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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...

Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.

Tresiba (insulin degludec) approved in the EU for treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
Novo Nordisk has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved the expanded use of Tresiba® (insulin degludec) for children and adolescents with diabetes aged one to 17 years.

Mental health researchers call for investment in specialist youth mental health services in Ireland

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 01:00
According to research, over half of young Irish people will meet the criteria for a mental health disorder at some point before 25 years of age.

San Diego clinic finds high need for treatment of transgender youth

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
A new study has confirmed that transgender youth often have mental health problems and that their depression and anxiety improve greatly with recognition and treatment of gender dysphoria.

March/April 2015 Annals of Family Medicine

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
Residency Expansion Required to Avoid Projected Primary Care Physician ShortagesMore than 44,000 additional primary care physicians will be needed by 2035 to meet the demands of a growing, aging...

Infant growth affected by exposure to environmental pollutants

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Even though the levels of two environmental pollutants have declined over the last 20 years, they may still have adverse effects on children's development, according to a new study by the Norwegian...

Chromosomal rearrangement is the key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study highlights need for targeted therapies against a rare infant leukemia with a poor prognosisThe...

Endocrine disruptors cause fatty liver

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Exposure to low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals early in life can alter gene expression in the liver as well as liver function, increasing the susceptibility to obesity and other metabolic...

BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth defect

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding...

Fast food commercials to kids 'deceptive' by industry self-regulation standards

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
Dartmouth researchers find companies fail to promote healthy foods to childrenFast food ads aimed at kids fail to de-emphasize toy premiums, making them deceptive by industry self-regulation...

Long-term effects of obesity surgery on adolescent skeleton are favorable

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds.

High-normal thyroid hormone level in pregnancy may affect fetal brain development

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
A new study finds that not only low but also high maternal thyroid hormone levels during early pregnancy may significantly lower the infant's IQ later in childhood.

Youth suicide: rural toll rising more than urban, including by gun

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
New data show rural areas suffer proportionally more suicide among young people than urban areas. Reducing gun access, doctors argue, at least by safe storage, could cut the toll.

Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:00
Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy affects the brain two generations later

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to low doses of the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, change the developing brain in an area involved in metabolism, and some effects are apparent even...

Mutation in APC2 gene causes Sotos features

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 23:00
Sotos syndrome is a congenital syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and a large head circumference etc.