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When walking and cognitive delays occur together in boys, muscular dystrophy could be the culprit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:00
The timing of a toddler's first steps is an important developmental milestone, but a slight delay in walking is typically not a cause of concern by itself.

Prenatal phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study has linked prenatal exposure to two commonly used phthalates - BBzP and DnBP - to a significantly increased risk of childhood asthma.

UAE teens face serious health threats with eating disorders

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.

New data on the long-term efficacy and safety of Tresiba®  in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
During the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Novo Nordisk announced new data from the BEGIN® YOUNG 1 trial.

New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses...

Marijuana users who feel low get high

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study in September's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but need to develop strategies to use in difficult situations

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets.

Brain's white matter highly predictive of reading acquisition beyond effects of genetic predisposition

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:00
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before...

Magnesium sulfate during pregnancy does not show long-term benefit on various outcomes for very preterm infants

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:00
Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children...

A meta-analysis of 3 types of peer norms and their relation with adolescent sexual behavior

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute collaborated on a meta-analysis of research on adolescent sexual behavior.

Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
65 MILLION people around the world today suffer from epilepsy, a condition of the brain that may trigger an uncontrollable seizure at any time, often for no known reason.

Cities with more nature trails have higher levels of youth activity and lower youth obesity

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue to search for solutions to this national health issue.

Teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
Don't get mad the next time you catch your teenager texting when he promised to be studying.He simply may not be able to resist.

Experts suggest checklist before ECGs for heart screening in young people

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have recommended using a 14-point checklist over ECGs when first evaluating 12-25-year-olds for heart disease.

Antibiotics are 'overprescribed' among children for respiratory infections

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
Up to 11.4 million prescriptions for antibiotics to treat respiratory infections among children each year are 'unnecessary,' according to a new meta-analysis.

Shedding light on molecular mechanisms of birth defects among older women

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
Dartmouth researchers studying cell division in fruit flies have discovered a pathway that may improve understanding of molecular mistakes that cause older women to have babies with Down syndrome.

Verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age but cyberbullying increases

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as...

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to...

Parents choose less expensive surgery when given privy information upfront

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for...

Foetal exposure to binge drinking can affect child's mental health and school results

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 23:00
Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems (particularly hyperactivity and inattention) in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school...