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New drugs could stop the growth of drug-resistant medulloblastomas - childhood tumors

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:00
Current drugs may stop working against the most common type of brain tumor in children, medulloblastoma, but the tumor could be targeted in a new way, according to Stanford University scientists.

Best candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery may be identified through brain scans

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 06:00
Fetuses with enlarged ventricles--the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain--may be less likely than other fetuses to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a study...

NYU researchers document self-reported use of new synthetic drugs by teens/young adults

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 05:00
In recent years, there has been an increase in emergence and use of a variety of new drugs, so-called "novel psychoactive substances" (NPS) in the US and worldwide.

Bug sprays in the home a cancer risk for children

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:00
Exposure in the home to insecticides from sprays and foggers puts children at unnecessary risk for cancer development, a new study of previous research suggests.

Almost 20% of high school seniors use hookahs

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find nearly 1 in 5 senior high school students report using a hookah to smoke tobacco in the past year, with more than a third deemed regular users.

Video game warnings fall far short in rating tobacco content

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 23:00
Video games are not adequately rated for tobacco content, according to a new UC San Francisco study that found video gamers are being widely exposed to tobacco imagery.

Treatment protocol improves outcomes for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 23:00
A new protocol to treat babies born in withdrawal from drugs can be used widely to improve outcomes for these babies.

Viruses flourish in guts of healthy babies

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 06:00
Bacteria aren't the only nonhuman invaders to colonize the gut shortly after a baby's birth.

Larger and private colleges and universities more likely to attract hookah establishments

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 04:00
Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the American Journal of...

Learning is not a spectator sport

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 03:00
Free - or very inexpensive - online courses have become quite a trend in education.

What is cord blood banking?

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 23:00
Cord blood banking involves collecting blood left in your newborn baby's umbilical cord and placenta and storing it for future medical use to possibly help treat illness.

Three hours of uninterrupted sitting damages blood vessels

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 21:00
Three hours of uninterrupted sitting causes substantial disruption to vascular function in the legs in young girls, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology.

Pressure to be cool and look good is detrimental to many children

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 08:00
The pressure to be cool, look good and own the 'right stuff' is detrimental to many children and teenagers, according to new research by University of Sussex psychologists.

Act now to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide, say experts

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 07:00
Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health, say global health...

How to breastfeed your baby

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 23:00
Learn the best way to breastfeed your baby comfortably with tips on obtaining a good latch, how to avoid pain and the best positions for successful breastfeeding.

Sedentary lifestyle and overweight weaken arterial health already in childhood

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 08:00
Arterial wall stiffness and reduced arterial dilation are the first signs of cardiovascular diseases that can be measured.

High blood pressure 'greatest risk factor for global death,' study finds

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:00
Researchers find high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for death among men and women across the globe, followed by smoking and high body mass index.

One in two adolescents misuse their prescription drugs, study shows

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:00
Although prescription drug misuse is on the decline among adolescents, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially...

How genetic testing can improve care for children with epilepsy

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:00
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated.

Solving a genetic mystery: Bridging diagnostic discovery through social media

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00
"Help us find others like Tess." Bo Bigelow's plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.