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Infants with rare bone disease improve bone formation after cell transplantation

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Severe hypophosphatasia generally fatal during infancy, bone marrow transplant along with mensenchymal stem cell transplants offers hopeRecent research carried out by a team of researchers in...

Research finds 15-fold increase in newborn opioid withdrawal in Ontario; many born to mothers with legal opioid prescriptions

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:00
The number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal increased 15-fold in Ontario over 20 years, according to research published in CMAJ Open.

'Long-term health benefits' for LGBT youth who come out during high school

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:00
Although coming out during high school carries risks of bullying, a study suggests that LGBT teens who do so report improved life satisfaction and self-esteem as young adults.

Keep vaccine-hesitant parents engaged, CPS advises physicians

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 01:00
As cases of measles continue to spread across the United States, the Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely immunization, and encourages...

Chronic narcotic use is high among kids with IBD

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without this disease, according to a new study1 published in Clinical...

Resuscitating drowned children for over 30 minutes is 'futile'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Specific study into the outcomes of certain drownings in children given prolonged resuscitation suggests no benefit of carrying on after 30 minutes, contrary to current thinking.

Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
This parasite causes toxocariasis, a disease that mainly affects young children and is of worldwide socioeconomic importance as hundreds of millions of humans across the world are potentially exposed...

Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health...

UK advertising regulations are still failing to protect children online, say heart charity

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 01:00
The British Heart Foundation has criticised a new report for allowing advertisers to continue to target junk food marketing at children online.

Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal cancer as adults

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

An 'ambulance' for the brain

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Chemists at IRB Barcelona patent and present a shuttle capable of transporting molecules into the brain; this achievement could facilitate the treatment of diseases with no therapy available.

Medical marijuana for children with developmental and behavioral disorders?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism, reports Journal of Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsAs medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted...

Youth hockey brain imaging study suggests early marker for concussion damage

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
James Hudziak, M.D., has two children who love ice hockey. His son skates for his college team and one of his daughters plays in high school.

Cell signaling pathway goes awry in common pediatric brain tumor

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links a well-known cell communication pathway called Notch to one of the most common -- but overall still rare -- brain tumors found in children.

A very low birth weight 'may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.

Babies with more frequent eye movements are at increased likelihood of developing Autism Spectrum Disorders as children

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 01:00
Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have found that babies who move their eyes more often than their peers at the age of six months are more likely to meet criteria for Autism...

Circadian clock-Angelman syndrome link established

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
Link could provide quickest way to determine effectiveness of experimental AS treatmentsMonitoring participants' biological clocks may be the quickest way to determine the effectiveness of...

MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common pediatric liver diseaseThis is an MRI of child's liver with severe NAFLD -- 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.

Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes.

Premature babies grow out of asthma

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
Large-scale Danish study from the University of Copenhagen shows that premature babies grow out of the asthma which they are likely to develop in early life.