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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...

Adverse childhood events appear to increase the risk of being a hypertensive adult

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:00
Children who experience multiple traumatic events, from emotional and sexual abuse to neglect, have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers, researchers report.

Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Young offenders in late Victorian times were much less likely to go on to commit other crimes after serving a sentence in an institution than their counterparts today, new research shows.

Infants born prematurely: 2 studies identify routes to better outcomes

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Eleven percent of all births worldwide are preterm, or occurring before 37 weeks of pregnancy, and preterm-related causes of death account for a significant number of infant deaths, as well as...

Children with intellectual disabilities can make competent witnesses

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Children with intellectual disabilities--significantly low cognitive functioning coupled with significant deficits in adaptive or everyday functioning--make up 2 to 3 percent of the population, and...

E-cigarette use in middle, high school students has tripled in the past year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
A report from the CDC and FDA reveals that between 2013 and 2014, the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school students tripled - a 'worrisome' finding, say the organizations.

'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
A new study measured rises in levels of oxytocin - the 'love hormone' responsible for maternal bonding - in both dogs and owners when they gaze into each others eyes.

Glasgow children can become socialised into gang culture at 12 years of age, new research says

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
Children in Glasgow can become socialised into the city's gang culture from as young as 12 years old, new research says.