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Clock changes: could more light in the evening improve health?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:00
As we head into autumn and face a clock change, a new study suggests permanently increasing daylight hours in the evenings year round could confer health benefits to kids.

Early exposure to air pollutants linked to autism risk

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find that children with autism were more likely to be exposed to certain air pollutants during their mother's pregnancy and up to the age of 2 years.

Are our brains physically shaped by life experiences?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:00
Following up on our previous feature on the adult health consequences of bullying, we look at how exposure to different forms of violence is linked to changes in neurobiology.

Pitt Public Health finds association between air toxics and childhood autism

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers' pregnancies and the first two years of life compared...

National Center for Healthy Housing releases blueprint for action to prevent childhood exposure to lead

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has released "Preventing Lead Exposure in US Children: A Blueprint for Action" - a report describing the actions the government, advocates, and the...

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:00
A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of...

Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00
Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed.

Bed-sharing with baby: the risks and benefits

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Whether parents should bed-share with their infants is a controversial subject in the US. In this spotlight, we look at the risks and benefits associated with the practice.

Pediatric Allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
A study by researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow's milk are less prone to infection.

Work to improve children's health should start before mother becomes pregnant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, believe the key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes...

Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study published online in the journal Thorax.

Analysis examines genetic obesity susceptibility, association with body size in kids

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both...

Study shows medication is frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.

University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more...

Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands...

Study shows children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50 percent more likely to have type 1 diabetes

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have...

Lower vitamin D levels found in children who drink non-cow's milk

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:00
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk.

Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten - United States, 2013-14 school year

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:00
When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...