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Infant immunization rates 'are stable or increasing,' say CDC

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.

Drive to eliminate institutional care for orphaned children not supported by evidence

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from a...

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely...

Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion (OME, a buildup of fluid in the ear)...

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.

Saving children's lives by expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination in Africa

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's...

HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.

Parental attentiveness to infant babbling 'speeds up language development'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:00
Infants whose parents are attentive to their babbling sounds are likely to demonstrate greater advances in language development, according to a new study.

Young driver's gender affects crash type, injury severity

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study.

The jury is still out on whether or not sipping alcohol is problematic for children

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:00
Previous research had determined that whether or not a child sips or tastes alcohol is associated with the child's attitude toward sipping and with a family environment supportive of alcohol use.

During pregnancy, future parenting behavior can be predicted by 'play with doll'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives.

More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Leukemia and other cancers could be treated more effectively with drug used for DNA repair defects

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
A team of scientists led by Research Associate Professor Motomi Osato and Professor Yoshiaki Ito from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore...

Study of brain scans explains why children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
A five-year old's brain is an energy monster. It uses twice as much glucose (the energy that fuels the brain) as that of a full-grown adult, a new study led by Northwestern University anthropologists...

The increasing number of women with gestational diabetes could lead to many more children with early diabetes

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children exposed to gestational diabetes in the wombs of their mothers are...

How parents of anxious children can avoid the 'protection trap'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
Parents naturally comfort their children when they are scared, but new research shows that some reactions may actually reinforce their children's feelings of anxiety.

'Performance-enhancing drug' could reduce preterm birth brain abnormality

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:00
A new study from Switzerland has found that EPO, a hormone used in the past as a performance-enhancing drug by athletes, could reduce brain injury as a result of premature birth.

EPO may help reduce risk of brain abnormalities in preterm infants

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00
High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging...

Collaborative care intervention improves depression among teens

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00
Among adolescents with depression seen in primary care, a collaborative care intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education resulted in greater improvement in depressive...