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Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more...
Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives
Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands...
Study shows children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50 percent more likely to have type 1 diabetes
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have...
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk.
When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.
While the majority of preschool children who stutter will grow out of it, those who don't can benefit from early intervention, say Purdue University speech experts.
A deadly strain of meningitis is rising in the UK - international charity says these deaths are preventable
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling for action to control a recent rise in cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by a particularly deadly strain of meningococcal bacteria, putting...
Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital save a newborn's life with the support of 3-D printing
A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.
A standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol significantly reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocoltis (NEC), or death of intestinal tissue, and death in infants with extremely low...
Removing a child's tonsils is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 500,000 children undergoing the procedure each year.
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with...
Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.