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Prenatal steroids lower risk of respiratory illness in late preterm infants

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:00
Prenatal steroid therapy reduces the chance of respiratory complications among infants born at 34-36 weeks, so-called "late" preterm infants, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health...

Cohen Children's Medical Center study: Children on autism spectrum more likely to wander, disappear

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:00
A new study by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (CCMC) suggests that more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other...

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levels

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:00
Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Parental preference for boys damages girls' self-esteem and happiness

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:00
While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a cultural preference for boys, a new study examines its psychological effects on the...

Researchers hone in on why female newborns are better protected from brain injury

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:00
Each year, thousands of newborn babies suffer complications during pregnancy or birth that deprive their brains of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood and result in brain injury.

Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:00
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that significant bone loss - a side effect of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) - occurs during the first month of...

Incarceration of a family member during childhood associated with heart attacks in men

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:00
A parent's incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and University of Toronto researchers say there may be a longer term risk: Men who as children...

Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 01:00
How much you eat when you're not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

Using steroids before late preterm delivery reduces neonatal respiratory problems

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:00
A multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian has found that the use of corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm...

Obesity associated with ADHD in females

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
Obesity and ADHD have been found to coincide in females, says a new study that has followed participants from 1976-2010, suggesting a need for greater awareness of the risks.

Case study: despite bright spots, most campus food unhealthy

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00
Only 12 percent of entrées and 36 percent of main dish salads served in and around California Polytechnic State University were found to be healthy, according to researchers at the university.

What's the impact of new marijuana laws? The data so far...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:00
How has new legislation affected marijuana use in the United States? The best available data suggest that marijuana use is increasing in adults but not teens, with a decrease in marijuana-related...

'How much does it hurt?' For preschoolers, cognitive development can limit ability to rate pain

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:00
"Rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten"--for most adults and older children, it's a simple concept.

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:00
Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death.

Routine antibiotics should be reconsidered for malnourished children

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study suggests that the current recommendation to treat severely malnourished children with routine antibiotics does not increase the likelihood of nutritional recovery in uncomplicated cases.

Parental depression lowers school grades

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:00
Growing up with parents who are depressed can have a negative impact on school grades for children up to the age of 16 years, but intervention could help to mitigate the effects.

Practice makes perfect: switching between languages pays off

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:00
It's estimated that half of the world's population speaks two or more languages. But are there hidden benefits to being bilingual?

New drug target for Rett syndrome

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:00
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have identified a faulty signaling pathway that, when corrected in mice, ameliorates the symptoms of Rett syndrome, a devastating neurological...

Research links prenatal stress to babies' health in war zones

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:00
Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born, according to a new University of Florida study.

Penn Nursing study answers: What's a good breakfast for kids?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:00
A team of researchers, led by Tanja Kral, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, concluded that a breakfast...