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Act now to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide, say experts

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 07:00
Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health, say global health...

How to breastfeed your baby

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 23:00
Learn the best way to breastfeed your baby comfortably with tips on obtaining a good latch, how to avoid pain and the best positions for successful breastfeeding.

Sedentary lifestyle and overweight weaken arterial health already in childhood

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 08:00
Arterial wall stiffness and reduced arterial dilation are the first signs of cardiovascular diseases that can be measured.

High blood pressure 'greatest risk factor for global death,' study finds

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:00
Researchers find high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for death among men and women across the globe, followed by smoking and high body mass index.

One in two adolescents misuse their prescription drugs, study shows

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 05:00
Although prescription drug misuse is on the decline among adolescents, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially...

How genetic testing can improve care for children with epilepsy

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 02:00
The steps involved in evaluating and diagnosing patients with epilepsy are complicated.

Solving a genetic mystery: Bridging diagnostic discovery through social media

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 00:00
"Help us find others like Tess." Bo Bigelow's plea jumps off the page of his blog, echoing across the continent from his leafy green home city of Portland, Maine.

Research shows too much rest may compromise concussion recovery

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 09:00
According to new research, children who have had concussions should step up their activity days after injury because excessive rest itself may compromise recovery and "do more harm than good.

Back to school: health tips for schoolchildren

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 07:00
In this Spotlight, we take a look at a number of health tips to help children heading back to the classroom stay as healthy as possible.

Rise in disability benefits for children with mental disorders consistent with population trends

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 05:00
The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2.

Study finds children eat healthier at daycare centers than at home

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 04:00
A recent study conducted by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has found that preschool age children are consuming more calories and fewer fruits, vegetables and milk...

Older kids less likely to have car seats checked for safety than infants

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 04:00
Just 1 in 10 car seat checks analyzed were for booster seat-age children -- who are twice as likely to suffer serious injury or death in crashBooster seat-aged children are twice as likely to...

Research reveals the placenta's oxygen tanks for early embryos

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 04:00
A new role for the placenta has been revealed by University of Manchester scientists who have identified sites which store, and gradually release, oxygen for newly formed embryos in the weeks after...

Photovoice: A useful method to learn about the food environment

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 04:00
Childhood obesity is linked to diet habits and food environment, but gaining information about these topics from children can often be difficult.

WHO: child mortality under 6 million for first time

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
A WHO joint report says while global rates of under-5 deaths have plunged to under 50% of their 1990 levels, big challenges remain, especially in the period at or around birth.

Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children, Stanford study finds

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Survivors of child trafficking exhibit symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
About one-third of girls and boys who survived child trafficking experienced physical and/or sexual violence during their ordeal in a study of children receiving posttrafficking services in...

10 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 10 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a prune and because of the formation of your baby’s vocal cords, he or she is able to make sounds.

Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into parenthood? Yes, and no

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 08:00
The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16...

USC, China researchers find children who have a plan can overcome adversity

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 08:00
Making a plan can be the difference in overcoming a difficult childhood, while just thinking about those difficulties can drag down the child.