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Focusing on executive functions in kindergarten leads to lasting academic improvements

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
An educational approach focused on the development of children's executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate...

For teens, top causes of head injuries are assaults, sports, car crashes; for younger children, falls lead the list

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington...

Tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution associated with childhood obesity

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.

Can depression and guilt in preschool years change the brain?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:00
A brain area involved in emotion is smaller in kids who were diagnosed with depression during preschool, says a new study that suggests an 'anatomical marker' for future risk.

Epilepsy: pooled data from 17 clinical studies support safety of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in children aged six and above

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:00
The safety profile of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in paediatric patients with partial epilepsy is confirmed by pooled data published in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology(EJPN).

Skin-to-skin contact with babies supports breastfeeding, bonding and better health outcomes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding.

What is caffeine? How does caffeine work?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Learn all about caffeine - the most commonly used drug in the world. Find out about how caffeine affects the body, how it works and if caffeine has any health benefits or risks.

Tackling mental health issues through hip-hop

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which aims to use the lyrics and music of artists such as...

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to be delivered preterm and have a lower birth weight than children of mothers without the condition, a study finds.

Domperidone, a controversial medication, has benefits for breastfeeding

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.

Focus on self-regulating skills in kindergarten may provide lasting academic effects

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:00
An educational approach in kindergarten focused on the development of executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant details in working memory, and regulate...

Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.

Support for new parents is just a click away, Australia

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:00
New parents and their partners have a new online resource to help them feel less isolated and alone.

Classification of gene mutations in a children's cancer may point to improved treatments

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00
CHOP and Penn Medicine experts define riskier mutations in neuroblastoma, setting stage for clinical trialOncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are...

Pre-clinical study finds, with new approach, tumors shrink with little or no harm to normal cells

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have found a way to defeat one of the most tantalizing yet elusive target proteins in cancer cells - employing a...

Child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families in developing countries

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
The child-mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in a majority of more than 50 developing countries, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has...

World region specific birth-weight curves better than Canadian curves for assessing risk of adverse events in newborns of immigrant mothers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:00
Clinicians working with immigrant mothers and their babies may find that using birth-weight curves for specific regions based on the mother's birth country rather than Canadian curves are a more...

Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:00
A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children.

Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...