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How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:00
New prognostic toolsChildren are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial reaction.

Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00
The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome.

TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
Mutation in gene TEAD1 is linked to childhood neurological disorder that affects the brain and eyesA genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as...

Child fitness falls further than feared

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:00
Child fitness levels are falling at an even faster rate than first feared - and this time there is evidence it has nothing to do with obesity.

Scientists use zebrafish to further understanding of short bowel syndrome

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition.

International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00
Mutations in the gene DOCK2 leave patients vulnerable to severe early infectionsAn analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team...

More than just picky eating

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder -- two years after classification as a mental health conditionJessie is a five-year-old girl who doesn't like foods...

Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.

40% of kids with parent smokers not protected by smoke-free-home rules

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:00
Voluntary smoke-free-home rules protect children from dangerous second-hand cigarette smoke - yet more than a third of U.S.