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Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published...

Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Updated assessment of pediatric readiness of emergency departments

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:00
Pediatric readiness at emergency departments (EDs) throughout the United States appears to have improved based on self-reported online assessments of compliance with national guidelines, according...

HPV vaccination of adolescent boys may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts...

TGen finds likely genetic source of muscle weakness in 6 previously undiagnosed children

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Simple genetic test by TGen reveals likely causes of disease, after other extensive testing failed; 1 child's case produces discoveryScientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute...

Low birth weight may be linked to disability pension risk among men

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders.

Flu vaccine rates fail to reflect increased complication risk in children with neurological disorders

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
Though children with neurological disorders are at higher risk of flu complications, flu vaccine rates in this population are comparable to those of healthy children.

Autism's early neuronal 'neighborhood'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
SDSU scientists find that in children with autism, sensorimotor regions of the brain become overconnected at the expense of later-developing higher-order functionsIn early childhood, the neurons...

Serious life events in childhood can triple risk of developing type 1 diabetes

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
New research from Sweden published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that serious life events (SLEs) in childhood, such as death or illness in...

Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.

Hidden burden: Most people carry recessive disease mutations

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:00
New approach estimates the average number of mutations per person that cause disease when inherited from both parentsHumans carry an average of one to two mutations per person that can cause...

Amniotic stem cells boost blood vessel growth in hydrogel therapy

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 02:00
Scientists show mice injected with healing hydrogel made of fibrin and amniotic stem cells grow more robust networks of blood vessels than those injected with fibrin-only hydrogel.

A downward trend for new cases of pediatric melanoma

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:00
Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence in adults over the past 40 years.

Engaging male partners in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:00
Involving male partners in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in South Africa should be a high priority at the policy, facility, and community levels, argue Wessel van den...

Obesity in children: Breastfeeding is best, but...

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:00
Yes, while breastfeeding is the optimal first food for a baby, it's not as simple to say that it will protect all children from becoming obese.

'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
Brain scans of toddlers, done before any childhood diagnosis on the autism spectrum, reveal a language-development discovery, and raise new research hopes, say neuroscientists.

Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UNC researchers, based on MRI brain scans of 152 infants, found disruptions in functional connectivity within part of the amygdala-prefrontal network - a pathway thought to play an...

New study questions role of breast milk in obesity prevention

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study supports human milk as the optimal first food for babies, but the study raises questions about whether breast milk protects children from becoming obese.

Gene variant and environment can boost severity of respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of...