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Some combinations bed nets and vaccines may worsen malaria

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them...

Long-term childhood outcomes improved by early parental program

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
Children whose parents participated in a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship were better adjusted at age seven than children whose parents were assigned to a...

Communities throughout Australia need support to prevent, diagnose and help children and families living with fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
One in eight children born in 2002 or 2003 and living in remote Fitzroy Valley communities in Western Australia have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a landmark study has found.

American kids are eating a lot of pizza - what are the health implications?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 07:00
About 20% of American youths are eating pizza on any given day, a meal which accounts for up to 26% of their total calorie intake and 24% of their daily fat intake.

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:00
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in...

Alcohol and drug problems a greater risk for adolescents who have insufficient and poor sleep

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and...

Personal and peer drinking during adolescence and beyond influenced by genes and environment

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence, within social contexts, and is often correlated with the drinking of one's peers.

Geographic clusters of underimmunization in Northern California identified

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California...

Exposure to alcohol ads on TV linked with underage drinking

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between TV advertising of alcohol and onset and severity of drinking among adolescents.

Despite HAART, socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV at greater risk for having detectable virus at delivery

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:00
Socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV who initiate HAART (highly active antiretroviral treatment) for the first time during pregnancy face a greater risk for having detectable virus at...

Intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment for children with anaemia

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 01:00
Researchers from Tanzania and South Africa, who are part of the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess the effect of intermittent...

Harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage in muscular dystrophy

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself - by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

New pediatric mitochondrial syndrome identified with the discovery of CLPB gene

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics demonstrates the continued important contributions from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in...

'High-intensity' disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age.

RCPCH workforce census reveals recruitment and workload pressures

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 01:00
Paediatricians are being put under increased and unsustainable pressure according to the Workforce Census 2013 published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), which...

Researchers look at how mothers support their babies' autonomy and the effect on executive functioning

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
Higher cognitive skills are found in the children of mothers who are consistently able to support the development of their baby's sense of autonomy, according to a study led by researchers at the...

Removing chocolate milk from school program led to a huge drop in total milk intake

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools.

Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús of...

Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
In a first-of-its-kind study, Indiana University researchers have shown that teenage girls use different parts of their brain when making hypothetical low- and high-risk decisions about sex.

Shorter combination treatment as effective as monotherapy for TB prevention in kids

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:00
To prevent tuberculosis (TB) in children with latent tuberculosis infection (which is not active but can become active), combination treatment with the medications rifapentine and isoniazid was as...