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Could a 'sniff test' lead to early autism diagnosis?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find children with autism have different sniff responses to those without the disorder and suggest a 'sniff test' could be used to diagnose autism early.

Benefits of extracurricular sports extend into the classroom

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that children participating in extracurricular sporting activities are more likely to follow rules and remained focused in the classroom.

ASHG issues position statement on genetic testing in children and adolescents

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:00
Statement addresses scientific advances, ethical questions, and implementationThe American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Workgroup on Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing has issued a...

Study of gene mutations in aplastic anemia may help optimize treament

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition.

New drug for neuroblastoma shows promise in phase I study

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
Researchers at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma.

Rise in numbers of teenagers given antipsychotics

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:00
Teenagers between 13 and 18 are being treated more with antipsychotics, and mostly for conditions that do not involve psychosis, study suggests.

Simple classroom measures may reduce the impact of ADHD

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:00
But more robust research is needed to identify best approachChildren with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be successfully supported in classrooms through strategies that do...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offers hot tips to keep kids safe and cool this summer

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:00
As summer unfolds, more children are playing outdoors, and taking to the streets on bicycles, scooter, skates and skateboards.

e-Safety Commissioner to improve online safety for children in Australia

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:00
AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, said the establishment today of the Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner is an important step to increase the online safety of Australian children.

Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:00
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.

Child development may be affected by early antibiotic use, study finds

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found mice exposed to antibiotics commonly used in early childhood experienced changes to gut bacteria, as well as increased weight gain and larger bone development.

Obese adolescent women 'more likely to have unsafe sex'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
Obese adolescent women were found less likely to use contraception than their peers with healthy weights, with those that did use contraception less likely to use it consistently.

Targeting mistreatment of women during childbirth

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
In a new systematic review appearing this week in PLOS Medicine, Meghan Bohren and colleagues of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, including HRP, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

Who takes care of whom? Surprising new evidence

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
New study from Population and Development Review finds rising need, reassurancesThere has been much recent discussion in the press of the plight of the so-called "sandwich generation," that is...

Vision screening in preschool-aged children: Benefit and harm still unclear

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
No new screening studies identifiedIt remains unclear whether a special ophthalmological examination of all children younger than 6 years (and potential follow-up treatments) would reduce the...

'Tele-rounding': Robots in the neonatal intensive care unit

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:00
Many hospitals lack the resources and patient volume to employ a round-the-clock, neonatal intensive care specialist to treat their youngest and sickest patients.

Interest in child-specific nurse practitioner programs dwindling

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:00
Study suggests that shrinking capacity in programs is a result of this lack of interestWhile the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student...

Infant mortality rates could be lowered through improved medicine packaging designs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:00
The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased through improved packaging appearance, a new study by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

UK lagging behind other nations in managing the most common mother to child viral infection in pregnancy, according to new report

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
A new report authored by leading experts in pregnancy and infection is calling for urgent action to reduce the number of infections occurring in pregnancy caused by CMV - the so-called 'Stealth...

Study: Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotion differently and may face more social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes, according to the...

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