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New study on acupuncture to reduce pain and inflammation in children with acute appendicitis

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
Acupuncture was shown to lessen pain and reduce the underlying inflammation in pediatric patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Alternative...

Starving cancer cells instead of feeding them poison

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Simulation offers hope of killing cancers without sickening patientsA patent application for a drug that could destroy the deadly childhood disease known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- and...

Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Drinking alcohol in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy - a time when many women are unaware they are pregnant - may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, research shows.

Genome-wide DNA study shows lasting impact of malnutrition in early pregnancy

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 06:00
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Leiden University in the Netherlands found that children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10...

Growing interest

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
School-grown vegetables increase salad selectionIf kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them.

Minimal residual disease alone not predictive in T-cell leukemia

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:00
Children achieve complete remission despite few remaining leukemia cells following chemotherapyThis image shows T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Antibiotic use in infancy, gut microbe disruption, and disease later in life are all linked, say researchers

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have put together an evidence-based map of the different ways antibiotic use in infancy may lead to gut microbe imbalances and increase risk of disease in adulthood.

Pre-babbling babies prefer baby sounds to adult sounds

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that before they find their own voice, young babies pay more attention to baby-like vocal sounds than adult-like vocal sounds.

Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
A new report calls for a change in culture across all areas of children's health research, so that children's and young people's views and opinions can help to shape how research is prioritized...

The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00
A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered.

Cause of regression in individuals with Down syndrome identified

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Individuals with regressive Down syndrome return to baseline functioning when treated for CatatoniaDown syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by...

Exogenous microRNAs in maternal food pass through placenta, regulate fetal gene expression

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene...

Baby talk: Babies prefer listening to their own kind

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Babies' listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language developmentA McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to...

Sun safety: how to protect your child from the greatest cause of skin cancer

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the best ways to protect your child from skin cancer is to protect them against UV radiation. We provide some tips on how this can be done.

TGen study matches infant stiff-joint syndromes to possible genetic origins

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:00
More than 50 rare but specific disorders and syndromes characterized, leading to new possible treatmentsA study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has for the first time...

Public health advisories associated with reductions in dispensing of codeine to postpartum women

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:00
Public health advisories from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada were associated with significant reductions in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women...

Paramedics and medical experts encourage window safety to protect young children

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:00
As the weather warms up, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and BC Children's Hospital are reminding parents and caregivers of young children to make sure their window and balcony safety locks...

Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autism

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
A series of newly published studies has examined the role that sex and gender plays in autism, providing new insights into the male bias of the condition.

Prenatal exercise lowers risks of C-sections, higher birth weights

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing Caesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a University of Alberta study has found.

New research implicates immune system in Rett syndrome

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
Finding suggests therapeutic target for slowing progression of the diseaseNew research by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School suggests the immune system plays an...

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