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National Poll on Children's Health finds 74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

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.



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Very premature babies benefit from early sodium supplementation

from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14

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...



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Infants experience less pain in mother's soothing presence and gene activity in infant brain altered

from MNTpaeds - 20 Nov 14

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...



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Do wearable baby monitors offer parents real peace of mind?

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?



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Sequencing of ferret genome offers clues to respiratory diseases

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.



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Healthy school cafeteria food rarely eaten by young children even though they put some on their trays

from MNTpaeds - 19 Nov 14

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?



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WHO urge action on drowning - a 'leading killer' worldwide

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.



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Small fraction of students attended schools with USDA nutrition components

from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14

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...



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Politicians must value our children as much as the elderly or Britain faces 'serious consequences', says top children's doctor

from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14

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...



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Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment

from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14

Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.



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ESPGHAN committee presents recommendations and checklist for liver biopsy in infants and children

from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14

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...



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Sleep loss during the school week may contribute to teen drowsy driving risk

from MNTpaeds - 18 Nov 14

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.



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Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children

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.



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Median age at death up, death rate down for Canadians with cystic fibrosis

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.



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Innovative gene therapy treatment demonstrated in canine model of DMD

from MNTpaeds - 17 Nov 14

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common neuromuscular disease of children (affecting 1 boy in 3500-5000 births).



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Energy drinks and kids: 'disproportionate' poison calls for young children

from MNTpaeds - 17 Nov 14

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.



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Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables

from MNTpaeds - 17 Nov 14

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.



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Exposures from plastic devices may be contributing to illness in premature infants

from MNTpaeds - 17 Nov 14

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...



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Office test overestimates eye's ability to change focus in preschoolers

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...



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Physical activity may protect against negative effects of consuming sweetened beverages

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...



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Illinois counties at high risk for self-inflicted injuries among youth

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...



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Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death

from MNTpaeds - 14 Nov 14

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...



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Tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution associated with childhood obesity

from MNTpaeds - 14 Nov 14

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.



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Skin-to-skin contact with babies supports breastfeeding, bonding and better health outcomes

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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What is caffeine? How does caffeine work?

from MNTpaeds - 13 Nov 14

Learn all about caffeine - the most commonly used drug in the world. Find out about how caffeine affects the body, how it works and if caffeine has any health benefits or risks.


 

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