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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Findings add to growing body of evidence that environmental factors contribute to negative psychosocial outcomesYoung women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in...

Study shows strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has found that body mass index (BMI) in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood...

Identifying the war-afflicted teenagers most in need of mental health care

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers.

Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with...

Almost half of energy drink TV ads shown on channels for teens

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.

Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.

Infants' gut bacteria linked to food sensitization

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:00
Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body.

Conservative treatment normalizes head shape in most infants with skull flattening, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00
Helmet therapy is still effective when needed for positional cranial deformityMore than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position achieve normal head shape with...

NYU study identifies teens at-risk for synthetic marijuana use

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00
One out of 10 high school seniors used synthetic cannabinoids in the last 12 monthsSynthetic cannabinoids ("synthetic marijuana"), with names like Spice, K2, Scooby Doo and hundreds of others...

New genetic syndrome found, tied to errors in 'master switch' during early development

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00
CHOPS syndrome sheds light on key events in human biologyAnalyzing a puzzling multisystem disorder in three children, genetic experts have identified a new syndrome, shedding light on key...

Successful cognitive behavioral therapy in youth equals decreased thinking about suicide

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Penn Medicine researchers found that patients who did not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in childhood had more chronic and enduring patterns of suicidal ideation at 7 to 19...

Standardization and simplification is key to helping NICU babies feed and grow

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
A new standardized approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner.

Low stress resilience in young adulthood 'raises risk of coronary heart disease'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Exercise is no good at cutting heart disease risk if a teenager's ability to cope with stress was poor, suggests new study - 'both need to be addressed' as coronary risk factors.

Growth screening could help detect celiac disease in kids

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
Screening for five growth parameters helped detect celiac disease (CD) with good accuracy in both boys and girls because growth falters in most children with CD, according to an article published...

Are girls more likely to die in pediatric intensive care units?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
In a study of 2,609 patients from a pediatric intensive care unit in a children's hospital in Spain, investigators found that more boys than girls were admitted (57.5% vs. 42.

Licorice manufacturers encouraged to state daily limit of consumption

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
A recent case study published in Pediatric Neurology details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice sweets.

UK government's school absence policy ignores young carers

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
Carers Trust, the UK's largest carers' charity, is today calling on the government not to punish or stigmatise young carers who are absent from school.

On-board school bus filtration system reduces pollutants by 88 percent: System could protect children from harmful exposures

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding...

Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.