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Water dispensers in schools: do they lower obesity in students?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:00
After NYC implemented water dispensers in schools, researchers found that they were linked with decreased BMIs in students, suggesting a simple solution to childhood obesity.

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:00
Preschoolers raised in poorer families may experience brain changes that raise the risk of clinical depression at age 9 or 10, compared with those raised in richer families.

Rate of 2.6 million stillbirths a year is 'too high'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 00:00
The rate of stillbirths has dropped in recent years, but more progress is needed, especially in low-income countries and for economically disadvantaged women in wealthier ones.

Commission launched to improve mental healthcare provision for children and young people in the UK

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 04:00
Monday 18 January sees the launch of a Commission to improve mental healthcare provision for children and young people.

Zika virus could spread rapidly in the Americas

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 02:00
Zika - a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects in Brazil - could spread rapidly through the Americas, including parts of the US, say researchers.

Ads for candy-flavored e-cigarettes could encourage vaping among school children

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:00
Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavours such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavoured...

Poverty linked to childhood depression, changes in brain connectivity

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:00
Many negative consequences are linked to growing up poor, and researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more: altered brain connectivity.

Link found between obesity and blood clots in pediatric patients

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.

UT Southwestern researchers identify process that causes chronic neonatal lung disease

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:00
Pediatric researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a key component of the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating and sometimes fatal lung disease that...

Study shows less physically mature ice hockey players have prolonged concussion symptoms

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:00
A study led by a Hasbro Children's Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms...

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 23:00
Adolescents who experience short or poor quality sleep find it harder to cope with stress, with implications for academics and health. Girls are particularly affected.

Teens who use cannabis at risk of schizophrenia

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 23:00
THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, alters the brain in ways related to neuropsychotic disorders such as schizophrenia when it is used by adolescents.

One hookah session delivers 125 times the smoke of one cigarette

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 23:00
New research has arisen that looks into the harms of hookah smoking. Study authors say one hookah smoking session delivers 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.

Think on your feet: standing desks improve student cognition

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:00
In the first examination into students' cognitive responses to standing desks, researchers have found that students' executive function and working memory capabilities improved.

New research on preventing fall asthma exacerbations

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:00
Experts from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) co-led a team of researchers in studying new approaches to reducing fall asthma exacerbations in pediatric patients.

Youths with gender dysphoria have higher rates of asperger syndrome

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:00
A new study provides clinical data to support growing evidence that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more prevalent in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria than in the general population.

Kidney stones are on the rise among youth, especially in females and African-Americans

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:00
Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females, and African-Americans in the U.S.

Music videos: exposure to alcohol, tobacco content high in teens

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:00
Researchers found that exposure to alcohol and tobacco content in popular music videos is around four times higher among teenagers than adults in the UK.

Could health warning labels stop parents buying sugary drinks for kids?

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:00
Findings from a new study suggest warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages could deter parents from buying such drinks for their children, reducing diabetes and obesity risks.

Trauma experts study treatment of pregnant trauma patients to improve neonatal outcomes

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
Expectant mothers who sustain a traumatic injury and receive care at a hospital with a designated trauma center experience better outcomes than those treated at a non-trauma hospital.