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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.

Rhesus monkey infants fed by breast or bottle develop distinct immune systems

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate...

Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

The impact of dexamethasone on intelligence and hearing in preterm infants

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Glucocorticoids are speculated to have a long-term impact on the development of the nervous system and increase the incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants.

Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.