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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.

Genetic variation offers new way to spot the most dangerous childhood cancers

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:00
A study of kidney cancer found that children with the poorest survival after chemotherapy were those whose cancers had the greatest genetic variation among cells.

Manchester United's rising stars revolutionize heart health

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts has been announced on Wednesday 28th January 2015.

New method for identifying most aggressive childhood cancers

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumours in children.

Frequent sugary drink consumption linked to earlier menstruation onset

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds girls who drink 1.5 servings or more of sugary drinks each day may start menstruation earlier than those who consume less than two servings a week.

What are the health benefits of zinc?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of zinc including maintaining skin integrity and structure, aiding growth in children and fighting age-related macular degeneration.

In infants, pain from vaccinations shows up in brain activity

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
EEG measure may aid efforts to make vaccinations less painful for babies, suggests study in PAINInfants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations...

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have linked inherited variations in a second gene to reduced tolerance of a key cancer drug; findings will aid efforts to improve chemotherapy safety...

Study shows salivary biomarkers predict oral feeding readiness in preterm newborns

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.

Teenage misperception of weight may lead to adult obesity

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:00
According to a new study, teens - particularly boys - of a healthy weight who falsely believe themselves to be overweight are at increased risk of obesity in adulthood.

Hunter syndrome: Shire's investigational SHP609 receives FDA Fast Track designation

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
Shire plc announces that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for SHP609 (idursulfase-IT; also known as HGT-2310) for the treatment of...

EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:00
EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging.

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:00
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.