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Akili pilot study shows digital intervention improved attention and memory in children with ADHD

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., a company focused on developing clinically validated digital medicine for cognitive assessment and personalized treatment, announced today data from the Akili-001...

Child health research at 'worryingly low' level as over 80% of paediatricians say they have no time allocated for research work

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Leading children's doctors are warning that the decline in the amount of child health research being conducted presents a risk to the health of current and future generations.

What blocks pro-vaccine beliefs?

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 03:00
Despite rhetoric that pits "anti-vaxxers" versus "pro-vaxxers," most new parents probably qualify as vaccine-neutral--that is, they passively accept rather than actively demand vaccination.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Respiratory syncytial virus is a viral infection that affects the lungs and respiratory tract. Learn about how respiratory syncytial virus can be diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Early life stress and adolescent depression cause impaired development of reward circuits

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression. In fact, adults who are abused or neglected as children are almost twice as likely to experience depression.

Computer-based modeling improves outcomes for infants in drug withdrawal

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 09:00
Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their...

FDA takes enforcement action against retailers who have repeatedly sold tobacco products to minors

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 09:00
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed complaints initiating the first-ever No-Tobacco-Sale Order (NTSO) actions for a group of retailers who have repeatedly violated certain...

Factors in breast milk may play a role in transmission of obesity

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests the road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults.

The BMJ retracts study after report reveals evidence of scientific misconduct

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 23:00
Editors describe case as "a major failure of scientific governance"Today The BMJ retracts a 1989 study into the immune benefits of baby formula by Canadian scientist R K Chandra after...

Sing rather than talk to babies to keep them calm

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 08:00
Singing to babies may keep them calm much longer than talking to them, even if you do use baby talk, according to the findings of a new study.

Northern climes make a difference with growth hormone treatment

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 07:00
The rate of growth in children varies with the season while higher latitude and greater summer daylight exposure makes a significant difference in results for children treated with growth hormone...

Helping kids hear better

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 05:00
Hearing well impacts every area of a child's life -- language and speech development, social skills, and future academic and life success.

New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 05:00
CHOP researchers publish new CDC-funded resource for assessing growth and nutritional status.Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for U.S.

When it comes to children's ability to think, weight and activity level both matter, study finds

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 04:00
Weight and physical activity levels are both factors in a child's ability to acquire and use knowledge, a new study finds.

Intestinal worms 'talk' to gut bacteria to boost immune system

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 02:00
EPFL researchers have discovered how intestinal worm infections cross-talk with gut bacteria to help the immune system.

What is blastoma?

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 23:00
Find out what blastoma is and about its numerous types such as neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma. Also learn how blastomas are almost always treatable.

UK children play musical instruments as part of family tradition and not to boost social status

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 23:00
British parents encourage their children to play musical instruments as part of a family tradition and not to boost their social status as Americans do, research says.

AAP call for improved safety measures for tackling in youth football

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 07:00
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of tackling-related injuries in youth football.

Mainz University Medical Center coordinates interdisciplinary collaborative research project on the long-term effects of cancer treatment

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 04:00
Some individuals experience cancer recurrence when they enter adolescence or adulthood after they have been successfully treated for cancer in childhood while others don't. But why is this?

Obese children's health rapidly improves with sugar reduction unrelated to calories

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 04:00
Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, including high cholesterol and blood pressure...