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Researchers investigate mental health of teens after dad leaves

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 03:00
Family breakdown and the insecure financial situation that may result is more likely to cause worry, anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescents who are separated from their father, says...

Prioritize eye safety when buying toys for children, experts urge

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 02:00
Prompted by a rise in children's eye injuries from toy guns, eye doctors urge parents to prioritize their kids' eye safety when buying toys over the holidays.

UK NHS trust and health board stillbirth and neonatal death rates published for the first time

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 02:00
Team led by University of Leicester identifies areas for improvement for NHS Trusts and Health Boards.

Interactions between attention-grabbing brain networks weak in ADHD, study says

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 00:00
Interactions between three brain networks that help people pay attention are weaker than normal in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study from the Stanford...

Military families benefit from UCLA-developed resilience program

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 23:00
FOCUS helps participants cope with the many stresses of multiple deployments and combat-related injuries.Across the U.S.

Low cost, safe and accurate test could help diagnose rare childhood cancers

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 23:00
A non-invasive, low cost blood test that could help doctors diagnose some types of malignant childhood tumour has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's...

Common signatures predict flu vaccine responses in young and elderly

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 23:00
What factors inhibit strong responses to seasonal flu vaccines in the elderly? Why do anti-flu antibodies last longer after vaccination in some people?

Gut damage identified as cause of vaccine failure, malnutrition

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 07:00
It has been estimated that if every nutritional measure known to be helpful were applied to every child in the world, global malnutrition would be decreased by only a third.

Program that helps children cope after disasters could benefit refugees, at-risk youth

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 07:00
A social and emotional skills intervention developed to help children recover from the trauma of natural disasters is being adapted to help young Syrian refugees heal their psychological wounds.

Children's ability to detect sugar varies widely

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 07:00
Everyone knows that children love sweets, but ever wonder why some kids seem to want more sugary food than others? It could be because they need more sugar to get that same sweet taste.

Could cartoon characters encourage preschoolers to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 06:00
Cartoon characters are often used to market so-called junk food to children.

Study reports childhood family breakups harder on girls' health

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 04:00
A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children.

Avoid applying olive and sunflower oil to healthy newborns' skin

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests applying olive or sunflower oil to the skin of healthy newborns may delay growth of the barrier that prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections.

Research traces cause of organ dysfunction in Down syndrome

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 02:00
Johns Hopkins scientists find overload of one gene hinders peripheral nervous system.

Helicopter parenting at the doctor's office may impact teen health

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 00:00
Majority of parents take control at routine visits, may impede teens' health care independence.

22 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 22 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a small doll and their grip is growing stronger and stronger.

Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: new Canadian guideline

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 08:00
Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is important to help children and adults, and their families, who have the disorder.

Olive and sunflower oil on baby skin weakens natural defences

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 06:00
Using olive or sunflower oil on new born babies' skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found.

Paediatricians call for careful evaluation of the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 23:00
Although cannabis is increasingly suggested as a treatment for certain paediatric health conditions, evidence is lacking about the overall effect on children.

Could too much green tea be harmful to health?

Sun, 12/13/2015 - 23:00
Fruit flies exposed to large amounts of green tea showed impaired reproductive function and development in a new study, raising concerns about excessive consumption in humans.