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In-house test kits help motivate parents to reduce allergens in their homes

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 05:00
In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health.

New study uncovers attitudes of African-American children toward overweight peers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
The childhood obesity epidemic in the United States has been growing for decades. A new study focusing on African-American children shows how the issue can also impact social development.

Research shows devastating effect war and violence has on children's mental health

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
Violence and conflict in areas affected by war, such as Gaza, can have a devastating effect on the mental health of the children exposed to it, according to research at the University of Leicester.

CU researchers find one in five pediatricians dismiss families for refusing vaccines

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings published in the journal Pediatrics and based on research by faculty from the University of...

Working on your tot's memory now can help his high school success

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:00
Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers at Université Sainte-Anne and the University of Montreal has...

Improvements in US diet lower premature deaths

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 02:00
Despite modest improvement, overall diet remains poor; second study identifies cost-effective interventions to reduce childhood obesity.Two new studies from Harvard T.H.

17 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 17 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a turnip and may react to loud noises in your environment.

Better American diets save lives, but more can be done

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
Research shows that slight improvements in the American diet have helped save lives and reduce health costs, but there is still a long way to go, and more regulations are needed.

Children's National Ebola Response Task Force publishes report on preparedness and response plan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:00
When the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak erupted internationally with a threat to spread to the U.

Could the family dog lower your child's asthma risk?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 07:00
A large study suggests that early exposure to farm animals and dogs lowers asthma risks in children - findings that could help parents decide when to expose children to animals.

Cleveland Clinic: New policies would expand pediatric lung transplant access, study shows

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Findings will lead to new pediatric allocation process nationwide.Broader geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs could result in twice as many lung transplants for young patients in the U.S.

Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 23:00
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the...

Adverts for kid's meals with toys draw children

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
A new study confirms that when children see advertisements for fast food directed at their age group, especially with toys, they will ask to visit the restaurant advertised.

Kids meals, toys, and TV advertising: A triple threat to child health

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
Fast food companies advertise children's meals on TV with ads that feature toy premiums, and it has been suggested that the use of these toy premiums may prompt children to request eating at fast...

UTMB study finds obese pregnant women who lose weight save money, have healthier newborns

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
A recent study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health...

Pulse oximetry screening in newborns: Hint of benefit for critical congenital heart defect

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
More cases are detected with screening than without.There is a hint of a benefit of pulse oximetry screening as an add-on test to existing standard examinations for detection of critical...

Low testosterone, men's empathy can determine parenting skills

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so--it affects their sex drive and other health factors.

Akili pilot study shows digital intervention improved attention and memory in children with ADHD

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., a company focused on developing clinically validated digital medicine for cognitive assessment and personalized treatment, announced today data from the Akili-001...

Child health research at 'worryingly low' level as over 80% of paediatricians say they have no time allocated for research work

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Leading children's doctors are warning that the decline in the amount of child health research being conducted presents a risk to the health of current and future generations.

What blocks pro-vaccine beliefs?

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 03:00
Despite rhetoric that pits "anti-vaxxers" versus "pro-vaxxers," most new parents probably qualify as vaccine-neutral--that is, they passively accept rather than actively demand vaccination.