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Do expectant moms receive adequate information on Down syndrome?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.

Environmental influences have a greater effect on low birth weight children

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
Catching up, but not shooting ahead. Psychologists put competing development models to the test.

Traumatic brain injury in childhood can lead to harmful behavior that differs between genders

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behavior, according to new research.

Twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake.

Chef-made meals can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% and...

Before they're even old enough to speak: researcher improves babies' language skills

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds...

Smoking during pregnancy could damage sons' fertility

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
In the first comprehensive animal model to show how smoking during pregnancy can affect male offspring fertility, researchers say their findings have human implications.

New imaging technique could revolutionise how children with neuroblastoma are diagnosed and treated

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, has announced...

Spotting and easing back-to-school anxiety

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
With students now back in class, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is sharing tips on what to watch for and how to help when it comes to anxiety and stress.

Latest estimates show that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children under five years

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Complications from preterm (premature) births and pneumonia are now the leading causes of death in children under five years, together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013, according to...

Development models put to the test: low birth weight children are particularly vulnerable to environmental influences

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Low birth weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than infants born with normal weight.

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
DNA signature found in ice storm babiesThe number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec's Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new...

Peanut allergy: could pulsed light remove allergens from whole peanuts?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.

Fewer staff even though more children admitted to intensive care

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00
More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase, according to a new report published...

Genetic kidney disease caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.

Fingerprint scanning of babies could save lives

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time.

More sedentary behaviour found in children with autism

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and...

Early childhood obesity associated with antibiotic exposure

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.

An hour of after-school exercise linked to better cognitive functioning

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.

Osteoporosis: bone health in childhood 'is an important factor'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.