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Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:00
A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children.

Persuading parents to make their children walk to school - an international research project

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A researcher from the University of Granada participates in a US research project that emphasizes the need for public administrations to encourage children and their families to walk more often...

New study shows how sleep patterns change through adolescence

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period.

When parents set rules about food preschoolers eat healthy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics...

Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism...

Young baseball players frequently suffer from preventable arm pain

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The most in-depth survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain.

The effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
The dreaded scratch or puncture test is the most common way of assessing allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once.

Pediatric admissions reduced by pneumonia vaccine

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among...

Allergy myths are alive and well

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy.

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect...

Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase.

Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.

New approach to single-ventricle heart surgery proposed for infants

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are proposing a new surgical intervention for children born with a single ventricle in their heart - instead of the usual two.