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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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Worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms indicated by increased mucins

from MNTcf - 04 Jun 14

UNC School of Medicine researchers have provided the first quantitative evidence that mucins - the protein framework of mucus - are significantly increased in cystic fibrosis patients and play a...



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New genetic cause of male reproductive birth defects identified

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jun 14

Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys, described in a report published in the journal Nature...



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10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is effective for preventing community-acquired pneumonia in infants in Latin America

from MNTpaeds - 03 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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Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jun 14

Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014.



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Giving children a taste for vegetables 'often and early'

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jun 14

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests.



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Rectal artesunate is probably beneficial in young children with severe malaria, but may be harmful in older children and adults

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jun 14

Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, hosted at LSTM, conducted an independent review of the effects of pre-referral rectal artesunate for people with severe malaria, published...



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Absence epilepsy seizures in mice reduced by neural transplant

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jun 14

New research from North Carolina State University pinpoints the areas of the cerebral cortex that are affected in mice with absence epilepsy and shows that transplanting embryonic neural cells into...



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Disadvantaged children benefit from early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jun 14

In the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to...




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A New Opportunity to Define Health Care Reform for Children

from ArchPedi - 01 Jun 14

The magic year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2014, is now upon us. The transition of millions of uninsured individuals into new insurance exchange markets has not been smooth, but as the challenges are addressed, our collective attention should turn to ensuring that the law meets the needs of the people it was intended to serve. This is especially true for children.


 

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