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New guidance for looked after children includes call for increased time for named doctors to assess and support patients, UK

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:00
There are an estimated 92,000 children in care across the UK, many with complex health and well-being needs - and professionals caring for them are crucial to ensuring the poor health, education...

Revision robs teens of sleep

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:00
Teenagers are being robbed of vital sleep as they cram in up to 14-plus hours of exam revision each week.

NC Pre-K children outpace normal expectations through kindergarten

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:00
Students who were enrolled in the NC Pre-K Program are making significant gains across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten, according to a new report from scientists at UNC's...

New insights into little known but common birth defect: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:00
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not as well known as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, but like them it is a life-threatening birth defect, and is just as common.

Are our schools damaging children's eyes?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
Over the last 30 years, short sight, or myopia, has become a global health problem. The most dramatic rise has been in Singapore, Taiwan, China's cities and elsewhere in East Asia.

Majority of parents unaware of safe pitching practices

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
Sixty-four percent of parents said their child had suffered upper extremity pain due to pitchingA new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...

HBV exposure matures infants' immune systems

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:00
A Singapore led study has shown that Hepatitis B Virus Infection (HBV) exposure increases the immune system maturation of infants, which may give a better survival advantage to counteract bacterial...

Higher volume of scoliosis surgeries linked to reduced reoperation rates

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:00
Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures, according to new research from NYU Langone spine surgeons...

Legally high? Teenagers and prescription drug abuse

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:00
Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined.

Many things can be read in a newborn's gaze

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:00
Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent Finnish study provides scientific evidence for this everyday belief.

More schools, more challenging assignments add up to higher IQ scores

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:00
More schooling -- and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools -- may be the best explanation for the dramatic rise in IQ scores during the past century, often referred to as...

Study identifies genetic cause of increased leukemia risk

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:00
The discovery of a gene mutation that increases the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, may help doctors to increase monitoring and to develop strategies to prevent the disease.

Restaurants lack healthy food options for kids in certain Southern regions

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:00
A study from Virginia Tech researchers finds children's menus at restaurants in the Dan River region of Virginia and North Carolina lack healthy food options, particularly in areas with high black...

Risk factors associated with overweight cluster already in children

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster already in children in the same way as in adults, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Parents feel banning junk food ads could cut childhood obesity

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
New statistics show the majority of UK parents believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation (BHF) delivered a 30,000...

Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patientsHip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease.

CV organizations issue recommendations for minimally invasive valve treatments for children, adults

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:00
Statement on transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement stresses importance of heart team to collaborate on treatment decisionsAs congenital heart disease (CHD) treatment advances, children with...

Greater wealth equals better health for most Canadian moms and their newborns

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
Across all income levels, Canadian moms in better socioeconomic standing have better health outcomes than moms in lower socioeconomic brackets.

Study may identify new cause of brain bleeds in fetuses and newborns

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
A newly discovered bodily process in mice may explain why some human fetuses who have different antigens than their mothers suffer life-threatening brain bleeds, according to a new study.

Young children 'at highest risk of death from Ebola,' study finds

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:00
A new study led by researchers from the WHO and Imperial College London in the UK finds that Ebola is more deadly for children aged 5 and under than older children and adults.

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