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CDC report finds sodium consumption high among U.S. children

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:00
More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new...

Children have stronger food cravings but they are more controllable

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science...

'Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.

Long-term follow-up shows benefit of statin therapy for children with inherited cholesterol disorder

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:00
Ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein...

Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.

New gene mutations discovered for Wilms Tumor

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, have made significant progress in defining new genetic causes of...

Birth measurements could predict lung health in teen years

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that factors, such as birth weight, gestational age at birth and lung function, growth and other measures at 8 years, can be used to predict lung function during mid to late...

No long-term harmful effects on sleep in premature infants administered caffeine therapy for apnea

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no long-term harmful effects on sleep or control of breathing, according to a new study of 201 preterm children assessed at ages 5-12, the first study in...

Middle ear infection can be triggered by viral infection in nose

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to...

How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.

Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.

Rhesus monkey infants fed by breast or bottle develop distinct immune systems

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate...

Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

The impact of dexamethasone on intelligence and hearing in preterm infants

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Glucocorticoids are speculated to have a long-term impact on the development of the nervous system and increase the incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants.

Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.

The impact of exposure to manganese in water and air

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese?

Genetic factors identified that are involved in pediatric ulcerative colitis

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
UCLA researchers were part of a team that has discovered the interplay of several genetic factors that may be involved in the development of early-onset ulcerative colitis, a severe type of...

Insights into severe form of dwarfism

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
A better understanding of the pathology of a severe form of dwarfism as well as a possible window of treatment have been discovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at...

The growth of boys during foetal development and early life may be disrupted by exposure to certain phenols in the womb

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
A research consortium bringing together teams from Inserm, the Nancy and Poitiers University Hospitals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA), and coordinated by the...

Mundipharma announces results of pivotal phase III study for flutiform® in paediatric asthma

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
New data from a randomised, multicentre, phase III study, being presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) annual congress in Munich, Germany, supports the potential of flutiform® for...