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Low birth weight and childhood infections predict ankylosing spondylitis

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be predicted...

Breast milk shared to help babies via online and offline communities

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:00
Sharing breast milk to feed babies is a practice dating back millennia, and the Internet has facilitated the process creating some surprising exchanges.

Risky outdoor play positively impacts children's health: UBC study

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:00
New research from UBC and the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children's health but also encourages creativity, social...

Study links screen-based media use to poorer bone health in teen boys

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:00
Past studies have linked excessive use of screen-based media to poorer health in children and adolescents. Now, a study adds poorer bone health to the list for teenage boys.

Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:00
In an article published in the journal Environment International, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 - IRSET, the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health, Rennes), in...

A stiff upper lip makes sense to baby

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:00
Concordia University research shows that kids as young as 18 months understand stoicismWhen you're one and a half years old, having your favourite ball taken away is likely to result in a temper...

Obesity linked to adrenal disorder in teens may increase risk for cardiovascular disease

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have demonstrated that adolescents and young adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have significantly increased amounts of abdominal fat...

Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England has dropped 80% since 1998

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:00
A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction finds that in England, children's exposure to second-hand smoke has declined by approximately 80% since 1998.

Early intervention program improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:00
An early intervention program for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder improves their intellectual abilities and reduces autism symptoms - and those results persist years after the children...

Brain lesions in children challenging to diagnose

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 06:00
Brain lesions in children can be especially challenging to diagnose, according to a report in the journal Frontiers in Neurology by a multidisciplinary team of Loyola University Medical Center...

Current BMI tests underestimate obesity in teens with disabilities

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 05:00
New approaches, based on body mass index (BMI) or other simple measures, are needed to improve assessment of obesity in adolescents with physical disabilities, reports a paper in the American Journal...

Woman gives birth after receiving ovarian tissue transplant from childhood

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
In a world first, a woman with ovarian failure has successfully given birth to a healthy baby after receiving transplantation of ovarian tissue from her childhood.

New research calls for vitamin D supplementation in critically ill pediatric burn patients

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
Deficiency of vitamin D is a common problem for patients with severe burn injuries and can lead to further health compromise.

Lactobacillus reuteri may have multiple benefits as a probiotic in premature infants

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 could reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis and feed intolerance in premature infantsA new study finds that supplementing enteral nutrition with...

Birth weight affected by warm temperatures during pregnancy

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:00
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Harvard University researchers have developed a technique that measures the correlation between air temperature and birth weight.

Report on stillbirth and neonatal death rates in the UK identifies areas for improvement for NHS service providers

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 23:00
University of Leicester-led research team finds regional variations even after allowing for factors such as poverty, mother's age and ethnicityAlmost one in every 150 babies born in the UK is...

Intestinal parasite re-infection rates are reduced by either handwashing with soap or weekly nail clipping among school-aged Ethiopian children

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:00
Promotion of handwashing with soap and weekly nail clipping are both successful strategies to decrease intestinal parasite re-infection rates in school aged Ethiopian children, according to a study...

New study shows boys will be boys -- sex differences aren't specific to autism

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:00
There are more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Computer game reduces issues associated with AD/HD in children in China

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:00
Children diagnosed with AD/HD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds new research out today.

Are offspring of obese moms pre-programmed for obesity and metabolic disease?

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 08:00
Umbilical cord stem cells offer clues to mechanism by which obesity and diabetes are passed to next generationThe evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity...