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Witnessing drug problems or domestic violence causes greater asthma incidence

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
Children exposed to dysfunction in home had 28 percent higher chance of developing asthmaNo home is perfect, but dysfunction in the home is now revealed to be especially dangerous for children at...

Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
Cardiologists urge physicians, parents, educators to monitor adolescents' energy drink consumption more closelyThe rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks (EDs), particularly among adolescents...

Adolescent mental healthcare improved through pediatric primary care training

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
Provider training increases screening for adolescent depression, improves provider confidence and knowledgeTraining pediatric primary care providers to screen and assess depression and suicide...

Placenta reflects arsenic exposure in pregnant women and fetuses, Dartmouth study shows

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
The placenta can be used to reliably measure arsenic exposure in pregnant women and how much of the toxic metal is transferred to their fetuses, a Dartmouth College study shows.

Delayed diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Australia

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Less than 3% of Australian children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are being identified by the age of 2, the earliest age ASD can be reliably diagnosed, according to research published in...

One in five women don't breastfeed after augmentation

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
One in five women who undergo breast augmentation may be subsequently unable or unwilling tobreastfeed their infants, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

A strategy for stimulating heart muscle regeneration in infants, study finds

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Surgery often is life-saving for many infants born with heart defects, but one thing that doctors cannot do yet is replace heart muscle that is scarred and dysfunctional.

Wayne State study of brain networks shows differences in children with OCD

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain's most important centers is altered in children with...

Exercise for older mouse mothers lowers risk of heart defects in babies

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
In people, a baby's risk of congenital heart defects is associated with the age of the mother. Risk goes up with increasing age.

Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
Recent studies suggest that simplified antibiotic regimens may be able to treat bacterial infections in newborns and young infants as effectively as injectable antibiotics.

Brittle bone disease: Drug research offers hope

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
New research at the University of Michigan offers evidence that a drug being developed to treat osteoporosis may also be useful for treating osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a rare...

Early education narrows the achievement gap with younger starts and longer stays

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
Not only does more high-quality early education significantly boost the language skills of children from low-income families, children whose first language is not English benefit even...

Simple eye test for 6-year-olds predicts need for glasses in teen years

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.

Hayley Okines dies from rare premature aging disease aged 17

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:00
A British girl with the rare genetic disease progeria - which causes a child to age at up to 10 times the normal rate - has died at the age of 17.

World first study reveals antibodies that may trigger psychosis in children

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:00
A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis affirms a longstanding recognition that auto-immune disorders...

CDC publishes first national study on use of behavioral therapy, medication and dietary supplements for ADHD in children

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:00
The first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children ages 4-17 shows that less than...

Intergenerational transmission of abuse and neglect more complicated than previously believed

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for...

Hormone fosters bond between parents

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Research has discovered a role for prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production in nursing mothers, in the bond between parents.

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Loyola study suggests ultrasounds are sufficient in most casesIf a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy.

UH Case Medical Center study looks at social media impact on mental healthcare & treatment

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
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