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Study: Splints placed improperly in 93 percent of suspected pediatric fractures in Maryland

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
More than 90 percent of potential pediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centers, which can lead to swelling and skin injuries, according to a study by...

Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:00
With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players - from high school down to the pee wee levels - suffering from concussions.

Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:00
A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.

Barriers lead to poor pain control in Latino children after surgery

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:00
More than two-thirds of children from low-income Latino families don't receive adequate pain control when they go home after surgery, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY&trade...

Does cost effectiveness study under value the impact of meningitis?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:00
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the publication of the cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of new Men B vaccine Bexsero® in the BMJ (October 10, 2014), but is concerned that the...

Stress increases depression risk in teenage girls

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
Adolescence is often a turbulent time, and it is marked by substantially increased rates of depressive symptoms, especially among girls.

Sensitization through skin exposure may contribute to early risk for food allergies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may be contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice led by Mount Sinai researchers and...

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in children by 62 percent

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests nationwide research...

Study finds college athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Even if they don't show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus...

Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Hospitalized children go home sooner and are less likely to be readmitted when the hospital has an antibiotic stewardship program that's dedicated to controlling antibiotic prescriptions and...

Trying to fool a kindergartner? Not so fast

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
From the words for colours to how to tie a shoelace, kids have lots to learn - and for the most part, they depend on others to teach it to them.

Children's national physician looks at effects of energy drinks and caffeine consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children's National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health...

Promising gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found that gene therapy using a modified delivery system, or vector, can restore the immune systems of children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare...

Early signs of heart trouble detected in obese youth

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
A study that used two-dimensional echocardiography to closely examine the hearts of 100 children and teens found physical and functional signs of future heart problems already developing in obese...

Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely...

Parental support and communication are critical in keeping gay and bisexual children safe

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Gay and bisexual youth who are supported by their family and feel comfortable talking to them about their lifestyle are less likely to become involved in high-risk sexual behaviors, according to a...

Children as young as 15 months can regulate their behavior to avoid making adults angry

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
When kids say "the darnedest things," it's often in response to something they heard or saw.

What are stretch marks? How can stretch marks be treated?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Ever wondered what stretch marks are, how they occur and how to treat them? MNT looks at the possible causes for stretch marks and examines the present treatments and if they work.

What a mouse may tell us about sensory disorders in children with Fragile X Syndrome

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have described for the first time a specific perceptual learning deficit in mice with a mutation of the same gene as found in children with...

Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00
Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...