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from MNTpaeds - 30 Jul 14
Childhood obesity has soared in the past 3 decades, meaning more children are at risk of obesity-related illnesses. But is the condition still overlooked? We investigate.
from MNTcf - 30 Jul 14
Researchers have created a smartphone app - called Phenomizer - that scans thousands of characteristics of hereditary diseases to present doctors with the most likely diagnosis.
A new link has been identified between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty.
from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14
An electronic screening tool that starts with a single question to assess the frequency of substance misuse appears to be an easy way to screen teenagers who visited a physician for routine medical...
Newly published research from Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse (Routledge) reports on the current trends of substance use by high school student athletes and notes an increase in the...
Spina bifda (SB) is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase.
A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants...
Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States.
Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning.
Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published in...
from MNTpaeds - 28 Jul 14
A genetic screening test may help predict which patients with one of the most common childhood kidney diseases will respond to standard therapies.
from MNTpaeds - 26 Jul 14
Testing reading ability and IQ in twins from the age of 7 to 16, researchers find that strong reading skills as a child correlates to higher 'general intelligence' in later life.
from MNTpaeds - 25 Jul 14
The age at which girls start menstruating appears to be decided by a small subset of genes that is passed on either by her biological father or mother.
New figures for 2013 show the prevalence of smoking, drinking or drug use among school pupils(2) is considerably lower than ten years ago.
Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.
Lipid emulsions are crucial for providing essential fatty acids and energy to infants and children who need intravenous feeding.
from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14
A new report from the CDC reveals that while HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents increased in 2012-13, it remains 'unacceptably low' and further efforts are needed.
A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomesLow-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter...
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder...
Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the...
Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing high school sports in the United States, with more than 170,000 students now playing the sometimes hard-hitting game.
A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared to single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared to 31 percent of non-identical...
Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S.
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a...