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Adolescents with cerebral palsy 'not unhappy or unfulfilled,' study suggests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.

Scientists identify more than 400 genes that influence height

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.

Healthy kids check effectiveness must be reviewed and further developed

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and...

Paediatricians need better education about asylum seeker rights

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Most Australian paediatricians believe mandatory detention of asylum seeker children is child abuse, but have poor knowledge of health screening and Medicare eligibility of such children, according...

Nodding syndrome may be spread by blackflies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of nodding syndrome (NS), a disabling disease affecting African children.

A protein called Sonic Hedgehog causes DNA damage leading to development of brain tumours in children

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Scientists at the IRCM discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumour found in children.

Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
A study of 99 teens hospitalized out of concern about suicide risk found that a high perception of family invalidation - or lack of acceptance - predicted future suicide events among boys, and peer...

Impulsive adolescents who lack focus are more likely to face substance-abuse issues

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues, says a University of Oregon researcher.

Secular Jewish teenagers twice as likely to have suicidal intentions as their more religious peers

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
In 1897, Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, speculated that religion could protect against suicidal impulses.

Combination of group counseling, caregiver training reduces relational aggression in teen girls

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
Relational aggression, or "mean girl" bullying, is a popular subject in news and entertainment media.

Association between neighborhood drug sales and drug use

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
The research showed more frequent the witnessing of drug selling, the higher the odds of use, particularly for greater quantities of drugs or 'harder' drugsFor decades, research has generally...

In at-risk infants, delayed introduction to gluten appears not to prevent celiac disease

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
How can parents with the autoimmune disorder celiac disease prevent or delay the condition's development in their children?

Novel gene/cell therapy approach developed for lung disease

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional...

Gut microbe may help screen for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:00
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.

Grandparents' support linked to parents' willingness to have additional children and child well-being

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:00
Grandparents can significantly influence parents' decisions to have additional children and the well-being of grandchildren, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.

Alternative medicine use by pediatric cardiac patients is common, but use often not discussed with physician

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:00
The use of alternative therapies such as vitamins and minerals by pediatric cardiology patients in Canada is high.

Free birth control reduces teen pregnancies and abortions

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00
Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared...

HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.

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.