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Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children and teens

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.

12-year study confirms overall safety of measles vaccines

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines, published in Pediatrics, found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine.

Exercise during pregnancy confers blood pressure benefits to kids

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
It's been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life.

Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and worse

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse.

Respiratory syncytial virus infection may be associated with higher risk for bacterial pneumonia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:00
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a...

Risk factors identified that link low birthweight to diabetes

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:00
Studies consistently show that people born weighing 6 pounds or less face an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults.

Cooler temperatures encourage replication of cold virus

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new Yale-led study.

Genetic factors may contribute to insomnia in children, teens

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 23:00
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.

Small screens in the bedroom hinder children's sleep

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:00
Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get.

Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 06:00
Although strict rest - sometimes for several days, in a darkened room - is standard care for concussed patients, a new study suggests it may actually impede recovery.

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