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Food supplements plus cash to poor families reduces rates of child malnutrition in Niger more than each intervention alone

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
In Niger, interventions that combined the distribution of supplementary food with a cash transfer to poor families prevented acute malnutrition in young children more effectively than strategies...

Infant feeding habits may predict eating behaviors in later life

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.

FDA approval announced of pediatric indication for Elelyso™ for injection, for intravenous use for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
Pfizer Inc. and Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

Skin cells can be engineered into pulmonary valves for pediatric patients

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary...

Effective peer counseling programs needed for breastfeeding

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.

Potentially protective immune response from new analysis of old HIV vaccines

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results.

Breakthrough in RSV research

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research results from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally...

Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.

Bedsharing may impair sleep quality

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
Nocturnal awakenings are frequent among 6-month-old children, but sharing bed might make things worse.

Co-parenting couples could benefit from online classes for divorcing couples

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
Required online classes for divorcing couples who have children are good at teaching parents how to deal with children's needs and responses to their family's new situation.

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for not vaccinating

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations.

Gang involvement associated with high-risk health behaviors for girls

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and...

Loss of immune cells may result in malaria symptoms fading in repeat infections

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this...

Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.

Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.