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from MNTpaeds - 25 Jun 14
A study from the University of Oxford in the UK finds that 18% of fully vaccinated children who present to their doctor with persistent cough have whooping cough.
A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems.
Substantial proportions of parents chose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care, according to a new study by University of...
from MNTpaeds - 24 Jun 14
Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can analyze photos of faces and diagnose which children have a rare genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome or progeria.
Evidence shows physically fit children do better at schoolwork. Now, a new study suggests cardiorespiratory and motor ability in particular may boost kids' academic performance.
Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study.
from MNTpaeds - 23 Jun 14
A web-based program for teen drivers appears to improve driving performance and quality supervised practice time before teens are licensed.
A new study by researchers from UC-Davis finds that the closer a woman lives to pesticide sites during pregnancy, the higher the risk of having a child with autism.
A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children...
What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner?
A University of Central Florida research team has developed a facial recognition tool that promises to be useful in rapidly matching pictures of children with their biological parents and in...
A new series published in The Lancet stresses the importance of midwifery services in saving the lives of millions of expectant mothers and their newborns worldwide.
from MNTpaeds - 22 Jun 14
People with musical training show higher executive brain function than those without musical training, according to a new study by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital.
from MNTpaeds - 20 Jun 14
New research reveals that children who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with kids with low adherence to the diet.
The fact that a child does not increase the size of shoe or clothes with age could be an indicator of a growth disorder known as Stunted Growth syndrome, which occurs when a person has a height...
More than half of tobacco users in grades 9 through 12 in Canada use flavored tobacco, despite a national ban on certain flavored tobacco products, according to a study from the University of...
Taking part in an educational sleep program resulted in a 30-minute average increase in sleep duration at a one-month follow-up for preschoolers, according to a new study from the University of...
A study that would track the health of 100,000 babies to age 21 has been put on hold following the release of an assessment report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (IOM).
from MNTpaeds - 19 Jun 14
A study carried out at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland shows that a common mutation in the PNPLA3 gene combined with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in...
from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14
Well-child visits are the foundation of pediatric primary care in the U.S. Accounting for more than one-third of all outpatient visits for infants and toddlers, the appointments are intended to give...
Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider - not just a child's usual provider - can do a sports physical, according to a new University of Michigan C.S.
from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14
Using an MRI technique, researchers find that ADHD patients without a history of psychostimulant use have abnormal brain iron levels, which may be a biomarker of the condition.
Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and...
Many children are obese these days, but what can be done about it? Research-proven treatments for obesity exist, but they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach.