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ILROG issues treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
Guidelines incorporate advanced imaging techniques to minimize radiation doseThe International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline that outlines the use of 3-D...

L.A. story: Cleaner air, healthier kids

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 22:00
Children's lungs grew stronger as pollution declined in #CleanAirLA and throughout the basin over the past 2 decadesAir quality in the Los Angeles basin, as measured in five cities by USC...

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption, SF State study finds

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity...

Studies show young people 'wish they were better informed about sex'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers investigating how young people learn about sex have identified a contrast between the information that young people currently receive and what they want.

Canadian paediatricians call for restrictions and regulations on e-cigarettes

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:00
With use of e-cigarettes growing among kids, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is calling on governments to curb and control the industry.

Suffocation increasingly used as suicide mechanism among young people

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:00
A report published this week has revealed that between 1994 and 2012, suicide rates by suffocation have increased greatly among adolescents, and particularly among females.

Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests.

Most states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing to children

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, mostly...

Choice of monitoring method could be key for babies with poor growth in the womb

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
Babies that grow poorly in the womb could have better outcomes if a method for the timing of delivery was used more widely, a study suggests.

Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Higher levels of traffic-related air pollution at schools are linked to slower cognitive development in 7- to 10-year-old children in BarcelonaAttendance at schools exposed to high levels of...

Family based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more...

Expanding sports concussion laws may help ensure safety of all teenage athletes

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Connecticut study among the first to test whether recent sports-related concussion laws workRecent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be...

ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Findings add to growing body of evidence that environmental factors contribute to negative psychosocial outcomesYoung women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in...

Study shows strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has found that body mass index (BMI) in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood...

Identifying the war-afflicted teenagers most in need of mental health care

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers.

Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with...

Almost half of energy drink TV ads shown on channels for teens

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.

Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.

Infants' gut bacteria linked to food sensitization

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:00
Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body.

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