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Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Newborn babies have stronger immune systems than previously thought

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00
Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London.

Down syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of...

Maternal iron intake linked to offspring autism risk

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Children whose mothers did not take iron supplements while pregnant are at significantly greater risk of autism, claim researchers, in the first study to link iron to autism risk.

Cytomegalovirus linked to maternal breast milk in very-low-birth-weight infants

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
The primary source of postnatal infection with cytomagelovirus (CMV, a common virus usually without symptoms) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants appeared to be maternal breast milk because no...

Fear of failure from a young age affects attitude to learning

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:00
An early established fear of failure at school can influence students' motivation to learn and negatively affect their attitude to learning.This is the finding of a study by Dr.

Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:00
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.

'Limit of viability' for premature babies is between 22 and 25 weeks

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
A new study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with a gestational age under 26 weeks.

Nutrition better for children whose parents went to college

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

Emotional adjustment of young children affected by fighting parents

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture...

All pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant should receive a flu shot

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness.

Improving pediatric medicines in Canada

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
What is the state of clinical pharmacology, in Canada and abroad, that can be applied to the ethical development of safe and effective pharmaceuticals and biologics labeled as therapies for infants...

Mutations in gene linked to brain development 'may be a cause of autism'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified mutations in a gene linked to brain development that they believe may be a cause of severe autism. The gene is also linked to another related to speech.

Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict...

Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...

Underestimating size can lead to tolerance of obesity

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how...

Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses.

Learning to talk is in the genes

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Adults' health protected from the impacts of childhood adversity by mindfulness

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on, and accept their reactions to, the present moment - or are mindful - report having...

Access to social resources could improve outcomes for disadvantaged children with asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 percent of children younger than five have been diagnosed with asthma, the fastest-growing and most common chronic...