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Children's social and emotional well-being varies with parental debt

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:00
A new study finds that greater total parental debt is linked with poorer social and emotional well-being in children, but that the association also varies by type of debt.

A predictive risk map for the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans in Uganda

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 01:00
Infection with the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans is one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases.

Smart guns: 60% of Americans would buy one

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00
In contrast to previous findings by gun lobbyists, 60% of Americans say they would buy a smart or childproof gun. Smart technology could save many lives if applied to guns.

Targeted school closure policies may help the fight against pandemic influenza

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:00
Targeted school closure policies may help mitigating the spread of pandemic influenza, while entailing lower social costs than more traditional policies, such as nationwide school closure.

Continued increase in birth defect of abdominal wall

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:00
Cases of a serious birth defect of the abdominal wall called gastroschisis continues to increase over time, according to a report in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Childhood trauma associated with worse impulse control in adulthood, U-M study finds

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:00
Abuse or neglect associated with worse executive function in adults, whether or not they have bipolar disorder.

Parental support has positive effect on children's eating behaviours

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:00
Parental support programmes in areas with the greatest needs can have a positive effect on the consumption of unhealthy food and drink and on weight increases in obese children.

Brain study reveals mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 04:00
Research links imbalance in brain connections to childhood obesity.Mindfulness, described as paying attention on purpose and being in the present moment with acceptance, could be an effective...

Benefits of cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor reported in pre-school children for the first time

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:00
The oral drug ivacaftor appears to be safe and could be beneficial to young children between the ages of 2 and 5 with a specific type of cystic fibrosis, according to new research published in The...

Dangerous driving puts kids at higher risk of getting hit during school drop-offs

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 03:00
Dangerous driving when dropping children off at schools may put kids at increased risk of getting injured in the vicinity of their schools, a recent York University and The Hospital for Sick...

It's mom who sees troubles for teens with food allergies

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:00
Teens with allergies more likely to have depression, anxiety.Teens with food allergies are more likely to have depression, anxiety or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- and it's...

Substance use and indoor tanning among Colorado high school students

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 07:00
Analyses of the results of a survey of Colorado high school students suggest there may be a potential association between substance use and indoor tanning, according to an article published online...

Father's depression during pregnancy linked to premature birth risk

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 06:00
The mental health of expectant moms is well-studied, given its importance for a developing fetus. A new study looks at depression in expectant dads and finds cause for concern.

Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:00
A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence.

Socio-economic status may impact care of children with epilepsy

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 04:00
Socio-economic status may influence the use of health resources among children with epilepsy, even in a universal health insurance system.

Easier access to children's GP appointments linked to reduced use of emergency departments

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:00
Children whose GPs are easy to access are less likely to visit A&E than those whose GPs are less able to provide appointments. During weekdays, children's visits to A&E peak after school hours.

Infant-friendly flu vaccine developed with key protein

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:00
According to the World Health Organization, influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.

Post-term delivery raises risk of complications and illness for newborns

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 02:00
Tel Aviv University researcher finds infants born past 42 weeks are far more likely to be admitted to neonatal ICU.

Most parents say they set limits on teen drivers -- but teens don't always think so

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 23:00
Fewer parents place limitations on passengers, driving times and highways; parents who believe their kids are good drivers less likely to set limits.

Breasts put girls off sport - new research

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 16:00