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Chickenpox vaccination does increase shingles cases, but mainly in young adults

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00
Study findings are in favour of universal childhood vaccinationVaccinating one-year-olds against chickenpox could temporarily nearly double the incidence of shingles in the wider population...

Sport TV exposing children to thousands of alcohol-adverts per year

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00
New research from Monash University shows that children are being exposed to thousands of alcohol adverts when watching sport TV, questioning the effectiveness of advertising regulations designed to...

Comics provide invaluable support and reassurance to patients: Educational format gives jargon-free explanations for illnesses

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:00
Comics can provide essential information and emotional support to patients across a range of health conditions, according to a new study.

Study suggests altered brain development among former NFL players

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
Players had started to play tackle football before age 12Former National Football League (NFL) players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were found to have a higher risk of...

Developing a better flu vaccine

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
By studying nasal spray vaccine in nasal tract cells, researchers say they can create a better vaccine that can work in the most vulnerable populationsJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Analysis identifies disparities in pediatric primary care accessibility in multiple states

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within states was presented at a session of the 2015...

Sexting and internet safety climb top 10 list of child health concerns

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
Concerns about depression, hunger and school safety rise among African American respondentsWith more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly...

Teens with depression, bipolar at greater risk of heart disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:00
Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new...

Pediatric brain tumors can be classified noninvasively at diagnosis

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00
Medulloblastoma subgroups can be identified using imaging techniques, allowing early interventionMedulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant brain tumor in children, can be classified...

Kindergarten boys less interested in language activities

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:00
A Norwegian study of kindergarten children reveals that girls are more interested in language activities than boys.

Storytelling skills support early literacy for African American children

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:00
Early narrative skills are tied to kindergarten literacy among young African American children, according to new research from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG).

Domestic violence coalitions can reduce intimate partner violence

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 01:00
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior theme section devoted to the latest research on domestic violence prevention and the...

Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 00:00
Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers...

Scientists discover how a gene mutation causes autism

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called UBE3A cause autism, and reveal that some existing drugs hold promise for treating the condition.

Important regulation of cell invaginations discovered

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 23:00
Lack of microinvaginations in the cell membrane, caveolae, can cause serious diseases such as lipodystrophy and muscular dystrophy.