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from MNTpaeds - 15 Jul 14
Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012.
from MNTpaeds - 14 Jul 14
Parents should think twice before sharing their bed with an infant; a new study suggests bed-sharing is the leading cause of sleep-related deaths in younger infants.
More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life.
Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Oak Crest Institute of Science have discovered the link between antibiotics and bacterial biofilm formation leading to chronic lung...
from MNTpaeds - 13 Jul 14
If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun...
The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day.
Preliminary research suggests that teens who experience sensitivity to sound or light after a concussion are more likely to also experience emotional symptoms.
from MNTpaeds - 12 Jul 14
A new study establishes molecular biomarkers that predict preterm birth and poor fetal growth, and which can be detected in the urine of pregnant women.
Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection.
from MNTpaeds - 11 Jul 14
Researchers have detected HIV in the child known as the 'Mississippi Baby' over 2 years after she was deemed to have been free of the virus.
Whether it's how to throw a ball or put together a puzzle, young children learn a lot from their older siblings.
An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) reveals a number of significant behavioural trends, including an alarming...
Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to...
from MNTpaeds - 10 Jul 14
A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall.
from MNTpaeds - 09 Jul 14
A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms...
New estimates indicate that over 650 000 children develop tuberculosis (TB) every year in the 22 countries with a high burden of the disease (HBCs)* - almost 25% higher than the total number of new...
New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability.
from MNTpaeds - 08 Jul 14
Maternity care from pregnancy through to toddlerhood reduced death rates for both mothers and children in deprived areas of Memphis, according to a new study.
It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity.
GPs are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of child maltreatment and to work with families to prevent them from getting worse, according to a joint report by the Royal College of General...
Only one in five properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket that are covered by Rhode Island's lead hazard mitigation law were in compliance with the statute more than four...
In spite of a voluntary advertising code designed to protect young people, 18-20-year-olds are the most-targeted age group for popular drinks brands in magazines, study finds.
Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers.
from MNTpaeds - 07 Jul 14
Women who had prenatal and infant/toddler nurse visits at home were less likely to die than women who did not and children whose mothers were visited by nurses were less likely to have died by age...
The wide disparities between average size of newborns in different countries was assumed to be caused by race. A new study suggests other factors have greater influence.