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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.

The short-term impact of measles on health-related quality of life in England

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
Measles causes significant absence from school or work and has a much larger impact on people's daily lives than illnesses like flu or chicken pox, according to a new study by researchers from the...

Racial/ethnic differences in child abuse explained by poverty, not bias

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
States with more minority children living in poverty show greater differences in abuse and neglect, reports Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:00
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.

Viral infection in nose can trigger bacterial infection in the ear

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
The nose is home to many bacteria that normally cause no problem. Now, a new study shows that a virus can prompt some to travel to the middle ear and cause infection.

sPIF protects against neuronal death and brain injury

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries.

Preterm infants at reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis when fed breast milk

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC.

When distributing bed nets from clinics in malaria endemic regions, pregnant women should be prioritized

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Donors, Ministries of Health, implementing agencies, and other partners should prioritise providing pregnant women in malaria endemic regions with long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs)...

Truancy, failing tests linked to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
What do skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior have in common?

Living with two college-educated parents decreases risk of teens using alcohol and marijuana

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
A high school senior who lives with two college-educated parents is significantly less likely to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana than a teenager who lives with one parent, a new University of Texas...

Every child with asthma, food allergies should have a school emergency plan

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs...

Central line infections and ventilator pneumonias decline nationwide

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:00
Hospitals across the country have seen sharp declines in rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs) among critically ill neonates...