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New pediatric mitochondrial syndrome identified with the discovery of CLPB gene

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics demonstrates the continued important contributions from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in...

'High-intensity' disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age.

RCPCH workforce census reveals recruitment and workload pressures

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:00
Paediatricians are being put under increased and unsustainable pressure according to the Workforce Census 2013 published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which...

Researchers look at how mothers support their babies' autonomy and the effect on executive functioning

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
Higher cognitive skills are found in the children of mothers who are consistently able to support the development of their baby's sense of autonomy, according to a study led by researchers at the...

Removing chocolate milk from school program led to a huge drop in total milk intake

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools.

Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús of...

Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
In a first-of-its-kind study, Indiana University researchers have shown that teenage girls use different parts of their brain when making hypothetical low- and high-risk decisions about sex.

Shorter combination treatment as effective as monotherapy for TB prevention in kids

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
To prevent tuberculosis (TB) in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active), combination treatment with the medications rifapentine and isoniazid was as...

Holding recess before lunch increases fruit and veggie consumption and decreases waste

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:00
Students participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to select a fruit and a vegetable side.

Research on whipworms has implications for human health and animal conservation

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites.

Interrupting cycle of violence before young perpetrators and their victims reach adulthood

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Widespread among adolescents, intimate partner violence and sexual violence can place young people on a lifelong trajectory of aggression -- either as victims or perpetrators -- endangering their...

Half of young victims of fatal crashes in 9 US states used either alcohol or marijuana

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both.

International research team finds link between retinal degeneration and lipid metabolism

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians.

Key substance identified that protects against pre-term birth

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.

How can healthy living choices prevent birth defects?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:00
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.

New sugar drinks policy launched by experts at the British Dietetic Association

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 01:00
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.

Study finds pediatric trauma nurses know about trauma-informed care

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:00
A recent study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing reveals pediatric trauma nurses are...

Autism symptoms frequently missed by pediatricians during brief checkups

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:00
As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment...

Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults.