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WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.

Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane...

Institutional rearing may increase risk for attention-deficit disorder by altering cortical development

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these...

Cautious optimism as childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Digital divide: Pediatricians debate whether tots should have access to electronic devices

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs.

Do no harm: Pediatrician calls for safely cutting back on tests, treatments

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given.

Study indicates need for more obstetric quality of care measures at hospitals

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00
In an analysis of data on more than 100,000 deliveries and term newborns from New York City hospitals, rates for certain quality indicators and complications for mothers and newborns varied...

Unreliable antibiotic supplies endanger young infants with bacterial infections in low and middle income countries

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:00
Trained frontline health workers can identify most young infants with possible bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs) but also may diagnose infections in many uninfected...

Could a chemical in broccoli, sprouts help treat autism?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables - sulforaphane - could help improve some behavioral symptoms in people with autism.

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.