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Sexting and internet safety climb top 10 list of child health concerns

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
Concerns about depression, hunger and school safety rise among African American respondentsWith more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly...

Teens with depression, bipolar at greater risk of heart disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:00
Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new...

Pediatric brain tumors can be classified noninvasively at diagnosis

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00
Medulloblastoma subgroups can be identified using imaging techniques, allowing early interventionMedulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant brain tumor in children, can be classified...

Kindergarten boys less interested in language activities

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:00
A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys.

Storytelling skills support early literacy for African American children

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:00
Early narrative skills are tied to kindergarten literacy among young African American children, according to new research from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG).

Domestic violence coalitions can reduce intimate partner violence

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:00
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior theme section devoted to the latest research on domestic violence prevention and the...

Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:00
Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers...

Scientists discover how a gene mutation causes autism

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called UBE3A cause autism, and reveal that some existing drugs hold promise for treating the condition.

Important regulation of cell invaginations discovered

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Lack of microinvaginations in the cell membrane, caveolae, can cause serious diseases such as lipodystrophy and muscular dystrophy.

SLU research finds hospital physicians fail to identify, address weight issues in children

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:00
Pediatric hospitalist calls failure a 'missed opportunity' to address patient's healthPhysicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of...

Pitt team gets the beat, develops method of quantifying ciliary movement

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:00
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have figured out how to objectively quantify the beating action of cilia, the tiny, hair-like projections on cells that line nasal...

A simple tableware switch could reduce exposure to a potentially harmful substance

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:00
In households with kids -- or grown-up klutzes -- a durable set of melamine plates and bowls is a must.

Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:00
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases--like whooping cough and measles--according to a new study from the University of...

Targeting the early-teens for extra exercise could cut diabetes risk

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that physical activity provides the greatest benefits to adolescent insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes - when the condition peaks at age 13, but provides no...

Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?

How new moms assess their partners' ability to parent

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Couple's relationship, father's parenting confidence play rolesNew mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him...

Parents' preconception exposure to environmental stressors can disrupt early development

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 01:00
Article spotlights latest science showing transgenerational health impact of environmental stressorsEven before a child is conceived, the parents' exposure to environmental stressors can alter...

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:00
Study contradicts some prior marijuana researchChronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms...