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Parent satisfaction with clinical trial on treating aggressive behavioral disorders

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:00
A new study of families participating in a clinical trial to treat children with severe physical aggression explored the factors affecting parent satisfaction with the research study.

Addressing the needs of young women with disorders of sex development

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:00
Disorders of sex development are lifelong conditions that are usually diagnosed at birth or during adolescence.

Scientists use innovative methods, new technology to increase HPV vaccinations in Florida

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
Even though a safe HPV vaccine is available that can prevent several types of cancer, less than half of American teens youth in the U.S. receive the vaccine.

Study re-examines sports restrictions for children with heart rhythm disorder

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
Benefits of participation may outweigh risks for children with heart conditionSports participation may be safer than previously thought for children with the heart rhythm disorder long QT...

DNA abnormalities found in children with chronic kidney disease

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnosesA significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal...

Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn't be used by kids or in front of kids

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
4 in 5 people say adults shouldn't be allowed to use medical marijuana in front of children; support of patient use much lower for kids than adultsMedical marijuana and children don't mix, most...

Key to better sex ed: Focus on gender & power

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:00
Making sexuality and HIV education programs more effectiveA new analysis by Population Council researcher Nicole Haberland provides powerful evidence that sexuality and HIV education programs...

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:00
In a study of more than 95,000 children, researchers found no link between the MMR vaccine and greater risk of autism, even among children at higher risk for the condition.

A common nerve protein elevated in aggressive neuroblastomas

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:00
A protein produced by nerve cells appears to be elevated in the blood of those with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma.

World-first MRI study shows babies experience pain 'like adults'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have discovered that babies feel pain in much the same way as adults, leading to experts recommending a review of neonatal pain management practice.

Genetic variance explains poor response to common asthma medications

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment - currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute...

SLU research finds text messages a good way to support mothers with postpartum depression

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
Study author notes mom's mental health has an impact on the child's well beingThis is a sample of one of the supportive texts messages sent to study participants. Credit: Matthew Broom, M.

Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students.

Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
The team from the Universities of Bradford and Durham analysed the teeth of children and adults from two 19th century cemeteries, one at a Workhouse in Ireland where famine victims were buried and...

Protecting students from homophobic bullying

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
New study points to reasons why peers intervene to stop bullying at schoolStudents who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders in their classmates - motivated by...

Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effective

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
A randomized three-arm clinical trial of obesity interventions has found that an intervention supported with health information technology was effective at treating child obesity.

Children with ADHD 'learn better when fidgeting'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better at tasks that challenge their working memory if they are moving more.

Emotional problems in schoolgirls rose dramatically over past 5 years

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:00
Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre.

Study: Daily exercise and education reduces episodes of low back pain in children

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:00
A study in Physical Therapy (PTJ), the monthly scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association found that a program of regular exercise and education appears to reduce low back pain...

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