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NYU study identifies teens at risk for hashish use

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
The recent increase in popularity of marijuana use coupled with more liberal state-level polices has begun to change the landscape of adolescent marijuana use.

Children with type 1 diabetes at fivefold risk of hospitalization

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
Welsh data shows pre-schoolers and those from disadvantaged backgrounds most at riskThe number of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is increasing 3-4% every year and more so in...

Mystery of Rett timing explained in MeCP2 binding

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
For decades, scientists and physicians have puzzled over the fact that infants with the postnatal neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome show symptoms of the disorder from one to two years after...

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published...

Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Updated assessment of pediatric readiness of emergency departments

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:00
Pediatric readiness at emergency departments (EDs) throughout the United States appears to have improved based on self-reported online assessments of compliance with national guidelines, according...

HPV vaccination of adolescent boys may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts...

TGen finds likely genetic source of muscle weakness in 6 previously undiagnosed children

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Simple genetic test by TGen reveals likely causes of disease, after other extensive testing failed; 1 child's case produces discoveryScientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute...

Low birth weight may be linked to disability pension risk among men

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders.

Flu vaccine rates fail to reflect increased complication risk in children with neurological disorders

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
Though children with neurological disorders are at higher risk of flu complications, flu vaccine rates in this population are comparable to those of healthy children.

Autism's early neuronal 'neighborhood'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
SDSU scientists find that in children with autism, sensorimotor regions of the brain become overconnected at the expense of later-developing higher-order functionsIn early childhood, the neurons...

Serious life events in childhood can triple risk of developing type 1 diabetes

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
New research from Sweden published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that serious life events (SLEs) in childhood, such as death or illness in...

Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.