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Genetic variation offers new way to spot the most dangerous childhood cancers

9 hours 26 min ago
A study of kidney cancer found that children with the poorest survival after chemotherapy were those whose cancers had the greatest genetic variation among cells.

Manchester United's rising stars revolutionize heart health

10 hours 26 min ago
A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has been announced on Wednesday 28th January 2015.

New method for identifying most aggressive childhood cancers

10 hours 26 min ago
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumours in children.

Frequent sugary drink consumption linked to earlier menstruation onset

11 hours 26 min ago
A new study finds girls who drink 1.5 servings or more of sugary drinks each day may start menstruation earlier than those who consume less than two servings a week.

What are the health benefits of zinc?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of zinc including maintaining skin integrity and structure, aiding growth in children and fighting age-related macular degeneration.

In infants, pain from vaccinations shows up in brain activity

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
EEG measure may aid efforts to make vaccinations less painful for babies, suggests study in PAINInfants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations...

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have linked inherited variations in a second gene to reduced tolerance of a key cancer drug; findings will aid efforts to improve chemotherapy safety...

Study shows salivary biomarkers predict oral feeding readiness in preterm newborns

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.

Teenage misperception of weight may lead to adult obesity

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:00
According to a new study, teens - particularly boys - of a healthy weight who falsely believe themselves to be overweight are at increased risk of obesity in adulthood.

Hunter syndrome: Shire's investigational SHP609 receives FDA Fast Track designation

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
Shire plc announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for SHP609 (idursulfase-IT; also known as HGT-2310) for the treatment of...

EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging.

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:00
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.

Protein-based therapy shows promise against resistant leukemia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:00
Resistance of leukemia cells to contemporary chemotherapy is one of the most formidable obstacles to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer.

Study finds most siblings with autism have different risk genes

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to popular belief, a new study using whole genome sequencing found that almost 70% of siblings with autism possessed different genetic variations for the disorder.

UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:00
Seven in ten (70%) parents with children aged 4 to 16 have been pestered by their children to buy junk food they have seen advertised on TV, according to a new survey by the British Heart...

Stress during pregnancy can affect fetal development

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
Stress hormones in the mother can affect foetal development, according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology.

Severe child neglect linked to changes in brain structure

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
A new study found abandoned children who had been put into institutional care showed white matter changes in their brain, but early placement into foster care reversed this effect.

Morphine after tonsillectomy 'potentially life-threatening' for children

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:00
Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems.

Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
Although the FDA warn pregnant women against eating fish more than twice a week, a new study finds that the benefits associated with fish may offset the potential harms.

Legal developments in treatment of gender dysphoria, Australia

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:00
Recent legal developments concerning treatment of gender dysphoria in children have beenhighlighted in an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.