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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.

Vaccine refusal will likely lead to more measles outbreaks

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:00
More measles outbreaks will undoubtedly occur because vaccine refusal has left enough individuals susceptible, according to a commentary being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pervasive man-made chemical phthalate affects pregnancy hormone, fetal sex development

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates - which are found in many plastics, foods and personal care products - early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential...

Botox to improve smiles in children with facial paralysis

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Injecting botulinum toxin A (known commercially as Botox) appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis, a condition they can be born...

More children showing early signs of serious diabetes complications, reveals new UK report

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
1,000 more children in England and Wales with diabetes were reported last year (2013/14) - and despite the quality of care improving, there remains significant variation across regions and between...

Children under five living in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than older children of developing a long-term parasitic disease

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Children under five living in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than older children of developing a long-term parasitic disease, research suggests.

Weight loss surgery can be a safe option for obese children

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
A newly created roadmap results in fewer complications and better growth among children who undergo weight reducing proceduresWeight loss surgery does not stunt the growth of obese children...

Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop.

Family interventions reduce smoking rates in children and adolescents

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
A global review by Canada's University of Calgary and QUT into the effectiveness of family-based programs has found these programs can be highly effective in stopping children from taking up...

ILROG issues treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
Guidelines incorporate advanced imaging techniques to minimize radiation doseThe International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline that outlines the use of 3-D...

L.A. story: Cleaner air, healthier kids

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 22:00
Children's lungs grew stronger as pollution declined in #CleanAirLA and throughout the basin over the past 2 decadesAir quality in the Los Angeles basin, as measured in five cities by USC...

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption, SF State study finds

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity...