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Parents' concerns key for early autism diagnosis, say researchers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds parents of children diagnosed with autism picked up on signs of the condition as early as 6 months, highlighting their key role in early diagnosis.

New gel medication breakthrough delays release of drug to benefit the patient

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are pioneering the use of a special gel that is ideal for administering medication to young children and others - including the elderly - who have...

Innovation allows pregnant women with diabetes to achieve round-the-clock glucose control

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00
Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research from the University of Leeds...

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to claim social security support as adults

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Children with cancer have a good chance of surviving the disease--today more than 80 percent survive because of advances in treatment and care.

Electronic cigarettes are not a 'safe alternative' for young people

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Although heavily promoted as a safer cigarette and an aid to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes and the nicotine they deliver pose particular risks to the developing brains and organs of children.

Failing to provide for kids leads to aggression and delinquency, according to new study

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Prevention is a matter of building better social skillsA new study by two researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work has shown that parents who chronically neglect their...

How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.

Frequent indoor tanning among New Jersey teens shows correlation with smoking and social media use

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and...

Parent training program helps reduce disruptive behavior of children with autism

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
A 24 week parent training program, which provided specific techniques to manage disruptive behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder, resulted in a greater reduction in disruptive and...

High-dose oral insulin shows potential for preventing type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
In a pilot study that included children at high risk for type 1 diabetes, daily high-dose oral insulin, compared with placebo, resulted in an immune response to insulin without hypoglycemia...

Incidence of serious diabetes complication may be increasing among youth in U.S.

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
The incidence of a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, in youth in Colorado at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes increased by 55 percent between...

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings.

The right programs can help college students suffering from depression, anxiety and stress

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:00
Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students?

In utero exposure to extreme morning sickness may cause developmental deficits in children

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:00
Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays...

Parent satisfaction with clinical trial on treating aggressive behavioral disorders

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:00
A new study of families participating in a clinical trial to treat children with severe physical aggression explored the factors affecting parent satisfaction with the research study.

Addressing the needs of young women with disorders of sex development

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 23:00
Disorders of sex development are lifelong conditions that are usually diagnosed at birth or during adolescence.

Scientists use innovative methods, new technology to increase HPV vaccinations in Florida

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
Even though a safe HPV vaccine is available that can prevent several types of cancer, less than half of American teens youth in the U.S. receive the vaccine.

Study re-examines sports restrictions for children with heart rhythm disorder

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
Benefits of participation may outweigh risks for children with heart conditionSports participation may be safer than previously thought for children with the heart rhythm disorder long QT...

DNA abnormalities found in children with chronic kidney disease

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnosesA significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal...