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Youth just as likely to try e-cigarettes as smoking

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00
Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Mouse model will help scientists parse brain-based findingsOveractive neurons in the front of the mouse brain, shown in green, trigger excessive release of the brain chemical dopamine, which...

Keeping legalized marijuana out of hands of kids

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest regulators could learn lessons from tobacco and alcohol industries to keep harmful products away from young peopleAs the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four...

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Canadian CHILD Study sheds new light on childhood risk of developing allergiesNew research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor...

Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer - diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests epigenetic drugs may be used to treat leading cause of pediatric brain cancer deathUsing brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and...

Competitive food and beverage policies found to reduce childhood obesity

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Policies adopted to regulate competitive food and beverages available to public school students have been found to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity.

Preterm birth alters brain connections linked to cognitive functioning, study finds

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 06:00
Babies born preterm have reduced brain connectivity between areas of the thalamus and areas of the cortex associated with higher cognitive functioning, according to new research.

Low-allergen soybean could have high impact

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:00
Scientists from the UA and University of Illinois have created a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and it could make the creation of animal feed more efficientUsing conventional breeding...

New study suggests prominent role for pharmacies in reducing asthma-related illness

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:00
A new study shows how pharmacies might collaborate with physicians and families to reduce asthma-related illness.

Free online educational asthma resource to support anyone who works with children, UK

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
A free online educational resource has been launched to support anyone who works with children and young people with asthma, either as part of their job or as a volunteer.

Study identifies genetic risk for childhood sleepwalking

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds children whose parents have a history of sleepwalking are up to seven times more likely to sleepwalk themselves.

Beyond chicken fingers & fries: New evidence in favor of healthier kids' menus

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
New research in Obesity is first of its kind to look at ordering patterns and sales data following healthy menu changesContrary to popular belief, more healthy kids' meals were ordered after a...

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol tied to abusive drinking in teens

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:00
Expanding what we know about college students mixing alcohol with energy drinks, investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center found teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol...

Toxic combination of air pollution and poverty lowers child IQ

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age...

Parents describe arduous journey from diagnosis to pediatric epileptic surgery

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
Interventions should be developed to help tear down barriers to surgical evaluationHaving a child diagnosed with epilepsy can be a frightening and confusing time.

Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome almost doubles in 4 years

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 23:00
The number of babies born with symptoms of drug withdrawal almost doubled between 2009 and 2012, finds a new study, and rates were highest in areas with high opioid use.

Young adults born preterm may live with lungs of elderly, study finds

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:00
Unexpected findings suggest more research is needed to assess needs of these patients as they seek medical care as adultsAdult survivors of preterm births may have a lung capacity that resembles...

Lives of three babies rescued by 3D-printed, growth-flexible implants

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
Windpipe disease, which has a high failure rate from conventional treatment, has been overcome for three babies fitted with groundbreaking 3D-printed airways.

New research highlights mental and physical impact of severe illness in children

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:00
New research funded by international charity Meningitis Research Foundation has highlighted the impact that paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) stay has on children who have been critically ill.

Boston Children's Hospital study reveals first 6 months best for stimulating heart growth

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 23:00
In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, Brian Polizzotti, PhD, Bernhard Kuhn, MD, Sangita Choudhury, PhD, and colleagues affiliated with the Boston Children's Hospital's Translational...