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sPIF protects against neuronal death and brain injury

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries.

Preterm infants at reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis when fed breast milk

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC.

When distributing bed nets from clinics in malaria endemic regions, pregnant women should be prioritized

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Donors, Ministries of Health, implementing agencies, and other partners should prioritise providing pregnant women in malaria endemic regions with long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs)...

Truancy, failing tests linked to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
What do skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior have in common?

Living with two college-educated parents decreases risk of teens using alcohol and marijuana

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas...

Every child with asthma, food allergies should have a school emergency plan

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs...

Central line infections and ventilator pneumonias decline nationwide

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
Hospitals across the country have seen sharp declines in rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs) among critically ill neonates...

Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to babies' cries

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
Moms with good childhood caregiver experiences respond better to their own babies' cries, says a new study that suggests home visiting programs for mothers who need help.

E-cigarette nicotine refill cartridges pose danger for toddlers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
The safety of nicotine refill cartridges used in electronic (e) cigarettes needs to be improved to prevent toddlers accidentally swallowing the contents and potentially coming to serious harm, warn...

CDC report finds sodium consumption high among U.S. children

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new...

Children have stronger food cravings but they are more controllable

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science...

'Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.

Long-term follow-up shows benefit of statin therapy for children with inherited cholesterol disorder

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00
Ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein...

Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.

New gene mutations discovered for Wilms Tumor

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, have made significant progress in defining new genetic causes of...

Birth measurements could predict lung health in teen years

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that factors, such as birth weight, gestational age at birth and lung function, growth and other measures at 8 years, can be used to predict lung function during mid to late...

No long-term harmful effects on sleep in premature infants administered caffeine therapy for apnea

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study of 201 preterm children assessed at ages 5-12, the first study in...

Middle ear infection can be triggered by viral infection in nose

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to...

How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.

Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.

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