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Work to improve children's health should start before mother becomes pregnant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, believe the key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes...

Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy can damage future child's lungs

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
Women who are exposed to traffic pollution while pregnant are increasing the chances of damaging the lungs of their unborn children, concludes a study published online in the journal Thorax.

Analysis examines genetic obesity susceptibility, association with body size in kids

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00
A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both...

Study shows medication is frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00
According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Hospital variation in C-section rates 'not explained by mothers' medical problems'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
Rates of Cesarean section in the US have soared in recent years, but these rates vary significantly by hospital. A new study aims to shed light on why this is.

University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:00
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more...

Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns despite widespread adoption of prevention initiatives

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60% among infants younger than 3 months in the Netherlands...

Study shows children who have had enterovirus infection are around 50 percent more likely to have type 1 diabetes

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children who have been infected with enterovirus are 48% more likely to have...

Lower vitamin D levels found in children who drink non-cow's milk

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:00
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk.

Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten - United States, 2013-14 school year

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:00
When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...

Youth suicide: More early detection and better coordination are needed

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.

Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.

Early intervention may benefit preschoolers who stutter

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
While the majority of preschool children who stutter will grow out of it, those who don't can benefit from early intervention, say Purdue University speech experts.

A deadly strain of meningitis is rising in the UK - international charity says these deaths are preventable

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling for action to control a recent rise in cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by a particularly deadly strain of meningococcal bacteria, putting...

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital save a newborn's life with the support of 3-D printing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart.

New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.

Slow enteral feeding protocol can reduce instances of death in extreme preterm infants

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
A standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol significantly reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocoltis (NEC), or death of intestinal tissue, and death in infants with extremely low...

Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in kids from lower-income families

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
Removing a child's tonsils is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 500,000 children undergoing the procedure each year.

Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.

More physical activity improved school performance

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:00
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.