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What are stretch marks? How can stretch marks be treated?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Ever wondered what stretch marks are, how they occur and how to treat them? MNT looks at the possible causes for stretch marks and examines the present treatments and if they work.

What a mouse may tell us about sensory disorders in children with Fragile X Syndrome

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have described for the first time a specific perceptual learning deficit in mice with a mutation of the same gene as found in children with...

Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00
Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...

Detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children.

Risk of later wetting problems increase when potty training takes place before age 2

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Access to heroin treatment influenced by state policies

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
State policies can influence the number of physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that can treat addiction to heroin and other opioids in outpatient settings, according to a new RAND...

CDC: life expectancy in the US reaches record high

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.

'Eating disorders could start as early as elementary school'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.

Cocaine-exposed children affected by mother's behavior

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo's Research...

Oral chelation in children with lead poisoning associated with reduced blood lead levels following environmental lead contamination in Zamfara State

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
Treatment with dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), an oral chelation agent, was linked to reductions in the amount of lead in blood in young children in Zamfara State, Nigeria following environmental...

Researchers, pediatricians and parents agree that violent media increase child aggression

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
Majorities of media researchers, parents and pediatricians agree that exposure to violent media can increase aggression in children, according to a new national study.

Bullied gay and bisexual youth benefit from school connectedness

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
In a study of 951 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, those experiencing both cyber and school bullying were most likely to engage in aggressive and suicidal behaviors.

Review of cannabis research since 1993

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence.

1 in 10 schoolchildren 'require mental health interventions'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.

Kids' oral language skills can predict future writing difficulties

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:00
Children's future writing difficulties can be identified before they even learn how to begin writing, according to a new study by Professor Phaedra Royle and Postdoctoral fellow Alexandra Marquis...

Prenatal exposure to viruses may cause type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases in children

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
The incidence of type 1 childhood diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide. If blood sugar levels aren't well-controlled, juvenile diabetes can affect nearly every organ of a child's body.

Avoiding obesity during childhood through family meals

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives.

Too few parents make plans in case they die early

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
Parents are failing to make adequate plans for the children they would leave behind should they die early, reveals a new survey by the Childhood Bereavement Network, based at leading children's...

Factors identified that are associated with childhood brain tumors

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research from the...

Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.

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