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Rate of abuse in organizations serving youth

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
The rate of abuse among children and adolescents by individuals in organizations that serve youth, including schools and recreational groups, was small compared with rates of abuse by family...

Follow-up care low among adolescents with new depression symptoms

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
While most adolescents with newly identified depression symptoms received some treatment within three months, some of them did not receive any follow-up care and 40 percent of adolescents...

Bacteria critical to early immune development partly restored in infants born by C-section

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:00
By swabbing babies born by C-section with their mothers' birth fluid, researchers partially restored the mix of bacteria that coat a newborn's body when delivered vaginally.

A matter of life or death: pediatric oncologists issue guidance for allocating scarce chemotherapy drugs

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:00
Claiming that clinicians lack formal and concrete allocation guidance when faced with a critical drug shortage, experts in pediatric oncology and bioethics have issued a framework to avoid waste...

New research shows anti-inflammatory intestinal protection effect of human milk oligosaccharides can be synthetically replicated

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:00
New data published in The Journal of Nutrition show that Bimuno®, a unique galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), is functionally similar to human milk oligosaccharides (HMOS) by producing comparable...

Proton therapy as effective as conventional radiotherapy, with fewer side effects

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
A trial finds a type of radiotherapy that uses protons instead of photons or X-rays is as effective at treating medulloblastoma in children and causes fewer long-term side effects.

Puberty earlier for overweight, later for obese boys

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:00
On finding evidence of earlier puberty for overweight, and later puberty for obese boys, researchers call for further studies into the links between race, gender, BMI and puberty.

Repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy multiplies by 7 the risk of psychosis

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00
50 pairs of siblings (one of them suffered psychosis while the other didn't) participated in this research, published in the renowned Journal of Psychiatric Research magazineA research carried...

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00
Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood-especially lots of fruits and vegetables-may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary...

Oncologists issue guidance for allocating scarce chemotherapy drugs

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
Claiming that clinicians lack formal and concrete allocation guidance when faced with a critical drug shortage, experts in pediatric oncology and bioethics have issued a framework to avoid waste and...

From mother to child, passing on disease

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:00
University of Iowa researchers warn doctors about 2 vector-borne diseases that can be passed from mother to child.

Suffering repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy and adolescence multiplies by 7 the risk of suffering psychosis during adulthood

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:00
A research carried out with participation of the University of Granada (UGR) proves that suffering repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy and adolescence multiplies by 7 the risk of...

Proton beam therapy offers potential to treat childhood brain cancer with fewer severe side effects than conventional radiotherapy

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:00
Proton beam therapy - a more precise form of radiotherapy - to treat the childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma appears to be as safe as conventional radiotherapy with similar survival rates...

Video parent feedback program improves school readiness of children in poverty

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 06:00
NIH funded study shows simple intervention improves attention, reduces behavior problems.

Second-hand smoke increases fatness, hinders cognition in children

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 04:00
Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a larger waist and poorer cognition in children, researchers say.

Standard BMI inadequate for tracking obesity during leukemia therapy

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 04:00
An interdisciplinary research team at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles has found that body mass index (BMI) is an inadequate method for estimating changes in body fat...

Breastfeeding saves lives, boosts economies in rich and poor countries

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:00
Every year, 800,000 child deaths, 20,000 breast cancer deaths and $302 billion in costs could be prevented if all countries increased breastfeeding, says a new series of papers.

Children's food allergies related to immunosuppression

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00
An immune response in the intestines appears to lead to childhood allergies and also explains why children often grow out of allergies as they become adults.

Poor or minority adolescent and young adult patients are less likely to beat Hodgkin lymphoma

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:00
Patients who are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma between the ages of 15 and 39 are less likely to survive the disease if they are black, Hispanic, or live in a neighborhood with low socioeconomic...

Researchers warn about the risk of giving birth to low weight babies in mothers exposed to environmental pollutants, especially if they smoke

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:00
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chemical compounds which can naturally occur in the environment, but mostly come from human activity.

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