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New data revealed on Q10 coenzyme, whose deficiency causes a rare mitochondrial disease

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
Some of the better known functions of this coenzyme include its role in the production of energy for the cell and its anti-oxidant capacityMarta Luna is a researcher at the lab of the University...

Children who are given vitamin A may be less likely to develop malaria

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
Large study in sub-Saharan Africa suggests vitamin A's protective effectChildren under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a...

Are ongoing concerns about vaccine safety to blame for the measles epidemic?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.

Smoking while breastfeeding puts children at risk of obesity later in life

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:00
Children of mothers who smoke while breast feeding are more likely to develop serious health problems such as obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life, according...

Study sheds new light on aggressive cancer in children

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00
A new study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham has revealed how children with an aggressive cancer predisposition syndrome experience a never before seen flood of mutations in...

Children's hunger born from mothers' trauma

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 00:00
Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACEs, linked to household food insecurityThe roots of children's hunger today may stretch back, in part, to the past childhood trauma of their caregivers.

More evidence that musical training protects the brain

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life.

Birth method, gestation duration may alter infants' gut microbiota

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Environmental factors like mode of delivery and duration of gestation may affect how infants' gut bacteria mature, and that rate could help predict later body fat, international researchers from the...

Study investigates the complex roads that lead families to food insecurity

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:00
Health and human performance research focuses on 4 risk factorsFood insecurity creates a host of unhealthy consequences. The roads leading there can be very different.

Health inequality 'is widening' among young people in rich countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 06:00
An international report looking at half a million adolescents finds that, despite rising wealth among high-income countries, the gap in health between rich and poor has widened.

Pregnancy outcomes similar for women with kidney transplants as child or adult

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
Pregnancy outcomes appear to be similar for women who undergo kidney transplants as children or adults, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

NIH launches tool to advance Down syndrome research

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
The National Institutes of Health has launched a subsite of DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals with a scientific interest in Down syndrome...

Illinois study describes behaviors, preferences of picky eaters

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
Although there's no scientific definition of picky eating, parents say they know it when they see it.

Scientists develop active substance for fatal muscle wasting in male children

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a congenital disease which causes muscle degeneration and eventual death in teenagers.

Longer cooling, lower temperature no improvement for infant oxygen deprivation

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
The standard treatment for newborns whose brains were deprived of oxygen appears to work better than proposed alternatives, according to a study from a National Institutes of Health research...

Life-saving Scottish Government grant hailed by meningitis charity

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:00
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is delighted to have received a substantial three year grant from the Scottish Government to continue its health intervention project, Action Meningitis, in...

Precision medicine in action: Genomic test helps solve medical mystery

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama's State of the Union message.

Decreases in short-term memory, IQ, altered brain metabolic ratios in urban APOE4 children exposed to air pollution

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
A new study by researchers at the Universities of Montana, Carleton, and North Carolina, and the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, heightens concerns over...

Effect of maternal glycemia on childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.

Abandoned children at risk of social communication difficulties and autism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that children abandoned at birth and raised in institutions are at an increased risk of developing social communication difficulties and symptoms of autism.