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Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:00
Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood...

Study: Whooping cough resurgence due to vaccinated people not knowing they're infectious?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:00
Whooping cough has made an astonishing comeback, with 2012 seeing nearly 50,000 infections in the U.S.

Study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:00
New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired...

Getting children to embrace healthy food

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:00
Researchers at the University of Bonn: attractive packaging makes identical products taste betterIf the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods.

Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today's stresses

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00
Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency.

Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00
Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford...

Study shows importance of cause of kidney failure when planning future treatment

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
As a new physician in Galway, Ireland, and then as a nephrology fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Michelle O'Shaughnessy, MD, began to wonder whether similar treatment plans for...

Analysis finds 23% of children are victims of cyberbullying

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:00
A review of 36 studies looking at online harassment and bullying among children finds evidence of a strong link between cyberbullying and depression, with girls being most at risk.

Grandparental support helps reduce the risk of child obesity

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 07:00
According to a study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, emotional support from grandparents has a protective effect against child obesity, even with the presence of other risk factors.

Meningitis Research Foundation welcomes launch of two new immunisation programmes in England

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:00
UK based international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the launch of two new immunisation programmes in England which will save lives from meningococcal meningitis and...

Children with good memories are better liars, research shows

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:00
Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered.

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...