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Mobile phone app to identify premature babies in the developing world

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.

Coffee consumption by infants, toddlers not uncommon in Boston

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
A recent study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers shows that coffee consumption among toddlers in Boston is not uncommon.

Friends may make the difference in keeping children active

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:00
Children being physically active with a friend may accomplish more than hearing encouragement or being active with a parent, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association's...

Psychology of food choice: Challenging the status quo

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating.

Crohn's disease not exempt from racial disparities

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
A study published recently in the IBD Journal found significant differences in hospital readmissions, medication usage, and both medical and surgical complications of children with Crohn's disease...

With kids' antipsychotic treatment on the rise, study looks at prescriber decision-making

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and pediatricians and psychiatrists at the University of Vermont want to...

Study: High stress for new mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:00
Recent mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that totally ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and...

Minors 'can easily buy e-cigarettes via the Internet'

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 07:00
A study investigating compliance with an age-verification law has demonstrated that minors are easily able to circumvent age restrictions and purchase electronic cigarettes online.

Teen obesity and high blood pressure are strongly linked, study shows

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:00
A large study of over 700,000 adolescents shows a strong link between BMI and systolic and diastolic blood pressure in normal weight and overweight groups.

Newborn butterfly project non-surgically corrects infant ear deformities

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 01:00
A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a non-surgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear...

Novel gene variants found in a difficult childhood immune disorder, CVID

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00
CHOP study of common variable immunodeficiency finds gene crucial to immune defenseGenomics researchers analyzing a rare, serious immunodeficiency disease in children have discovered links to a...

Impact of a supermarket on children's diets

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:00
Proximity to full-service supermarkets may not significantly impact dietary habits Locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be "food deserts" may not result in...

CDC: up to 20% of high school students experience teen dating violence

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:00
Data from the CDC's 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals around 1 in 5 females and 1 in 10 males have experienced some form of teen dating violence in the past 12 months.

Most doctors succumb to parents' requests to delay vaccinations, despite concerns

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 07:00
The majority of doctors receive parental requests to alter childhood vaccination schedules. Despite having concerns, most doctors agree to such requests, according to new research.

Positive Phase 1 results reported for the first orally active oxytocin antagonist OBE001 to treat preterm labour

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:00
ObsEva, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company developing a novel generation of drugs addressing serious conditions compromising pregnancy from conception to birth, has announced the results of a Phase...

Nine in ten Britons call for children's healthcare to be priority for NHS

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 01:00
Children's doctors are calling on the next government to put child health high on the agenda as members of the public show overwhelming support for a series of policies which would improve...

Gene discovery sheds light on causes of rare type of dwarfism

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00
A gene linked to a type of dwarfism has been identified, in a development that will help to provide better diagnoses for those families affected.

Cesarean section rates in Portugal decline by 10%

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:00
A new study reports a significant decline in the rate of cesarean section (C-section) births in Portugal.

Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have heightened risk of behavior problems

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:00
Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have a significantly higher risk of behavior problems than their co-ethnic counterparts with documented or naturalized citizen mothers, according to a new...

Kids who lack sympathy 'more likely to share if they respect peers' morals'

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:00
A psychological experiment involving sharing chocolate with a hypothetical peer shows that kids who have low levels of sympathy may share out of moral respect.