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EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging.

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:00
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.

Protein-based therapy shows promise against resistant leukemia

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:00
Resistance of leukemia cells to contemporary chemotherapy is one of the most formidable obstacles to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer.

Study finds most siblings with autism have different risk genes

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to popular belief, a new study using whole genome sequencing found that almost 70% of siblings with autism possessed different genetic variations for the disorder.

UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:00
Seven in ten (70%) parents with children aged 4 to 16 have been pestered by their children to buy junk food they have seen advertised on TV, according to a new survey by the British Heart...

Stress during pregnancy can affect fetal development

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
Stress hormones in the mother can affect foetal development, according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology.

Severe child neglect linked to changes in brain structure

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:00
A new study found abandoned children who had been put into institutional care showed white matter changes in their brain, but early placement into foster care reversed this effect.

Morphine after tonsillectomy 'potentially life-threatening' for children

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:00
Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems.

Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
Although the FDA warn pregnant women against eating fish more than twice a week, a new study finds that the benefits associated with fish may offset the potential harms.

Legal developments in treatment of gender dysphoria, Australia

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:00
Recent legal developments concerning treatment of gender dysphoria in children have beenhighlighted in an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Lead's effect on brain is worse for boys than girls, study shows

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:00
A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negatively affected by lead exposure in boys than girls.

Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00
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Why should adolescents with psychological symptoms be asked about hallucinations?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, tells the recent study...

NYU researchers develop new assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team challenges the medical profession to 'put the mouth back in the head' in the American Journal of Public HealthImproving oral health is a leading...

Targeting DNA repair pathways could provide new treatment options for pediatric neuroblastoma

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital have identified a promising new target for developing new therapies for kids with high-risk neuroblastoma, according to a new...

Video-based treatment may improve autism-related behavior in at-risk infants

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.

Virtual reality assertiveness training helped teen girls avoid sexual victimization

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a...

New report: 4 in 10 American children live in low-income families

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Four out of every ten American children live in low-income families, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

CDC: low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.

Largest study of babies born after infertility treatment shows significant improvements in health over past 20 years

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:00
The last two decades has seen a steady improvement in the health outcomes of children born after assisted reproduction (ART), with fewer babies being born preterm, with low birth weight, stillborn...