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Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of...

Study reveals previously unknown site of anesthetic action

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Findings may relate to anesthetic neurotoxicity in children and could lead to more targeted and safer concentration levelsAnesthetics have been used in surgical procedures for more than 150...

Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.

New quality measures approved for childhood sleep apnea

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:00
Multi-institutional work group proposes new metrics to help ensure physicians, parents and payers follow best practices identifying and treating childhood obstructive sleep apneaA work group of...

Birth weight and pregnancy complications associated with enamel defects

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:00
At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Bertha A.

Researchers use imaging as a tool to predict outcomes for therapy in cerebral palsy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 01:00
For some children with cerebral palsy, constraint therapy is an extremely effective way to regain movement in a spastic limb.

Chronic kidney disease may increase certain risks during pregnancy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
Even mild stages of the disease can have an impactHighlights Among pregnant women, the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes--such as preterm delivery or the need for neonatal intensive...

Toddlers in trouble

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:00
Depression in dads as well as moms causes anxiety and bad behavior in toddlersA father's depression during the first years of parenting - as well as a mother's - can put their toddler at risk of...

Scientists find a new beta cell maturation step triggered by weaning from milk to chow

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers to study whether early weaning affects chances of developing diabetesA long-standing puzzle in the diabetes field has been the fact that only a small subset of insulin-producing beta...

Babies' body mass index may predict childhood obesity

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:00
Large CHOP study finds child obesity rates may be related to infant growth patternsBody mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four.

Brain abnormalities and poor long-term memory among young cannabis users

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has found that young adults who smoked marijuana daily as teens perform worse on memory tests and have hippocampal abnormalities, compared with non-users.

'Cell-tweaking' technique offers treatment hope for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:00
For the first time, researchers have generated missing immune cells from gene-edited stem cells made from cells of a patient with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

Minority children may benefit most from school-day exercise

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:00
Racial/ethnic minority children residing in low-resource areas of Missouri may benefit the most from school-based opportunities for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), suggests a new...

Urging HPV vaccine for boys could protect more people at same price

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00
A Duke University study proposes a strategy to better use limited public health care dollars for protecting more people from a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV) and the...

Rett Syndrome treatment may lie in targeting 'long genes'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.

Young adults engaged in other risky behaviors more likely to use e-cigarettes

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:00
College students who use tobacco products, marijuana and/or binge drink also are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers...

Crisis in 0 to 19 health services: Six key threats identified, UK

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:00
Midwifery, health visiting and school nursing services play an essential role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of children from conception to adulthood, yet there are many issues affecting all...

Pregnancy weight gain tilts the scales for child becoming obese

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Unhealthy weight gain in pregnancy has been linked with infant size and body composition but until now little was known about its long-term association with childhood obesity among low-income and...

What's your genetic destiny? More than half of parents want to know disease risks

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
85 percent of parents had identical interest for selves and childrenWould you want to know if you or your children had risk of hereditary cancer, a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease or...