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Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 01:00
Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood.

Being born in lean times is bad news for baboons

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
Famine has long-term effects on female fertilityBaboons born in times of famine are more vulnerable to food shortages later in life, finds a new study.

Young guns: Study finds high firearm violence rate in high-risk youth after assault injury

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00
Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violenceTwo young men in their late teens sit in...

Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles to target neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancerDelving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable...

Study finds new genetic clues to pediatric seizure disorders

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children.

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:00
University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female...

Food allergies can be transmitted from blood products to children in rare cases

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:00
In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study published in CMAJ...

Cow's milk found in human breast milk purchased online

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found significant levels of bovine DNA in breast milk samples purchased via the Internet, suggesting that cow's milk may have been added to human milk.

Key mechanism identified in pediatric bone cancers that allows proliferation of tumor-forming stem cells

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 01:00
A particular molecular pathway permits stem cells in pediatric bone cancers to grow rapidly and aggressively, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac...

WebTIPS helps make surgery less scary for children -- and their parents

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
UCI anesthesiology chair Dr. Zeev Kain says new website provides tailored information to lower anxiety before surgeryDr.

Witnessing drug problems or domestic violence causes greater asthma incidence

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
Children exposed to dysfunction in home had 28 percent higher chance of developing asthmaNo home is perfect, but dysfunction in the home is now revealed to be especially dangerous for children at...

Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00
Cardiologists urge physicians, parents, educators to monitor adolescents' energy drink consumption more closelyThe rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks (EDs), particularly among adolescents...

Adolescent mental healthcare improved through pediatric primary care training

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
Provider training increases screening for adolescent depression, improves provider confidence and knowledgeTraining pediatric primary care providers to screen and assess depression and suicide...

Placenta reflects arsenic exposure in pregnant women and fetuses, Dartmouth study shows

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:00
The placenta can be used to reliably measure arsenic exposure in pregnant women and how much of the toxic metal is transferred to their fetuses, a Dartmouth College study shows.

Delayed diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Australia

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Less than 3% of Australian children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are being identified by the age of 2, the earliest age ASD can be reliably diagnosed, according to research published in...

One in five women don't breastfeed after augmentation

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
One in five women who undergo breast augmentation may be subsequently unable or unwilling tobreastfeed their infants, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

A strategy for stimulating heart muscle regeneration in infants, study finds

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:00
Surgery often is life-saving for many infants born with heart defects, but one thing that doctors cannot do yet is replace heart muscle that is scarred and dysfunctional.

Wayne State study of brain networks shows differences in children with OCD

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00
A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain's most important centers is altered in children with...

Exercise for older mouse mothers lowers risk of heart defects in babies

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
In people, a baby's risk of congenital heart defects is associated with the age of the mother. Risk goes up with increasing age.

Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:00
Recent studies suggest that simplified antibiotic regimens may be able to treat bacterial infections in newborns and young infants as effectively as injectable antibiotics.