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SLU research finds hospital physicians fail to identify, address weight issues in children

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 03:00
Pediatric hospitalist calls failure a 'missed opportunity' to address patient's healthPhysicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of...

Pitt team gets the beat, develops method of quantifying ciliary movement

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:00
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have figured out how to objectively quantify the beating action of cilia, the tiny, hair-like projections on cells that line nasal...

A simple tableware switch could reduce exposure to a potentially harmful substance

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:00
In households with kids -- or grown-up klutzes -- a durable set of melamine plates and bowls is a must.

Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 01:00
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases--like whooping cough and measles--according to a new study from the University of...

Targeting the early-teens for extra exercise could cut diabetes risk

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that physical activity provides the greatest benefits to adolescent insulin resistance - a risk factor for type 2 diabetes - when the condition peaks at age 13, but provides no...

Do some women feel stigmatized if they are unable to breastfeed?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 07:00
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?

How new moms assess their partners' ability to parent

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:00
Couple's relationship, father's parenting confidence play rolesNew mothers take a close look at their personal relationship with their husband or partner when deciding how much they want him...

Parents' preconception exposure to environmental stressors can disrupt early development

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 01:00
Article spotlights latest science showing transgenerational health impact of environmental stressorsEven before a child is conceived, the parents' exposure to environmental stressors can alter...

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:00
Study contradicts some prior marijuana researchChronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms...

Warning about the dangers of measles may sway vaccine skeptics

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:00
Many people worry about the safety of vaccines - particularly the MMR vaccine. But a new study suggests a nonconfrontational approach that could alleviate these concerns.

High academic stress linked to increased illness, injuries among college football players

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:00
Starting players more likely to get hurt during test weeks than training campCoaches and trainers strive to keep their players healthy so they can perform at their maximum potentials.

Simple intervention can moderate anti-vaccination beliefs, study finds

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00
It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don't.

Trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome identified

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00
New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome.

6 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 6 of your pregnancy? Your baby will be taking huge developmental strides - their vital organ systems have started to form or are continuing to grow.

Young dads at greater risk of death in middle age, study suggests

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests men who become fathers before the age of 25 may be at significantly greater risk of death in midlife, compared with men who delay fatherhood.

Neuroblastoma cancer cells weaken immune system 'like kryptonite'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective.

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
Wider use of genetic testing in children with CP should be consideredCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children.

New survey to distinguish between expectable vs. worrisome early childhood misbehavior

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
Researchers at Northwestern University are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern.

Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood.

Is alcohol consumption increasing in Australia?

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:00
Australians are drinking more alcohol than they were in 2001, with 15 to 19-year-olds drinkingsignificantly more than adults, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.