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Childhood obesity: is it being taken seriously?

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.



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Smartphone app could simplify diagnosis of hereditary diseases

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.



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Link discovered between childhood obesity and the lowering of age of puberty

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jul 14

A new link has been identified between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty.



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Electronic screening tool to triage teenagers and risk of substance misuse

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...



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New research describes trends in substance use among high school athletes and warns about an increase of prescription pain medication usage

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

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...



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Children with spina bifda assessed on self-care ability

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

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.



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Ritual circumcision procedure increases risk of herpes infection in infants

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

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...



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For common prenatal abnormality, continuous antibiotics unnecessary in many cases

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the United States.



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Link between TV programming and children's learning and development

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

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.



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Successful family approach to addressing overweight and obesity in preschoolers

from MNTpaeds - 29 Jul 14

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...



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Electronic screening tool to triage teenagers and risk of substance misuse

from MNTpaeds - 28 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...



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Genetic screening helps predict which children with kidney disease will respond to standard therapy

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.



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Childhood reading skills linked to 'higher intelligence' in young adults

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.



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Puberty in girls timed by genes from one parent

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.



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School pupil survey: smoking, drinking and drugs at decade low in England

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jul 14

New figures for 2013 show the prevalence of smoking, drinking or drug use among school pupils(2) is considerably lower than ten years ago.



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Finding ways to build nutrition into the packed-lunch routine for school children

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jul 14

Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.



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For pediatric patients, the benefits of combo lipid emulsion no greater than soy-based emulsion

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jul 14

Lipid emulsions are crucial for providing essential fatty acids and energy to infants and children who need intravenous feeding.



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CDC: HPV vaccination coverage among teens remains 'unacceptably low'

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.



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Reduced engagement in risky behaviors by low-income students in charter high schools

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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...



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Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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...



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Brain connectivity affects a child's impulsive behaviour

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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...



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High school lacrosse players at risk for concussions, other injuries

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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.



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Language delay likely due more to nature than nurture

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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...



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Circumcision info, not directives from health-care providers, required by parents

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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.



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Children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon attack suffer mental health issues

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jul 14

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...


 

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