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Bodysuit or sleep sack? That is the serious question

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the Laboratoire Éthologie Animale et Humaine (CNRS/Université de Rennes 1), working in collaboration with a neonatologist from Brest University Hospital, observed the effect of...

'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

Decline in heart health can start in childhood

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Your heart health, which is optimal for most of us at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviors, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes...

Microenvironment provides growth factor for metastasis of neuroblastoma

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Investigators identify new role for cytokine VEGFA in the metastasis of neuroblastomaHealthy bone is continuously involved in a dynamic process that includes bone deposition and bone resorption.

Chronic bowel inflammation is diagnosed too late in children and adolescents

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, bloody stools--these are common symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Every year, up to 1470 children and adolescents in Germany develop the disease.

Better breakfast, better grades

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
University of Iowa research shows free breakfasts improve performance of schools with more students from low income familiesA new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection...

Finding a new test for children with concussions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youthsResearchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are...

Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of...

Study reveals previously unknown site of anesthetic action

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Findings may relate to anesthetic neurotoxicity in children and could lead to more targeted and safer concentration levelsAnesthetics have been used in surgical procedures for more than 150...

Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.

New quality measures approved for childhood sleep apnea

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
Multi-institutional work group proposes new metrics to help ensure physicians, parents and payers follow best practices identifying and treating childhood obstructive sleep apneaA work group of...

Birth weight and pregnancy complications associated with enamel defects

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Bertha A.

Researchers use imaging as a tool to predict outcomes for therapy in cerebral palsy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 01:00
For some children with cerebral palsy, constraint therapy is an extremely effective way to regain movement in a spastic limb.

Chronic kidney disease may increase certain risks during pregnancy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
Even mild stages of the disease can have an impactHighlights Among pregnant women, the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes--such as preterm delivery or the need for neonatal intensive...

Toddlers in trouble

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
Depression in dads as well as moms causes anxiety and bad behavior in toddlersA father's depression during the first years of parenting - as well as a mother's - can put their toddler at risk of...

Scientists find a new beta cell maturation step triggered by weaning from milk to chow

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers to study whether early weaning affects chances of developing diabetesA long-standing puzzle in the diabetes field has been the fact that only a small subset of insulin-producing beta...

Babies' body mass index may predict childhood obesity

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Large CHOP study finds child obesity rates may be related to infant growth patternsBody mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four.