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A new index finds that minority children are more likely to live in neighborhoods less conducive to healthy development

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of Brandeis University and coauthors developed a surveillance system, coined the "Child Opportunity Index," to gauge neighborhood-based opportunities conducive to healthy...

Are housing code violations correlated to childhood asthma morbidity?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Andrew F. Beck of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and coauthors conducted a review of nearly 4,500 children who visited the emergency department (ED) or were hospitalized for asthma...

Teens close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests.

Simple coating developed to protect against injuries and deaths stemming from accidental ingestion of batteries

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00
A Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) led team has developed a simple "coat of armor" to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed.

Medical care could be improved by integrating housing data with health data

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
A study to be released in the November issue of Health Affairs shows that integrating community housing data on such code violations as mold and cockroaches with health data can identify at-risk...

Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have observed that asthmatic children who needed to have their adenoids and tonsils removed had greater control of their asthma after the surgery.

Women who are obese are at increased risk of having babies with kidney and urinary tract abnormalities

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 05:00
Obesity in a pregnant woman may increase the risk that her children will be born with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract, according to a study that will be presented at ASN...

Most mental health disorders not increasing in children and youth: large Canadian study

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:00
Symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents do not appear to be increasing, according to a large study of Canadian youth published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

First evaluation of SAGE-547 to treat super-refractory status epilepticus in children published in Annals of Neurology

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:00
SAGE Therapeutics has announced that SAGE-547, an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors, was used to treat super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) in two pediatric patients.

Guidelines for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus published by JNS: Pediatrics

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00
The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce the publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the...

Just 4 minutes of fun exercise improves learning and behaviour in the classroom

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00
Four minutes of physical activity can improve behaviour in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research by Brendon Gurd.

Link studied between newborn health and vitamin A

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:00
The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and...

Mom's socioeconomic background affects her babys' diet

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:00
You have to be at least 2 years old to be covered by U.S. dietary guidelines. For younger babies, no official U.S.

Increased prevalence in autism diagnoses linked to reporting in Denmark

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:00
About 60 percent of the increase in the observed prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Danish children appears to be largely due to changes in reporting practices, according to a study...

GW pharmaceuticals commences Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Epidiolex® as a potential treatment for epilepsy in Dravet syndrome

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced it...

First-ever clinical guidance on ataxia-telangiectasia published

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
The publication of the first ever clinical guidance on the treatment of ataxia-telangiectasia was enthusiastically welcomed by clinicians, therapists and families living with the condition.

Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives.

Low birth weight, preterm birth may increase risk for hip replacement in adulthood

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from Australia report that babies who are born prematurely and have low birth weight may have an increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements as adults.

In pediatric umbilical cord transplants, survival rates may indicate a new standard of care

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Infants exposed to BPA may be at increased risk of food intolerance in later life

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
If it seems like more people are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why.