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Researchers identify gene mutation linked to rare puberty-preventing disorder

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study has identified a mutation in a gene called SEMA3E that is a cause of Kallmann syndrome - a disorder that stops or delayed puberty reduces sense of smell.

Study suggests need for renal protective care in pediatric lung transplant patients

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:00
Caucasian and Hispanic children who undergo lung transplantation appear to be at greater risk for developing chronic kidney disease, or CKD, according to a small retrospective study conducted at...

The power of "clowning around"

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 05:00
Medical clowns can reduce anxiety and length of hospital stay for children undergoing urologic surgery, according to a new study featured at the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American...

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in childrenA new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has...

Kids 'inactive most of the time during dance classes'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A warning to all parents that send their kids to dance classes - a new study shows that nearly all youth dance classes supply limited amounts of activity.

Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy.

Penn research points to omega-3 as an intervention for childhood behavioral problems

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 23:00
At the forefront of a field known as "neurocriminology," Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania has long studied the interplay between biology and environment when it comes to antisocial and...

New study on acupuncture to reduce pain and inflammation in children with acute appendicitis

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:00
Acupuncture was shown to lessen pain and reduce the underlying inflammation in pediatric patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Alternative...

Starving cancer cells instead of feeding them poison

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Simulation offers hope of killing cancers without sickening patientsA patent application for a drug that could destroy the deadly childhood disease known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- and...

Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Drinking alcohol in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy - a time when many women are unaware they are pregnant - may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, research shows.

Genome-wide DNA study shows lasting impact of malnutrition in early pregnancy

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 06:00
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Leiden University in the Netherlands found that children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10...

Growing interest

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
School-grown vegetables increase salad selectionIf kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them.

Minimal residual disease alone not predictive in T-cell leukemia

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:00
Children achieve complete remission despite few remaining leukemia cells following chemotherapyThis image shows T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Antibiotic use in infancy, gut microbe disruption, and disease later in life are all linked, say researchers

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have put together an evidence-based map of the different ways antibiotic use in infancy may lead to gut microbe imbalances and increase risk of disease in adulthood.

Pre-babbling babies prefer baby sounds to adult sounds

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that before they find their own voice, young babies pay more attention to baby-like vocal sounds than adult-like vocal sounds.

Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
A new report calls for a change in culture across all areas of children's health research, so that children's and young people's views and opinions can help to shape how research is prioritized...