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The jury is still out on whether or not sipping alcohol is problematic for children

from MNTpaeds - 28 Aug 14

Previous research had determined that whether or not a child sips or tastes alcohol is associated with the child's attitude toward sipping and with a family environment supportive of alcohol use.



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More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

from MNTpaeds - 27 Aug 14

More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.



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EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging...



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Challenges ahead in improving child health by increasing access to sanitation In India

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

A study published in this week's PLOS Medicine on large-scale rural sanitation programs in India highlights challenges in achieving sufficient access to latrines and reduction in open defecation to...



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e-cigarette recommendations issued by American Heart Association

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts.



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AHA: e-cigarettes should be subject to strict federal regulation

from MNTpaeds - 26 Aug 14

The American Heart Association have issued a new policy statement urging e-cigarettes to be subject to a federal ban for minors, as well as strict marketing regulations.



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Weekend hospitalization linked to longer stay for pediatric leukemia patients

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

Weekend admission to the hospital for pediatric patients newly diagnosed with leukemia was associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy and higher risk for...



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DNA test for congenital cataracts leads to faster, more accurate diagnoses of rare diseases linked to childhood blindness

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness...



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Immunity boosted by combining polio vaccines

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

New evidence suggests that giving the Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to individuals who had already been given the Sabin live-attenuated oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) may improve their...



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Potential risk factors identified for urinary tract infections in young girls

from MNTpaeds - 25 Aug 14

Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist...



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Children with autism 'have too many synapses in their brain'

from MNTpaeds - 22 Aug 14

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, find that children with autism have excess synapses in their brain, which impacts brain function.



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ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes

from MNTpaeds - 22 Aug 14

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among school children. Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates.



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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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