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Study of brain scans explains why children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
A five-year old's brain is an energy monster. It uses twice as much glucose (the energy that fuels the brain) as that of a full-grown adult, a new study led by Northwestern University anthropologists...

The increasing number of women with gestational diabetes could lead to many more children with early diabetes

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are...

How parents of anxious children can avoid the 'protection trap'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
Parents naturally comfort their children when they are scared, but new research shows that some reactions may actually reinforce their children's feelings of anxiety.

'Performance-enhancing drug' could reduce preterm birth brain abnormality

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
A new study from Switzerland has found that EPO, a hormone used in the past as a performance-enhancing drug by athletes, could reduce brain injury as a result of premature birth.

EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00
High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging...

Collaborative care intervention improves depression among teens

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00
Among adolescents with depression seen in primary care, a collaborative care intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education resulted in greater improvement in depressive...

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