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Lab tests and ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to...

Brain differences in preteens open to experimenting

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found stronger links between the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex and the posterior insula and putamen brain regions in naturally explorative preteens.

Mothers with postpartum depression 'could benefit from phone-based peer support'

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:00
Receiving telephone-based peer support from mothers who have recovered from postpartum depression could help new mothers who are suffering from the condition, a new study finds.

Breastfeeding may influence immune system development in early life

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.

Teen brain scans reveal a key to weight loss

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:00
Successful trait can be learnedIt sounds cruel to put an already hungry teenager in an MRI scanner and show him pictures of burgers, fries, pizzas, syrupy waffles and ice cream cones, but thanks...

Study confirms LSU Health finding of higher diabetes indicator in black children

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
A new study confirms the findings of two earlier LSU Health New Orleans studies that the definitive indicator of diabetes control, the HbA1c, is deceptively high in African-American children.

Brain imaging links language delay to chromosome deletion in children with neuro disorders

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
CHOP-led study suggests pathway common to autism, other disorders; hints at drugs to target overlapping illnessesA child seated in a MEG machine has his head surrounded by the machine's...

Mucus retained in cystic fibrosis patients' cells leads to potentially deadly infections

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
Finding could lead to treatments for cystic fibrosisThis image shows the difference in levels of acidity between the mucus (in green); and the rest of the cell.

Altered microbiome linked to liver disease in adolescents with cystic fibrosis

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
A professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus and his colleagues have found a possible cause of liver disease in adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

Unlikely that topical pimecrolimus associated with increased risk of cancer

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
The topical medicine pimecrolimus to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis or AD) in children appears unlikely to be associated with increased of risk of cancer based on how it was used in group of...

Increase in teenagers' screen use a new threat to long-term health

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00
New research released by Cancer Council Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia shows Australian teenagers are spending increasing time in front of electronic devices such as...

Epigenetic study highlights drug targets for allergies and asthma

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs.

Study: 25 percent of children who are homeless need mental health services

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:00
A pilot study in Wake County, North Carolina, finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services.

Three-parent IVF: the benefits and the risks

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:00
Mitochondrial donation is likely to pass into UK law after MPs voted in favor of the procedure earlier this month. We look at the potential pros and cons of the technique.

Clue found for older mothers' birth defect risk

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe they are closer to understanding why older mothers are at an increased risk of giving birth to babies with certain genetic disorders.

Elevated germline mutation rate in teenage fathers

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:00
A survey of 24,097 parents and their children show that the children of teenage fathers have unexpectedly high levels of DNA mutations.

Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
Parents split on delayed start times for middle and high school, according to U-M CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's HealthShould teenagers be able to hit the snooze button...

Napping linked to reduced sleep quality for young children

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that napping beyond the age of 2 is associated with poorer sleep quality, while the impact of napping on behavior and development is less certain.

Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic.

Simulation brings facts to measles outbreak and vaccination debate

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
To bring facts and clarity to the public debate about immunization in light of the recent measles outbreak, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health today unveiled a computer...