Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate...
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.
Glucocorticoids are speculated to have a long-term impact on the development of the nervous system and increase the incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants.
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.
Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese?
UCLA researchers were part of a team that has discovered the interplay of several genetic factors that may be involved in the development of early-onset ulcerative colitis, a severe type of...
A better understanding of the pathology of a severe form of dwarfism as well as a possible window of treatment have been discovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at...
A research consortium bringing together teams from Inserm, the Nancy and Poitiers University Hospitals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA), and coordinated by the...
New data from a randomised, multicentre, phase III study, being presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) annual congress in Munich, Germany, supports the potential of flutiform® for...
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.
Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.
Watching fast-paced television programmes does not adversely affect young children's ability to concentrate.
Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life.
A Group of Greek investigators report in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics on a study exploring the role of self-esteem and social adjustment in children and adolescents.
Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future...
New international standards for fetal growth and newborn size provide the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.
For years, doctors have known that there is a link between childhood obesity and asthma, but have found it difficult to determine which condition tends to come first, or whether one causes the other.
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that epigenetic methylation blocks expression of the Pomc gene, leading to delayed satiety response and increased food intake.
With the end of the summer upon us, school-aged children are beginning to head back into the classrooms for a new school year.
The predictive significance of early childhood behaviours may have been underestimated by up to 50 per cent due to inadequate assessment procedures, a new study suggests.