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Startling variations reveal postcode lottery of child health in South East England

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 06:00
The health and development of children under five varies dramatically between different parts of England, finds a report published today, with young children in the South East enjoying the lowest...

Study suggests that local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 00:00
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of...

AMA calls for ban on 'combat sports' for people under the age of 18

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:00
The AMA has released its new Position Statement on Combat Sport (2015), which supersedes and builds on the AMA Position Statement on Boxing (1997. Reaffirmed 2007).

New study finds use of dexamethasone in children hospitalized for asthmareduces hospital stays, yields health care savings

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:00
A new study published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics finds that administering dexamethasone to patients admitted for asthma exacerbation at children's hospitals had...

One third of children with ADHD diagnosed before age of 6

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a large number of children are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder at an early age, with recommended practices usually followed.

Pulses for better posture

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU's "StimulAIS" project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles.

Supervised tooth brushing and floride varnish schemes benefit kids and the health economy

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:00
Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings to...

Novel genes found in inflammatory bowel disease under Age 5

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:00
CHOP researchers: Gene changes linked to immune function, guide precision treatmentResearchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene...

High school athletes using smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:00
High school athletes who play on sports teams smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate, according to a study published by the Centers for...

Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:00
Study is first to measure negative effects of daylight saving time using objective measurements of sleep duration and vigilance in high school studentsA new study shows that high school students...

Back to school and back to sleep

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 06:00
Sleep matters for kids, especially when they are stressed. A new study led by researchers Jinshia Ly, Jennifer J.

Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 05:00
Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Arabs or Jews, children who need pain relief in the ER get it

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 03:00
Children with broken bones or joint dislocations in northern Israel emergency departments received equal pain treatment, regardless of their ethnicity or the ethnicity of the nurses who treated them...

New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 03:00
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy.

How dusty or dairy farm air protect against allergies

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 02:00
Regular exposure to bacteria particles and farm dust protects children from allergies because it blunts their inflammatory immune responses, a new mouse study suggests.

Infant exposure to anesthesia linked with changes in emotional behavior

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 00:00
A new study examining nonhuman primates suggests that repeat exposure to anesthesia in infants could lead to alterations in emotional behavior.

Children of warmer, less controlling parents 'grow up to be happier'

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that caring, less psychologically controlling approaches to parenting have a positive impact on a child's wellbeing throughout their life.

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to favorable HDL-C changes

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
In the first study to investigate blood lipid levels in association with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren...

Childhood coeliac disease discovery opens door for potential treatments

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
A new study has revealed childhood coeliac disease mirrors the condition in adults, increasing the possibility a coeliac disease therapy could enable patients to eat gluten again will work in...

Extra hour of screen time per day associated with poorer GCSE grades

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 23:00
Each extra hour per day spent watching TV, using the internet or playing computer games during Year 10 is associated with poorer grades at GCSE at age 16, according to research from the University of...