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When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...

Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...

Young baseball players frequently suffer from preventable arm pain

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The most in-depth survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain.

The effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The dreaded scratch or puncture test is the most common way of assessing allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once.

Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...

Allergy myths are alive and well

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy.

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect...

Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase.

Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.

New approach to single-ventricle heart surgery proposed for infants

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are proposing a new surgical intervention for children born with a single ventricle in their heart - instead of the usual two.

New tool in understanding human infant brain development - piglet brain atlas

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the...

Key to overcoming obesity in Latino children is pediatricians' communication with parents

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center physician-researchers found that 1-in-5 parents of overweight Latino children are not directly told that the child is overweight.

Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from Virginia Tech reveals that packed lunches have lower average nutritional quality than school lunches, although school lunches contain more sodium.

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