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The risk of cognitive impairment in children born prematurely may be predicted using MRI after birth

11 hours 32 min ago
School age children who are born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement, thought to be associated with reduced working memory and number skills, according to a new study...

Sociologist challenges myth about relationship between residence and school

13 hours 32 min ago
Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood's income...

Secondhand smoke during pregnacy and early childhood linked to atrial fibrillation in adult life

13 hours 32 min ago
A first-of-its-kind study indicates that gestational and early life secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure may double one's chance of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) as an adult.

Food insecurity linked to adolescent obesity, metabolic syndrome

14 hours 32 min ago
New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from...

'Guilting' teens into exercise won't increase activity

14 hours 32 min ago
Just like attempts at influencing hairstyles or clothing can backfire, adults who try to guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won't get them to be any more active, according to a new study by...

Incorporating genomic sequencing, genetic counseling into pediatric cancer treatment shows benefit

15 hours 32 min ago
In a study that included children and young adults with relapsed or refractory cancer, incorporation of integrative clini­cal genomic sequencing data into clinical management was feasible...

Helping toddlers understand emotion key to development

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 23:00
The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatment

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 23:00
In recent years, an effort has been underway to redefine malnutrition in pediatric patients to include both the acute clinical population and the more traditional ambulatory populations.

Simplified handwashing steps help reduce sickness-related absenteeism for kids: Study

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:00
A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability (MID), according to a study published...

Uni researchers improve quality-of-care for child cancer patients

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 06:00
A device, developed through a collaboration by a team at the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, is set to improve the quality of care for child cancer patients.

Maths skills count for premature babies

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:00
A new study conducted by the University of Warwick links being born premature with low wages.

Potential genetic test to aid autism diagnosis

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:00
Genetic testing of children with certain physical features of autism spectrum disorder may help to diagnose the cause of their condition.

Children should be informed about alcohol dangers from age 9, say experts

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and pediatricians should inform children about the risks of alcohol use from the age of 9 years.

"Happy Meals" Bill could improve healthfulness of fast food meals for kids in New York City

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children - like McDonald's Happy Meals - could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium...

State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

Relationship between feeding and development of infants set out for parents for the first time

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:00
A brand new resource for parents combines the developmental stages of infants and young children and their relationship with food and feeding. This influence starts as early as in the womb.

Northwestern researchers find predictor of child vocabulary

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:00
At 12 months old, your infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them -- as opposed to their appearance alone -- offers a glimpse into how his or her vocabulary will...

Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:00
Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they're penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with...

America's schools make positive changes to create healthier school meals

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:00
Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according...

Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:00
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.