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Personal clothing may spread respiratory infections within the NICU

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the leading cause of childhood respiratory hospitalizations among premature babies, can be detected from the clothes worn by caregivers/visitors who are...

Children's hospitals shift from CT scans for common childhood health problems

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
A study published online Aug. 24 by the journal Pediatrics finds a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses...

Brains of abused teenagers show 'encouraging' ability to regulate emotions

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:00
Study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry looks at patterns of emotion regulation in the brains of children aged 13-19 years who have been...

Reducing pain during vaccination: New guideline to help manage pain in children and adults

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00
A new Canadian guideline aims to ensure that pain during vaccination is minimized in both children and adults.

8 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 8 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a raspberry and is growing rapidly in all directions at a rate of one millimeter per day.

Obstetric delivery for low-risk pregnancies does not improve birth outcomes, study finds

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
For low-risk pregnancies, birth outcomes do not differ depending on whether an infant is delivered by a family doctor or an obstetrician, according to new research.

Genetic overlapping in multiple autoimmune diseases may suggest common therapies

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:00
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugsScientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood...

Association between transient newborn hypoglycemia, 4th grade achievement

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:00
A study matching newborn glucose concentration screening results with fourth-grade achievement test scores suggests that early transient newborn hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) was associated with...

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits - according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of...

Unlike boys, girls lose friends for having sex, gain friends for making out

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:00
Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for "making out," while their male peers lose friends for "making out" and gain friends for having sex, finds a new study that will...

Breastfed infants exposed to toxic chemicals, study finds

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:00
New research reveals that the longer an infant is breastfed, the more they are exposed to a number of toxic chemicals known as perfluorinated alkylate substances.

Review looks at the care of new born babies with deteriorating health in England

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 07:00
A review that will look at how new born babies with deteriorating health are cared for by hospitals and in the community has been announced.

How a throw-away paper cup can save the life of a child with asthma

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:00
A disposable cup - favoured by many of the high street's well known coffee shops - is the inspiration behind a new and scientifically reviewed device for the safe and prompt treatment of school age...

New diagnostic tools for dehydration severity in children

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:00
System may improve intake of cholera, diarrhea casesDehydration from diarrhea, either from viral infection or cholera, accounts for 10 percent of all child deaths worldwide.

School vacations and humidity linked to multiple waves of influenza in Mexico during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 04:00
Scientists studying the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic have found that the inconsistent regional timing of pandemic waves in Mexico was the result of interactions between school breaks and regional...

Brief postnatal blindness triggers long-lasting reorganization in the brain

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 03:00
Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early...

Head lice: researchers identify widespread resistance to common treatments

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:00
Researchers reveal that 25 out of 30 US states, head lice populations have become 100% resistant to common medications containing the insecticides pyrethroids.

iPS cells discover drug target for muscle disease

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 03:00
A new induced pluripotent stem cell model reveals calcium ion channels may cause muscle degeneration in muscular dystrophyDuchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular disease that shows...

Seizures in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery underappreciated and dangerous

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 03:00
Continuous EEG monitoring finds seizures not uncommon, not apparent clinically, and linked to higher mortality, according to report in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Head Lice: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 23:00
In light of news on the widespread resistance of head lice to common treatments, MNT looks at how to spot head lice and possible treatments that can be used to get rid of them.