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An hour of after-school exercise linked to better cognitive functioning

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.

Osteoporosis: bone health in childhood 'is an important factor'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.

Cancer during pregnancy: chemotherapy and radiotherapy are safe for babies, studies show

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 01:00
Children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development, international studies presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in...

Findings counter Hispanics alcohol stereotype

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
Hispanics are often grouped into a single category when it comes to alcohol use.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment needs standardization

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
When it comes to treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe the care for these infants should be consistent and...

Discovery of synapse genes with major roles in severe childhood epilepsies

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:00
An international research team has identified gene mutations causing severe, difficult-to-treat forms of childhood epilepsy.

An effective early intervention program for substance exposed babies and toddlers

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
Two decades after its initiation, the University of Miami (UM) Linda Ray Intervention Program for substance-exposed babies and toddlers demonstrates long-term success.

Youth gang involvement is short-lived

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State...

Taking 'sedentary' out of education

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:00
A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both...

New study on CHIP eligibility finds decrease in uninsurance in some states

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:00
As part of the 2009 reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states were provided with new resources and options to help reduce uninsurance rates among children.

Improved survival for children with a leukemia subtype associated with poor prognosis

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute...

Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:00
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.

Mutations cause chaos in the brain - new genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:00
​In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood epilepsies.

What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:00
Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood. We look at the evidence.

HPV vaccine rates not linked to knowledge about it

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.

Look into my eyes: children can be trained to recognise emotions

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 01:00
Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone's emotional state, new research from the University of Lincoln, UK, has show.

Improved understanding of an understudied food allergy disorder, eosinophilic gastritis

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG).

Mother-infant co-sleeping and bed sharing

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant.

New pediatric heart-defect patches help healing hearts keep the beat

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.

Hearing ability affects infant cooing, babbling

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:00
Infants' vocalizations throughout the first year follow a set of predictable steps from crying and cooing to forming syllables and first words.