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UAlberta research helps youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Pilot study in Red Deer Public Schools shows impressive early resultsPeter Silverstone knows that, of all his professional accomplishments, none are more important than the work he's doing right...

New treatment for polycystic kidney disease

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers at The University of Manchester and UCL.

Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a...

Study: Teens start misusing ADHD drugs and other stimulants earlier than you might think

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their...

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 04:00
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading them to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary...

Study shows helping pregnant moms with depression doesn't help kids

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 04:00
A long-term study of mother-child pairs in Pakistan has found that the children turn out pretty much the same, whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy.

Genetic breakthrough helps couples hoping for healthy child

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 03:00
The Perkins' Laboratory for Neurogenetic diseases has made a breakthrough in a lethal muscle disease, which gives affected parents the opportunity of giving birth to a healthy baby.

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 03:00
Researchers believe that children with autism or ADHD can benefit from technologies originally developed for the elderly.

Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that...

Neuroimaging findings generally nondiagnostic in kids with sports-related concussions

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared...

Revealed: how teens are using the Internet to access health information

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Although 84% of teenagers use the Internet to find health information, a new study finds that parents are still the primary source of health advice for kids.

Recommendations address how to manage seizures in infants

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 01:00
New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures.

Babies possess ability to perceive faces 'years before previously thought'

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
It was thought humans only become able to distinctly categorize faces around the time we learn to read. A new study suggests babies as young as 4 months old have this ability.

Maternal antidepressant use may raise risk of newborn persistent pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
Using antidepressants in the final 90 days of pregnancy may raise a newborn's risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, a new study finds, with SSRI use posing the greatest risk.

Picture perfect: Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:00
If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease.

Up to 45% of cerebral palsy cases can have genetic cause

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
The discovery of a stronger genetic cause for cerebral palsy than previously thought has led researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric...

Staring pain in the face -- software 'reads kids' expressions to measure pain levels

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult.

Insulin degludec: No hint of added benefit in children and adolescents

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Severe side effects more frequent in girls with type 1 diabetes; no data for type 2 diabetesInsulin degludec (trade name: Tresiba) has been approved since January 2015 for adolescents and...

Teen drinking countered by laws that curb adult binge drinking

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:00
A new study by Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers reveals that U.S. states with stronger alcohol policies have lower rates of youth overall drinking and binge drinking.

Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:00
Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children.

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