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New research: children with strong social skills in kindergarten more likely to thrive as adults

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
A new 20-year study shows a link between children's social skills in kindergarten and their wellbeing in early adulthood, according to the findings published in the American Journal of Public...

What are the causes and effects of increased gaming in adolescent girls and boys?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Technological innovations, multiple genres, online gaming and mobile apps have led gaming to become big business. Call of Duty Black Ops sold 1.4 million copies and registered 2.

New study on early infant diagnosis calls for quality information and informed choices for women living with HIV

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Today, at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), new community-led research conducted in Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria, reveals that a...

Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school.

Innovative P.E. curriculum triples the rate at which students pass a state physical fitness test

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:00
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind helps low-income youth become more activeA physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a...

Child paralysis outbreak: UVA identifies potential cause

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:00
We need to keep an open mind' in hunt for pathogen, doctor urgesA mysterious outbreak of child paralysis cases previously linked to enterovirus D68 may instead have another cause, doctors at the...

Massive study: Birth order has no meaningful effect on personality or IQ

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:00
For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have...

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00
New research published today (Friday 17 July) has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in...

Researchers discover surprising link between chronic stress and preterm birth

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
New study shows adverse life events in childhood can heighten a woman's risk of preterm birth.

TGen finds gene causing appearance of premature aging and severe loss of fat in children

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
Study of 3-year-old girl by TGen Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is published in PLOS ONEResearchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genetic mutation...

Eating habits most important in weight gain in children

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:00
Some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology suggests.

UGA researchers develop breakthrough tools in fight against cryptosporidium

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:00
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed new tools to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis.

CU researchers offer lower-cost procedure for children with digestive tract problems

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:00
Physicians at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus have published research that suggests a safe and lower-cost way to diagnose and treat problems in the upper...

NYU study examines psychoactive 'bath salt' use among US high school seniors

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:00
1.1 percent of teens have tried bath salts, but nearly one-fifth are using bath salts on a regular basisRecent years have seen an unprecedented growth in number and availability of new synthetic...

Does heart disease begin in childhood?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:00
Are the first signs that someone is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease detectable in toddlers and preschoolers?

Children with psychiatric problems 'fare worse as adults'

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that adults who had psychiatric problems as children are at greater risk of health, legal, financial and social problems.

Adolescents are not shy about discussing marijuana use on Twitter

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:00
More than 65% of the marijuana-related messages posted by adolescents on Twitter indicate a positive attitude toward marijuana use, and of the teens' original tweets evaluated as part of a recent...

Doctors warn common food allergy tests may not identify all cases in children

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:00
Researchers in Southampton have called on healthcare professionals not to rule out food allergies in children based on blood or skin prick tests alone.

Am I fat? Many of today's adolescents don't think so

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:00
Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that an increasing number of...

UTHealth research: Teen birth, mental health lead child hospitalizations in Texas

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:00
From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of...