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Study finds little improvement in mortality rate for extremely preterm infants since 2000

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
About 500,000 babies are born premature in the United States each year, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Studies reveal how anesthesia's brain effects differ in older adults and in children

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
Age-related EEG patterns correspond with neurophysiological changes associated with development, agingRecent Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigations into the neurobiology underlying...

Fortified against blindness

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 06:00
Sweet potato varieties developed to increase vitamin AThese are local community members evaluating the taste of sweet potato cultivars.

Guideline revised for assessment of children with disorders of sexual development

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 03:00
Every hospital should have access to regional multidisciplinary teams that can provide expert advice for children and adolescents with concerns about sex development, and provide them and their...

UK death rate of pre-school kids almost double that of Sweden

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 15:00
Prematurity, congenital abnormalities, and infections all taking toll on young children in UKThe death rate among pre-school children in the UK is almost double that of Sweden, with...

Surgeons refine procedure for life-threatening congenital heart defect

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:00
Children born with the major congenital heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) often must undergo a series of corrective surgeries beginning at birth.

Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:00
NIH study finds those vaccinated before starting modern HIV therapy may be at riskBetween one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of...

Dramatic fall in chickenpox cases thanks to vaccine, study finds

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has revealed cases of chickenpox have been drastically reduced since the introduction of the Varicella vaccine in 1995.

Rice University bioengineers advance computing technique for health care and more

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
Algorithm clarifies 'big data' clustersRice University scientists have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on health care.

Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
Stillbirths have dropped by almost eight per cent in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows.

Health care innovation isn't about smart phone apps, Penn Medicine researchers say

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
What health care can really learn from the tech industry is how to rapidly test ideas in the real worldHealth care has much to learn from innovative high-tech companies, but not in the way most...

Study links cardiorespiratory fitness, thinner gray matter and better math skills in kids

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter than their "low-fit" peers.

Protein-packed breakfast prevents body fat gain in overweight teens

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:00
High-protein breakfast also improves teens' glycemic controlApproximately 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week, previous research has shown.

New research from the Population Council shows child marriage can be delayed

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:00
Researchers share findings and recommendations for ending child marriage in sub-Saharan AfricaThe Population Council has released new evidence on what works to delay the age of marriage for...

Exercise may be associated with reduced disease activity in children with multiple sclerosis

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly may have a less active disease.

Children who are leaner report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:00
More PUFAs and a higher ratio of PUFA: Saturated fatty acids are included in the self-reported diets of leaner childrenThe results of a recent study show that children who report eating more...

Pulmonary hypertension: A growing problem in US children

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:00
New study documents rising rate and costs of hospitalization for pediatric pulmonary hypertensionFast Facts: Study reveals pediatric pulmonary hypertension hospitalizations on the rise...

Concern over claims about how technology affects young brains

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:00
Claims by Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Lincoln College Oxford, that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current...

Adult IQ of very premature babies can be predicted by the age of two

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:00
Research from the University of Warwick indicates that the IQ of adults born very premature or of very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just a toddler.

Prolonged episodes of respiratory disorder among extremely preterm infants associated with adverse outcomes

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:00
Among extremely preterm infants, prolonged episodes of hypoxemia (abnormally low levels of oxygen in the blood, which leads to shortness of breath) during the first 2 to 3 months after birth were...