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Brain changes seen in high school football players after just one season

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00
Some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the...

Parenting a major factor in falls at home for children

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.

Link between antibiotics and childhood asthma called into question

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for a serious disorder common in Inuit people

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:00
Researchers have identified the cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants.

CDC: over half of infants in the US sleep with 'hazardous bedding'

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite current recommendations, a new study finds that more than 50% of infants in the US are placed to sleep with bedding that increases risks for sudden infant death.

Toy-related injuries in US increase by 40%

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:00
A new study finds that between 1990-2011, the rate of toy-related injuries in children rose by 40% in the US, with foot-powered scooters to blame for most of this increase.

Possible route to new treatments discovered during research on a rare cancer

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered the unusual role of lactate in the metabolism of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), a rare, aggressive...

Marginalising women's sport leaves girls with fewer role models

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00
DESPITE a sequence of stellar performances by Britain's female athletes and team game players, coverage of women's sport in the Press still occupies a fraction of the space given to men, according to...

Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
Ontario students between Grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI...

'Therapeutic reprogramming' may lead to treatment for epidermolysis bullosa, a blistering skin disease

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
Induced pluripotent stem cells made from patients with a form of blistering skin disease can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells in laboratory dishes, researchers at the...

Long-term health defects in Peru's children directly associated with El Niño

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
Extreme weather events, such as El Niño, can have long-lasting effects on health, according to research published in the open access journal Climate Change Responses.

Bone cells identified that could help children who need corrective facial surgery

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
Our bones are smart. Bones know that by adolescence it's time to stop growing longer and stronger, and from that point on bones keep their shape by healing injuries.

Loneliness among American teenagers

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely.

Folic acid prior to conception may lower risk of small-for-gestational-age offspring

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from the UK claims that women who start taking folic acid prior to conception may be less likely to have babies born small for gestational age.

Program improves diabetes control in world's poorest children, Pitt Public Health finds

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:00
A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world's poorest children has successfully improved control of the disease, according to a University of Pittsburgh...

Pregnancy, a missed opportunity to influence later health

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:00
A report released by the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) highlights the need for pre-conception and pregnancy to be seen as a critical 'window of opportunity' to improve the health of the next...

Freshers told 'it's not too late' for MenC vaccine, UK

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 01:00
Immunisation experts and university leaders urge first year university students (Freshers) to come forward for a vaccine to protect them against meningococcal C infection following recent reports...

Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 23:00
Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report...

Care for children and young people with epilepsy in the UK getting better, reveals latest audit

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
Findings from Round 2 of the Epilepsy12 national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people reveal some significant improvements including the number of Children's Epilepsy Specialist...

WMA urges more action to tackle problem of street children

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00
To mark UNESCO's 'Street Children Day' on November 26, the World Medical Association has highlighted the rights of children and in particular their rights to health.