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Researchers identify a novel disease gene causing neurodegenerative disorders

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:00
An international consortium led by University of Miami researchers finds a novel disease gene causing neurodegenerative conditionsResearchers at the University of Miami (UM) have discovered and...

Soccer players heading balls 'at increased risk of concussion'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:00
Heading the ball was identified as the most common cause of concussion for soccer players in a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Kids' dental health habits must start at home

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:00
A new study is calling on dental teams to alert parents to the oral health risk of sharing spoons with toddlers at mealtimes.

Study shows variation in rates of secondary cleft lip and palate surgery

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:00
For children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary depending on the center where they're treated, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global...

Surgeries before college athletics may result in more injuries during college play

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:00
Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work...

Tommy John surgeries increasing for youth athletes

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:00
Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic...

Molecule 'master switch' is responsible for birth timing; new discovery could lead to preterm labour prevention

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:00
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified that the activation of the TLR4 molecule is key in controlling the timing of birth, acting as a trigger common to both preterm and on-time...

Kids may need more vitamin D, study finds

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:00
Currently recommended daily dietary allowances of vitamin D may be insufficient to prevent deficiency in children, according to researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the...

Risk of COPD may already occur in adolescence

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 03:00
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of most common causes of death in the world today - active smoking accounting for approx. 85% of all cases.

Mutations in a single gene underlie vulnerability to 2 unrelated types of infections

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:00
The newly discovered immune deficiency opens the door to fungal infections, as well as potentially fatal bacterial diseaseResearchers have identified a new immune system deficiency in which...

Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:00
Staged contest shows when kids recognize complex emotionsA group of preschoolers were given one shot to beat the world's fastest builder of block towers.

Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborns

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to...

Promising drug for childhood acute leukemia -- where to next?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:00
A new Australian study shows that a recently-developed drug, already used safely in adult leukaemia clinical trials, holds great promise for some children with an aggressive form of cancer known as...

Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:00
Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence.

CWRU researchers link prenatal cocaine exposure to adolescents engaging in sex by age 15

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:00
Since 1994, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have studied mothers--some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not--to understand how the drug affected their children's...

New data finds synthetic marijuana, K2, impacts teen heart function

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:00
Synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice, decreases the flow of oxygen to the heart in teenagers and can cause serious heart complications, says new research from Children's National Health System.

Blood pressure levels and prevalence among US children & adolescents has declined in the past decade

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:00
Childhood high blood pressure (HBP) is a serious public health challenge worldwide due to associated increases in risk of end organ damages and correlation with HBP in adulthood.

Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don't see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the...

Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children's cancer

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms' tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible...

A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:00
Montréal researchers discover a new crucial gene associated with these orphan diseasesThis is a computer image of a head in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a technique at the root of...

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