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For children with rare genetic disorder, more extensive epilepsy surgery yields better seizure control

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 08:00
Children with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) often need epilepsy surgery for severe, uncontrollable seizures.

English girls' happiness plummets as they reach teenage years - report reveals

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 07:00
English schoolgirls are less satisfied with their lives than boys and feel more pressure to succeed at school - a report authored by University of Hertfordshire researchers has revealed.

Children with developmental delays -- are we checking their genes for answers?

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
Children with 2 or more delays have higher risk of genetic disorders but most doctors said they wouldn't send children to a genetics specialist A nine-month-old boy isn't rolling over, reaching...

Vaccines against deadly meningitis could bring health benefits to both individuals and their family members

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
A study published in Health Economics has shown that after-effects in survivors of meningitis have a negative impact on the health of close family members.

Different types of child abuse: similar consequences

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and...

Bio-molecules in human breast milk stop inflammation

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
BWH researchers investigate the protective health properties of breast milkHuman breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an...

Mother's gestational diabetes diagnosis slows fetal brain response after meals

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
Findings suggest mother's metabolism can affect child's risk of diabetes, obesity later in lifeWhen a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes, her unborn child tends to react more slowly to...

NIH-funded researchers identify safe level to treat low blood sugar in newborns

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
Findings reinforce current treatment guidelines for hypoglycemiaResearchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that treating hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, in newborns...

Crohn's disease treatments don't fully restore healthy gut microbes in children

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00
A gut microbe analysis of children receiving treatment for Crohn's disease reveals that diet-based and anti-inflammatory therapies alter different components of the microbial community without fully...

New test could help personalise treatment for common childhood cancer

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 23:00
A new gene test can identify which patients are likely to suffer more aggressive forms of the childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, new research reports.

Can maternal stress in pregnancy affect child's motor development?

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 06:00
Stress in pregnancy is never a good thing, but a new study suggests it increases the likelihood of poorer motor development outcomes for offspring.

School absenteeism and early behavioral problems in kindergarten

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 06:00
At least 5% of children and adolescents in Germany are in need of psychiatric treatment. Diagnostic investigation for behavioral problems is indicated in another 10% to 18%.

Likely drug interactions in placenta could harm fetus

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 05:00
To date, studies in pregnant women examining transport of drugs across the placenta are rare and inadequate, said Tomo Nabekura, PhD. Such knowledge could be vital to preserving fetal health.

New report showcases effective and sustainable childhood asthma interventions

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 04:00
The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) has released a report, "Translating Evidence into Practice," that examines its impact on childhood asthma care over the past decade.

Intra-uterine surgery for at-risk fetuses

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 03:00
Some anomalies in fetuses must be treated before delivery to prevent infant death or the risk of serious complications.

Fast food linked to poorer bone development in early years

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 02:00
Greater access to fast food outlets is linked to poorer bone health, while access to more healthy specialty stores is linked to higher bone mass in young children, new study finds.

Enterovirus D68 not associated with higher death rate in children

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 01:00
The enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection that affected young children in 2014 appeared to be more virulent than other respiratory infections, but it does not seem to have been related to an...

Health care, research failing to adapt to US's growing multiracial population

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00
Multiracial people who change their racial identity from a single race to multiracial over time may be healthier than their minority peers who consistently identify as monoracial, new research...

3-D printed fetal head helps manage care for baby with life-threatening airway mass

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00
3-D printing helps doctors at the University of Michigan determine whether baby Conan would need a lifesaving procedure during deliveryMegan Thompson was about 30 weeks pregnant when an...

Ancient human ear-orienting system could yield clues to hearing deficits in infants

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00
Vestigial organs, such as the wisdom teeth in humans, are those that have become functionless through the course of evolution.