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Pitt Public Health finds association between air toxics and childhood autism

from MNTpaeds - 23 Oct 14

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers' pregnancies and the first two years of life compared...



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National Center for Healthy Housing releases blueprint for action to prevent childhood exposure to lead

from MNTpaeds - 23 Oct 14

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has released "Preventing Lead Exposure in US Children: A Blueprint for Action" - a report describing the actions the government, advocates, and the...



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Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.



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Pediatric Allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

A study by researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow's milk are less prone to infection.



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Analysis examines genetic obesity susceptibility, association with body size in kids

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both...



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Study shows medication is frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.



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Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection

from MNTcf - 22 Oct 14

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous...



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Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.



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University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

from MNTpaeds - 22 Oct 14

A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more...



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Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives

from MNTpaeds - 21 Oct 14

Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands...



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Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten - United States, 2013-14 school year

from MNTpaeds - 20 Oct 14

When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...



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Youth suicide: More early detection and better coordination are needed

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.



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Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults

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.



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Early intervention may benefit preschoolers who stutter

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.



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A deadly strain of meningitis is rising in the UK - international charity says these deaths are preventable

from MNTpaeds - 17 Oct 14

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...



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New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine

from MNTpaeds - 17 Oct 14

Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.



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Researchers identify potential drug that could help treat cystic fibrosis

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.



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Slow enteral feeding protocol can reduce instances of death in extreme preterm infants

from MNTpaeds - 17 Oct 14

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...



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Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating

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.



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More physical activity improved school performance

from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14

Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.



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CDC develops a new, faster lab test for enterovirus D68

from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14

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...



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Children understand familiar voices better than those of strangers

from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14

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.



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New guidance launched to reduce 'unacceptable' cleft palate detection rate

from MNTpaeds - 16 Oct 14

Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.



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WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

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.



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Cautious optimism as childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

from MNTpaeds - 15 Oct 14

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.


 

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