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Does heart disease begin in childhood?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:00
Are the first signs that someone is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease detectable in toddlers and preschoolers?

Children with psychiatric problems 'fare worse as adults'

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that adults who had psychiatric problems as children are at greater risk of health, legal, financial and social problems.

Adolescents are not shy about discussing marijuana use on Twitter

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:00
More than 65% of the marijuana-related messages posted by adolescents on Twitter indicate a positive attitude toward marijuana use, and of the teens' original tweets evaluated as part of a recent...

Doctors warn common food allergy tests may not identify all cases in children

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:00
Researchers in Southampton have called on healthcare professionals not to rule out food allergies in children based on blood or skin prick tests alone.

Am I fat? Many of today's adolescents don't think so

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:00
Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that an increasing number of...

UTHealth research: Teen birth, mental health lead child hospitalizations in Texas

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:00
From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of...

Physical fitness in US youth assessed: NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM shows more activity needed

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:00
Although it is well documented that child and adolescent overweight and obesity have been increasing, little is known about actual fitness levels in these age groups.

Damage to key brain region important in predicting cognitive function after pediatric TBI

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00
Disruptions in a key brain region can explain the varied outcomes after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents, according to research published July 15 in The Journal of...

Older age at onset of type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity later

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00
People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools...

Why kids' recovery times vary widely after brain injury

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00
Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer devastating side effects for years?

Researchers discover way to assess future literacy challenges

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:00
A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new research from Northwestern...

Link between gut bacteria and childhood genetic obesity found

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:00
A multi national research team has recently reported that children with a form of genetic obesity, known as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), shared a similar imbalance in their gut microbiota as...

Fewer children hospitalised with pneumonia complications after vaccine switch

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 05:00
The number of children admitted to English hospitals with serious complications of bacterial pneumonia fell after a new vaccine was introduced.

Baby's first stool can alert doctors to future cognitive issues, new CWRU study finds

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 03:00
A newborn's first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers.

Scientists gain new insights into 'antenna' of human cells

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
Scientists from the University of Leeds have uncovered the most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases.

'Biosimilars' for children with IBD need more research, ESPGHAN expert panel states

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are doing well on specific biological medications should not be switched to recently approved "biosimilar" products, concludes an expert consensus...

Plump cartoon characters provoke indulgent eating in kids, says CU-Boulder-led study

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by the University...

Researchers identify a novel disease gene causing neurodegenerative disorders

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
An international consortium led by University of Miami researchers finds a novel disease gene causing neurodegenerative conditionsResearchers at the University of Miami (UM) have discovered and...

Soccer players heading balls 'at increased risk of concussion'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:00
Heading the ball was identified as the most common cause of concussion for soccer players in a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Kids' dental health habits must start at home

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:00
A new study is calling on dental teams to alert parents to the oral health risk of sharing spoons with toddlers at mealtimes.