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Program improves diabetes control in world's poorest children, Pitt Public Health finds

18 hours 24 min ago
A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world's poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a University of Pittsburgh...

Pregnancy, a missed opportunity to influence later health

18 hours 24 min ago
A report released by the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) highlights the need for pre-conception and pregnancy to be seen as a critical 'window of opportunity' to improve the health of the next...

Freshers told 'it's not too late' for MenC vaccine, UK

18 hours 24 min ago
Immunisation experts and university leaders urge first year university students (Freshers) to come forward for a vaccine to protect them against meningococcal C infection following recent reports...

Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:00
Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report...

Care for children and young people with epilepsy in the UK getting better, reveals latest audit

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
Findings from Round 2 of the Epilepsy12 national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people reveal some significant improvements including the number of Children's Epilepsy Specialist...

WMA urges more action to tackle problem of street children

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
To mark UNESCO's 'Street Children Day' on November 26, the World Medical Association has highlighted the rights of children and in particular their rights to health.

E-cigarette advertising too glamorous say adolescents

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
"Glamorous, cool and sexy" is how adolescents described advertising posters for e-cigarettes during a roundtable discussion on children and smoking.

Tremendous progress in the development of skin stem cell treatments for butterfly children

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Scientists at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna have made a major advancement towards a future therapy for butterfly children.

Substance abuse assessments needed before teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription, often by obtaining additional...

In sub-Saharan Africa, educating the public on sickle cell risk

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the...

Rare form of diabetes may be treatable with muscle relaxant

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.

The mental health impact of breast size differences in teens

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Asymmetry affects self-esteem and emotional health, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®Differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls...

What does your baby remember?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Parents who spend their time playing with and talking to their five-month-old baby may wonder whether their child remembers any of it a day later.

Type 1 diabetes: a simple breath test may aid early diagnosis in children

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Researchers say a chemical in the breath - acetone - could be an indicator of type 1 diabetes in children, a discovery that may pave the way for a diagnostic breath test.

'Utter neglect' of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:00
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) - the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global...

Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:00
Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.

Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00
Respiratory infections likely to have influential role; current evidence doesn't warrant change in guidance.

Few cognitive or social setbacks experienced by adult survivors of childhood eye cancer

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.

Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?

Full-day preschool associated with increased readiness for kindergarten

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Children who attend full-day preschool have increased school readiness skills and attendance compared with children who attend part-day preschool, according to a new study in JAMA.