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In at-risk infants, delayed introduction to gluten appears not to prevent celiac disease

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
How can parents with the autoimmune disorder celiac disease prevent or delay the condition's development in their children?

Novel gene/cell therapy approach developed for lung disease

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional...

Gut microbe may help screen for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:00
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.

Grandparents' support linked to parents' willingness to have additional children and child well-being

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:00
Grandparents can significantly influence parents' decisions to have additional children and the well-being of grandchildren, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.

Alternative medicine use by pediatric cardiac patients is common, but use often not discussed with physician

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:00
The use of alternative therapies such as vitamins and minerals by pediatric cardiology patients in Canada is high.

Free birth control reduces teen pregnancies and abortions

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00
Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared...

HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.

Do expectant moms receive adequate information on Down syndrome?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.

Environmental influences have a greater effect on low birth weight children

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
Catching up, but not shooting ahead. Psychologists put competing development models to the test.

Traumatic brain injury in childhood can lead to harmful behavior that differs between genders

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behavior, according to new research.

Twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake.

Chef-made meals can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% and...

Before they're even old enough to speak: researcher improves babies' language skills

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds...

Smoking during pregnancy could damage sons' fertility

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
In the first comprehensive animal model to show how smoking during pregnancy can affect male offspring fertility, researchers say their findings have human implications.

New imaging technique could revolutionise how children with neuroblastoma are diagnosed and treated

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, has announced...

Spotting and easing back-to-school anxiety

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
With students now back in class, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is sharing tips on what to watch for and how to help when it comes to anxiety and stress.

Latest estimates show that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children under five years

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Complications from preterm (premature) births and pneumonia are now the leading causes of death in children under five years, together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013, according to...

Development models put to the test: low birth weight children are particularly vulnerable to environmental influences

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Low birth weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than infants born with normal weight.

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
DNA signature found in ice storm babiesThe number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec's Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new...

Peanut allergy: could pulsed light remove allergens from whole peanuts?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.

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