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Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
New study breaks down rate of injury to major knee ligament per season by gender and sportA new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school...

Job opportunities, after-school activities, cleaner city top urban teens' priorities

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
More than 60 percent of youths attending community-academic partnership conference in New Haven, Conn., report having a family member killed in an act of violence.

Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Infants are motivated by hearing themselves'Dada' is a first word for many babies.

NIH-funded study reveals why malaria vaccine only partially protected children, infants

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called...

C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College...

Controversial Cochrane review sparks debate about mass deworming

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:00
A recent Cochrane review has sparked a debate among scientists concerning the effectiveness of mass deworming programs for improving childhood outcomes.

Use of CT scans in pediatric injury varies widely among emergency rooms, says UPMC, Pitt study

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Emergency departments vary widely when it comes to ordering CT scans for children who come in with injuries, according to a study conducted by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the...

Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.

New guides produced to help families whose loved ones are in Assessment and Treatment Units, UK

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
A coalition of charities, family members and solicitors have produced a series of guides which explain the rights of individuals with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, with a...

Hands-only CPR in high school class pumps up likelihood of bystander response to cardiac arrest

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Freshmen at eight Florida schools who learned and practiced chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth ventilation reported increased knowledge and decreased fear of performing lifesaving skill on...

Tooth decay risk doubles in children exposed to secondhand smoke

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Japan call for greater awareness after finding that young children growing up with secondhand smoke have double the risk of tooth decay.

Many doctors discouraging HPV vaccination, study finds

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds many doctors in the US are communicating HPV vaccination with parents in a way that deters them from vaccinating their children.

Children's National creates first pediatric medical reserve corps in the United States

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 04:00
Children's National has been selected by the Washington, DC, Department of Health to establish a Pediatric Medical Reserve Corps (DC-PMRC), the first of its kind in the country.

Superbug infection greatest increase in children ages 1-5

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:00
Children are becoming infected with the highly fatal antibiotic resistant bacteria CRE at a much higher rate than the recent past, according to a data analysis by researchers at Rush University...

Family risk of breast cancer does not affect psychosocial adjustment among pre-teen girls

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:00
Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general...

Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Rice University, Paris colleagues: Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutantsCars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.

Preeclampsia associated with increased risk of heart defects in infants

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
An analysis of more than 1.9 million mother and infant pairs finds that preeclampsia was significantly associated with noncritical heart defects in offspring, and preeclampsia with onset before 34...

The Canadian experience on pediatric liver disease: Early diagnosis is critical

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:00
A first of its kind nationwide study on pediatric Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), a progressive inflammatory liver disease, was released today in the esteemed journal, Pediatrics.

Yellow Alert app to promote early diagnosis of infant liver disease

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 06:00
A new smartphone app from Children's Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) will enable health visitors to identify the signs of serious liver disease in newborn babies more quickly and easily.