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Scientists find a new beta cell maturation step triggered by weaning from milk to chow

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers to study whether early weaning affects chances of developing diabetesA long-standing puzzle in the diabetes field has been the fact that only a small subset of insulin-producing beta...

Babies' body mass index may predict childhood obesity

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Large CHOP study finds child obesity rates may be related to infant growth patternsBody mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four.

Brain abnormalities and poor long-term memory among young cannabis users

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has found that young adults who smoked marijuana daily as teens perform worse on memory tests and have hippocampal abnormalities, compared with non-users.

'Cell-tweaking' technique offers treatment hope for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:00
For the first time, researchers have generated missing immune cells from gene-edited stem cells made from cells of a patient with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

Minority children may benefit most from school-day exercise

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:00
Racial/ethnic minority children residing in low-resource areas of Missouri may benefit the most from school-based opportunities for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), suggests a new...

Urging HPV vaccine for boys could protect more people at same price

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00
A Duke University study proposes a strategy to better use limited public health care dollars for protecting more people from a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV) and the...

Rett Syndrome treatment may lie in targeting 'long genes'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.

Young adults engaged in other risky behaviors more likely to use e-cigarettes

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:00
College students who use tobacco products, marijuana and/or binge drink also are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers...

Crisis in 0 to 19 health services: Six key threats identified, UK

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:00
Midwifery, health visiting and school nursing services play an essential role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of children from conception to adulthood, yet there are many issues affecting all...

Pregnancy weight gain tilts the scales for child becoming obese

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Unhealthy weight gain in pregnancy has been linked with infant size and body composition but until now little was known about its long-term association with childhood obesity among low-income and...

What's your genetic destiny? More than half of parents want to know disease risks

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
85 percent of parents had identical interest for selves and childrenWould you want to know if you or your children had risk of hereditary cancer, a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease or...

Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.

Tresiba (insulin degludec) approved in the EU for treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
Novo Nordisk has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved the expanded use of Tresiba® (insulin degludec) for children and adolescents with diabetes aged one to 17 years.

Mental health researchers call for investment in specialist youth mental health services in Ireland

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 01:00
According to research, over half of young Irish people will meet the criteria for a mental health disorder at some point before 25 years of age.

San Diego clinic finds high need for treatment of transgender youth

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
A new study has confirmed that transgender youth often have mental health problems and that their depression and anxiety improve greatly with recognition and treatment of gender dysphoria.

March/April 2015 Annals of Family Medicine

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
Residency Expansion Required to Avoid Projected Primary Care Physician ShortagesMore than 44,000 additional primary care physicians will be needed by 2035 to meet the demands of a growing, aging...

Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children's development, according to a new study by the Norwegian...

Chromosomal rearrangement is the key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study highlights need for targeted therapies against a rare infant leukemia with a poor prognosisThe...

Endocrine disruptors cause fatty liver

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Exposure to low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals early in life can alter gene expression in the liver as well as liver function, increasing the susceptibility to obesity and other metabolic...

BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth defect

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding...