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Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby: UQ study

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a University of Queensland study has...

Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
Large vaccination increases in some states offer clues to effective interventionsThe number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased...

Children's National finds neuroblastoma tumor cure in mice studies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:00
A method to cure neuroblastoma tumors in mice has been discovered by Children's National researchers, opening the door for future clinical studies for a therapeutic patient-specific vaccine to cure...

Teenage exercise could reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer - regardless of adult exercise participation.

Most adolescents feel better after gastric bypass

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health.

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00
There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study.

Studies reveal details of error correction in cell division

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
The molecular mechanism of how cells prevent aneuploidyInhibiting AAK activity leads to defects in error correction and chromosomes (blue) being pinned near spindle poles because the...

Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newborns

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Researchers affirm accuracy of PoopMD app that reads stool color and could speed recognition of biliary atresiaIn a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report they...

High number of unnecessary CT scans associated with pediatric sports-related head trauma

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or...

Antibiotics increase risk of hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:00
Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the earThis is an image of the (intact) organ of Corti, with three rows of outer...

8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:00
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure.

Basis for new treatment options for a fatal leukemia in children revealed

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Detailed molecular analyses allow new insights into the function of tumor cells and options for new treatmentsAcute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) leukemia is the most common type of cancer in...

Closing the gap on developing a vaccine for middle ear infections

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers discover the molecular switch that controls a 'chameleon' bacteriaResearchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in...

Dog sledding offers a healthy dose of adventure for children with cancer

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:00
A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration.

Movement tracking technology sheds light on different speech disorders in children

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
Facial motion capture - the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies - has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of...

Doctor warns about lead poisoning risk from recycling older electronic equipment

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created "an emerging health concern," according to a pediatrician who directs the Environmental...

Cystic fibrosis: new understanding of infections

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00
Lab work on the microorganisms found in sputum unveils secrets of their 'aerobic and anaerobic lifestyles' in cystic fibrosis to help with future studies and clinical testing.

Ewing's sarcoma: A dangerous liaison

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:00
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have elucidated at the molecular level how an otherwise innocuous inherited mutation that is quite common in European populations...

Hemophilia therapies account for largest portion of pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:00
In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of...

Adolescent e-cigarette use boosted by friend and family approval

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that adolescents may be more inclined to use e-cigarettes if their friends and family both use and approve of the devices.