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Focus on self-regulating skills in kindergarten may provide lasting academic effects

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:00
An educational approach in kindergarten focused on the development of executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant details in working memory, and regulate...

Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.

Support for new parents is just a click away, Australia

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:00
New parents and their partners have a new online resource to help them feel less isolated and alone.

Classification of gene mutations in a children's cancer may point to improved treatments

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00
CHOP and Penn Medicine experts define riskier mutations in neuroblastoma, setting stage for clinical trialOncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are...

Pre-clinical study finds, with new approach, tumors shrink with little or no harm to normal cells

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have found a way to defeat one of the most tantalizing yet elusive target proteins in cancer cells - employing a...

Child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families in developing countries

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has...

World region specific birth-weight curves better than Canadian curves for assessing risk of adverse events in newborns of immigrant mothers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:00
Clinicians working with immigrant mothers and their babies may find that using birth-weight curves for specific regions based on the mother's birth country rather than Canadian curves are a more...

Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:00
A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children.

Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...

New study shows how sleep patterns change through adolescence

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period.

When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...

Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...

Young baseball players frequently suffer from preventable arm pain

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The most in-depth survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain.

The effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The dreaded scratch or puncture test is the most common way of assessing allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once.

Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...

Allergy myths are alive and well

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy.

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect...

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.