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Restaurants lack healthy food options for kids in certain Southern regions

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:00
A study from Virginia Tech researchers finds children's menus at restaurants in the Dan River region of Virginia and North Carolina lack healthy food options, particularly in areas with high black...

Risk factors associated with overweight cluster already in children

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster already in children in the same way as in adults, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Parents feel banning junk food ads could cut childhood obesity

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
New statistics show the majority of UK parents believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation (BHF) delivered a 30,000...

Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patientsHip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease.

CV organizations issue recommendations for minimally invasive valve treatments for children, adults

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Statement on transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement stresses importance of heart team to collaborate on treatment decisionsAs congenital heart disease (CHD) treatment advances, children with...

Greater wealth equals better health for most Canadian moms and their newborns

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
Across all income levels, Canadian moms in better socioeconomic standing have better health outcomes than moms in lower socioeconomic brackets.

Study may identify new cause of brain bleeds in fetuses and newborns

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
A newly discovered bodily process in mice may explain why some human fetuses who have different antigens than their mothers suffer life-threatening brain bleeds, according to a new study.

Young children 'at highest risk of death from Ebola,' study finds

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
A new study led by researchers from the WHO and Imperial College London in the UK finds that Ebola is more deadly for children aged 5 and under than older children and adults.

Evidence many young children with autism show gut symptoms

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
Gastrointestinal symptoms of constipation, diarrhea and food allergy/intolerance up to 3 years of age were more likely to be seen by mothers of infants with autism in study.

Conscientiousness in childhood is a predictor of adult smoking behaviour

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:00
Conscientious children are less likely to smoke in later life and the personality trait could help explain health inequalities, indicates a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology ...

Very sick children: treatment at any cost? New framework to help doctors make tough decisions on end of life care

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:00
Doctors dealing with end of life care for children and young people will be issued with a new framework for practice, setting out when it can be considered no longer in the best interests of the...

Rett Syndrome Research Trust awards Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic $1.3 million for clinical trial

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:00
A surgical sedative may hold the key to reversing the devastating symptoms of a neurodevelopmental disorder found almost exclusively in females.

VCU, UVA and Swedish researchers discover that childhood environment strongly influences the development of cognitive ability

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:00
Young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher cognitive ability than those who were brought up in less ideal environments, according to a new study conducted by researchers at...

Report warns of 'serious health risks' associated with online breast milk

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
In a new report published in The BMJ, experts from the UK warn that breast milk purchased online may pose serious health risks to infants and call for the market to be regulated.

Majority of new pediatricians satisfied with first jobs

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
Top factor for job satisfaction among general pediatricians was lifestyle, spouses and family, far ahead of incomeDespite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least...

Child pedestrians more likely to be struck by motor vehicles in the spring months

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:00
New research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that most child pedestrian injuries involving a motor vehicle occurred while children...

Project to reduce violence in Panama City with improved parenting

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:00
University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City - the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world.

Varied immunity by age 5 in children vaccinated with serogroup B meningococcus as babies

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:00
Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster at age 3 ½, according to...

Harms of maternal smoking may be reflected in facial movements of fetuses

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:00
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in a higher rate of mouth and facial-touch movements in unborn babies, according to a pilot study.

Government anti-drinking messages irrelevant to young binge drinkers, study finds

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 01:00
Government advertising campaigns to tackle excessive drinking are dismissed as irrelevant by young binge drinkers, because consuming extreme quantities of alcohol is part of their sub-cultural...