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New report finds 43 percent increase in ADHD diagnosis for US schoolchildren

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 23:00
Girls showed a sharp rise in ADHD diagnosis during eight-year study period.Twelve percent of U.S.

Mother's education impacts child's health from birth

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 23:00
Children born to mothers who did not finish high school have shorter telomeres, which may mean less protection against disease later in life.

Cannabidiol shows promise for childhood epilepsy

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 08:00
A cannabis derivative shows promise in treating childhood epilepsy that is resistant to other medications. FDA-approved clinical trials are under way.

Tobacco companies spend $20 to market products for every $1 states spend on tobacco prevention, new report finds

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 08:00
States Fail to Adequately Fund Prevention Despite Their Billions in Tobacco Revenue.

FDA approves first drug to treat a rare enzyme disorder in pediatric and adult patients

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 08:00
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) as the first treatment for patients with a rare disease known as lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency.

Maternal PCOS may raise autism risk for offspring

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 07:00
Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome may be much more likely to develop autism, according to a new study by Swedish researchers.

Children with common allergies have twice heart disease risk

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 06:00
Children with allergic disease, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly...

Anti-platelet therapy does not significantly reduce pain crises in sickle cell disease

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 06:00
Treatment with the antiplatelet agent prasugrel does not significantly reduce the rate of pain crises or severe lung complications in children with sickle cell disease, according to a report...

Young adults with ALL have encouraging survival with pediatric regimen

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 03:00
Using a pediatric chemotherapy regimen to treat young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) significantly improved their outcomes compared to what has historically been achieved with 'adult...

New technology may standardize sickle cell disease screening for infants

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 02:00
Researchers from Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented new research findings at the 57th Annual Meeting of...

Screenbased activities can't replace personal interactions necessary for infants' development

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 02:00
A new article stresses the importance of direct interactions with family members for infants' development and finds no scientific evidence for benefits of iPad or DVD programs, which in fact might...

Can your childhood pet make you depressed?

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 02:00
Having a pet offers companionship, comfort and emotional security to millions; many love and cherish them like family members. This can in turn have positive effects on mental health.

1st tool to assess impact of co-illnesses in young cancer patients

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 02:00
A team of researchers from LSU Health New Orleans Schools of Public Health and Medicine and colleagues have developed the first index identifying and documenting concurrent but unrelated diseases...

Studies presented at IOF regional meeting find dramatically low levels of vitamin D

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 01:00
Vitamin D is mainly produced in the skin after exposure to sunlight, with additional small quantities derived from food sources.

21 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 21 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the length of a banana and is sleeping between 12-24 hours every day.

Studies reveal better options for managing status epilepticus in children

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 23:00
Status epilepticus - continuous seizure activity for 30 minutes or more - is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate.

Pharmaceutical CBD (cannabidiol) shows promise for children with severe epilepsy

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 23:00
Significant seizure reduction in studies using CBD in combination with AEDs.

Weight increase in 1st year of life associated with risk of type 1 diabetes

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 07:00
Weight increase during the first year of an infant's life was associated with risk for type 1 diabetes in study of children born in Norway and Denmark, according to an article published online by...

Children with genetic disorders disease free following novel stem cell transplant

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 07:00
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders, has...

Studies reveal the surprising complexity of cognitive issues in children with epilepsy

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 23:00
Children with epilepsy face a number of challenges compared with their healthy peers, including an increased risk of cognitive impairment.