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Sequencing genetic duplications could aid clinical interpretation

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Copy number variations major cause of developmental disordersCopy number variations (deletions or duplications of large chunks of the genome) are a major cause of birth defects, intellectual...

A combination of early-life risk factors 'could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity'

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:00
Children may be over four times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 6 years if they have four or five early-life risk factors linked to obesity, a new study finds.

CDC: most commercial foods for infants, toddlers contain too much salt, sugar

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers from the CDC find that more than 70% of commercial meals for toddlers contain too much salt, while many other foods and snacks contain too much sugar.

Minimally invasive treatment based on electrical muscle stimulation corrects spinal curvature in children

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:00
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) affects 2-3% of children aged between 10 and 16. It is more common in girls than in boys (with a ratio of 10-1).

Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:00
Rutgers study suggests that pregnant women and young children are more susceptibleA commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system -- responsible for emotional...

What are the health benefits of iodine?

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing iodine, including preventing goiter, hypothyroidism, and mental deficiency and quadriplegia in newborns.

Study analyses internet, mobile and video game effects on young users

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
A total of 89 percent of young people own their first mobile phone before they reach the age of 13A study conducted by researchers at the UAB, the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) and the FPCEE...

New potential therapeutic strategy against a very aggressive infant bone cancer, metastatic Ewing sarcoma

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Inhibition of sirtuin 1 is proposed as new treatment for metastatic Ewing sarcomaAbove, untreated zebrafish tumor cells fluorescently labeled proliferate and migrate to other parts of the body.

Support found for peer-mentoring diabetes management program

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 23:00
Teens and young adults welcome help to control type 1 diabetesManaging type 1 diabetes is a never-ending task that requires multiple blood glucose tests, carbohydrate calculations and insulin...

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