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Findings suggest vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may not reduce risk of asthma, wheezing in offspring

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
Two randomized trials in JAMA examine if vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy would reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring.

Serious adverse drug reactions rare from using beta blocker to treat vascular tumor in infants

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
Sorilla Prey, M.D., of the Université de Bordeaux, France and colleagues examined the safety of propranolol therapy in treating infantile hemangioma, a vascular tumor characterized by rapid growth...

Antibiotic use in early life disrupt normal gut microbiota development

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
The use of antibiotics in early childhood interferes with normal development of the intestinal microbiota, shows research conducted at the University of Helsinki.

Link between food advertising and child food consumption

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
New research by University of Liverpool health expert Dr Emma Boyland has confirmed that unhealthy food advertising does increase food intake in children.

Vanderbilt study shows brain function differs in obese children

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an "imbalance" between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at...

The best way to help homeless youth is hardly ever used: study finds drop-in centers embraced by those who fear, avoid shelters

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:00
Teens without homes, many of whom have suffered at the hands of those entrusted with providing them care and kindness, often refuse to seek warmth and nourishment at shelters.

Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:00
When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development--and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these...

Childhood cancer survivors face increased risk of metabolic syndrome and premature cardiovascular disease

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:00
A new study of metabolic health risk factors in childhood cancer survivors showed increased risk for modifiable factors such as hypertension and overweight/obesity.

Researchers examine impact of soda on children's dental health

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:00
Just days after the U.S. government released its new dietary guidelines advising Americans to reduce their sugar intake, new research from The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)...

E-cigarettes: teen users three times more likely to smoke a year later

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:00
High school students who use e-cigarettes are three times more likely to take up conventional smoking 1 year later, concludes a new study.

Gene often lost in childhood cancer crucial in cells' life or death decision

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:00
A gene that is often lost in childhood cancer plays an important role in the decision between life and death of certain cells, according to a new study published in the journal Developmental Cell.

'More teens affected by CFS than previously recognized'

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 07:00
Researchers estimate that around 1 in 50 16-year-olds have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting 6 months or more, highlighting how common the disorder is in this age group.

Global, national burden of diseases, injuries among children & adolescents

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 07:00
A new report examines global and national trends in the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents in 188 countries based on results from the Global Burden of...

Playground paint: a health threat for children?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 06:00
A new study conducted by environmental scientists looks into the lead content of hazardous paint on children's playgrounds and provides a word of warning to parents.

Group therapy helps autistic children to cope better with everyday life

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:00
In the framework of group therapy developed at Goethe University Frankfurt, children and adolescents with high functioning ASD can learn how to cope better in the social world and also achieve a...

Online portals could improve health for adolescents

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 03:00
In case you missed it - that's ICYMI in Internet speak - study after study shows teens prefer texting, social media and email to communicating by phone.

Scientists overcome missing data to demonstrate ART effectiveness in HIV-infected infants

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00
Successfully accounting for gaps in data could help scientists understand how to develop better treatment strategies that can be initiated shortly after birth.

Most cases of brain-damaged newborns not due to mismanaged deliveries

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00
A study by researchers at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago is providing new evidence that the vast majority of babies who are born with severe brain damage are not the...

College students' internet overuse leads families to connect and conflict, new study finds

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00
College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research from Georgia State University and the University of...

University of Arizona sociologists: Teen pregnancy not an isolated issue

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00
Christina Diaz and Jeremy E. Fiel found that socioeconomic disadvantage may reduce the effect young motherhood has on how successful a person is academically, and also what wages can be expected in...