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Concussions from top-of-head impact 'more severe'

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.



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Wearable 'smart' baby monitor provides parents with data

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

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.



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Let safety rule in school backpack choice

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

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...



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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists discover rotavirus is genetically persistent

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

Viruses are resilient. They mutate and adapt to survive, fueling the fear of uncontrollable epidemics.



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High risk of leukemia in Down syndrome: behind the scenes of genetics

from MNTpaeds - 11 Aug 14

Children affected by trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) are 50 to 500 times more likely to develop leukemia than other children.



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New pediatric nutrition screening tool

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.



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Above average levels of perchlorate in mothers may negatively affect the IQ of their unborn children

from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14

In some women abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring.



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Promoting a healthy diet from infancy prevents childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease

from MNTpaeds - 08 Aug 14

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.



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Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

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?



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New resource maps the connection between developmental stages and infant feeding

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

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.



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Correct seat belt use saves children's lives

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

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.



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The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

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"...



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Monthly treatment reduces malaria risk in young children

from MNTpaeds - 07 Aug 14

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...



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NDT study shows: Infant mortality rate for babies of on-dialysis mothers is high

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.



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Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behaviour problems

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers.



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Vending machines that provide healthier snacks - popular with students

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

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.



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Development of brain function altered by prenatal alcohol exposure

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

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...



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Study links risk-glorying video games to increases in teens' high-risk behavior

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

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...



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Sedentary behavior more common among immigrant children

from MNTpaeds - 06 Aug 14

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.



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Monthly preventative treatment with a new drug combination reduces malaria in children

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.



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A campaign involving Muslim clerics has increased uptake of polio vaccination in Northern Nigeria

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

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...



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Identifying kids and teens with kidney damage risk after 1st urinary tract infection

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

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.



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FDA expands approval of drug to treat Pompe disease to patients of all ages; removes risk mitigation strategy requirements

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

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...



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New insights into why adolescents carry meningitis-causing bacteria

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

University of York scientists have shed new light on why teenagers and young adults are particularly susceptible to meningitis and septicaemia.



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Prematurity does not ncrease risk for dyscalculia

from MNTpaeds - 05 Aug 14

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...


 

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