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Researchers profile 4 types of non-vaccinators

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
While scientists are continuously improving vaccinations to stop the spread of disease, many people continue to opt out.

International OB-GYN group urges greater efforts to prevent toxic chemical exposure

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Doctors trained to be confidantes for risk-taking teenagers

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:00
Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne.

Relationship quality affects siblings' mental health, risky behaviors

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:00
Study of Mexican-origin siblings reveals negative relationships are connected to risky behaviorsLatinos are the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, and most are of Mexican...

Scientists create insulin-producing cells that may treat diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 01:00
A new technique to produce cells with insulin-secretion capabilities has been developed, according to research presented at the 54th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 01:00
Published in Nature, the findings detail a new gene locus that can explain why, in communities where everyone is constantly exposed to malaria, some children develop severe malaria and others don't.

Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in infants

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
New research by scientists at UBC and BC Children's Hospital finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age.

Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics finds a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease...

Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 23:00
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.

Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:00
Adolescents who perform just 8 to 10 minutes of high-intensity interval exercise 3 times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has...

Among South Asians, risks of developing diabetes begins at birth, says research

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
New research suggests that the risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - a group long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of both diabetes and heart disease - begins...

Among South Asians, risk of developing diabetes begins at birth, says research

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
Newborns had more adipose or fat tissue and a higher waist circumferenceNew research suggests that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - a group long known to suffer from...

Primary healthcare providers urged to screen teens for depression and suicide risk

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
A new paper from nursing researchers with The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in...

Stress causes infants to resort to habits

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:00
Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than trying out new things.

Brain activity map reveals how infant vision develops

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 03:00
Visual functions, such as the perception of motion direction, start to develop soon after birth and continue to mature over time as infants gain more experience with the world.

Children's Mercy researchers achieve 26-hour rapid whole-genome sequencing in critically ill infants

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 02:00
A study published in Genome Medicine describes how researchers at Children's Mercy Kansas City cut in half the time needed for rapid whole-genome sequencing and genetic diagnosis in critically-ill...

Climate change negatively affects birth weight, University of Utah study finds

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 02:00
From melting glaciers to increasing wildfires, the consequences of climate change and strategies to mitigate such consequences are often a hotly debated topic.

Could asthma be inherited from grandmothers who smoke?

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
Grandmothers who smoke during pregnancy appear to be putting their grandchildren at risk of asthma due to genetic changes that result from environmental exposure.

Low-cost blood test good predictor of increased bleeding risk in pediatric trauma patients

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
A team of researchers from the Trauma Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles conclude that an admission hematocrit provides a reliable screening test for identifying pediatric patients who are at...

Your gut development during infancy can have lifelong implications

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 00:00
The suckling period (infancy) in mice is critical for epigenetic changes (changes that affect the way genes are expressed) in the development of stem cells in the intestine, potentially affecting...