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Delayed diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Australia

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Less than 3% of Australian children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are being identified by the age of 2, the earliest age ASD can be reliably diagnosed, according to research published in...

One in five women don't breastfeed after augmentation

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
One in five women who undergo breast augmentation may be subsequently unable or unwilling tobreastfeed their infants, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

A strategy for stimulating heart muscle regeneration in infants, study finds

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Surgery often is life-saving for many infants born with heart defects, but one thing that doctors cannot do yet is replace heart muscle that is scarred and dysfunctional.

Wayne State study of brain networks shows differences in children with OCD

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain's most important centers is altered in children with...

Exercise for older mouse mothers lowers risk of heart defects in babies

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
In people, a baby's risk of congenital heart defects is associated with the age of the mother. Risk goes up with increasing age.

Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
Recent studies suggest that simplified antibiotic regimens may be able to treat bacterial infections in newborns and young infants as effectively as injectable antibiotics.

Brittle bone disease: Drug research offers hope

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
New research at the University of Michigan offers evidence that a drug being developed to treat osteoporosis may also be useful for treating osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a rare...

Early education narrows the achievement gap with younger starts and longer stays

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
Not only does more high-quality early education significantly boost the language skills of children from low-income families, children whose first language is not English benefit even...

Simple eye test for 6-year-olds predicts need for glasses in teen years

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 23:00
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.

Hayley Okines dies from rare premature aging disease aged 17

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:00
A British girl with the rare genetic disease progeria - which causes a child to age at up to 10 times the normal rate - has died at the age of 17.

World first study reveals antibodies that may trigger psychosis in children

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 23:00
A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis affirms a longstanding recognition that auto-immune disorders...

CDC publishes first national study on use of behavioral therapy, medication and dietary supplements for ADHD in children

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:00
The first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children ages 4-17 shows that less than...

Intergenerational transmission of abuse and neglect more complicated than previously believed

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for...

Hormone fosters bond between parents

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Research has discovered a role for prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production in nursing mothers, in the bond between parents.

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Loyola study suggests ultrasounds are sufficient in most casesIf a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy.

UH Case Medical Center study looks at social media impact on mental healthcare & treatment

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Tweet it. Snap it. Pin it. Post it...or however else you want to share it with the masses scouring the Internet searching for common ground connectivity.

Study - Governments can prevent tragic death toll of mothers and babies

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Policy changes needed to save lives of mothers and newbornsGovernments could substantially reduce the tragic death toll of infants and mothers by making postnatal care services more accessible ...

Kids allowed to 'sip' alcohol may start drinking earlier

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and...

Could passive exposure to bleach increase infection rates in kids?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00
A new observational study suggests that passive exposure to bleach at home could be linked to higher rates of childhood infections such as flu and tonsillitis.

DNA blood test 'more accurate for detecting Down syndrome than standard methods'

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
A study led by UCSF researchers finds a cell-free DNA blood test is more accurate for detecting Down syndrome in early pregnancy than standard techniques.