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Excessive vitamin intake in pregnant rats impacts food choices in offspring

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
A research group at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine has been using a rat model to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D...

New report details tobacco companies' marketing to kids of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:00
On March 18th, thousands of young people joined together nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

Physical symmetry linked to faster reactions, study shows

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:00
Children with more symmetrical hands have speedier mental responses than others, according to a study.

New growth monitoring tools enable better detection of growth disorders in children

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
Children's growth disorders can be detected earlier and more efficiently with the help of new growth monitoring tools, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Four ways to prevent hearing loss in young people

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
A recent report from the World Health Organization shows that more than 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of Hearing loss.

Bodysuit or sleep sack? That is the serious question

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the Laboratoire Éthologie Animale et Humaine (CNRS/Université de Rennes 1), working in collaboration with a neonatologist from Brest University Hospital, observed the effect of...

'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

Decline in heart health can start in childhood

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Your heart health, which is optimal for most of us at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviors, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes...

Microenvironment provides growth factor for metastasis of neuroblastoma

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Investigators identify new role for cytokine VEGFA in the metastasis of neuroblastomaHealthy bone is continuously involved in a dynamic process that includes bone deposition and bone resorption.

Chronic bowel inflammation is diagnosed too late in children and adolescents

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, bloody stools--these are common symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Every year, up to 1470 children and adolescents in Germany develop the disease.

Better breakfast, better grades

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
University of Iowa research shows free breakfasts improve performance of schools with more students from low income familiesA new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection...

Finding a new test for children with concussions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youthsResearchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are...

Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of...

Study reveals previously unknown site of anesthetic action

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 23:00
Findings may relate to anesthetic neurotoxicity in children and could lead to more targeted and safer concentration levelsAnesthetics have been used in surgical procedures for more than 150...

Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study has found that the longer an infant is breastfed for, the higher their IQ, educational attainment and earning ability are likely to be in adulthood.

What is 'sharenting' and should we be worried by it?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00
Three quarters of parents believe that other parents overshare information about their children on social media, according to a new report.