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Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:00
Victimized teens more likely to carry weapons to schoolHigh school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider...

Orphaned boys as vulnerable to abuse as girls

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Orphaned children in low- and middle-income countries face a high risk of trauma, with physical and sexual abuse being by far the most prevalent traumatic events.

The power of best friends

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study finds that inclusive classrooms don't necessarily increase friendships for children with disabilitiesDropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable...

Magazine, Internet images fail to promote infant sleep safety

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Many photos show babies asleep on their stomachs or with soft objects, which increases risk for sudden infant death syndromeImages of infants sleeping in unsafe environments are pervasive in...

Youths who survive self-poisoning continue to be at risk of suicide for years

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study finds half of suicides among those who deliberately poisoned themselves occurred more than three years after initial episodeTeenagers who are hospitalized after intentionally poisoning...

Long lasting anti-hemophilia factor safe in kids

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Recombinant factor VIII fusion protein safely extends time between infusionsChildren with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and...

Text messaging useful for reaching 'at-risk' teens about sex

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Text messaging that connects teens with sexual health educators may be effective for delivering sexual health information, according to a recent study by a researcher in The Edward R.

Therapeutic hypothermia provides little benefit to pediatric cardiac arrest patients

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
A new, randomized clinical study co-authored by Cohen Children's Medical Center's chair of pediatrics says there is little neurological benefit to using therapeutic hypothermia to lower a child's...

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Two studies presented at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain, show that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central...

Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study shows children are more likely to engage in risky behavior when caregivers are distractedParents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a...

Babies as young as 6 months using mobile media

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Survey shows most 2-year-olds using mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day on screensMore than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they...

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study provides new evidence that book sharing in early childhood may promote brain development supporting reading readinessAmong the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early...

Study of 1,200 students finds obesity link with bullying

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Feelings of being unsafe at school are linked to levels of overweight and obesity in a new study, with victimization exacerbating the problem.

Bullying leads to worse mental health problems than childhood maltreatment

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests that bullied children experience worse long-term mental health problems than children who are maltreated by adults.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health sets out recommendations to diagnose death by neurological criteria in young infants

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:00
Guidance on the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old in the UK has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Potassium improved blood pressure in teen girls, salt had no adverse effect

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:00
Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood...

Adolescent drinking has long-term impact on memory and learning skills

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
A new study in rodents has found that repeated exposure to alcohol during adolescence can lead to changes in the brain that could impair learning and memory in the long term.

7 great achievements in child health research celebrated at Pediatric Academic Societies

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years have led to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide.

Texas A&M study finds we think better on our feet, literally

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts.

When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents' decision-making

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:00
It's a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery?