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Penn vet researchers identify effective treatment for Niemann Pick Type C

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:00
Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one.

ADHD 'doubles the risk of early death'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:00
The symptoms of ADHD itself increase the risk of a premature death, in addition to a raised risk of substance use, a large study shows. Relative risk of early death was doubled.

Seattle Children's shares results of national study tracking cognitive development of children with craniosynostosis

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Seattle Children's researchers led a 10-year, multi-site study tracking the cognitive development of children with single-suture craniosynostosis from infancy to school age.

Tackle health inequalities to reduce Northern Ireland's teen suicide and avoidable infant death rate, say leading doctors and campaigners

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Children's doctors and child rights campaigners are calling on policy makers to address health inequalities and introduce a series of public health measures in a bid to reduce avoidable child...

Psychologists report major concerns about reductions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, UK

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Senior mental health professionals working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are reporting major concerns about reductions in service for children with mental health problems.

Trial could lead to new treatment for most common form of muscular dystrophy

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Patients with the most common form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne, often lose the ability to walk by the time they reach age 12 and typically only live to reach their 20s.

Gene variant associated with increased risk and severity of nerve disorder linked to widely-prescribed cancer drug

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug...

It's tough to shift that weight, McMaster studies show

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00
New studies by McMaster University researchers, published in CMAJ Open, have confirmed that people of all ages find it difficult to prevent weight gain; that it is terrifically difficult to get rid...

Gene regulatory path revealed as target for therapy of aggressive pediatric brain cancer

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00
Laboratory studies suggest anticancer drug already in clinical trials in children may interrupt this gene pathwayWorking with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of...

Too many food choices exacerbate the battle against obesity, researchers find

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Nurture, not nature, could be a larger issue when dealing with the obesity epidemicSome scientists say that when mothers eat poorly during pregnancy, they pass along traits to their children that...

Tests reveal under-reported exposure to tobacco smoke among preemies with lung disease

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Findings suggest high levels of false caregiver smoking reports or second-hand exposure in multi-unit housingPublic health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful...

NIH-funded researchers identify genetic region associated with peanut allergy

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that changes in a small region of chromosome 6 are risk factors for peanut allergy in U.S. children of European descent.

Researchers clarify vasospasm incidence in children with moderate to severe TBI

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Understanding reasons for dangerous vessel constriction following brain injury may help define treatment or prevention optionsVasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous...

Childhood pneumonia: study pinpoints viral cause in most cases

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.

Texas hospital successfully separates conjoined baby girls in 'marathon' procedure

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 02:00
After months of preparation, 10-month-old conjoined twins Knatalye and Adeline Mata were successfully separated in a complex, 26-hour, world-first procedure at a Texas hospital.

Master gene regulatory pathway revealed as key target for therapy of aggressive pediatric brain cancer

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:00
Working with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of brain cancer, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified a genetic pathway that acts as a master...

Protein linked to development of asthma

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma...

Help is just a call away for mothers with postnatal depression

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
New research reveals that telephone-based peer support may help reduce postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, in new mothers.

Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk to newborns than breast milk, Dartmouth study shows

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:00
In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself...

Early peanut exposure may prevent allergy in high-risk children

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests eating peanuts regularly before the age of 11 months can protect most babies at high risk of developing peanut allergy.