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Tests reveal under-reported exposure to tobacco smoke among preemies with lung disease

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Findings suggest high levels of false caregiver smoking reports or second-hand exposure in multi-unit housingPublic health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful...

NIH-funded researchers identify genetic region associated with peanut allergy

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that changes in a small region of chromosome 6 are risk factors for peanut allergy in U.S. children of European descent.

Researchers clarify vasospasm incidence in children with moderate to severe TBI

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Understanding reasons for dangerous vessel constriction following brain injury may help define treatment or prevention optionsVasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous...

Childhood pneumonia: study pinpoints viral cause in most cases

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.

Texas hospital successfully separates conjoined baby girls in 'marathon' procedure

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:00
After months of preparation, 10-month-old conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata were successfully separated in a complex, 26-hour, world-first procedure at a Texas hospital.

Master gene regulatory pathway revealed as key target for therapy of aggressive pediatric brain cancer

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of brain cancer, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master...

Protein linked to development of asthma

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma...

Help is just a call away for mothers with postnatal depression

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
New research reveals that telephone-based peer support may help reduce postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, in new mothers.

Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk to newborns than breast milk, Dartmouth study shows

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself...

Early peanut exposure may prevent allergy in high-risk children

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests eating peanuts regularly before the age of 11 months can protect most babies at high risk of developing peanut allergy.

ESPERITE (Euronext ESP) pioneers first treatment worldwide of Cerebral Palsy using two types of stem cells

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:00
The clinical trial aims to demonstrate safety and preliminary efficacy of sequential intravenous infusion of the ex vivo expanded mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) derived from cord tissue and the cord...

Hasbro Children's Hospital finds need for better concussion prevention in youth sports

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00
Statewide assessment of Rhode Island concussion standards finds limited complianceDina Morrissey, M.D., M.P.H.

Could dishwashers make children more susceptible to allergies?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 07:00
Supporting the much-discussed 'hygiene hypothesis,' a new study suggests that children in families without dishwashers are significantly less prone to allergies and eczema.

Breastfeeding may reduce arsenic exposure in infants, study suggests

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 06:00
Infants who were exclusively breastfed were found to have much lower levels of arsenic in their urine than those who were formula fed, according to the results of a new study.

Experimenting preteens may have different brain processes

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of preteens who do not, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's...

Lab tests and ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to...

Brain differences in preteens open to experimenting

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found stronger links between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior insula and putamen brain regions in naturally explorative preteens.

Mothers with postpartum depression 'could benefit from phone-based peer support'

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Receiving telephone-based peer support from mothers who have recovered from postpartum depression could help new mothers who are suffering from the condition, a new study finds.

Breastfeeding may influence immune system development in early life

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.

Teen brain scans reveal a key to weight loss

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
Successful trait can be learnedIt sounds cruel to put an already hungry teenager in an MRI scanner and show him pictures of burgers, fries, pizzas, syrupy waffles and ice cream cones, but thanks...