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Youth gang involvement is short-lived

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State...

Taking 'sedentary' out of education

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both...

New study on CHIP eligibility finds decrease in uninsurance in some states

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:00
As part of the 2009 reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states were provided with new resources and options to help reduce uninsurance rates among children.

Improved survival for children with a leukemia subtype associated with poor prognosis

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute...

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.

Mutations cause chaos in the brain - new genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:00
​In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood epilepsies.

What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:00
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence.

HPV vaccine rates not linked to knowledge about it

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.

Look into my eyes: children can be trained to recognise emotions

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:00
Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone's emotional state, new research from the University of Lincoln, UK, has show.

Improved understanding of an understudied food allergy disorder, eosinophilic gastritis

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG).

Mother-infant co-sleeping and bed sharing

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant.

New pediatric heart-defect patches help healing hearts keep the beat

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.

Hearing ability affects infant cooing, babbling

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words.

Labor induction, used in 1-in-4 US births, can create a 'cascade of significant medical issues' for mothers & babies

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is...

Gap between first drink and drinking to intoxication can be a predictor of heavy drinking

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent.

Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences by transforming gender roles in childhood

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide.

Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.

Boys with autism demonstrate surprising strength in grammar processing

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
Autism is often characterized by language and communication deficits. Yet a study by neuroscientists found that boys with high-functioning autism were significantly faster at a key task of grammar...

Support for parents who are left 'bewildered and afraid' by children's self-harm

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
Mums and dads who may be overwhelmed by their children's self-harming can now find support in the experiences of other parents, through a new resource on the website

Study: lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's...