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from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14
Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S.
Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's...
Research led by NYU Langone Medical Center offers insight into short-term effects of maternal caregiving on a developing brainA mother's "TLC" not only can help soothe pain in infants, but it may...
from MNTpaeds - 19 Nov 14
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in The BMJ?
from MNTcf - 19 Nov 14
In what is likely to be a major step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human diseases, an international research effort has a draft sequence of the ferret genome.
You can offer young children healthier food choices in the elementary school cafeteria, but will they actually put it on their trays and eat it?
from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.
If the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for school meals and food sold in other venues such as vending machines and snack bars are fully implemented, there is potential to...
Children's doctors are today issuing a stark warning to the next Government - claiming if politicians don't get to grips with improving child health, the economic and social burden on the NHS will...
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.
While noninvasive alternatives are increasingly available, liver biopsy still provides essential information in some children with liver disease, according to a new position paper in the Journal of...
A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time.
from MNTpaeds - 17 Nov 14
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.
from MNTcf - 17 Nov 14
Canadians with cystic fibrosis are living almost 20 years longer than they did two decades ago.The median survival age was 49.7 years in 2012, up from 31.9 years in 1990, Dr.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common neuromuscular disease of children (affecting 1 boy in 3500-5000 births).
Over 40% of reports to poison control centers in the US regarding energy drinks are for children under the age of 6, say researchers, who call for improved labeling of such drinks.
Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows.
Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be...
from MNTpaeds - 16 Nov 14
Preschoolers don't have as much accommodation ability as subjective testing suggestsIn preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly...
from MNTpaeds - 15 Nov 14
Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of adolescents in the United States, and young adults ages 15-20 consume more of these drinks than any other age group...
from MNTpaeds - 14 Nov 14
A new study by the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH's) Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP) describes the burden of self-inflicted injury among Illinois youth and maps it at the...
Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.
from MNTpaeds - 13 Nov 14
Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding.
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