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Underestimating size can lead to tolerance of obesity

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:00
Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how...

Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:00
As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses.

Learning to talk is in the genes

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:00
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Adults' health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment - or are mindful - report having...

Access to social resources could improve outcomes for disadvantaged children with asthma

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 percent of children younger than five have been diagnosed with asthma, the fastest-growing and most common chronic...

When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00
The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.

Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.

UAE teens face serious health threats with eating disorders

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:00
Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.

New data on the long-term efficacy and safety of Tresiba®  in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:00
During the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Novo Nordisk announced new data from the BEGIN® YOUNG 1 trial.

New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:00
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses...

Marijuana users who feel low get high

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:00
Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study in September's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but need to develop strategies to use in difficult situations

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:00
Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets.

Brain's white matter highly predictive of reading acquisition beyond effects of genetic predisposition

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:00
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before...

Magnesium sulfate during pregnancy does not show long-term benefit on various outcomes for very preterm infants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:00
Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children...

A meta-analysis of 3 types of peer norms and their relation with adolescent sexual behavior

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:00
Researchers at Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute collaborated on a meta-analysis of research on adolescent sexual behavior.

Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:00
65 MILLION people around the world today suffer from epilepsy, a condition of the brain that may trigger an uncontrollable seizure at any time, often for no known reason.

Cities with more nature trails have higher levels of youth activity and lower youth obesity

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:00
As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue.

Teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:00
Don't get mad the next time you catch your teenager texting when he promised to be studying.He simply may not be able to resist.

Experts suggest checklist before ECGs for heart screening in young people

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:00
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease.

Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:00
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.