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Overweight + gene mutation = elevated liver values in children

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

A study carried out at the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland shows that a common mutation in the PNPLA3 gene combined with overweight results in elevated ALAT values in...



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New models for the well-child checkup

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

Well-child visits are the foundation of pediatric primary care in the U.S. Accounting for more than one-third of all outpatient visits for infants and toddlers, the appointments are intended to give...



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Parents value convenience of sports physicals but recognize importance of thorough doctor visits

from MNTpaeds - 18 Jun 14

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider - not just a child's usual provider - can do a sports physical, according to a new University of Michigan C.S.



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Abnormal brain iron levels 'may be a biomarker of ADHD'

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Using an MRI technique, researchers find that ADHD patients without a history of psychostimulant use have abnormal brain iron levels, which may be a biomarker of the condition.



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'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis (whooping cough)

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and...



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Practical wellness program popular with families - behavioral treatment for obesity in real-world setting

from MNTpaeds - 17 Jun 14

Many children are obese these days, but what can be done about it? Research-proven treatments for obesity exist, but they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach.



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Phase III results announced of PETIT2 study of eltrombopag (Promacta™/Revolade™) in paediatric patients with chronic immune thrombocytopen

from MNTpaeds - 16 Jun 14

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc has announced the results from the Phase III PETIT2 study evaluating the efficacy of eltrombopag vs.



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Obesity in Aboriginal kids outstrips rates in non-Aboriginal

from MNTpaeds - 16 Jun 14

Obesity rates and waist-to-height ratios in Aboriginal children in NSW are increasing at a higher rate than those in non-Indigenous children, according to research published in the Medical Journal...



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You can't rely on peer pressure to help kids quit smoking

from MNTpaeds - 14 Jun 14

Adolescents tend to be more powerful in influencing their friends to start smoking than in helping them to quit, according to sociologists.



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CDC reports teen cigarette smoking at 'lowest level since survey began'

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports decline in cigarette smoking among high school students, but concerns over risky sexual behavior and adolescent obesity remain.



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Survivors of childhood liver transplant at risk of becoming "skinny fat"

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term.



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Canadian paediatricians call for better diagnosis of urinary tract infections

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among Canadian children, yet many are diagnosed when there is no actual infection.



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The risk of drug use in adolescence is increased by having authoritarian parents

from MNTpaeds - 13 Jun 14

Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use is very widespread among youths in Spain compared to the majority of European countries, according to the latest data from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs...



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Investing in lead abatement a wise economic public health move

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three...



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Forensic examinations for sexual abuse improved by telehealth

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

Researchers at UC Davis and other facilities have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse.



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UK failing to reduce child and youth deaths as quickly as other wealthy countries

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jun 14

The UK has failed to match the gains made in reducing deaths among children and young adults by 17 other high-income countries in the European Union*, Australia, Canada, and Norway (EU15+) in the...



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Combined MMRV vaccine shows slight rise in adverse events

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jun 14

The combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella...



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To protect against child obesity both parent and child must get enough sleep

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jun 14

Is sleep one of your most important family values? A new University of Illinois study suggests that it should be, reporting that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related...



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Casualties reduced among young male drivers due to tougher penalties

from MNTpaeds - 10 Jun 14

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) has found a significant decline in speeding-related fatalities and injuries among young men in Ontario since the province's tough extreme...



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A young boy's journey to SDR for cerebral palsy

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jun 14

Tree of Hope, a UK children's charity, and MNT helped raise funds for a boy with cerebral palsy to receive a life-changing surgery. Now, we learn how this surgery has helped him.



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Study links air pollution to autism, schizophrenia

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jun 14

A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement...



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Research on marijuana's negative health effects: review summarized by NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jun 14

Comprehensive review published in the New England Journal of Medicine also discusses why risks are greatest for teen usersThe current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana...



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2-year national rare disease gene discovery project outcomes

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jun 14

As part of the Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) research project, Canadian researchers have developed an expertise in understanding the underlying biology of rare childhood disorders.



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Severe intellectual disability diagnosed by analysis of entire genome

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jun 14

With a new technique, which at once studies the whole genome, a genetic cause can be identified in six out of ten children with severe intellectual disability.



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Link discovered between genes and adversity in incarcerated sample

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jun 14

Researchers at Sam Houston State University have found a genetic characteristic that interacts with childhood adversity to predict higher rates of crime in an incarcerated sample.


 

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