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from MNTpaeds - 20 Oct 14
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.
from MNTpaeds - 19 Oct 14
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.
from MNTpaeds - 17 Oct 14
While the majority of preschool children who stutter will grow out of it, those who don't can benefit from early intervention, say Purdue University speech experts.
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling for action to control a recent rise in cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by a particularly deadly strain of meningococcal bacteria, putting...
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.
from MNTcf - 17 Oct 14
By screening over 2,000 approved drugs and natural products, scientists have shown that tannic acid may help ease the impact of bacterial lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.
A standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol significantly reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocoltis (NEC), or death of intestinal tissue, and death in infants with extremely low...
from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with...
Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.
from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.
Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs.
When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given.
from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14
In an analysis of data on more than 100,000 deliveries and term newborns from New York City hospitals, rates for certain quality indicators and complications for mothers and newborns varied...
Trained frontline health workers can identify most young infants with possible bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs) but also may diagnose infections in many uninfected...
Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family...
Youth baseball has morphed into a year-round sport, with some athletes playing on multiple teams in the same season.
Nearly all parents unknowingly put their newborn infants at risk as soon as they drive away from the hospital due to mistakes made with car safety seats, according to research to be presented...
While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.
Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to "focus on the task at hand" may not always be good advice, according to research to be presented by two high school students on...
A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be...
With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players - from high school down to the pee wee levels - suffering from concussions.