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Study - Governments can prevent tragic death toll of mothers and babies

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Policy changes needed to save lives of mothers and newbornsGovernments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible ...

Kids allowed to 'sip' alcohol may start drinking earlier

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and...

Could passive exposure to bleach increase infection rates in kids?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
A new observational study suggests that passive exposure to bleach at home could be linked to higher rates of childhood infections such as flu and tonsillitis.

DNA blood test 'more accurate for detecting Down syndrome than standard methods'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
A study led by UCSF researchers finds a cell-free DNA blood test is more accurate for detecting Down syndrome in early pregnancy than standard techniques.

Number of childhood cancer survivors increasing, most have morbidities

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
The prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is estimated to have increased, and the majority of those who have survived five or more years beyond diagnosis may have at least one chronic health...

Boost for children's understanding of healthcare rights, UK

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
The National Children's Bureau and the Council for Disabled Children have published important information on what every child and young person should expect from health services in England...

GW Pharmaceuticals initiates first Phase 3 pivotal trial for epidiolex in Dravet syndrome

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announces it has...

What makes a child feel unsafe in their neighbourhood?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at...

New measures identified for newborn care in Uganda

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
In Uganda, child mortality rates are improving, but progress is slower for deaths occurring in the first four weeks of life, or the newborn period, and for stillbirths.

International team of researchers led by UC Davis receives $4 million NIH grant to study skull disorder in infants

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:00
Simeon Boyd, UC Davis professor of genetics and pediatrics, has received a nearly $4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to lead a team of...

Adverse childhood experiences may increase the risk of asthma, study finds

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
Being exposed to domestic violence or other adverse experiences during childhood may increase a child's risk of developing asthma, according to new research.

Promoting maternal interaction improves growth, weight gain in preemies

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00
Method teaches mothers how to interpret and respond to subtle cues of premature infantsAn intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively...

Scientists link unexplained childhood paralysis to enterovirus D68

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:00
A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found the genetic signature of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in half of California and Colorado children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis ...

Short bouts of high-intensity exercise before a fatty meal best for vascular health

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:00
A short burst of intensive exercise before eating a high fat meal is better for blood vessel function in young people than the currently recommended moderate-intensity exercise, according to a new...

Experts explore impacts of childhood feeding practices, policies on vegetable consumption

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:00
Research suggests consistent and early exposure to a variety of vegetables may help increase intake and fill nutrient gapsWhile the body of evidence for feeding recommendations for children...

Raising awareness of the myths of autism spectrum disorder

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:00
For National Autism Awareness Month, we take a look at some of the most common misconceptions surrounding autism spectrum disorder.

Glyburide associated with more risk of adverse events than insulin in newborns

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:00
The medication glyburide, which has been increasingly used to treat gestational diabetes in pregnant women, was associated with higher risk for newborns to be admitted to a neonatal intensive care...

Health, firefighter, consumer and science groups seek ban on household products with toxic chemical flame retardants

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:00
A broad coalition of health, firefighter, consumer and science groups have filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products ...

E-cigarettes are being accessed by teenagers who are both smokers and non-smokers

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00
One in five teenagers in a large survey has accessed e-cigarettes, and of these, 16% have never otherwise smoked, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

What happened to lunch? New study shows skipping lunch common in children

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:00
Nestlé research aims to better understand children's dietary intakes and lifestyle habitsAccording to new analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...