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Endocrine disruptors alter thyroid levels in pregnancy, may affect fetal brain development

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study provides 'the strongest evidence to date' that endocrine disrupting chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women and may travel...

Approved additional therapies for hereditary angioedema in children

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
Hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic disease that causes recurrent swelling under the skin and of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract and upper airway, usually first appears...

Is there a link between sexting and pornography or music video viewing among adolescents?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
Are adolescents who view pornography or music videos more likely to engage in sexting, in which they share sexually explicit content via text, photo, or video using cell phones, email, or social...

Does educational attainment affect risk of opioid and stimulant abuse?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
While college-attending Americans are more likely to abuse stimulants than their peers, non-college attending young adults are more likely to abuse opioids, according to a study.

Chromosome region linked to duplication of gene on X chromosome which appears to cause excessive growth

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a duplication of a short stretch of the X chromosome in some people with a rare disorder that causes excessive childhood growth.

Congenital heart disease: 3D-printed hearts could lower surgeries in children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:00
Speakers at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 conference highlight the benefits offered by studying 3D-printed models of individual patients' hearts when planning interventions.

Recommendations against mother-infant bedsharing interfere with breastfeeding

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Recommendations by physician groups to avoid bedsharing among mothers and their babies are intended to reduce sleep-related infant deaths.

Breakthrough: good gut bacteria 'highly effective' against malaria transmission

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
In a new study, researchers find that certain bacteria in the gut offer a natural defense mechanism against malaria transmission, paving the way for a vaccine against the disease.

What parents, teachers, and lawmakers need to know about physical activity, brain health, cognition, and scholastic achievement

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly.

New cause of child brain tumor condition identified

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Gorlin syndrome causes an increased risk of developing cancers of the skin and, rarely, in the brain. Around 1 in 30,000 people has the condition.

Children being given unnecessary chest X-rays

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented at the annual...

Genomic tests are uncovering elusive diagnoses, saving time and money, and changing treatment for infants and children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published...

Children shouldn't belong to the clean plate club

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Whereas most adults are members of the Clean Plate Club, they eat an average of about 90% of the food they serve themselves, children do not.

Link discovered between fathers' criminal history and sons' intelligence

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower cognitive abilities than sons whose fathers have no criminal history, data from over 1 million Swedish men show.

Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Doubling the number of mums who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the NHS more than £40 million every year, suggests...

Human trafficking investigated by Crime Victims' Institute

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Human sex trafficking is a serious problem both domestically and internationally and enhanced education is necessary to address the risk factors for entry into the sex trade, the physical and mental...

Blood pressure build-up in the brain from white blood cell accumulation might cause cerebral malaria death

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:00
Intracranial hypertension-increased blood pressure inside the head-can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.