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New Public Health England survey finds children in special schools are more likely to have teeth removed

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 06:00
Children in special support schools have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools but are more likely to have their teeth extracted, according to a new survey...

Pain overlooked in premature infants

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 03:00
Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child.

Adolescent brain may be especially sensitive to new memories, social stress, and drug use

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:00
Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature published in Trends in...

Baby sleep: which position is best?

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 23:00
Find out about what position is best for a baby to sleep in, along with how to provide a baby with a safe sleep environment and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Dangerous swelling in babies linked to mutated gene

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 04:00
Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that causes potentially fatal swelling in unborn and newborn babies.

'Mind-reading' kids are more discriminating learners

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 04:00
To learn about the world around them, young children depend on information provided by others.

National school-based mental health intervention improves outcomes for at-risk students

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 04:00
A national school-based mental health program that is now reaching almost one quarter of all elementary school students in Chile appears to have produced significant improvements in both behavioral...

Probiotic formula may hold key to cow's milk allergy

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:00
Studies show that children with a cow's milk allergy may benefit from probiotic treatment, and that food allergy may be related to structural differences in gut bacteria.

BMC reduces emergency wait time, improves care for pediatric sickle cell disease patients

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 09:00
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has significantly reduced the amount of time that pediatric patients experiencing pain from sickle cell disease (SCD) wait before receiving pain medication when they...

Childhood kidney stones associated with atherosclerosis, study shows

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:00
A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide...

Almost a fifth of children's fruit intake comes from apples

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 07:00
Whole fruits contribute to over 50% of children's fruit intake in the US, new research finds, with apples the most common fruit of choice.

'Delayed remembering': Kids can remember tomorrow what they forgot today

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 07:00
For adults, memories tend to fade with time. But a new study has shown that there are circumstances under which the opposite is true for small children: they can remember a piece of information...

Exercise reduces suicide attempts by 23 percent among bullied teens

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:00
As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, a new study shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and...

Researchers find novel signature in the brains of children with cerebral malaria - disease exacerbated by HIV

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:00
Cells associated with inflammation and blood clotting accumulate in the brain blood vessels of children affected by a potentially fatal form of malaria called cerebral malaria (CM), potentially...

Many babies in clinical trials experience unnecessary pain

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 04:00
A recent review found that most newborns that are included in control groups during clinical trials concerning minor painful procedures are denied analgesia, despite international guidelines...

Study examines gun control policies and effect on youth gun carrying

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 03:00
A more restrictive gun law environment was associated with a reduced likelihood of youth carrying guns, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

11 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 11 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a fig and moving around, stretching and rolling inside your uterus.

AFL, NRL, and cricket promoting alcohol to children

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 08:00
With two footy finals series begining in earnest this week, new research from Monash University shows that Australian children and adolescents receive millions of exposures to alcohol advertising...

Rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines reduce pediatric hospital burden

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 08:00
Researchers show that the introduction of both pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) and rotavirus vaccines (RVs) led to the rapid and dramatic reduction in hospital burden of both winter diarrhea...

Hydrocortisone effects on neurodevelopment for extremely low birthweight infants

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 07:00
Hydrocortisone is one of the 15 most frequently prescribed medications in extremely low birth weight (under 1000 g) infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).