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Researchers develop 3-D printing method for creating patient-specific medical devices

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 23:00
A team of researchers at Northeastern University has developed an innovative 3-D printing technology that uses magnetic fields to shape composite materials--mixes of plastics and ceramics--into...

New treatment to overcome peanut allergies in children

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 06:00
A new study is successfully helping children to overcome peanut allergies by exposing them to peanuts and desensitising them to their allergy.

Charity calls for Men B vaccine use to be extended

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 05:00
Charity Meningitis Now is calling for free vaccination against meningococcal group B (Men B) disease to be extended to all children within a family where there has been a case of meningitis, as the...

Children's trust of each other depends on their relationship

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 05:00
"Mom! He splashed me on purpose!" "No I didn't - it was an accident!" Arguments over whether one sibling intended to harm another are a common soundtrack for parents with more than one kid.

Guidelines first to focus on children with pulmonary hypertension

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 03:00
For the first time, guidelines have been developed for children with pulmonary hypertension, a sometimes fatal heart and lung disease that affects nearly two of every 1,000 babies born each year.

UK charity welcomes pilot showing screening saves babies' lives

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 03:00
Findings presented at a national one-day conference in London show that screening pregnant women for group B Strep has resulted in an 80% reduction in these potentially devastating infections in...

Nearly one in five oral penicillin doses given to children in NHS hospitals may be too high or too low

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers say that many children may be getting an inappropriate dose of antibiotics as doctors use guidelines that just use age not weight when choosing the dose of drugs.

Anti-vaccine websites are misinforming parents, study says

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 08:00
Analysis of anti-vaccine websites reveals that many contain misinformation, pseudoscience and anecdotes; understanding how they work may help to counter their negative messages.

Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection, compared with the...

Study examines effectiveness of efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Louise Kuhn, Ph.D., of Columbia University, New York, and colleagues evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one treatment could transition...

Study led by Temple researchers reveals new link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Individuals with Down syndrome who survive into adulthood face the additional challenge of early-onset dementia, in which toxic amyloid plaques build up in the brain.

Adjusting to less food availability can impact kids negatively

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 06:00
Adjusting to family circumstances where there is less food available than previously can be a traumatic situation for children and can result in behavioral issues, according to new research from...

In-house test kits help motivate parents to reduce allergens in their homes

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 05:00
In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health.

New study uncovers attitudes of African-American children toward overweight peers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
The childhood obesity epidemic in the United States has been growing for decades. A new study focusing on African-American children shows how the issue can also impact social development.

Research shows devastating effect war and violence has on children's mental health

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
Violence and conflict in areas affected by war, such as Gaza, can have a devastating effect on the mental health of the children exposed to it, according to research at the University of Leicester.

CU researchers find one in five pediatricians dismiss families for refusing vaccines

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings published in the journal Pediatrics and based on research by faculty from the University of...

Working on your tot's memory now can help his high school success

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers at Université Sainte-Anne and the University of Montreal has...

Improvements in US diet lower premature deaths

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 02:00
Despite modest improvement, overall diet remains poor; second study identifies cost-effective interventions to reduce childhood obesity.Two new studies from Harvard T.H.

17 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 17 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a turnip and may react to loud noises in your environment.

Better American diets save lives, but more can be done

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
Research shows that slight improvements in the American diet have helped save lives and reduce health costs, but there is still a long way to go, and more regulations are needed.