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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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Focus on self-regulating skills in kindergarten may provide lasting academic effects

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

An educational approach in kindergarten focused on the development of executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant details in working memory, and regulate...



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Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.



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Support for new parents is just a click away, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

New parents and their partners have a new online resource to help them feel less isolated and alone.



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Child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families in developing countries

from MNTpaeds - 12 Nov 14

The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has...



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World region specific birth-weight curves better than Canadian curves for assessing risk of adverse events in newborns of immigrant mothers

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

Clinicians working with immigrant mothers and their babies may find that using birth-weight curves for specific regions based on the mother's birth country rather than Canadian curves are a more...



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Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.



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Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...



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New study shows how sleep patterns change through adolescence

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

A newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period.



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When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...



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Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...



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Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

from MNTpaeds - 11 Nov 14

In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...


 

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