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Food odors activate impulse area of the brain in obese children

11 hours 22 min ago
The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to a study being...

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life

11 hours 22 min ago
New findings from New Zealand's University of Otago suggest older toddlers--those aged around 32 months old--are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers.

Crib bumpers: infant deaths are on the rise

12 hours 22 min ago
Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals.

Alzheimer's Research UK launches website explaining dementia to children

12 hours 22 min ago
Poll reveals nearly three in ten (29%) parents say their children have been impacted by the conditionAlzheimer's Research UK has created a website called 'Dementia Explained' to help young...

Laboratory study: Scientists explore a new approach to prevent newborn epilepsies

12 hours 22 min ago
New studies in mice show that disease prevention can be a matter of proper timing.

Teaching problem-solving, leadership to young African-American girls lowers relational aggression

12 hours 22 min ago
A new study from the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) suggests that educators, particularly in urban schools, should teach elementary school-aged girls...

Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children

13 hours 22 min ago
Children with amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," may have impaired ocular motor function.

Researchers identify genes connecting endocrine disruption to genital malformations

13 hours 22 min ago
University of Florida Health researchers have identified genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development, a finding that may lead to a better...

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood

15 hours 22 min ago
Persons who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers.

Clinical trial substantiates Wyss Institute's apnea prevention technology

16 hours 22 min ago
Collaboration between researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute and clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School led to a technology that...

Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy

17 hours 22 min ago
New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5.

Hiding tobacco products at convenience stores reduces teens' risk of future tobacco use

19 hours 22 min ago
Keeping tobacco products out of view in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers' susceptibility to future cigarette use compared to when tobacco advertising and products are visible...

19 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 19 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a mango and its arms and legs are now sized in proportion to the rest of its body.

Children dying and hospitalised after ingesting medications used to treat their parents' drug addiction

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:00
A new research report from the charity Adfam, launched in the House of Lords today (24 November), has revealed that far more children than previously thought are dying and being hospitalised after...

Infants under 12 months most at risk of physical abuse and three times more likely to die than kids sustaining other types of physical trauma

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:00
Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.

UK government blocks first aid bill that could save thousands of lives each year

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 07:00
Three major UK charities have declared their disappointment at the Government's failure to back a Private Members' Bill to ensure all young people are given the opportunity to learn first aid in...

WIC program usage reviewed in new interim report

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:00
Women and children who participate in the WIC program have low or inadequate intakes of several key nutrients that could be addressed with changes to the program's food packages, says a new report...

Children's academic performance predicted with a raisin and a plastic cup

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 23:00
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8.

Eat a good breakfast, get better grades

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 23:00
Eating healthily, and especially eating a healthful breakfast, can double test scores, according to research into 5,000 children in the UK.

Caffeine in pregnancy: moderate amounts do not affect baby's IQ

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 06:00
Pregnant women are advised to consume caffeine sparingly. But now, a new study suggests that moderate amounts of the substance in pregnancy will not affect the child's IQ.