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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...

Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.

Number of smoke-free homes has doubled in 20 years

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.

Fast-paced TV shows don't harm preschoolers' concentration

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
Watching fast-paced television programmes does not adversely affect young children's ability to concentrate.

Testing children at primary school has its 'pitfalls'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life.

What is better for troubled adolescents? Psychodynamic therapy or family therapy?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
A Group of Greek investigators report in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics on a study exploring the role of self-esteem and social adjustment in children and adolescents.

1 in 5 child deaths in England preventable

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future...

First international growth standards for the developing baby could help combat stunting and obesity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
New international standards for fetal growth and newborn size provide the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.

Evidence suggests childhood obesity comes before asthma in kids with both asthma and obesity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
For years, doctors have known that there is a link between childhood obesity and asthma, but have found it difficult to determine which condition tends to come first, or whether one causes the other.

Genetics link a mother's diet to the risk of obesity in her offspring

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that epigenetic methylation blocks expression of the Pomc gene, leading to delayed satiety response and increased food intake.

Is your child prepared for the September Asthma Peak

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
With the end of the summer upon us, school-aged children are beginning to head back into the classrooms for a new school year.

More preschool behavioural assessments improve predictions of aggression

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
The predictive significance of early childhood behaviours may have been underestimated by up to 50 per cent due to inadequate assessment procedures, a new study suggests.

Is human breast milk microbiome 'neutral'?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
Human breast milk is considered the most ideal source of nutrition for infants and it should have played a critical role in the evolution and civilizations of human beings.

A child's auditory brain function improves with two years of musical training

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems.

Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult.

Mechanical ventilation a key indicator for pre-term children's maths problems

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and just published in the Journal Early Human Development, has found that both the...

Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics: a nationwide 12-year case-control study

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis...

New test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes, has potential to save many young lives in the developing world

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease.

Study compares consequences of teen alcohol and marijuana use

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships...