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Living in fear: mental disorders as risk factors for chronic pain in teenagers

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:00
One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder.

Young male chimpanzees play more with objects, but do not become better tool users

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:00
New research shows a difference between the sexes in immature chimpanzees when it comes to preparing for adulthood by practising object manipulation -- considered 'preparation' for tool use in later...

Study shows babies born extremely premature may benefit from proactive, coordinated care

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:00
Denise Foyle had been pregnant for just 23 weeks when she gave birth to her daughter, Bryn. She weighed one pound and three ounces, and measured only 12 inches long.

CDC: breastfeeding support improves, but it could be better

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 07:00
A new report from the CDC shows that, while certain areas of support for breastfeeding mothers in the hospital have progressed, other areas still need improvement.

Psychostimulants more likely to reduce rather than worsen anxiety in children with ADHD

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:00
A new review of studies involving nearly 3,000 children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) concludes that, although anxiety has been reported as a side-effect of stimulant...

Progeria: Viennese researchers describe mechanism behind premature aging disease

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:00
Progeria, a premature aging disease, is the research focus of Roland Foisner's team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna.

FDA launches national public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among multicultural youth

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a national public education campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among multicultural youth who identify with the hip-hop...

Emergency department visit provides opportunity to reduce underage drinking

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 03:00
Five-year trial has positive outcomeThe results of a five-year trial from faculty at the University of Michigan Injury Center found giving youth in the emergency department a short intervention...

Should women consume alcohol during pregnancy?

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 02:00
In The BMJ this week, experts discuss the evidence and current guidelines on the controversial topic of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Factors influencing patient satisfaction vary by care settings

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 02:00
No 'one-size-fits-all' approach for boosting patient satisfaction across integrated care systemThe factors that determine the level of patient satisfaction with pediatric care vary significantly...

Heavy internet use may put teens at risk for high blood pressure

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 01:00
Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

New test predicts teens' future risk of heart disease

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 01:00
Researchers create cardiac crystal ball in battle against number 1 killer of men, womenRisk for cardiovascular disease, currently running rampant in the United States, can now be predicted for...

Targeted chemotherapy shows early signs of slowing tumor growth with less toxicity

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:00
Mouse model research shows promising method of helping childhood cancer survivors avoid late effects of chemotherapySurviving neuroblastoma as a child can come with just as many challenges as the...

Ohio State research helps optimize safety of child car seat installation

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:00
Child car seats and vehicle seats don't align properly more than 40 percent of the timeMany parents roll up towels and blankets and use pool noodles just to get their child's car seat to fit...

Stress in adolescence prepares rats for future challenges

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:00
Rats exposed to frequent physical, social, and predatory stress during adolescence solved problems and foraged more efficiently under high-threat conditions in adulthood compared with rats that...

Birth weight and poor childhood growth linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:00
A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.

Ethnic, racial & socioeconomic disparities in retinoblastoma in children

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 06:00
Ethnic, racial and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer, and those disparities are associated with...

Hospital care patterns vary greatly for children with complex medical issues

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 04:00
Although children with high health care needs represent a small percentage of the overall pediatric population, they account for a large percentage of pediatric health care costs, including up to 40%...

What's in store five decades following childhood-onset epilepsy?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 04:00
A 45-year study of 179 individuals with childhood-onset epilepsy indicates that patients' long-term health is excellent, with most attaining 10-year remission off medications, which is the...

Handbook promoting good practice in child and adolescent mental health services launched

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 03:00
A Review that aids understanding of what causes children to develop mental health problems and what can be done to help is launched today, Tuesday 6 October, at the annual conference of the British...