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Too many teenagers are driving unsafe, old cars, study finds

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:00
Parents may need to pay greater attention to safety features and vehicle age when buying first cars for their teenage children, suggests a new study.

Maternal exposure to air pollution linked to offspring autism risk

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:00
Exposure to high levels of fine particulate matter during pregnancy - particularly in the third trimester - may put offspring at almost twice the risk of autism, a new study finds.

Intravenous vs. oral antibiotics for osteomyelitis, serious bone infections in children

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
Children with osteomyelitis (a serious bacterial bone infection) who were discharged from the hospital to complete several weeks of outpatient antibiotic therapy with an oral medication did not...

Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:00
Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 report improvements in worldwide life expectancy, but authors warn that some regions of the globe are doing better than others.

Study verifies fruit and vegetable consumption better for low income kids when they eat at school

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:00
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris...

Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:00
WaterAid and the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine have joined the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, SHARE Research Consortium and other organisations in a call to protect the lives...

New guidelines for screening in preschoolers presented in Optometry and Vision Science

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:00
All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months - preferably every year - using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to...

The unique genetics of women used to uncover neurologic disorders

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:00
Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl.

Pediatric stroke can be triggered by roller coaster rides

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
Riding a couple of roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

Under-nourished or malnourished? Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
Malnutrition is a major cause of stunted growth in children, but new UCL research on mothers and children in Egypt suggests that the problem is not just about quantity of food but also quality.

Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

Pediatric bone marrow transplant patients at higher risk of cognitive decline

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study identifies small group of patients at risk for intellectual decline after bone marrow transplantation; results set stage for new strategies to preserve IQ...

Delayed cord clamping results in better immediate newborn outcomes

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:00
How soon after birth to cut the umbilical cord is a controversial topic, but a new study suggests waiting for 2 minutes results in better newborn outcomes.

Pediatric open bone breaks can often heal safely without surgery

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:00
Many children who sustain so-called open bone fractures in the forearm or lower leg can, and do, heal safely without surgery, according to the results of a small study led by investigators at the...

In people of low birth weight, supplement could reduce heart disease risk

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:00
A simple supplement could be a safe and cost-effective way of reducing heart disease in individuals born with a low birth weight, suggests research from the University of Cambridge.

Groundbreaking new diagnostic technique from Ground Zero to the playground

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:00
For the firefighters and rescue workers conducting the rescue and cleanup operations at Ground Zero from September 2001 to May 2002, exposure to hazardous airborne particles led to a disturbing "WTC...

E-cigarette use among teenagers on the rise

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:00
A new study involving high school students in Hawaii finds that 30% of them report using e-cigarettes - a rate more than three times higher than that reported by the CDC last year.

Supplement may prevent heart disease in people with low birth weight

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:00
Study finds supplemental co-enzyme Q (CoQ) may lower the risk of heart disease in people whose risk is higher because of lower birth weight and rapid postnatal growth.

States challenged to follow Florida's example in cutting youth smoking to record lows

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
The states are missing an opportunity to save millions of lives and over $120 billion in health care costs because they continue to shortchange proven programs that prevent kids from smoking and...

Western University researchers uncover clues about childhood leukemia

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:00
Researchers from Western University have identified a gene that has the potential to wipe out cancer cells in a common form of childhood leukemia.