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Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics: a nationwide 12-year case-control study

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis...

New test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes, has potential to save many young lives in the developing world

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease.

Study compares consequences of teen alcohol and marijuana use

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships...

Hypertension is a nearly 6 fold risk factor in obese youths

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt...

Unplanned births out of hospital increases risk of infant mortality

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality.

Daily breakfast is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk profile in children

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Food supplements plus cash to poor families reduces rates of child malnutrition in Niger more than each intervention alone

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
In Niger, interventions that combined the distribution of supplementary food with a cash transfer to poor families prevented acute malnutrition in young children more effectively than strategies...

Infant feeding habits may predict eating behaviors in later life

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.

FDA approval announced of pediatric indication for Elelyso™ for injection, for intravenous use for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
Pfizer Inc. and Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

Skin cells can be engineered into pulmonary valves for pediatric patients

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary...

Effective peer counseling programs needed for breastfeeding

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.

Potentially protective immune response from new analysis of old HIV vaccines

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results.

Breakthrough in RSV research

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research results from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally...

Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.