

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Does a baby know that a dog can jump a fence while a school bus can't? Can a toddler grasp that a cat can avoid colliding with a wall, while a table being pushed into a wall can't?



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Early antibiotic exposure linked to later-life obesity, metabolic abnormalities

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 14

Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center find that early antibiotic exposure may cause lifelong changes in the gut, increasing the risk of later-life obesity.



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Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed US guidelines for lead consumption

from MNTpaeds - 14 Aug 14

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month.



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In Quebec, the majority of children placed in out-of-home care are reunited with their families

from MNTpaeds - 14 Aug 14

The majority of children in Quebec's youth protection system who are placed in out-of-home care (family foster care, or in a group or rehabilitation centre) are reunited with their "natural" families...



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More intensive interventions needed to combat severe obesity in teens

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Nearly 6% of all children and teens in the U.S. are severely obese, and the prevalence of severe obesity is increasing faster than that of moderate obesity or overweight.



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Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in children

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers in the classrooms does not lead to reductions in the rate of school absences in children, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine led by...



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Sanfilippo Disease: first patient enrolled to take part in trial of new treatment

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Researchers at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and The University of Manchester have recruited the first child into a new study, which aims to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a...



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Program to combat childhood obesity gets kids in daycare moving

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Research led by Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor and Director of Behavioral & Community Health at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, reports that a turn-key...



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A glue inspired by the sandcastle worm solves a sticky problem with fetal surgery

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

In creating an adhesive patterned after glue produced by the lowly underwater sandcastle worm, researchers are reporting that they may have solved the problem of premature births that sometimes...



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Half of eligible women going without drugs to reduce newborn deaths

from MNTpaeds - 13 Aug 14

Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs.



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Gloves after hand washing associated with fewer infections in preterm babies

from MNTpaeds - 12 Aug 14

Extremely premature babies in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had fewer infections when medical staff wore gloves after washing their hands compared with hand washing alone.


 

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