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School absenteeism and early behavioral problems in kindergarten

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 06:00
At least 5% of children and adolescents in Germany are in need of psychiatric treatment. Diagnostic investigation for behavioral problems is indicated in another 10% to 18%.

Likely drug interactions in placenta could harm fetus

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 05:00
To date, studies in pregnant women examining transport of drugs across the placenta are rare and inadequate, said Tomo Nabekura, PhD. Such knowledge could be vital to preserving fetal health.

New report showcases effective and sustainable childhood asthma interventions

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 04:00
The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) has released a report, "Translating Evidence into Practice," that examines its impact on childhood asthma care over the past decade.

Intra-uterine surgery for at-risk fetuses

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 03:00
Some anomalies in fetuses must be treated before delivery to prevent infant death or the risk of serious complications.

Fast food linked to poorer bone development in early years

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 02:00
Greater access to fast food outlets is linked to poorer bone health, while access to more healthy specialty stores is linked to higher bone mass in young children, new study finds.

Enterovirus D68 not associated with higher death rate in children

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 01:00
The enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection that affected young children in 2014 appeared to be more virulent than other respiratory infections, but it does not seem to have been related to an...

Health care, research failing to adapt to US's growing multiracial population

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 00:00
Multiracial people who change their racial identity from a single race to multiracial over time may be healthier than their minority peers who consistently identify as monoracial, new research...

3-D printed fetal head helps manage care for baby with life-threatening airway mass

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00
3-D printing helps doctors at the University of Michigan determine whether baby Conan would need a lifesaving procedure during deliveryMegan Thompson was about 30 weeks pregnant when an...

Ancient human ear-orienting system could yield clues to hearing deficits in infants

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 23:00
Vestigial organs, such as the wisdom teeth in humans, are those that have become functionless through the course of evolution.

Government scheme to improve the lives of first-time teenage mothers and their babies in England called into question

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:00
The UK Department of Health's Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), set up in 2007 to help first-time teenage mothers in England to support their parenting and to give more vulnerable children a better...

Poor children will be hit hardest by government welfare cuts, warn experts

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:00
Chancellor's summer budget further disadvantages the poorest of poor childrenPoor children will be hit hardest by government welfare cuts, warn experts writing in The BMJ this week.

New computer program predicts cochlear implant success in hearing-impaired children

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 08:00
A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery...

Study examines concussion-like symptom reporting in uninjured athletes

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 06:00
Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions...

NSPCC: One in five children referred to local mental health services are rejected for treatment

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 05:00
More than a fifth of all children referred to local specialist NHS mental health services, including children whose problems stem from abuse, are rejected for treatment, the NSPCC reveals today.

Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 04:00
Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found.

RNA editing technique treats severe form of muscular dystrophy

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 04:00
A family's diagnosis helps drive discovery to slow decline in muscle function Father, whose two sons have the disease, encourages scientist to try technique Dr.

Summer babies grow up to be healthier adults

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests that babies born during June, July or August have higher birth weights and are taller as adults, and girls born in summer have a later onset of puberty.

Stigma associated with childhood obesity slowing uptake of treatment

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:00
A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) will hear today (Tuesday, 13 October 2015) that the stigma associated with attending childhood obesity treatment programmes...

Computerized cognitive training improves childhood cancer survivors' attention and memory

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:00
Intensive, adaptive computer-based cognitive training presented as a video game helped improve working memory and other cognitive skills of childhood cancer survivors and holds hope for...

14 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 14 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a lemon and a coat of fine hair called lanugo is growing on his or her body.