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Breakthrough in RSV research

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
The New England Journal of Medicine has published research results from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally...

Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study from McGill University in Canada finds adolescents who have regular family meals are less likely to experience problems associated with cyberbullying.

ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite concerns that stimulant medications to treat ADHD could stunt a child's growth, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says these drugs do not affect height.

Bedsharing may impair sleep quality

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00
Nocturnal awakenings are frequent among 6-month-old children, but sharing bed might make things worse.

Co-parenting couples could benefit from online classes for divorcing couples

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:00
Required online classes for divorcing couples who have children are good at teaching parents how to deal with children's needs and responses to their family's new situation.

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for not vaccinating

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Not all students returning to school this month will be up to date on their vaccinations.

Gang involvement associated with high-risk health behaviors for girls

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:00
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and...

Loss of immune cells may result in malaria symptoms fading in repeat infections

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this...

Soda tax is 'the best option' for reducing childhood obesity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00
A new study compares the impact three recommended federal policies will have on childhood obesity over 20 years. A 1¢ tax on sugary drinks is the researchers' preferred option.

Smartphone app to screen for jaundice in newborns

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00
A team of doctors and engineers is developing a smartphone app that parents can use at home to test if their newborn should have a blood test to check for jaundice.

Youth are quietly losing their hearing

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University...

Infant immunization rates 'are stable or increasing,' say CDC

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:00
Data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey shows that the 'vast majority' of parents are following vaccination recommendations for their infant children.

Drive to eliminate institutional care for orphaned children not supported by evidence

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
The removal of institutions or group homes will not lead to better child well-being and could even worsen outcomes for some orphaned and separated children, according to new findings from a...

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely...

Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion (OME, a buildup of fluid in the ear)...

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.

Saving children's lives by expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination in Africa

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's...

HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:00
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case.