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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.

Ibuprofen 'preferable to morphine' for child fractures

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:00
Although ibuprofen and oral morphine are both effective at reducing pain among children with fractures, morphine is associated with more adverse effects, suggests new study.

Omega 3 can help children with ADHD

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:00
Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD.

Presented data show palonosetron is a valuable option for treating pediatric patients receiving moderately to highly emetogenic chemotherapy

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:00
Helsinn Group, presented data at the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) congress establishing that palonosetron, at a dose 20 mug/kg, is a valuable and efficacious treatment option...

Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

Childhood cancer treatment could increase risk of breast cancer

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
A study has found that radiation therapy for Wilms tumor, a rare form of childhood kidney cancer, could lead to a higher risk of future breast cancer.

Bradley Hospital finds sleep difficulties common among toddlers with psychiatric disorders

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
John Boekamp, Ph.D., clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program (PPHP) at Bradley Hospital recently led a study that found sleep difficulties - particularly problems with falling...

Expert recommendations for diagnosing pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
A panel of leading clinicians and researchers across various general and specialty pediatric fields developed a consensus statement recommending how to evaluate youngsters in whom neuropsychiatric...

Early intervention could boost education levels

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education...

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:00
A new study conducted by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants...

Epidiolex® receives orphan designation from European Medicines Agency for the treatment of Dravet syndrome

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, has announced that...

Expert recommendations for diagnosing pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS)

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 01:00
A panel of leading clinicians and researchers across various general and specialty pediatric fields developed a consensus statement recommending how to evaluate youngsters in whom neuropsychiatric...