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Endogenous "cannabis" influences development of the fetal pancreas

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 04:00
According to the latest research results from the Medical University of Vienna, endocannabinoids, cannabis-like substances produced by the body itself, can affect the development of a baby's...

Therapy dogs have calming effect on children having cancer treatment

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 02:00
A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.

Children in foster care three times more likely to have ADHD diagnosis

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Study of 2011 Medicaid claims also finds that among children with an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, those in foster care were as likely as others to be treated with ADHD...

New AAP report targets lack of adequate food as ongoing health risk to US children

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Nation's pediatricians release policy statement stressing the importance of federal, state and local nutrition programs to help combat the immediate and potentially lifelong impact of food...

Most parents form vaccination preferences before becoming pregnant

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Study finds nearly three-quarters of mothers and fathers began deciding which vaccines they want to give to their child before they knew they were having a babyEfforts to educate parents about...

Do as I say, not as I show: Ads in parenting magazines don't always illustrate safe practices

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Study finds nearly 1 in 6 ads for children's products use images that clash with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on potentially life-threatening issues such as infant sleep positions...

Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
New study breaks down rate of injury to major knee ligament per season by gender and sportA new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school...

Job opportunities, after-school activities, cleaner city top urban teens' priorities

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
More than 60 percent of youths attending community-academic partnership conference in New Haven, Conn., report having a family member killed in an act of violence.

Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Infants are motivated by hearing themselves'Dada' is a first word for many babies.

NIH-funded study reveals why malaria vaccine only partially protected children, infants

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called...

C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College...

Controversial Cochrane review sparks debate about mass deworming

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:00
A recent Cochrane review has sparked a debate among scientists concerning the effectiveness of mass deworming programs for improving childhood outcomes.

Use of CT scans in pediatric injury varies widely among emergency rooms, says UPMC, Pitt study

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Emergency departments vary widely when it comes to ordering CT scans for children who come in with injuries, according to a study conducted by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the...

Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.

New guides produced to help families whose loved ones are in Assessment and Treatment Units, UK

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
A coalition of charities, family members and solicitors have produced a series of guides which explain the rights of individuals with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, with a...

Hands-only CPR in high school class pumps up likelihood of bystander response to cardiac arrest

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Freshmen at eight Florida schools who learned and practiced chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth ventilation reported increased knowledge and decreased fear of performing lifesaving skill on...

Tooth decay risk doubles in children exposed to secondhand smoke

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.

Many doctors discouraging HPV vaccination, study finds

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.

Children's National creates first pediatric medical reserve corps in the United States

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 04:00
Children's National has been selected by the Washington, DC, Department of Health to establish a Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps (DC-PMRC), the first of its kind in the country.

Superbug infection greatest increase in children ages 1-5

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:00
Children are becoming infected with the highly fatal antibiotic resistant bacteria CRE at a much higher rate than the recent past, according to a data analysis by researchers at Rush University...