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No association seen between physical activity and depressive symptoms in adolescents

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
A study of teenagers suggests there is no association between physical activity (PA) and the development of depressive symptoms later in adolescence.

Babies benefit if mothers are given lifestyle advice during pregnancy

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia gave eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese during the world's largest study of its kind.

Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family...

Counting pitches can save young players' arms but not always used consistently

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
Youth baseball has morphed into a year-round sport, with some athletes playing on multiple teams in the same season.

Research shows incorrect use of car seats widespread on first trip home from hospital

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
Nearly all parents unknowingly put their newborn infants at risk as soon as they drive away from the hospital due to mistakes made with car safety seats, according to research to be presented...

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.

Research to be presented by high school students at AAP conference reveals that some adolescents adept at media multitasking

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:00
Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to "focus on the task at hand" may not always be good advice, according to research to be presented by two high school students on...

Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be...

Study: Splints placed improperly in 93 percent of suspected pediatric fractures in Maryland

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
More than 90 percent of potential pediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centers, which can lead to swelling and skin injuries, according to a study by...

Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players - from high school down to the pee wee levels - suffering from concussions.

Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.

Barriers lead to poor pain control in Latino children after surgery

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:00
More than two-thirds of children from low-income Latino families don't receive adequate pain control when they go home after surgery, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY&trade...

Does cost effectiveness study under value the impact of meningitis?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:00
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the publication of the cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of new Men B vaccine Bexsero® in the BMJ (October 10, 2014), but is concerned that the...

Stress increases depression risk in teenage girls

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
Adolescence is often a turbulent time, and it is marked by substantially increased rates of depressive symptoms, especially among girls.

Sensitization through skin exposure may contribute to early risk for food allergies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may be contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice led by Mount Sinai researchers and...

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in children by 62 percent

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests nationwide research...

Study finds college athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Even if they don't show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus...

Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Hospitalized children go home sooner and are less likely to be readmitted when the hospital has an antibiotic stewardship program that's dedicated to controlling antibiotic prescriptions and...

Trying to fool a kindergartner? Not so fast

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
From the words for colours to how to tie a shoelace, kids have lots to learn - and for the most part, they depend on others to teach it to them.

Children's national physician looks at effects of energy drinks and caffeine consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children's National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health...