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Policies on children's tech exposure confusing

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00
New research suggests guidelines on children's exposure to radio frequency waves from technology are confusing for parents.

ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:00
Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities.

Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:00
Adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future, according to a new RAND Corporation...

Drug combo shows promise against rare bone cancer

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:00
Tests on cells and mice suggest a combination of the anti-cancer drugs Trabectedin and Olaparib offers a promising treatment for children with Ewing sarcoma - a rare bone cancer.

Massachusetts General Hospital team generates therapeutic nitric oxide from air with an electric spark

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:00
Lightweight, portable devices to deliver pulmonary-blood-vessel-relaxing gas will allow trials of other important usesTreatment with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has proven to be life saving in...

Safer, with more benefits: Parents' vaccine views shifting

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:00
A quarter of parents believe vaccines are safer now than they thought a year ago; a third more supportive of school and daycare immunization requirementsOver the same time period that multiple...

Many women - especially smokers - drink alcohol while pregnant

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:00
Smokers were the expectant mothers most likely to risk drinking alcohol during their pregnancy, in a large survey of women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Study provides evidence of the influence of emotion awareness on the development of attention in preschool children

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:00
Young children, who possess a good understanding of their own emotions and of those of their fellow human beings early on, suffer fewer attention problems than their peers with a lower emotional...

Emotional awareness training 'reduces severe crime reoffending rates'

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
Training to recognize the emotions behind different facial expressions has been found to lower the severity of crimes among reoffending youth.

Leading charities warn over 10,000 children at risk because 91% of the UK adult population don't know what private fostering is

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:00
A Survation poll commissioned by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) reveals that 91% of the UK adult population don't know what private fostering is.

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:00
REM sleep locks in skills and experiencesRapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from...

Clinical trial: Melatonin offers hope for ADHD bedtime shut-eye

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:00
Sleep is vital to wellbeing, but children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have trouble drifting off.

Cause of acute liver failure in young children discovered

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:00
Mutations in patients disrupt cellular transportAcute liver failure is a rare yet life-threatening disease for young children.

Rapid response to kids' stroke symptoms may speed diagnosis

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:00
An emergency room rapid response plan for children can help diagnose stroke symptoms quickly, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Could a 'sniff test' lead to early autism diagnosis?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find children with autism have different sniff responses to those without the disorder and suggest a 'sniff test' could be used to diagnose autism early.

Benefits of extracurricular sports extend into the classroom

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that children participating in extracurricular sporting activities are more likely to follow rules and remained focused in the classroom.

ASHG issues position statement on genetic testing in children and adolescents

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Statement addresses scientific advances, ethical questions, and implementationThe American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Workgroup on Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing has issued a...

Study of gene mutations in aplastic anemia may help optimize treament

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition.

New drug for neuroblastoma shows promise in phase I study

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
Researchers at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma.

Rise in numbers of teenagers given antipsychotics

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:00
Teenagers between 13 and 18 are being treated more with antipsychotics, and mostly for conditions that do not involve psychosis, study suggests.