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Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.

Adolescents with cerebral palsy 'not unhappy or unfulfilled,' study suggests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.

Scientists identify more than 400 genes that influence height

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.

Healthy kids check effectiveness must be reviewed and further developed

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and...

Paediatricians need better education about asylum seeker rights

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Most Australian paediatricians believe mandatory detention of asylum seeker children is child abuse, but have poor knowledge of health screening and Medicare eligibility of such children, according...

Nodding syndrome may be spread by blackflies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of nodding syndrome (NS), a disabling disease affecting African children.

A protein called Sonic Hedgehog causes DNA damage leading to development of brain tumours in children

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Scientists at the IRCM discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumour found in children.

Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
A study of 99 teens hospitalized out of concern about suicide risk found that a high perception of family invalidation - or lack of acceptance - predicted future suicide events among boys, and peer...

Impulsive adolescents who lack focus are more likely to face substance-abuse issues

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues, says a University of Oregon researcher.

Secular Jewish teenagers twice as likely to have suicidal intentions as their more religious peers

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:00
In 1897, Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, speculated that religion could protect against suicidal impulses.