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Survivors of childhood liver transplant at risk of becoming "skinny fat"

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term.



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Canadian paediatricians call for better diagnosis of urinary tract infections

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among Canadian children, yet many are diagnosed when there is no actual infection.



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The risk of drug use in adolescence is increased by having authoritarian parents

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use is very widespread among youths in Spain compared to the majority of European countries, according to the latest data from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs...



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Investing in lead abatement a wise economic public health move

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three...



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Forensic examinations for sexual abuse improved by telehealth

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

Researchers at UC Davis and other facilities have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse.



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UK failing to reduce child and youth deaths as quickly as other wealthy countries

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

The UK has failed to match the gains made in reducing deaths among children and young adults by 17 other high-income countries in the European Union*, Australia, Canada, and Norway (EU15+) in the...



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Combined MMRV vaccine shows slight rise in adverse events

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jun 14

The combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella...



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To protect against child obesity both parent and child must get enough sleep

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jun 14

Is sleep one of your most important family values? A new University of Illinois study suggests that it should be, reporting that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related...



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Casualties reduced among young male drivers due to tougher penalties

from MNTpaeds - 10 Jun 14

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) has found a significant decline in speeding-related fatalities and injuries among young men in Ontario since the province's tough extreme...



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A young boy's journey to SDR for cerebral palsy

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jun 14

Tree of Hope, a UK children's charity, and MNT helped raise funds for a boy with cerebral palsy to receive a life-changing surgery. Now, we learn how this surgery has helped him.



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Study links air pollution to autism, schizophrenia

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jun 14

A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement...



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Research on marijuana's negative health effects: review summarized by NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jun 14

Comprehensive review published in the New England Journal of Medicine also discusses why risks are greatest for teen usersThe current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana...



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2-year national rare disease gene discovery project outcomes

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jun 14

As part of the Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) research project, Canadian researchers have developed an expertise in understanding the underlying biology of rare childhood disorders.



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Severe intellectual disability diagnosed by analysis of entire genome

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jun 14

With a new technique, which at once studies the whole genome, a genetic cause can be identified in six out of ten children with severe intellectual disability.



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Link discovered between genes and adversity in incarcerated sample

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jun 14

Researchers at Sam Houston State University have found a genetic characteristic that interacts with childhood adversity to predict higher rates of crime in an incarcerated sample.



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More fructose found in sodas than labels reveal

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jun 14

Soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, according to a new study by the Childhood Obesity Research Center (CORC) at the Keck...



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New study reveals significant burden of RSV disease among U.S. preterm infants born at 32-35 weeks

from MNTpaeds - 05 Jun 14

The MedImmune Specialty Care division of AstraZeneca (MedImmune Specialty Care) has announced the publication of results from a new study that examined the burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus...



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Mucin concentration contributes to a sticky situation in cystic fibrosis

from MNTcf - 05 Jun 14

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) accumulate thick, sticky mucus in the lungs that clogs the airways and leads to life-threatening lung infections.



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Transition to ICD-10 may mean financial, data loss for pediatricians

from MNTpaeds - 05 Jun 14

Pediatricians may lose money or data during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases (ICD) to its new version, according to University of Illinois at Chicago...



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Life-threatening community-acquired pneumonia in infants prevented by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

from MNTpaeds - 05 Jun 14

A 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is effective in reducing the number of new cases of likely-bacterial community-acquired pneumonia in infants in Latin America, according to a study...



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Treatment outcomes for preventive oral health services delivered to young children by non-dental primary care providers

from MNTpaeds - 05 Jun 14

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes.



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Preterm risks for subsequent births after short intervals between pregnancies

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jun 14

After investigating the span of time women take between giving birth to one baby and conceiving another, research finds that shorter intervals decrease subsequent pregnancy length.



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Healthcare providers needed for survey on patient health behaviors

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jun 14

Healthcare providers are needed to participate in an online survey as part of research being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine that is exploring the influence of primary care practitioners in...



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Molecular mechanism may expain cystic fibrosis and diabetes link

from MNTcf - 04 Jun 14

Many people with cystic fibrosis develop diabetes. The reasons for this have been largely unknown, but now researchers at Lund University in Sweden and Karolinska institutet have identified a...



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Nonadherence to leukemia maintenance medication in childhood triples relapse risk

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jun 14

An estimated 25 percent of children in remission from acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are missing too many doses of an essential maintenance medication that minimizes their risk of relapse...


 

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