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Parents need more guidance to prevent toddlers overeating

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 09:00
Reducing toddler's portion sizes or number of eating occasions could potentially help to target weight gain in later life according to new research from University College London (UCL).

CT and 3-D printing aid surgical separation of conjoined twins

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:00
A combination of detailed CT imaging and 3-D printing technology has been used for the first time in the surgical planning for separation of conjoined twins, according to a study presented today at...

Is exposure to sexuality on mass media related to sexual self-presenting on social media?

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 03:00
A new study found that watching sexual reality television stimulated adolescents aged 13-17 to produce and share sexual images of themselves on social media.

Sleep environment 1 of several factors behind reduction in sudden infant death syndrome

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 03:00
Study suggests links to broader trends beyond Back-to-Sleep campaign for safe infant sleep.

Breastfeeding is key component of World Bank's new 'Power of Nutrition' fund

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 02:00
Greater use of breastfeeding could transform the health and economy of developing countries according to the World Bank.

Herniated disks in children and teens linked to lower spine malformations

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 02:00
Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower (lumbar) spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study in the December issue of Neurosurgery, official...

First language wires brain for later language-learning

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 01:00
Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments.You may believe that you have forgotten the Chinese you spoke as a child, but your brain hasn't.

New diaphragms grown from stem cells offer hope of a cure for common birth defect

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 08:00
An international collaboration between scientists in Sweden, Russia, and the United States has resulted in the successful engineering of new diaphragm tissue in rats using a mixture of stem cells and...

WHO suggest new C-section recommendations

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:00
Rates of cesarean section vary widely between countries. The WHO suggest that 19% may be the optimal rate; the current US rate is over 30%.

Studies examine cesarean delivery rates and outcomes

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:00
Two studies in the December 1 issue of JAMA examine the relationship between cesarean delivery rates and maternal and infant death, and adverse outcomes in childhood health following planned...

Metformin does not improve glycemic control for overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 07:00
In a randomized trial that included overweight and obese adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the addition of metformin to insulin did not improve glycemic control after 6 months, according to a study...

Distracted dining? Steer clear of it!

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 06:00
A new University of Illinois study reveals that distracted dining may be as dangerous to your health as distracted driving is to your safety on the highway.

High-quality foster care reduces chance of callous-emotional trait development for abandoned children early in life

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 06:00
A study to be published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that high-quality foster care can mitigate the...

20 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 20 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a cantaloupe and you may be able to identify its gender with an ultrasound scan.

Protein chatter to blame for cystic fibrosis

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 23:00
Irrelevant chatter among proteins appears to underlie cystic fibrosis; the discovery offers hope for a solution to the life-threatening condition.

Investment needed in emergency air transport service for critically ill children and newborns, UK

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 23:00
Report reveals how access to vital Children's Air Ambulance service varies in different regions or at certain times - and calls for action to end this disparity.

Parental absence affects brain development in children

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 00:00
Researchers in China have found that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a study being...

Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers, affect sick kids

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 23:00
Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.

Children with pets have less stress

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 23:00
Children who have a dog at home are less likely to have mental or emotional problems and anxiety. Owning pets could be a strategy to ward off mental health issues later in life.

Probiotics 'offer no health benefits' for preterm infants

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 08:00
Probiotic treatment does not benefit preterm babies by preventing sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis or death, says research, which contrasts a previous study.