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Better clinical management improves quality of life for neurofibromatosis patients

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Genetic disorder causes tumors to grow on brain, spinal cord and other parts of nervous systemA genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal...

NIH-funded researchers identify new genetic immune disorder

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a new immune disorder--DOCK2 deficiency--named after the mutated gene responsible for the disease.

Study reveals surprising truths about caregivers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Caregiving is a part of daily life for millions of Americans, particularly the so-called sandwich generation balancing the needs of aging parents with looking after their own children.

Extremely preterm infants enrolled in RCTs do not experience worse outcomes compared to infants not enrolled

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:00
In a group of more than 5,000 extremely preterm infants, important in-hospital outcomes were neither better nor worse in infants enrolled in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) compared with eligible...

Teens with weak working memory 'more likely to engage in risky sex'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
The link between cognitive ability and impulse control is explored in a new study that finds an association between weak working memory and increased levels of sexual impulsivity.

Has breast milk become an Internet commodity, and not just for infants?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
The practice of breast milk sharing among mothers has evolved into an Internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies, but as a "natural...

The presence of roseola virus in chromosomes triples the risk of angina

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:00
People whose chromosomes contain the DNA of the roseola virus are three times more likely to suffer from angina, according to a new study by researchers from the Université Laval Faculty of...

SCOPE program developed to engage communities in preventing childhood obesity

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:00
Research highlights the need of community partnerships to create healthier environments for childrenA multidisciplinary group of researchers from British Columbia has developed a participatory...

Early behavior problems may be linked to 'aging' biomarkers in preschoolers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00
Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and...

Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.

Charity calls for 'urgent action' as it reveals one in three bone marrow transplant patients won't survive first year

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:00
One in three bone marrow transplant patients will die within a year of their transplant, according to a report by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, as it launches a campaign to improve survival...

Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

Know your ABCs of pool safety

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Drowning is the number one killer of children under the age of 5. "What makes this statistic even more tragic is that these young children are more likely to drown in a residential swimming...

Poll finds that 90% of Americans have concerns over powdered alcohol

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:00
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.

Research shows parental behavior not affected by stress and anxiety of premature birth

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00
The stress and worry of giving birth prematurely does not adversely affect a mother's parenting behaviour, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

Mums and dads ape their mothers' parenting style, suggests study

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00
Mothers' and fathers' parenting behaviour is more likely to resemble their own mothers' than their fathers', according to a new study.

Assisted reproduction not associated with reduced academic performance in adolescence

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
Nationwide analysis of more than 8,000 ART children finds no difference in educational test scoresThe academic performance of children conceived by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) is no...

Underage drinking is decreasing in popularity, report suggests

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Despite a significant fall in levels of underage drinking between 2002 and 2013, a new report finds that alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among youths.

New research shows parental behaviour not affected by stress and anxiety of premature birth

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00
The stress and worry of giving birth prematurely does not adversely affect a mother's parenting behaviour, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

UT study compares active video gaming to unstructured outdoor play

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:00
The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children's lack of interest in physical activity, but a study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently published in the Games for...