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When mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, her child is more likely to be obese

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
UTMB study sheds new night on how a pregnant mom's lifestyle affects her children's risk of obesityA new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at...

Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.

Show us your BabyFace: researchers appeal for help from new parents

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:00
A new app launched by The University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the...

New ASHA survey of U.S. parents: significant percentages report that very young children are using technology

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
A new survey of U.S. parents commissioned by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) finds significant percentages reporting technology use by very young children and more than half of...

QUT new study calls for changes to childcare 'mandatory' sleep rules

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
The research, led by Dr Sally Staton and co-authored by Professor Karen Thorpe, Associate Professor Simon Smith and PhD student Cassandra Pattinson, was conducted on behalf of the Australian-based...

Blood markers could help predict outcome of infant heart surgery

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
The study, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine and carried out at Royal Brompton Hospital, followed children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease, and found that by analysing...

Plant toxin causes biliary atresia in animal model

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
Rare disease of developing liver most common reason for liver transplant in childrenA study in this week's Science Translational Medicine is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely...

Stroke: not just an adult's condition

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:00
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

Almost all parents of overweight children believe their children are 'the right weight'

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:00
A study reports that up to 95% of modern parents with overweight children think their child is the right weight, with the misperception more pronounced among low-income families.

Child behaviour is worse when dads feel unsupported

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:00
Children are more likely to display troublesome behaviour in families in which the father feels unsupported by his partner.

Children's sleep and mental health are related

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:00
Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test.

Discovery could help reverse glucocorticoid resistance in some young leukemia patients

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study lays the foundation for more effective treatment of childhood leukemia and a wide range of other disorders using small molecules to reverse glucocorticoid...

Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:00
A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has developed two new strategies to treat depression in young people using the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medications.

The dark side of cannabis

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:00
Although the use of cannabis as a medical drug is currently booming (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109: 495-501), we should not forget that leisure time consumption--for example, smoking weed--can cause...

Study examines incidence of concussion in youth, high school, college football

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 02:00
A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to an article published online...

Effectiveness of school competitive food policies appears tied to neighborhood socioeconomics

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 02:00
Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends...

Research announced demonstrating non-invasive, game-like technology that can provide early indication of whether a child has ADHD and to what degree

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:00
GlassesOff Inc. has announced the results from a study in children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), demonstrating non-invasive, game-like technology that can provide...

Youth just as likely to try e-cigarettes as smoking

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 00:00
Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

Scientists reconcile three unrelated theories of schizophrenia

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Mouse model will help scientists parse brain-based findingsOveractive neurons in the front of the mouse brain, shown in green, trigger excessive release of the brain chemical dopamine, which...

Keeping legalized marijuana out of hands of kids

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest regulators could learn lessons from tobacco and alcohol industries to keep harmful products away from young peopleAs the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four...