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Superbug infection greatest increase in children ages 1-5

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:00
Children are becoming infected with the highly fatal antibiotic resistant bacteria CRE at a much higher rate than the recent past, according to a data analysis by researchers at Rush University...

Family risk of breast cancer does not affect psychosocial adjustment among pre-teen girls

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:00
Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general...

Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Rice University, Paris colleagues: Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutantsCars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.

Preeclampsia associated with increased risk of heart defects in infants

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
An analysis of more than 1.9 million mother and infant pairs finds that preeclampsia was significantly associated with noncritical heart defects in offspring, and preeclampsia with onset before 34...

The Canadian experience on pediatric liver disease: Early diagnosis is critical

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
A first of its kind nationwide study on pediatric Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), a progressive inflammatory liver disease, was released today in the esteemed journal, Pediatrics.

Yellow Alert app to promote early diagnosis of infant liver disease

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 06:00
A new smartphone app from Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) will enable health visitors to identify the signs of serious liver disease in newborn babies more quickly and easily.

Many parents unaware of plans for emergencies at preschools and child care centers

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 04:00
If your child's preschool or child care were affected by a tornado, fire or violent situation, would you know the center's emergency plan to keep the children as safe as possible?

Study shows outreach increases completion of HPV vaccination series by adolescent girls

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 04:00
A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human...

Study examines the effects of childhood trauma on later sexual well-being

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Among 96 former Swiss indentured child laborers, 22 individuals showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and 53 reported having experienced childhood trauma.

Monkey model discovery could spur CMV vaccine development

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading infectious cause of birth defects worldwide, but scientists have been frustrated in their efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against infections.

Invasive staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitalized infants

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more deaths in hospitalized infants than invasive methicillin-resistant S aureus...

AAP: abstain from alcohol during pregnancy

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics insist that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy in order to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 15 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a navel orange and is developing its ability to breathe.

Research on 377,000 people worldwide highlights the role of genes in eczema

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
Eczema - an itchy dry-skin condition - affects an estimated one in five children and one in 12 adults in the UK.

Food allergy prevention: should we give infants peanuts?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 08:00
Though previous guidelines recommended delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods to infants, a new review suggests the earlier, the better, to prevent allergy.

Young babies don't experience tickles in the way you think they do

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 08:00
When you tickle the toes of newborn babies, the experience for them isn't quite as you would imagine it to be.

Cancer-causing asbestos found in children's crayons

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
The news that traces of asbestos have been found in children's crayons in Australia and Canada should be treated seriously says the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).

Stress in pregnancy can impact future generations

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems, a study suggests.

Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:00
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.

Could childhood infections increase early heart attack risk?

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.