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New test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes, has potential to save many young lives in the developing world
Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease.
The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships...
Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt...
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality.
Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Food supplements plus cash to poor families reduces rates of child malnutrition in Niger more than each intervention alone
In Niger, interventions that combined the distribution of supplementary food with a cash transfer to poor families prevented acute malnutrition in young children more effectively than strategies...
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.
FDA approval announced of pediatric indication for Elelyso™ for injection, for intravenous use for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease
Pfizer Inc. and Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.
Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary...
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research results from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally...
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.
Nocturnal awakenings are frequent among 6-month-old children, but sharing bed might make things worse.
Required online classes for divorcing couples who have children are good at teaching parents how to deal with children's needs and responses to their family's new situation.
Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations.
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and...
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this...
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.