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Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
65 MILLION people around the world today suffer from epilepsy, a condition of the brain that may trigger an uncontrollable seizure at any time, often for no known reason.

Cities with more nature trails have higher levels of youth activity and lower youth obesity

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue.

Teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
Don't get mad the next time you catch your teenager texting when he promised to be studying.He simply may not be able to resist.

Experts suggest checklist before ECGs for heart screening in young people

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease.

Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.

Shedding light on molecular mechanisms of birth defects among older women

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome.

Verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age but cyberbullying increases

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as...

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to...

Parents choose less expensive surgery when given privy information upfront

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for...

Foetal exposure to binge drinking can affect child's mental health and school results

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:00
Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems (particularly hyperactivity and inattention) in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school...

The young brains of city dwellers harmed by air pollution

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:00
Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garciduenas, MA, MD, Ph.D.

Neural response to food commercials can lead to weight gain in teens

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 23:00
New research suggests that food commercials 'get under the skin' of teens by activating reward regions when they are viewing ads for milk shakes, or burgers, or colasChildren and adolescents see...

Winter babies crawl sooner than summer babies, study says

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Though it has nothing to do with astrology, researchers say the time of year a baby is born can affect the pace of his or her motor development.

Bullied children 'at higher risk of night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:00
Children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at the age of 12, according to a new study.

Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:00
Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Severe heart defects put children at 30 times greater risk of death before age of one

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:00
A child born with a severe heart defect is 30 times more likely to die before the age of one than the rest of the population, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Genomic analysis reveals that a high-risk leukemia subtype becomes more common with age

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:00
More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat...

New 'Click' antenatal classes prepare children for school

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:00
Children whose parents attended a one-off antenatal class called 'Click' are at a significant advantage in their cognitive and motor skills compared to children whose parents attended routine...

Parents' separation found to boost children's behavior problems, but only in high-income families

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
Before they reach young adulthood, most children in the United States will experience their parents separating, divorcing, finding another partner, or getting remarried.

The cultural threshold for overweight in African-American women higher than the medical definition

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women.