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E-cigarette advertising too glamorous say adolescents

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
"Glamorous, cool and sexy" is how adolescents described advertising posters for e-cigarettes during a roundtable discussion on children and smoking.

Tremendous progress in the development of skin stem cell treatments for butterfly children

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Scientists at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna have made a major advancement towards a future therapy for butterfly children.

Substance abuse assessments needed before teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription, often by obtaining additional...

In sub-Saharan Africa, educating the public on sickle cell risk

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the...

Rare form of diabetes may be treatable with muscle relaxant

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.

The mental health impact of breast size differences in teens

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Asymmetry affects self-esteem and emotional health, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®Differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls...

What does your baby remember?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:00
Parents who spend their time playing with and talking to their five-month-old baby may wonder whether their child remembers any of it a day later.

Type 1 diabetes: a simple breath test may aid early diagnosis in children

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Researchers say a chemical in the breath - acetone - could be an indicator of type 1 diabetes in children, a discovery that may pave the way for a diagnostic breath test.

'Utter neglect' of rheumatic heart disease revealed by results from global study

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:00
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) - the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world - is being neglected and poorly treated, according to new findings from the Global...

Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 01:00
Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.

Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00
Respiratory infections likely to have influential role; current evidence doesn't warrant change in guidance.

Few cognitive or social setbacks experienced by adult survivors of childhood eye cancer

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.

Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?

Full-day preschool associated with increased readiness for kindergarten

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:00
Children who attend full-day preschool have increased school readiness skills and attendance compared with children who attend part-day preschool, according to a new study in JAMA.

School lunches from home not up to national lunch program standards

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:00
Lunches brought from home by elementary and middle school students are not measuring up to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines used for meals served in schools, according to a study...

Breakfast in classroom program linked to better participation, attendance

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:00
Schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance, but math and reading achievement did not differ between schools...

Up to 34% of antibiotic scripts for kids are "inappropriate"

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:00
UP to 34% of prescriptions for antimicrobials given to hospitalized Australian children may be inappropriate, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00
Twenty-five years ago this month, the countries that compose the United Nations reached a landmark agreement that laid the foundation for much-needed strengthening of children's rights and...

Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, at greater risk of becoming overweight

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00
The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study.

School readiness of at-risk children can be boosted by self-regulation intervention

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.