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BMC receives award to improve care for pediatric patients with complex health issues

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00
Boston Medical Center (BMC) has received a $6.1 million award from the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to establish the Massachusetts Alliance for Complex Care (MACC) and expand...

Cannabidiol trials begin at Georgia Regents University

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:00
Two clinical trials aimed at treating children with medication-resistant epilepsy with cannabidiol have been approved at Georgia Regents University.

Project pinpoints 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:00
The first results to emerge from a nationwide project to study the genetic causes of rare developmental disorders have revealed 12 causative genes that have never been identified before.

High IV doses of the antibiotic vancomycin increase the risk of kidney damage in children

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 23:00
Results of a small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study show that hospitalized children given high-dose IV infusions of the antibiotic vancomycin to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections face...

CDC: current US flu season at threshold for 'epidemic' status

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:00
According to the latest figures from the CDC's flu surveillance report, the flu season is at the epidemic level threshold, with 15 flu-related deaths reported among children.

A different drug regimen could be considered for children where multiple parasite species cause malaria

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:00
A different drug regimen could be considered for children where multiple parasite species cause malariaA drug combination of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered for the treatment of...

High blood sugar in young children with type 1 diabetes linked to changes in brain growth

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Investigators have found that young children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have slower brain growth compared to children without diabetes.

Understanding infant sleep patterns

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping...

Needs of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis patients may be met by steroid-based treatment

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in...

When child involved in school-based, community obesity intervention, parents lose weight too

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits.

New concussion laws result in big jump in concussion treatment

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
New laws regulating concussion treatment, bolstered by heightened public awareness, have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for school-age athletes.

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons, study shows

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Most heavy teens' attempts to lose weight don't work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed.

Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:00
New study involving 70 families finds that children with autism have stronger social skills when there is any kind of pet in the home - including rabbits, reptiles, birds and fish.

The lives of street children 'cry out for attention'

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Psychologists and other professionals working with or studying street children must avoid the twin temptations of seeing everything as victimisation demanding sympathy and of romanticising their...

Neuroscience looks at what makes kids generous

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
It's no secret that people are judgmental, and young children are no exception. When children witness "good" or "bad" behavior, their brains show an immediate emotional response.

Why are UK teenagers skipping school?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.

Why do parents who usually vaccinate their children hesitate or refuse?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
A new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred S.

Comprehensive care for high-risk, chronically ill children reduces serious illnesses and costs

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care...

Children's national researchers study broad impact of obesity on diseases

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children's National Health System researchers have uncovered evidence that obesity may have a broader impact than previously thought on inflammatory and other diseases, with belly fat more...

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children of parents with a mood disorder who have attempted suicide may be up to five times more likely to make a suicide attempt themselves, according to a new study.

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