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from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14
According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.
A new 'smart' baby monitor is designed to track, learn and predict a baby’s sleep habits, optimal sleep conditions and well-being, giving parents mountains of data.
Celebrities, character, and popular designs like Transformers, One Direction, and Frozen may be what's on your child's mind; but when it comes to the kind of backpack to purchase for school, safety...
Viruses are resilient. They mutate and adapt to survive, fueling the fear of uncontrollable epidemics.
Children affected by trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) are 50 to 500 times more likely to develop leukemia than other children.
from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14
Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes.
In some women abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring.
Healthy diet set early in lifeThis is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?
An independent group of leading experts in child nutrition and development, the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF), has launched a Factsheet on Developmental Stages in Infant and Toddler Feeding.
9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars.
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat"...
A year-round preventive drug treatment substantially reduces young children's risk of contracting malaria and poses no serious risk of adverse events, according to a study by researchers funded by...
from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14
An important study on the risks of pregnancy on dialysis has been published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), one of the world's leading nephrology journals.
Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers.
Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.
Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disordersThis ia a fMRI scan of working memory activation in typically developing...
Previous studies show that violent video games increase adolescent aggressiveness, but new Dartmouth research finds for the first time that teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video...
Immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children, according to a new study by sociologists at Rice University.
from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14
Preventative treatment with a monthly dose of a newer antimalarial drug can reduce the risk of malarial infection among young children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in...
Children and adolescents with an abnormal kidney ultrasonography finding or with a combination of a fever of at least 102 degrees and infection with an organism other than E.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than...
University of York scientists have shed new light on why teenagers and young adults are particularly susceptible to meningitis and septicaemia.
Developmental psychologist says more standardised diagnostic criteria are needed, general cognitive impairments have to be taken into accountPreterm children do not suffer from dyscalculia more...