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Researchers find promising treatment for devastating genetic disorder

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:00
A multi-institutional team of researchers has identified an apparently successful treatment for a genetic immune disorder that causes a multitude of health problems - ranging from infections...

The genetic roots of adolescent scoliosis

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:00
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis--a condition featuring curvature of the spine--affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause.

Time spent on social networking sites linked to mental health problems in teens

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:00
A new study indicates that adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high...

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:00
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help...

Educational benefits of deworming children questioned by re-analysis of flagship study

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of...

Researchers identify genetic mutation causing lethal condition in infants

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Newborn children born with a mutation in the Plasmalemma Vesicle Associated Protein (PLVAP) gene develop severe protein losing enteropathy, according to a case study1 published in Cellular and...

Diagnostic test developed for enterovirus D68

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Respiratory virus caused severe illness, deaths in childrenResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Researchers find Massachusetts schools are improving food options

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Their findings -- that the legislative action led to significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools -- is encouragingIn 2012, Massachusetts adopted...

Increasing prevalence of autism is due, in part, to changing diagnoses

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 02:00
The greater than three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among students in special education programs in the United States between 2000 and 2010 may be due in large part to the reclassification of...

Queen's University Belfast, UK, researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:00
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.

5 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 5 of your pregnancy? You may notice mood swings and breast tenderness. Baby is now the size of a sesame seed.

New dads put on weight, while childless men lose weight

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
Men put on an additional weight of 3.5-4.5 lb on average after becoming a father, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Men's Health.

Low levels of hormone linked to social deficit in autism, Stanford study finds

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
A brain-chemistry deficit in children with autism may help to explain their social difficulties, according to new findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

CPS updates recommendations for use of palivizumab against RSV

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:00
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

Choosing Wisely in newborn medicine: Improving health outcomes, reducing costs

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 02:00
Guidelines to help avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatmentsAdvances in technology have spurred better outcomes for infants treated in neonatal intensive care units, but...

Cash transfers conditional on schooling do not prevent HIV among young South African women

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00
A Phase III, individually randomized trial has found conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV among high-school aged women in South Africa, investigators from...

Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies.

Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.

Infants use expectations to shape their brains

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found.

The ends count starting at birth

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:00
The cognitive system encodes better the first and last syllables of words. Researchers at SISSA, in collaboration with Udine Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera di Udine), have demonstrated for the first...

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