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Engaging male partners in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:00
Involving male partners in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in South Africa should be a high priority at the policy, facility, and community levels, argue Wessel van den...

Obesity in children: Breastfeeding is best, but...

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:00
Yes, while breastfeeding is the optimal first food for a baby, it's not as simple to say that it will protect all children from becoming obese.

'Autism discovery' - brain imaging reveals language development differences

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00
Brain scans of toddlers, done before any childhood diagnosis on the autism spectrum, reveal a language-development discovery, and raise new research hopes, say neuroscientists.

Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study by UNC researchers, based on MRI brain scans of 152 infants, found disruptions in functional connectivity within part of the amygdala-prefrontal network - a pathway thought to play an...

New study questions role of breast milk in obesity prevention

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study supports human milk as the optimal first food for babies, but the study raises questions about whether breast milk protects children from becoming obese.

Gene variant and environment can boost severity of respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:00
A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of...

Mental disorders and physical diseases co-occur in teenagers

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 01:00
Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease.

Cold, callous and untreatable? Not all psychopaths fit the stereotype, says new study

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
Many mask unmanageable emotion, can be helped with right therapyMovie villains from Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter have popularized the notion of the psychopath as cold, cruel, lacking in...

NIH-funded scientists identify receptor for asthma-associated virus

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
Receptor gene variant may increase risk of childhood illnesses, asthmaScientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of...

How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
Rice technique compensates for skin tone, light, movement to monitor vital signsDoctors can monitor their patients' vital signs through video by analyzing subtle changes in skin color.

Stress and obesity: Your family can make you fat

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00
Study examines link between chronic family stressors, adolescent obesityAdolescent obesity is a national public health concern and, unchecked, places young people on a trajectory for a variety of...

UK death rates for children's heart surgery have almost halved over past decade

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:00
Deaths within 30 days of children's heart surgery have almost halved in the UK over the past decade, despite a rise in the number and complexity of cases during that period, reveals an analysis of...

Applying pediatric cholesterol guidelines to adolescents, young adults would significantly increase use of statins among this age group

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:00
Application of pediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels would result in statin treatment for more...

Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:00
Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood.

Being born in lean times is bad news for baboons

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
Famine has long-term effects on female fertilityBaboons born in times of famine are more vulnerable to food shortages later in life, finds a new study.

Young guns: Study finds high firearm violence rate in high-risk youth after assault injury

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violenceTwo young men in their late teens sit in...

Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles to target neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancerDelving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable...

Study finds new genetic clues to pediatric seizure disorders

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children.

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female...