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Children taught about sexual abuse more likely to report it

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 02:00
A new review finds children who take part in school-based programs designed to help prevent sexual abuse are more likely to report experiencing it currently or in the past.

Socially anxious youth in treatment can enhance recovery through simple service tasks

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:00
This century's increase in addiction issues among U.S. youth may be related to their developmental need to fit in, particularly youth with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which could exacerbate the...

Study reveals an absence of consistent standards in children's hospital environments

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:00
The sound, light and temperature levels in paediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.

Autism: new studies investigate diagnosis time and identify epigenetic signatures

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:00
Across two new studies, Johns Hopkins and Oregon State researchers identify epigenetic variations associated with ASD in parental sperm and assess diagnosis time for ASD children.

Gene therapy superior to half-matched transplant for children with "bubble boy disease"

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
New research published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), reports that children with "bubble boy disease" who undergo gene therapy have fewer infections and...

Disabled girls are vulnerable to abuse by carers and partners because of their isolation and incapacity, research says

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
Disabled girls and women are vulnerable to abuse by carers and partners because of their isolation and physical incapacity, new research says.

Stronger muscles make for healthier bone development

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children.

NYU study identifies teens at risk for hashish use

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
The recent increase in popularity of marijuana use coupled with more liberal state-level polices has begun to change the landscape of adolescent marijuana use.

Children with type 1 diabetes at fivefold risk of hospitalization

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
Welsh data shows pre-schoolers and those from disadvantaged backgrounds most at riskThe number of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is increasing 3-4% every year and more so in...

Mystery of Rett timing explained in MeCP2 binding

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
For decades, scientists and physicians have puzzled over the fact that infants with the postnatal neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome show symptoms of the disorder from one to two years after...

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.

Study finds gestational diabetes associated with greater risk of autism in children

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published...

Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Updated assessment of pediatric readiness of emergency departments

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:00
Pediatric readiness at emergency departments (EDs) throughout the United States appears to have improved based on self-reported online assessments of compliance with national guidelines, according...

HPV vaccination of adolescent boys may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts...

TGen finds likely genetic source of muscle weakness in 6 previously undiagnosed children

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Simple genetic test by TGen reveals likely causes of disease, after other extensive testing failed; 1 child's case produces discoveryScientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute...