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Gastroenteritis hospitalization rates for children drop following implementation of rotavirus vaccine

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
Following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates among U.S.

Study examines psychotropic medication use in children, teens with Down syndrome

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
A new study gives insight into the mental health of children and teens with Down syndrome and the behavioral medications that medical caregivers sometimes prescribe for them.

Whole genome sequencing found to rapidly enhance infection control

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
Using method in real-time quickly identified source of bacterial outbreak in neonatal unitWhole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify...

Children with TBI have poorer sleep quality and more daytime sleepiness

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests that children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have poorer sleep and more daytime sleepiness in comparison to healthy children.

Researchers identify unique marker on mom's chromosomes in early embryo

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 07:00
Study able to distinguish chromosomes inherited from mom and dadResearchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center are visually capturing the first process of chromosome...

Age gap between parents may influence autism risk

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:00
Children of teen moms, older parents and parents with a relatively large age gap have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

Disrupting tumor cell "microenvironment" suggests a new way to treat a prevalent childhood leukemia

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:00
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center are reporting a potentially important discovery in the battle against one of the most devastating forms of...

National study finds rising rate of marijuana exposure among children 5 years old, younger

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 06:00
Researchers urge states to put child safety requirements in place when considering marijuana legalizationDebates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and...

Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 03:00
Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research.

Antibody response linked to lower mother-to-child HIV transmission

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 03:00
How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy.

Ultrasound and algorithms to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:00
Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform.

New formulation of HIV treatment to save more children's lives

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 04:00
Children affected by HIV and AIDS will benefit from the decision by the United States Food and Drug Administration to grant approval to a new antiretroviral formulation that can be mixed with food...

Marijuana exposure rising among young children

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found that rates of marijuana exposure have increased steeply in recent years among children younger than 6, particularly in states that have legalized marijuana.

UTHealth research: Autologous stem cell therapy helpful in traumatic brain injury

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00
Therapy reduced interventions needed to keep pediatric patients out of danger zoneThe use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic...

Babies who can resettle are more likely to 'sleep through the night'

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00
Young infants who can "resettle" themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study in the June Journal of Developmental & Behavioral...

General anesthesia in young children linked to poorer intelligence, language development

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Children who undergo surgical anesthesia under the age of 4 may have poorer language development and a lower IQ, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Good eyes but poor vision: An indistinct world for 1 in 20

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Extremely poor vision can be caused by strabismus in early childhood or by a displaced optical axis.

First national study of noninvasive prenatal testing shows it works

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Results from a national study of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in women at high risk of having a baby with Down's syndrome was presented at the annual conference of the European Society of...

Study links delay of gratification to how brain structures are connected

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:00
The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University...

Health benefits of eating placenta 'unproven'

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:00
A small review of studies on placenta consumption has failed to yield any evidence to support common beliefs about its healthful effects in new mothers.