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Kids with asthma can avoid the ER by getting care from an allergist

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:00
Probability of future emergency department visits jumps to 87 percent with 5 acute care visits.

Study finds 75 percent of first-time moms plan to follow vaccine schedule

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
First-time expectant mothers who do not plan to follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule differ in a number of ways from mothers who do, according to a recent study led by the Centers...

Scientists discover genetic mechanism essential to ovary development

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 00:00
Findings implicate a novel pathway in the normal development and maintenance of the ovary, with implications for diagnosis and the development of future treatment options.

Children of religious parents less generous, study suggests

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 23:00
A controversial new study suggests - contrary to popular belief - children from religious households are less generous than those from non-religious households.

4-year-old boy's kidney pierced by a swallowed hair pin

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 15:00
A young boy's right kidney was pierced by a hair pin that he swallowed, reports a BMJ Case Report that highlights the rare complications following the ingestion of foreign objects.

The cumulative research shows no explicit medical impediment to surrogate motherhood

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 08:00
The Swedish government is investigating a change of legislation to make surrogate motherhood permitted in Sweden.

Acne: what causes it and how to relieve it

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:00
Acne troubles many people, especially adolescents. The effects are physical and psychological, but treatment can alleviate even the most severe cases.

A way to target the Achilles heel of neuroblastoma

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 06:00
Australian scientists have identified a critical molecular 'feedback loop' that helps initiate and drive neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system in children that is triggered in embryonal...

March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card grades cities; focuses on racial disparities

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 06:00
US earns a 'C' on the 2015 Report Card.Portland, Oregon has the best preterm birth rate of the top 100 cities with the most births nationwide, while Shreveport, Louisiana has the worst, according...

Home remediation in low-income housing shows significant effect on childhood asthma

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 04:00
Children with asthma living in low-income, urban public housing had significantly fewer visits to the emergency department (ED), less use of rescue medication, and less disrupted sleep with a program...

Study points to more individualized treatment options for youth with onset type 2 diabetes

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 04:00
The study, primarily funded by the National Institute of Health, was headed by Phil Zeitler, MD, PhD, of Children's Hospital Colorado in conjunction with leading doctors from across the United States.

Scientists uncover mechanism that propels liver development after birth

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 04:00
Any expectant mother will tell you that she wants her baby's organs to develop properly in the womb.

Children's doctors express major concern that crucial developmental checks may have been missed for premature babies, UK

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 03:00
No evidence of 2 year developmental health check for 46% of premature babies says Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's latest neonatal auditPremature babies could be missing out on...

Arousal study indicates Integrated Listening Systems is an effective behavioral solution for children with sensory processing challenges

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 03:00
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), a provider of multi-sensory programs and products for improving brain function and emotional regulation, today announced the findings of a recent pilot study...

Malaria fight could be undermined by relapsing infections

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows that most childhood malaria infections in endemic Asia-Pacific areas arise from relapsed and not new infections, posing a threat to eradication of the disease.

Scarlet fever making a comeback

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 02:00
An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years.

Vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus shows promise in early trial

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 01:00
Researchers describe a new approach to developing RSV vaccines, reporting promising early results in young children.

Chemotherapy-induced hearing loss affects cognition in pediatric brain tumor survivors

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
More children are surviving malignant brain tumors than in the past, thanks to the use of intense treatments using platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin and high-dose carboplatin).

Closing the dyslexia achievement gap

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school; therefore, it is critical to identify and provide effective...

Consistent source of care is key factor in limiting kids' repeat visits to the hospital

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00
UCLA study also finds parents' confidence may predict whether their children need to be hospitalized again.