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No need for needles when premature babies medicated with caffeine

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00
Empa researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient.

Sequences of enterovirus D68 circulating in St. Louis

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced the genome of enterovirus D68 sampled from patients treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Communicating with cerebral palsy: Ruby's story

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:00
Tree of Hope, a charity linked to MNT, is helping a young girl with cerebral palsy get access to vital technology to help her communicate. In this story, we report on her journey.

Stressed girls at high risk of depression 'may age faster'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:00
Researchers found that girls at high risk of depression have shorter telomeres - a sign of biological aging - and increased hormone responses to stress than those at low risk.

Hearing loss in one infant twin affects mother's speech to both babies

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:00
Is it possible that hearing loss in one infant from a pair of twins can affect the mother's speech to both infants?

Expectant mothers with epilepsy face tough choices over their medication

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:00
A new study published in The Cochrane Library, highlights the difficult decisions women with epilepsy have to face when they become pregnant.

Reminders to take meds via text messages could be useful tool in fight against malaria

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00
Each year, malaria kills over 600,000 people, more than half of them children.

Risk of ruptured appendix for young children increased by poor access to general surgeons

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00
Delayed treatment for appendicitis can often lead to a ruptured appendix. That's exactly what is more likely to happen to many children in North Carolina if they have to delay getting treatment...

Children with autism benefit from 'integrated play groups'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00
It's an often agonizing challenge facing any parent of a child with autism: How can I help my son or daughter socialize with his or her typically developing peers?

Pediatric radiation exposure following Chernobyl disaster linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in...

Halloween doesn't need to be a frightening night with safety advice from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:00
Halloween is an exciting time for children to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but parents need to be aware that it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year.

Asthma medications can lead to adverse drug reactions in children

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
In a new study based on EU adverse drug reaction reports, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark now document that children's use of asthma medications...

Vaccine/adjuvant combination against a leading cause of bacterial diarrhea shows great promise for saving children's lives

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
New results from a safety and immunogenicity study, which included a challenge phase to test efficacy, indicate that a live attenuated enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine candidate, given...

Child protection services failing one-third of foster kids returned to their families

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec's youth protection system by...

Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:00
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.

Which U.S. airports are breastfeeding friendly?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:00
More than half of women with children less than a year old are working, and work travel can make breastfeeding a challenge. A study of 100 U.S.

Children in high-quality early childhood education are buffered from changes in family income

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
While losses in family income predict increases in behavior problems for many children, attending high-quality early childhood education and care centers offers some protection against families...

Two days later: Adolescents' conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versa

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, but recent research has highlighted important connections.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task.

Down syndrome study reveals clues to genetics of congenital heart defects

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in humans, involving a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21.