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18 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 18 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a sweet potato and is capable of both yawning and kicking.

Twenty pneumococcal serotyping methods put to the test

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:00
Many recently developed pneumococcal serotyping methods detect the dominant serotype in a laboratory or field sample, but several fail to detect minor serotypes, according to a study published in...

First insights into changes to developing brain caused by gene associated with autism

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 08:00
Understanding fundamental changes in the brain that could lead to intellectual disabilities may one day help in the development of better treatments.

Early antibiotics prevents severe respiratory disease

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Giving antibiotics early to children prone to respiratory diseases after a cold has been shown to reduce the severity of disease, but raises issue of antibiotic resistance.

Kids with Medicaid, CHIP get more preventive care than those with private insurance

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Children insured by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) were more likely to get preventive medical and dental care than privately insured children in a study that compared...

Study finds surprising links between bullying and eating disorders

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders.

Treating epilepsy and brain traumas by neurotransmitters

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 03:00
Roustem Khazipov, Head of the group of researchers from Kazan Federal University and Aix-Marseille University, "Brain activity is based on both excitatory and inhibitory actions regulated by...

Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down by medicated eye drops

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:00
Researchers present findings on five-year clinical trial of low-dose atropine for myopia at AAO 2015, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting.

Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 00:00
Genetic differences may protect some who experienced childhood trauma from later marijuana dependence, study finds.

Study to boost health of babies born too soon or too small

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 07:00
Babies are to be tracked from birth to adulthood in a bid to find new ways of preventing and treating brain injuries in newborns. 400 children will be recruited to join a £1.

Child with rare drug-resistant TB successfully treated by US doctors

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 06:00
Johns Hopkins doctors reveal how they successfully treated a 2-year-old American child with a rare form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, though it was not without its challenges.

Digital glasses help children with lazy eye

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 00:00
'Amblyz' occlusion glasses work just as well for children with lazy eye as eye drops or an eye patch, and could be more acceptable and comfortable for them to use.

Serious mental health consequences for children and young adults as a result of bullying in schools - children, teachers and GPs call for more support

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 23:00
More than a quarter of young people who were bullied at school say it impacted on their mental health and that they experienced issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts...

Large study sums up health issues for new child refugees to US

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 23:00
CHOP PolicyLab analyzes results from medical screenings of newly arrived refugees in 4 states.For refugee children newly arrived in the U.S.

Lead exposure impacts children's sleep

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:00
A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and...

Child abuse rises in connection with soldiers' deployments

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 05:00
Large study by CHOP PolicyLab explores child maltreatment patterns in families of US Army soldier-parents.

New stem cell gene correction process puts time on researchers' side

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 03:00
Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Australia have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and...

Device-assisted feeding and poor growth in newborns with CHD may lead to poor neurodevelopment

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 00:00
Newborns with a congenital heart defect (CHD) often need advanced medical care to survive, leaving them vulnerable to cognitive delays.

Premature death rates high among youth who get in trouble with the law

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 08:00
Young Americans who become involved in the justice system are more likely to die early, especially if their interactions become complex, involving incarceration.

Feeding at-risk infants gluten increases risk of developing celiac disease

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 08:00
Intake of gluten up until two years of age increases risk of celiac disease at least two-fold in children with genetic risk factors for this disease, according a study published in Clinical...