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Development models put to the test: low birth weight children are particularly vulnerable to environmental influences

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:00
Low birth weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than infants born with normal weight.

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
DNA signature found in ice storm babiesThe number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec's Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new...

Peanut allergy: could pulsed light remove allergens from whole peanuts?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.

Fewer staff even though more children admitted to intensive care

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:00
More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase, according to a new report published...

Genetic kidney disease caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.

Fingerprint scanning of babies could save lives

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time.

More sedentary behaviour found in children with autism

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and...

Early childhood obesity associated with antibiotic exposure

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:00
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.

An hour of after-school exercise linked to better cognitive functioning

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.

Osteoporosis: bone health in childhood 'is an important factor'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.

Cancer during pregnancy: chemotherapy and radiotherapy are safe for babies, studies show

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:00
Children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development, international studies presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in...

Findings counter Hispanics alcohol stereotype

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
Hispanics are often grouped into a single category when it comes to alcohol use.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment needs standardization

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
When it comes to treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe the care for these infants should be consistent and...

Discovery of synapse genes with major roles in severe childhood epilepsies

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:00
An international research team has identified gene mutations causing severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy.

An effective early intervention program for substance exposed babies and toddlers

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
Two decades after its initiation, the University of Miami (UM) Linda Ray Intervention Program for substance-exposed babies and toddlers demonstrates long-term success.

Youth gang involvement is short-lived

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State...

Taking 'sedentary' out of education

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both...

New study on CHIP eligibility finds decrease in uninsurance in some states

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:00
As part of the 2009 reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states were provided with new resources and options to help reduce uninsurance rates among children.

Improved survival for children with a leukemia subtype associated with poor prognosis

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute...

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.

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