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Prenatal exposure to viruses may cause type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases in children

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
The incidence of type 1 childhood diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide. If blood sugar levels aren't well-controlled, juvenile diabetes can affect nearly every organ of a child's body.

Avoiding obesity during childhood through family meals

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives.

Too few parents make plans in case they die early

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
Parents are failing to make adequate plans for the children they would leave behind should they die early, reveals a new survey by the Childhood Bereavement Network, based at leading children's...

Factors identified that are associated with childhood brain tumors

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research from the...

Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.

Adolescents with cerebral palsy 'not unhappy or unfulfilled,' study suggests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.

Scientists identify more than 400 genes that influence height

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.