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Study: Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotion differently and may face more social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes, according to the...

Rare gene variant associated with middle ear infections

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
Many parents have heard the night-time cry of "my ear hurts." For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in infancy and even persist into adulthood.

Genes leave some kids prone to weakness in wrist bones

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
CHOP genetic study of bone strength in children also finds gender differencesPediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for...

Pinpointing mutations in a relapsed children's cancer may lead to improved treatments

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 01:00
CHOP experts: neuroblastoma mutations that drive relapse may also open pathway to precision medicineResearchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving...

Cord milking best for infants delivered by C-section

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that the technique of cord milking could be more beneficial to preterm infants deliver by Cesarean section than current recommendations.

Estimates of childhood, youth exposure to violence, crime and abuse

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
More than a third of children and teens 17 and younger experienced a physical assault in the last year, primarily at the hands of siblings and peers, according to an article published online by...

Longer secondary schooling reduces HIV risk, study finds

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers estimates pupils receiving an extra year of secondary school had an 8 percentage point lower risk of HIV infection a decade later than those that did not.

Children born in Toronto area with high air pollution at greater risk for asthma

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Children who develop asthma in Toronto are more likely to have been born in a neighbourhood that has a high level of traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests.

Daily bathing of pediatric patients with antiseptic: Bloodstream infections cut by 59 percent

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved...

Fetuses more vulnerable to some environmental contaminants penetrating into cord blood

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Toxic environmental contaminants are increasingly known to cause a number of severe health problems, in particular in fetuses, including heart failure, low cognitive ability, delayed development, and...

UC Davis study guides efforts to find new strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 23:00
Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, say UC Davis pediatricians Ulfat...

High-fiber diet during pregnancy may protect offspring against asthma

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds a high-fiber diet alters the gut bacteria of pregnant women, leading to the release of anti-inflammatory substances that protect offspring from developing asthma.

Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
Research at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging 'will have important implications for the study of AD treatments in different patient populations'Researchers at the University of Kentucky's...

Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management, pediatricians find

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease...

Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:00
Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent, Hispanic children's visits up 44 percent Food allergies now impacting children of all races and incomes Hispanic children have highest rise...

Children with severe head injuries are casualties of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:00
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of...

New study explores bystander intervention in cyberbullying

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:00
Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy.

Pilot program in pediatric long-term care facility halves topical antibiotic use

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:00
Requiring documentation of antibiotic indication improves overall usageA pilot antibiotic stewardship program at a pediatric long-term care facility brought about a 59 percent decrease in use of...

A supportive close friendship helps boys and girls overcome adversity

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 05:00
A single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances, according to a new University of Sussex study.

Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:00
Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar...