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Exposures from plastic devices may be contributing to illness in premature infants

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be...

Office test overestimates eye's ability to change focus in preschoolers

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
Preschoolers don't have as much accommodation ability as subjective testing suggestsIn preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly...

Antibiotic use in children linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
Children exposed to antibiotics - specifically antibacterial medication - may be at higher risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to a new study.

A child's relationships at school damaged by self-inflation

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
"I am the smartest kid in class." We all want our kids to be self-confident, but unrealistic perceptions of their academic abilities can be harmful.

Physical activity may protect against negative effects of consuming sweetened beverages

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of adolescents in the United States, and young adults ages 15-20 consume more of these drinks than any other age group...

Epilepsy surgery in childhood can protect memory

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:00
A type of brain surgery conducted in childhood for medication-resistant epilepsy not only reduces chronic seizures but can protect memory development, a study by a team from Great Ormond Street...

Illinois counties at high risk for self-inflicted injuries among youth

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:00
A new study by the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH's) Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP) describes the burden of self-inflicted injury among Illinois youth and maps it at the...

Youth tobacco smoking rates putting millions at risk of premature death

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:00
Almost 23 percent of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...

Focusing on executive functions in kindergarten leads to lasting academic improvements

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
An educational approach focused on the development of children's executive functions - the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate...

For teens, top causes of head injuries are assaults, sports, car crashes; for younger children, falls lead the list

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington...

Tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution associated with childhood obesity

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 00:00
New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.

Can depression and guilt in preschool years change the brain?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:00
A brain area involved in emotion is smaller in kids who were diagnosed with depression during preschool, says a new study that suggests an 'anatomical marker' for future risk.

Epilepsy: pooled data from 17 clinical studies support safety of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in children aged six and above

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:00
The safety profile of adjunctive Zonegran® (zonisamide) in paediatric patients with partial epilepsy is confirmed by pooled data published in the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology(EJPN).

Skin-to-skin contact with babies supports breastfeeding, bonding and better health outcomes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 00:00
Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding.

What is caffeine? How does caffeine work?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Learn all about caffeine - the most commonly used drug in the world. Find out about how caffeine affects the body, how it works and if caffeine has any health benefits or risks.

Tackling mental health issues through hip-hop

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which aims to use the lyrics and music of artists such as...

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
Children of mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to be delivered preterm and have a lower birth weight than children of mothers without the condition, a study finds.

Domperidone, a controversial medication, has benefits for breastfeeding

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:00
A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.