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Beyond chicken fingers & fries: New evidence in favor of healthier kids' menus

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
New research in Obesity is first of its kind to look at ordering patterns and sales data following healthy menu changesContrary to popular belief, more healthy kids' meals were ordered after a...

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol tied to abusive drinking in teens

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
Expanding what we know about college students mixing alcohol with energy drinks, investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center found teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol...

Toxic combination of air pollution and poverty lowers child IQ

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age...

Parents describe arduous journey from diagnosis to pediatric epileptic surgery

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
Interventions should be developed to help tear down barriers to surgical evaluationHaving a child diagnosed with epilepsy can be a frightening and confusing time.

Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome almost doubles in 4 years

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
The number of babies born with symptoms of drug withdrawal almost doubled between 2009 and 2012, finds a new study, and rates were highest in areas with high opioid use.

Young adults born preterm may live with lungs of elderly, study finds

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:00
Unexpected findings suggest more research is needed to assess needs of these patients as they seek medical care as adultsAdult survivors of preterm births may have a lung capacity that resembles...

Lives of three babies rescued by 3D-printed, growth-flexible implants

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
Windpipe disease, which has a high failure rate from conventional treatment, has been overcome for three babies fitted with groundbreaking 3D-printed airways.

New research highlights mental and physical impact of severe illness in children

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:00
New research funded by international charity Meningitis Research Foundation has highlighted the impact that paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) stay has on children who have been critically ill.

Boston Children's Hospital study reveals first 6 months best for stimulating heart growth

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:00
In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, Brian Polizzotti, PhD, Bernhard Kuhn, MD, Sangita Choudhury, PhD, and colleagues affiliated with the Boston Children's Hospital's Translational...

Higher levels of inattention at age seven linked with lower GCSE grades

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:00
New research has shown that children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations.

Watching cartoons helps children undergoing immunisation

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 01:00
Watching cartoons can reduce pain and distress in children undergoing immunisation before, during and after the procedure, a study in Italy has found.

Study finds new clue to treating brain injury and abnormalities in premature infants

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 01:00
In a new study, researchers at Children's Research Institute have found a potential key to protecting the brains of premature infants - in a neurotransmitter that appears also to act as a...

Surgery can help stop sleep-disordered breathing in children

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 01:00
An analysis of data from sleep studies of children with sleep apnoea has found that the surgical removal of adenoids and tonsils is effective at reversing their sleep difficulties and may lead to...

Children's eye injuries from nonpowder guns on the rise

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Lack of regulations, advertising directed at teens, and failure to wear eye protection all contributing factors, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOSOver 3000 children were treated in U.S.

Peanut-allergic children are more at risk of exposure at home than at school

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Accidental exposures just as likely at schools that ban peanuts as those that don'tChildren who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at...

Researchers develop new computer-based vision screening test for young children

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Easy-to-use and accurate test can be used in schools or pediatricians' offices, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOSMany eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain...

Childhood obesity - 1 epidemic or 2?

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
New research has indicated that obesity in children has quite different causes at different agesThe research, led by the University of Exeter Medical School and part of the internationally...

Youths evaluated for sexual abuse at risk for revictimization online

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Survey shows many vulnerable teens engage in sexting, are solicited online and meet in person with someone they first met onlineMany suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually...

Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:00
Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development, that is the conclusion of research appearing in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Fresh whole blood for pediatric heart surgery 'may reduce risk of transfusion-related illnesses'

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:00
Fresh whole blood lowers donor exposure for pediatric heart surgery patients, which may reduce their risk of transfusion-related complications, according to new research.