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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...

Enterovirus may be linked to paralysis in 12 Colorado children, study finds

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 23:00
More than 100 children in the US have developed a form of paralysis, cases of which coincide with outbreaks of enterovirus. Now, a new study suggests a link between the two.

Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 23:00
UB researcher's findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain...

Transgender children's gender identity is 'consistent and deeply held'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:00
Researchers conclude new study should serve as “further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”

Starting football before age 12 linked to poorer memory, thinking in NFL players

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:00
A new study found former NFL players who began playing before the age of 12 performed much worse in memory and thinking tests than those who started playing after this age.

'Sleep spindles' turn experience into knowledge as babies nap

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:00
Recently, we looked at a study that showed napping improves babies' learning skills. Now, a new study explains the mechanism behind this sleep-learning association.

Today's children to face diabetes epidemic by 2035

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
A major report looking at the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will warn that cases in people aged 20-39, currently at nearly 63 million globally, are set to rise by 19% to nearly 75 million (close to...

Physicians explore why children with sickle cell disease are experiencing mixed results on hydroxyurea

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
Electronic medication monitoring caps may help physicians put together the puzzle of why children taking a medicine that promises to curb sickle cell disease are showing mixed, confusing results.

Children feel most positively about mothers who respect their autonomy

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 00:00
Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children's development socially, emotionally and academically.

Infant failure to thrive linked to lysosome dysfunction

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
Study shows why infants may not get critical nutrients and fail to gain weightNeonatal intestinal disorders that prevent infants from getting the nutrients they need may be caused by defects in...

More than a third of kids in England are overweight/obese

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Different trajectories identified for autism spectrum disorder in children

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found a number of different trajectories for symptom severity and adaptive functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder.