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Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Duchenne, Becker muscular dystrophy 'affects 1 in 5,000 boys in the US'

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:00
Around 1 in 5,000 boys in the US aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy, according to new estimates from a CDC-funded study.

UM study finds air pollution affects short-term memory, IQ and brain metabolic ratios

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
City smog lowers children's IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for...

International study finds meth messes up brains of youths far more than those of adults

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
Images show changes in area that controls the 'executive function' in adolescentsAdolescents who chronically use methamphetamine suffer greater and more widespread alterations in their brain than...

Plant-based diet may reduce obese children's risk of heart disease

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
Preliminary study by Cleveland Clinic finds plant-based vegan diet may be more effective than American Heart Association diet in reducing cardiovascular risksObese children who begin a low-fat...

Low-fat, plant-based vegan diet 'may reduce heart disease risk' in obese children

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00
Over 4 weeks, a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet was found to be more effective in reducing risk factors for heart disease in obese children than the diet recommended by the AHA.

'Drink less' campaigns should focus on why and how

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Campaigns to get young people to drink less should focus on the benefits of not drinking and how it can be achieved, a new study suggests.

Caring youth-parent relations can be vital to preventing adolescent suicide attempts

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Positive relations between youth and their parents can be key to preventing adolescent suicide attempts, according to the University of British Columbia (UBC) research.

Amazonian study quantifies key role of grandparents in family nutrition

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Anyone who has ever loved a grandmother or grandfather knows the nurturing role that grandparents can play.

Marijuana use could explain excessive daytime sleepiness in some teens

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 23:00
Researchers identified marijuana in the urine of adolescents who had test findings consistent with narcolepsy, suggesting the drug could be linked to excessive daytime sleepiness.

Program prepares Latino community for addressing childhood obesity

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
SaludABLEOmaha, a program emphasizing youth activism and public/private collaboration, has made the Latino community of South Omaha, Nebraska, ready to accept an initiative to reduce childhood...

Low family income predicts poor fitness, obesity risk

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
Children from low-income families tend to be less physically fit and at higher risk of obesity than children from higher-income families, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health study finds.

Elementary teachers' depression symptoms related to students' learning

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Teachers experience some of the highest levels of job-related stress, and such stress may leave them more vulnerable to depression.

New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition -- a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide -- experience a disturbingly high rate of relapse and even death in the year...

Einstein scientists develop novel technique for finding drugs to combat malaria

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Each year nearly 600,000 people--mostly children under age five and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa--die from malaria, caused by single-celled parasites that grow inside red blood cells.

Review finds 'significant link' between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Warwick have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms.

Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Scientists suggest 13-month-olds use their understanding about others' perspectives and social evaluation skills to make sense of social interactionsIn the study, Luo and Choi manipulated...

Crowdfunding helps solve rare disease mystery

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Tel Aviv University researcher identifies novel genetic mutations through DNA sequencing of afflicted child and familyRare diseases -- those that affect fewer than one in 200,000 people -- are...

Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of...

Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child's stroke

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 05:00
Parents of children who had suffered a stroke showed signs of PTSD while children showed signs of anxiety.