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Increase in teenagers' screen use a new threat to long-term health

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
New research released by Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows Australian teenagers are spending increasing time in front of electronic devices such as...

Epigenetic study highlights drug targets for allergies and asthma

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs.

Study: 25 percent of children who are homeless need mental health services

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
A pilot study in Wake County, North Carolina, finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services.

Three-parent IVF: the benefits and the risks

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:00
Mitochondrial donation is likely to pass into UK law after MPs voted in favor of the procedure earlier this month. We look at the potential pros and cons of the technique.

Clue found for older mothers' birth defect risk

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe they are closer to understanding why older mothers are at an increased risk of giving birth to babies with certain genetic disorders.

Elevated germline mutation rate in teenage fathers

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:00
A survey of 24,097 parents and their children show that the children of teenage fathers have unexpectedly high levels of DNA mutations.

Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
Parents split on delayed start times for middle and high school, according to U-M CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's HealthShould teenagers be able to hit the snooze button...

Napping linked to reduced sleep quality for young children

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that napping beyond the age of 2 is associated with poorer sleep quality, while the impact of napping on behavior and development is less certain.

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.

Simulation brings facts to measles outbreak and vaccination debate

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
To bring facts and clarity to the public debate about immunization in light of the recent measles outbreak, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health today unveiled a computer...

Pitt expert talks about teenage brain development at AAAS Annual Meeting

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:00
Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic changes in the brain that allow elaborate planning and are driven by the need for immediate reward, according to a University of...

Children's heart disease topics: Brain injury, radiation exposure, CPR and more

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:00
Featured lectures at Cardiology 2015 Conference cover broad rangePediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers from around the world gathered at the Cardiology 2015: the...

Survivors of childhood cancer at risk for developing hormone deficiencies as adults

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital finds childhood cancer patients treated with cranial irradiation may have hormone deficiencies that impact health decades later; results highlight need for...

Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 01:00
On International Childhood Cancer Day 2015, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are showcasing new findings showing a $50 per child investment into paediatric cancer services could...

Hearing experts break sound barrier for children born without hearing nerve

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 00:00
Los Angeles research team studies brain plasticity, auditory brainstem implant safety in NIH-backed clinical trialA multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck...

Cerebral palsy -- it can be in your genes

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
An international research group led by a team at the University of Adelaide has made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years.

Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:00
More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England* have experienced sexual coercion, new research reveals.

Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Duchenne, Becker muscular dystrophy 'affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the US'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Around 1 in 5,000 boys in the US aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, according to new estimates from a CDC-funded study.

UM study finds air pollution affects short-term memory, IQ and brain metabolic ratios

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
City smog lowers children's IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for...