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Researchers uncover pediatric brain tumor cells using precision medicine that could lead to improved treatment

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:00
International collaborators, including researchers from Children's National Health System, have unraveled profiles in the genetic makeup of tumor cells in children that could more readily identify...

Few gay teenage boys get tested for HIV

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
Teens fear being recognized and don't know where to get tested Only one in five gay and bisexual teen boys have been tested for HIV HIV infections are on the rise for young men who...

Developing a new tool to detect a frequently missed sex chromosome disorder in boys

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children.

Many parents unaware of e-cigarette dangers to children

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
As the use of e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in the United States in recent years, so have calls to poison centers about them.

Study finds paramedic care delivered on-scene for 10-35 minutes leads to better outcomes

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:00
Less than 10 per cent of paediatric patients who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive. There are many factors which can influence survival rates; paramedic care is one of them.

Opioid receptor gene variations associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome severity

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
A new study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) indicates that variations in opioid receptor genes are associated with more severe neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in newborn babies.

'Lazy eye' may bully the brain into altering its wiring

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:00
Colorful and expressive, the eyes are central to the way people interact with each other, as well as take in their surroundings.

School lunch study: Visual proof kids are tossing mandated fruits and veggies in trash

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
In perverse effect, USDA mandate decreased consumption, study showsFood waste in school cafeteria's has increased 35 percent since the passage of a USDA mandate requiring students to take a...

Optimal breastfeeding practices may help save infants' lives

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 23:00
In a new review of all relevant medical research on breastfeeding practices, infants 0 to 5 months of age who were predominantly, partially, or not breastfed had 1.5-, 4.8-, and 14.

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human...

Medical terms lead to divide between parents and doctors

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
When discussing a child's symptoms, labels such as 'pink eye' can dictate how medical decisions are madeFew things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child.

Personal clothing may spread respiratory infections within the NICU

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are...

Children's hospitals shift from CT scans for common childhood health problems

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
A study published online Aug. 24 by the journal Pediatrics finds a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses...

Brains of abused teenagers show 'encouraging' ability to regulate emotions

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
Study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry looks at patterns of emotion regulation in the brains of children aged 13-19 years who have been...

Reducing pain during vaccination: New guideline to help manage pain in children and adults

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00
A new Canadian guideline aims to ensure that pain during vaccination is minimized in both children and adults.

8 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 8 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a raspberry and is growing rapidly in all directions at a rate of one millimeter per day.

Obstetric delivery for low-risk pregnancies does not improve birth outcomes, study finds

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
For low-risk pregnancies, birth outcomes do not differ depending on whether an infant is delivered by a family doctor or an obstetrician, according to new research.

Genetic overlapping in multiple autoimmune diseases may suggest common therapies

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugsScientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood...

Association between transient newborn hypoglycemia, 4th grade achievement

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:00
A study matching newborn glucose concentration screening results with fourth-grade achievement test scores suggests that early transient newborn hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) was associated with...

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits - according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of...