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Ohio State research helps optimize safety of child car seat installation

10 hours 59 min ago
Child car seats and vehicle seats don't align properly more than 40 percent of the timeMany parents roll up towels and blankets and use pool noodles just to get their child's car seat to fit...

Stress in adolescence prepares rats for future challenges

10 hours 59 min ago
Rats exposed to frequent physical, social, and predatory stress during adolescence solved problems and foraged more efficiently under high-threat conditions in adulthood compared with rats that...

Birth weight and poor childhood growth linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age

10 hours 59 min ago
A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.

Ethnic, racial & socioeconomic disparities in retinoblastoma in children

11 hours 59 min ago
Ethnic, racial and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer, and those disparities are associated with...

Hospital care patterns vary greatly for children with complex medical issues

13 hours 59 min ago
Although children with high health care needs represent a small percentage of the overall pediatric population, they account for a large percentage of pediatric health care costs, including up to 40%...

What's in store five decades following childhood-onset epilepsy?

13 hours 59 min ago
A 45-year study of 179 individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy indicates that patients' long-term health is excellent, with most attaining 10-year remission off medications, which is the...

Handbook promoting good practice in child and adolescent mental health services launched

14 hours 59 min ago
A Review that aids understanding of what causes children to develop mental health problems and what can be done to help is launched today, Tuesday 6 October, at the annual conference of the British...

13 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 13 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peach and his or her salivary glands have started functioning.

Certain antibullying laws may lower rates of bullying, cyberbullying

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
Students who live in US states that have implemented at least one antibullying law recommended by the Department of Education may be at a lower risk for bullying and cyberbullying.

Women too afraid to visit maternity facilities during Ebola outbreak

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:00
During the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, mothers-to-be avoided health care facilities due to fear of infection, although the usual standard of service was maintained.

Follow-up study of Viaskin Peanut shows significant increase in peanut consumption and treatment benefit in peanut allergic children

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 07:00
DBV Technologies, a clinicalstage specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that topline findings from the first 12 months of the OLFUS-VIPES study, or OLFUS, support the long-term...

Type 1 diabetes prevention: insulin vaccine undergoes second trial

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 07:00
A vaccination against type 1 diabetes will soon also be available to young children: the Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve children between the ages of six months and two years from...

New study finds zipline-related injuries are rapidly increasing

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
The popularity of ziplining has skyrocketed rapidly in recent years. The number of commercial ziplines in the U.S.

Stimulant meds safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds that children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects.

Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.

Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.

How much radioactivity is in infant formula?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 03:00
Based on measurements of radioactivity in samples of infant formula manufactured and sold around the world, researchers estimate that infants 1 year of age or younger who consume these formulas would...

Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome.

Deworming Shows Growth Similar to Placebo in Pre-school Children in Peru

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:00
The three intestinal worms: roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world.

Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.