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High blood sugar in young children with type 1 diabetes linked to changes in brain growth

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Investigators have found that young children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have slower brain growth compared to children without diabetes.

Understanding infant sleep patterns

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping...

Needs of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis patients may be met by steroid-based treatment

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in...

When child involved in school-based, community obesity intervention, parents lose weight too

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits.

New concussion laws result in big jump in concussion treatment

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
New laws regulating concussion treatment, bolstered by heightened public awareness, have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for school-age athletes.

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons, study shows

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:00
Most heavy teens' attempts to lose weight don't work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed.

Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:00
New study involving 70 families finds that children with autism have stronger social skills when there is any kind of pet in the home - including rabbits, reptiles, birds and fish.

The lives of street children 'cry out for attention'

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Psychologists and other professionals working with or studying street children must avoid the twin temptations of seeing everything as victimisation demanding sympathy and of romanticising their...

Neuroscience looks at what makes kids generous

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
It's no secret that people are judgmental, and young children are no exception. When children witness "good" or "bad" behavior, their brains show an immediate emotional response.

Why are UK teenagers skipping school?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.

Why do parents who usually vaccinate their children hesitate or refuse?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
A new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred S.

Comprehensive care for high-risk, chronically ill children reduces serious illnesses and costs

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care...

Children's national researchers study broad impact of obesity on diseases

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children's National Health System researchers have uncovered evidence that obesity may have a broader impact than previously thought on inflammatory and other diseases, with belly fat more...

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children of parents with a mood disorder who have attempted suicide may be up to five times more likely to make a suicide attempt themselves, according to a new study.

Scientists uncover molecular map of autism-related genes

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a molecular network consisting of genes known to be associated with autism. The findings pave the way for discovery of new genes linked to the disorder.

TX program fights childhood obesity with improvements to kids' menus

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00
Local restaurants will create healthier menus as part of community programs designed to address childhood obesity, Texas State University researchers find.

Improving the diagnosis of developmental diseases

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:00
The discovery of new genes that underlie developmental disorders, with phenotypes such as congenital heart defects, seizures and intellectual disabilities, is reported in Nature this week.

Flu vaccination rates improved by text reminders

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that parents who receive text message reminders that their child requires a flu vaccine are significantly more likely to bring their child for vaccination.

Study finds intervention in school health centers is effective in counseling teens about abusive relationships

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00
A study by a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC researcher provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of a brief, provider-delivered universal education and counseling...

Many children and adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 23:00
When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine.

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