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Proliferating infantile haemangioma: indication of major added benefit from propranolol in certain patients

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Study only included children at risk of scars or disfigurement / No added benefit proven for further subpopulationsThe Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated in...

Youth violence dramatically reduced by Chicago summer jobs program for high school students

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the...

Cerebral malaria death may be caused by blood pressure build-up from white blood cells

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
Intracranial hypertension--increased blood pressure inside the head--can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.

Obese offspring more likely when fathers consume too much sugar

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study shows that increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just 1 or 2 days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the...

Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.

National survey reveals conflicted mindset of college students about ADHD prescription stimulant misuse, abuse and diversion

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM) finds that college...

HIV: Mylan receives tentative FDA approval for pediatric formulations of abacavir/lamivudine

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Mylan Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S.

Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection.

New research suggests that most parents are interested in genomic sequencing for their newborns

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
A study published in Genetics in Medicine is the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing.