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UC Davis study finds significant cost savings in pediatric telemedicine consults

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults.

Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees' children

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children.

Premature aging: Scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients...

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with...

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children's Hospital study highlighted during Dog Bite Prevention Week

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
Prior studies have shown that most dog bite injuries result from family dogs.

Development of face perception in Japanese children

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:00
Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies...

New treatment for middle ear infection found in anti-stroke drug

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:00
Animal study shows that topical use of the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine clears middle ear infection - suppressing inflammation and overproduction of mucus and restoring hearing.

Growing up with smokers doubles risk for adult smoking among Hispanics

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:00
For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker.

EBV co-infection may boost malaria mortality in childhood

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:00
Widespread virus could handicap immunity at critical timeMany people who live in sub-Saharan Africa develop a natural immunity to malaria, through repeated exposure to Plasmodium parasites.

Endocrine disrupting chemicals in baby teethers

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:00
In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies' teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Genetic marker identified which influences brain activity patterns that place children at higher risk of psychological problems later in life

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:00
Researchers studying a healthy population of young children have uncovered evidence for an association between a genetic marker that modulates the uptake of a particular brain chemical...

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:00
Ensuring reproducibility of preclinical studies is important for improving success rate in translational researchIndependent reproduction of other scientists' results is a cornerstone of solid...

Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:00
NIH-funded study could have implications for treatmentA guinea pig from the study. The skin conductance sensor can be seen on the child's wrist. Credit: Marguerite O'Haire, Ph.D.

Tracking the trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta's emergency rooms

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:00
A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry study at the University of Alberta is giving new insight into the youth visiting Alberta's emergency rooms for self-harming behaviour.

UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:00
Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

New implications for controversial kwashiorkor treatment uncovered

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:00
For many years, the essential cause of oedema in kwashiorkor was considered to be low oncotic pressure owing to low plasma albumin concentration.

Persistent nightmares in childhood could be linked to psychotic experiences in later life

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:00
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in later adolescence.

Secrets of baby talk: why mothers say coo while fathers stay cool

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:00
Even to the casual observer, there's no mistaking how some perfectly mature parents will affect an infantile elocution when talking to their young children, speaking in higher-pitched voices with a...

Text messages can help boost teen birth control compliance

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:00
Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence...

Researchers determine best anesthesia option for infants

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 01:00
Spinal anesthesia reduces risk of complications during hernia surgeryInfants undergoing some types of surgery could have better recovery if they receive regional anesthesia rather than general...