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Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health...

UK advertising regulations are still failing to protect children online, say heart charity

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 01:00
The British Heart Foundation has criticised a new report for allowing advertisers to continue to target junk food marketing at children online.

Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal cancer as adults

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

An 'ambulance' for the brain

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Chemists at IRB Barcelona patent and present a shuttle capable of transporting molecules into the brain; this achievement could facilitate the treatment of diseases with no therapy available.

Medical marijuana for children with developmental and behavioral disorders?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism, reports Journal of Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsAs medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted...

Youth hockey brain imaging study suggests early marker for concussion damage

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
James Hudziak, M.D., has two children who love ice hockey. His son skates for his college team and one of his daughters plays in high school.

Cell signaling pathway goes awry in common pediatric brain tumor

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:00
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links a well-known cell communication pathway called Notch to one of the most common -- but overall still rare -- brain tumors found in children.

A very low birth weight 'may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems'

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds.

Babies with more frequent eye movements are at increased likelihood of developing Autism Spectrum Disorders as children

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 01:00
Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have found that babies who move their eyes more often than their peers at the age of six months are more likely to meet criteria for Autism...

Circadian clock-Angelman syndrome link established

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
Link could provide quickest way to determine effectiveness of experimental AS treatmentsMonitoring participants' biological clocks may be the quickest way to determine the effectiveness of...

MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:00
Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common pediatric liver diseaseThis is an MRI of child's liver with severe NAFLD -- 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.

Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:00
A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes.

Premature babies grow out of asthma

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:00
Large-scale Danish study from the University of Copenhagen shows that premature babies grow out of the asthma which they are likely to develop in early life.

Newly discovered protein has link to gestational diabetes

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:00
For at least 40 years, scientists who study how the body metabolizes sugar have accepted one point: there are four enzymes that kick-start the body's process of getting energy from food.

New data revealed on Q10 coenzyme, whose deficiency causes a rare mitochondrial disease

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
Some of the better known functions of this coenzyme include its role in the production of energy for the cell and its anti-oxidant capacityMarta Luna is a researcher at the lab of the University...

Children who are given vitamin A may be less likely to develop malaria

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:00
Large study in sub-Saharan Africa suggests vitamin A's protective effectChildren under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a...

Are ongoing concerns about vaccine safety to blame for the measles epidemic?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:00
This year looks set to hold the highest number of measles cases since the virus was declared eliminated in the US. Are concerns about vaccine safety to blame? We investigate.