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Health improves when teens exercise like young kids, research shows

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 02:00
When exercise is taken in short bouts over the day, high intensity is better than moderate intensity at improving markers of health in teenagers, study finds.

Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:00
Researchers publish first ever study looking into the effects of household smoking on children's later weight gainChildren whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a...

How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 01:00
New prognostic toolsChildren are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial reaction.

Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00
The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome.

TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
Mutation in gene TEAD1 is linked to childhood neurological disorder that affects the brain and eyesA genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as...

Child fitness falls further than feared

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:00
Child fitness levels are falling at an even faster rate than first feared - and this time there is evidence it has nothing to do with obesity.

Scientists use zebrafish to further understanding of short bowel syndrome

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition.

International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00
Mutations in the gene DOCK2 leave patients vulnerable to severe early infectionsAn analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team...

More than just picky eating

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder -- two years after classification as a mental health conditionJessie is a five-year-old girl who doesn't like foods...

Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.