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Epidiolex® receives orphan designation from European Medicines Agency for the treatment of Dravet syndrome

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, has announced that...

Expert recommendations for diagnosing pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
A panel of leading clinicians and researchers across various general and specialty pediatric fields developed a consensus statement recommending how to evaluate youngsters in whom neuropsychiatric...

Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published in...

Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago public schools

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
The Chicago Public School (CPS) system used emergency epinephrine in 38 cases during the 2012-2013 school year and more than half of these cases were for first-time events.

Undescended testis: The recommended surgery is being performed too late

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
Undescended testis is commonly found in newborn boys and usually normalizes spontaneously by the age of six months.

Clock changes: could more light in the evening improve health?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
As we head into autumn and face a clock change, a new study suggests permanently increasing daylight hours in the evenings year round could confer health benefits to kids.

Early exposure to air pollutants linked to autism risk

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find that children with autism were more likely to be exposed to certain air pollutants during their mother's pregnancy and up to the age of 2 years.

Are our brains physically shaped by life experiences?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Following up on our previous feature on the adult health consequences of bullying, we look at how exposure to different forms of violence is linked to changes in neurobiology.

Pitt Public Health finds association between air toxics and childhood autism

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers' pregnancies and the first two years of life compared...

National Center for Healthy Housing releases blueprint for action to prevent childhood exposure to lead

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has released "Preventing Lead Exposure in US Children: A Blueprint for Action" - a report describing the actions the government, advocates, and the...

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of...

Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed.

Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.

Pediatric Allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
A study by researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow's milk are less prone to infection.

Work to improve children's health should start before mother becomes pregnant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, believe the key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes...

Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study published online in the journal Thorax.

Analysis examines genetic obesity susceptibility, association with body size in kids

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both...

Study shows medication is frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.