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The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00
A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered.

Cause of regression in individuals with Down syndrome identified

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Individuals with regressive Down syndrome return to baseline functioning when treated for CatatoniaDown syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by...

Exogenous microRNAs in maternal food pass through placenta, regulate fetal gene expression

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene...

Baby talk: Babies prefer listening to their own kind

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Babies' listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language developmentA McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to...

Sun safety: how to protect your child from the greatest cause of skin cancer

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the best ways to protect your child from skin cancer is to protect them against UV radiation. We provide some tips on how this can be done.

TGen study matches infant stiff-joint syndromes to possible genetic origins

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:00
More than 50 rare but specific disorders and syndromes characterized, leading to new possible treatmentsA study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has for the first time...

Public health advisories associated with reductions in dispensing of codeine to postpartum women

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:00
Public health advisories from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada were associated with significant reductions in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women...

Paramedics and medical experts encourage window safety to protect young children

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 01:00
As the weather warms up, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and BC Children's Hospital are reminding parents and caregivers of young children to make sure their window and balcony safety locks...

Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autism

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
A series of newly published studies has examined the role that sex and gender plays in autism, providing new insights into the male bias of the condition.

Prenatal exercise lowers risks of C-sections, higher birth weights

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing Caesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a University of Alberta study has found.

New research implicates immune system in Rett syndrome

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
Finding suggests therapeutic target for slowing progression of the diseaseNew research by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School suggests the immune system plays an...

80 percent of cervical cancers found to be preventable with latest 9-valent HPV vaccine

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the...