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Labor induction, used in 1-in-4 US births, can create a 'cascade of significant medical issues' for mothers & babies

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is...

Gap between first drink and drinking to intoxication can be a predictor of heavy drinking

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent.

Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences by transforming gender roles in childhood

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide.

Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.

Boys with autism demonstrate surprising strength in grammar processing

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
Autism is often characterized by language and communication deficits. Yet a study by neuroscientists found that boys with high-functioning autism were significantly faster at a key task of grammar...

Support for parents who are left 'bewildered and afraid' by children's self-harm

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
Mums and dads who may be overwhelmed by their children's self-harming can now find support in the experiences of other parents, through a new resource on the website

Study: lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's...

Top children's hospitals to trial new 'care techniques' in bid to reduce preventable deaths in UK

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:00
Health experts have been awarded over half a million pounds to develop and trial a suite of quality improvement techniques that aim to reduce preventable deaths and error occurring in the UK's...

In food allergic disease eosinophilic esophagitis, environment plays bigger role than genetics

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found that environment has a much stronger role than genetics in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide...

Educating teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent the onset of depressive symptoms among high schoolers

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school...

Xanthohumol from hops aids cognitive function in young animals

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals.

Parents' choices of physicians for their children influenced by online ratings

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their...

Education for parents about managing their child's concussion

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that's not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according...

Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Newborn babies have stronger immune systems than previously thought

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00
Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London.

Down syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of...

Maternal iron intake linked to offspring autism risk

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Children whose mothers did not take iron supplements while pregnant are at significantly greater risk of autism, claim researchers, in the first study to link iron to autism risk.

Cytomegalovirus linked to maternal breast milk in very-low-birth-weight infants

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
The primary source of postnatal infection with cytomagelovirus (CMV, a common virus usually without symptoms) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants appeared to be maternal breast milk because no...

Fear of failure from a young age affects attitude to learning

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:00
An early established fear of failure at school can influence students' motivation to learn and negatively affect their attitude to learning.This is the finding of a study by Dr.

Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 01:00
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.