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'Tis the season for youth to curb binge drinking

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:00
Our life-long relationship with alcohol is established early on, a Concordia University study showsWith the holidays around the corner, we're all a little more likely to indulge, especially when...

Substantial drop in child IQ linked to prenatal exposure to common household chemicals

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:00
Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home--di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) and di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP)--had an IQ score, on average, more than...

Certain factors influence survival and prognosis for premature infants

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:00
Several factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long term, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center.

Flu shots for school kids fights flu in others too

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:00
Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.

Low maternal weight gain linked to increased risk of male fetal death

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 23:00
Women who gain little weight during pregnancy and who are carrying a boy may be at higher risk of fetal death than women who gain higher amounts of weight, a new study finds.

Discovery of possible genetic link in pediatric leukemia treatment-related cognitive issues

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:00
Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...

Cognitive training can improve brain performance of students in poverty

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:00
The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Addressing your toddler's aggressive behaviour

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 23:00
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this...

Researchers call for greater efforts to improve maternal and newborn health through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:00
Stronger integration between the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors will likely accelerate progress on improving maternal and newborn health (MNH), according to a Policy Forum...

Adverse childhood experiences impact child health and school outcomes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their...

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University.

Don't punish your child for lying - it just doesn't work

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
If you want your child to tell the truth, it's best not to threaten to punish them if they lie.

Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in adolescents, young adults

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual...

Few US high school students are getting enough sleep

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:00
Many American high school students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, a Columbia University study suggests.Researchers found that only 6.2 percent to 7.

Bed-sharing toddlers 'more likely to develop asthma in later childhood'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:00
Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial.

Two-three times higher levels of brominated flame retardants in toddlers compared to their mothers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.BFRs like f.ex.

New study into life-threatening pregnancy condition calls for specialist centres with dedicated services

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.

Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.

Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?

Investments in living conditions could foster better health and reduce pediatric health care spending

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

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