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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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.
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.
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.
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...
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.
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.
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...
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.
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.
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...
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.
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.
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.
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.