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Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase.

Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.

New approach to single-ventricle heart surgery proposed for infants

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are proposing a new surgical intervention for children born with a single ventricle in their heart - instead of the usual two.

New tool in understanding human infant brain development - piglet brain atlas

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the...

Key to overcoming obesity in Latino children is pediatricians' communication with parents

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center physician-researchers found that 1-in-5 parents of overweight Latino children are not directly told that the child is overweight.

Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.

"Smart bomb" engineered by researchers to attack childhood leukemia

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00
Fatih Uckun, Jianjun Cheng and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called "smart bomb" to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer - called B-lineage...

Brain 101 advances the knowledge and attitudes of parents and students about head injuries

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:00
Recognize. Report. Respond. Rest.A University of Oregon researcher wants those "R" words to resonate among young athletes.

Exposure to radiation in childhood increases risk for brain tumors

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.

How the brain and skull stay together in an embryo

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
University of Miami researchers discover a network of tissue communication that ensures that the brain and spinal cord are matched with the skull and spinal column, during embryonic...

Theory or not? Best study designs for increasing vegetable intake in children

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Researchers try to develop interventions that are most likely to work. Some times that involves deciding which activities should be included, such as whether to have cooking classes or be involved...

Certain communities disproportionately affected by fast food marketing for children

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
A newly published research study examining only marketing directed at children on the interior and exterior of fast food restaurants has found that the majority of black, middle-income and rural...

Youth pastors feel ill-equipped to help young people cope with mental health issues

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Many mental health disorders first surface during adolescence, and college and youth pastors are in a good position to offer help or steer youths elsewhere to find it.

The future of children with behavioral disorders affected by alcohol consumption and poor academics

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Childhood behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder are linked with an increased risk of being convicted of a felony later in life, with heavy...