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Loss of immune cells may result in malaria symptoms fading in repeat infections

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this...

Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.

Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.

Youth are quietly losing their hearing

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University...

Infant immunization rates 'are stable or increasing,' say CDC

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.

Drive to eliminate institutional care for orphaned children not supported by evidence

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from a...

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely...

Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion (OME, a buildup of fluid in the ear)...

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.

Saving children's lives by expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination in Africa

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's...

HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.

Parental attentiveness to infant babbling 'speeds up language development'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:00
Infants whose parents are attentive to their babbling sounds are likely to demonstrate greater advances in language development, according to a new study.

Young driver's gender affects crash type, injury severity

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in, according to a Kansas State University study.

The jury is still out on whether or not sipping alcohol is problematic for children

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:00
Previous research had determined that whether or not a child sips or tastes alcohol is associated with the child's attitude toward sipping and with a family environment supportive of alcohol use.