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Staring pain in the face -- software 'reads kids' expressions to measure pain levels

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult.

Insulin degludec: No hint of added benefit in children and adolescents

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 07:00
Severe side effects more frequent in girls with type 1 diabetes; no data for type 2 diabetesInsulin degludec (trade name: Tresiba) has been approved since January 2015 for adolescents and...

Teen drinking countered by laws that curb adult binge drinking

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:00
A new study by Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers reveals that U.S. states with stronger alcohol policies have lower rates of youth overall drinking and binge drinking.

Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:00
Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children.

New way to tackle vaccine hesitancy tested, found wanting

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 02:00
Group Health Research Institute conducted the first randomized trial to test an intervention aimed at improving hesitancy about early childhood vaccines by working directly with doctors.

Breastfeeding linked with lower risk of childhood leukemia

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 23:00
A new systematic review finds that children who were breastfed for 6 months or longer had a 19% lower risk of leukemia, compared with kids who were not breastfed.

Researchers uncover novel blood biomarkers to better monitor therapy effectiveness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:00
Children's National Health System researchers and other teams have uncovered a wide range of blood biomarkers in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) that may provide significant...

Melanoma rates dramatically increasing in children and young adults

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 04:00
The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to award-winning research to be presented...

Migraine surgery for teens - good results in initial experience

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 23:00
As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and...

CHOP global health focuses on children with cerebral palsy in southern Africa

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 23:00
International partnership investigates scope, patterns of the most common cause of childhood disabilityCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, affecting...

Delaying umbilical cord clamping may improve child's development

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 06:00
The first study to assess the long-term developmental outcomes of delayed cord clamping suggests boys may benefit if clamping is delayed by 3 minutes after birth.

Smoking legislation prevents more than 11000 child hospital admissions in England each year

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:00
The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was associated with over 11,000 fewer admissions to hospital a year from respiratory infections in children, according to a new study.

Parental smoking puts nearly half a million UK children into poverty

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:00
Smoking is not only bad for your health; it also puts 400,000 children in poverty.

Sleep quality influences the cognitive performance of autistic and neurotypical children

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 01:00
One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD).

Parents feel racial socialization may help minority children succeed in school

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 00:00
UC Riverside-led study identifies racial socialization strategies used by minority parents to support success and resilience in young childrenA child's ability to succeed academically is one of...

The analogy that builds human thought

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:00
Only human beings (with rare exceptions) are able to grasp analogies. A study carried out in collaboration with SISSA (and the Northwestern University) has investigated the origin of this ability...

UMN research identifies potential proteins to target in osteosarcoma treatment

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:00
New genetic mouse model allows for comprehensive analysis of drivers for osteosarcomaNew models developed at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota reveal the genes and pathways that...

Autism and rare childhood speech disorder often coincide

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 05:00
Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to Penn State College of...

Hodgkin's lymphoma: The treatment can have late sequelae

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 03:00
Hodgkin's lymphoma--cancer of the lymph nodes--arises in more than 150 children and adolescents in Germany each year.

Mental health care access for teens improving, but less for communities with disparities

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:00
A national survey shows perceived disparities in access to healthcare in communities with racial, ethnic inequitiesTeens in the U.S.