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'Limit of viability' for premature babies is between 22 and 25 weeks

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
A new study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with a gestational age under 26 weeks.

Nutrition better for children whose parents went to college

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

Emotional adjustment of young children affected by fighting parents

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture...

All pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant should receive a flu shot

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness.

Improving pediatric medicines in Canada

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
What is the state of clinical pharmacology, in Canada and abroad, that can be applied to the ethical development of safe and effective pharmaceuticals and biologics labeled as therapies for infants...

Mutations in gene linked to brain development 'may be a cause of autism'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified mutations in a gene linked to brain development that they believe may be a cause of severe autism. The gene is also linked to another related to speech.

Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict...

Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...

Underestimating size can lead to tolerance of obesity

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how...

Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses.

Learning to talk is in the genes

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Adults' health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment - or are mindful - report having...

Access to social resources could improve outcomes for disadvantaged children with asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 percent of children younger than five have been diagnosed with asthma, the fastest-growing and most common chronic...

When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.

Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.

UAE teens face serious health threats with eating disorders

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.

New data on the long-term efficacy and safety of Tresiba®  in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
During the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Novo Nordisk announced new data from the BEGIN® YOUNG 1 trial.

New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses...

Marijuana users who feel low get high

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study in September's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but need to develop strategies to use in difficult situations

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets.