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Stimulant meds safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds that children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects.

Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.

Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 06:00
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley.

How much radioactivity is in infant formula?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 03:00
Based on measurements of radioactivity in samples of infant formula manufactured and sold around the world, researchers estimate that infants 1 year of age or younger who consume these formulas would...

Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome.

Deworming Shows Growth Similar to Placebo in Pre-school Children in Peru

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:00
The three intestinal worms: roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world.

Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis.

Babies with drug withdrawal syndrome more likely to be readmitted

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:00
Infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), are nearly two and a half times as likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the first...

Use of explosive weapons in Syria has disproportionately lethal effects on women and children

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 06:00
New evidence shows the ongoing severe impact of war on civilian deathsUsing explosive weapons in populated areas in Syria has disproportionately lethal effects on women and children and should...

Screening for mental health issues in a pediatric ED

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
In a study to be published on Oct. 1 by the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients...

New predictor of health complications can identify high-risk preemies

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
Blood eosinophilia predicts deadly complications for preemies with necrotizing enterocolitisPremature infants have heightened risks of deadly diseases because their organs and immune systems are...

Researchers profile 4 types of non-vaccinators

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
While scientists are continuously improving vaccinations to stop the spread of disease, many people continue to opt out.

International OB-GYN group urges greater efforts to prevent toxic chemical exposure

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 03:00
Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics...

Doctors trained to be confidantes for risk-taking teenagers

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:00
Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne.

Relationship quality affects siblings' mental health, risky behaviors

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:00
Study of Mexican-origin siblings reveals negative relationships are connected to risky behaviorsLatinos are the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, and most are of Mexican...

Scientists create insulin-producing cells that may treat diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 01:00
A new technique to produce cells with insulin-secretion capabilities has been developed, according to research presented at the 54th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 01:00
Published in Nature, the findings detail a new gene locus that can explain why, in communities where everyone is constantly exposed to malaria, some children develop severe malaria and others don't.

Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in infants

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
New research by scientists at UBC and BC Children's Hospital finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age.

Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 00:00
A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics finds a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease...

Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 23:00
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study.