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Study links cardiorespiratory fitness, thinner gray matter and better math skills in kids

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter than their "low-fit" peers.

Protein-packed breakfast prevents body fat gain in overweight teens

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
High-protein breakfast also improves teens' glycemic controlApproximately 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week, previous research has shown.

New research from the Population Council shows child marriage can be delayed

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:00
Researchers share findings and recommendations for ending child marriage in sub-Saharan AfricaThe Population Council has released new evidence on what works to delay the age of marriage for...

Exercise may be associated with reduced disease activity in children with multiple sclerosis

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly may have a less active disease.

Children who are leaner report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:00
More PUFAs and a higher ratio of PUFA: Saturated fatty acids are included in the self-reported diets of leaner childrenThe results of a recent study show that children who report eating more...

Pulmonary hypertension: A growing problem in US children

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:00
New study documents rising rate and costs of hospitalization for pediatric pulmonary hypertensionFast Facts: Study reveals pediatric pulmonary hypertension hospitalizations on the rise...

Concern over claims about how technology affects young brains

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:00
Claims by Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Lincoln College Oxford, that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current...

Adult IQ of very premature babies can be predicted by the age of two

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00
Research from the University of Warwick indicates that the IQ of adults born very premature or of very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just a toddler.

Prolonged episodes of respiratory disorder among extremely preterm infants associated with adverse outcomes

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:00
Among extremely preterm infants, prolonged episodes of hypoxemia (abnormally low levels of oxygen in the blood, which leads to shortness of breath) during the first 2 to 3 months after birth were...

Back-to-school vaccines not just for students

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 03:00
Fall checkups, current outbreaks a reminder to all to focus on vaccinationBack to school is an annual reminder to make sure children are fully vaccinated.

C-section could impact baby's ability to focus: York U study

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:00
York University research has revealed that being born in a C-section slows babies' spatial attention that plays a role in how well they are able to focus on a particular area or object of interest.

Chickenpox vaccination does increase shingles cases, but mainly in young adults

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00
Study findings are in favour of universal childhood vaccinationVaccinating one-year-olds against chickenpox could temporarily nearly double the incidence of shingles in the wider population...

Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00
New research from Monash University shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to...

Comics provide invaluable support and reassurance to patients: Educational format gives jargon-free explanations for illnesses

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:00
Comics can provide essential information and emotional support to patients across a range of health conditions, according to a new study.

Study suggests altered brain development among former NFL players

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
Players had started to play tackle football before age 12Former National Football League (NFL) players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were found to have a higher risk of...

Developing a better flu vaccine

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
By studying nasal spray vaccine in nasal tract cells, researchers say they can create a better vaccine that can work in the most vulnerable populationsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Analysis identifies disparities in pediatric primary care accessibility in multiple states

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within states was presented at a session of the 2015...

Sexting and internet safety climb top 10 list of child health concerns

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
Concerns about depression, hunger and school safety rise among African American respondentsWith more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly...

Teens with depression, bipolar at greater risk of heart disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:00
Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new...