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Holding recess before lunch increases fruit and veggie consumption and decreases waste

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:00
Students participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to select a fruit and a vegetable side.

Research on whipworms has implications for human health and animal conservation

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites.

Interrupting cycle of violence before young perpetrators and their victims reach adulthood

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Widespread among adolescents, intimate partner violence and sexual violence can place young people on a lifelong trajectory of aggression -- either as victims or perpetrators -- endangering their...

Half of young victims of fatal crashes in 9 US states used either alcohol or marijuana

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both.

International research team finds link between retinal degeneration and lipid metabolism

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians.

Key substance identified that protects against pre-term birth

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection.

How can healthy living choices prevent birth defects?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:00
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. We investigate precisely what can be done to help prevent these common disorders from occurring.

New sugar drinks policy launched by experts at the British Dietetic Association

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 01:00
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.

Study finds pediatric trauma nurses know about trauma-informed care

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:00
A recent study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing reveals pediatric trauma nurses are...

Autism symptoms frequently missed by pediatricians during brief checkups

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:00
As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment...

Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults.

Sun risk for children of melanoma survivors

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:00
New research has found that the children of melanoma survivors are not receiving optimum sun protection, despite their increased risk of developing melanoma themselves.

30-minute naps may boost infants' learning and memory development

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 07:00
A bedtime story may help a child's development more than you may think. A new study finds a 30-minute nap straight after exposure to new information may boost infants' memory.

Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:00
Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10.

Attempted suicide among young people can be reduced by 50 percent

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:00
A new study published in The Lancet outlines a programme for preventing suicidality among young people.

British Safety Council supports campaign to stop babies choking to death

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:00
St John Ambulance has launched a new campaign to inform parents about what to do if their baby starts choking.

Psychosocial experiences in childhood may influence later-life cardiovascular health

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:00
Children who have good psychosocial experiences may be more likely to have better cardiovascular health as an adult, according to the results of a new study.

Link between sleep quality and grades of school-aged children in math and languages

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents.

Hazardous levels of mercury found hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves.

Teachers on the front line following attack in Boston

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:00
Results of a survey to be published in School Mental Health, published by Springer, suggest that while teachers are well-tuned to student psychological distress following a crisis, support varies...