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Newborn CCHD screening using pulse oximetry

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Screening for congenital heart defects with pulse oximetry identified newborn babies with previously unsuspected critical congenital heart defects (CCHD), according to research presented at the...

Young heart health linked to better overall health in later years

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
Maintaining a healthy heart while young may help prevent future disease and disability, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.

Healthy school cafeteria food rarely eaten by young children even though they put some on their trays

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
You can offer young children healthier food choices in the elementary school cafeteria, but will they actually put it on their trays and eat it?

Racial disparities in ear infection treatment may contribute to antibiotic overuse

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found.

WHO urge action on drowning - a 'leading killer' worldwide

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.

Small fraction of students attended schools with USDA nutrition components

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:00
If the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for school meals and food sold in other venues such as vending machines and snack bars are fully implemented, there is potential to...

Politicians must value our children as much as the elderly or Britain faces 'serious consequences', says top children's doctor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:00
Children's doctors are today issuing a stark warning to the next Government - claiming if politicians don't get to grips with improving child health, the economic and social burden on the NHS will...

Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.

ESPGHAN committee presents recommendations and checklist for liver biopsy in infants and children

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
While noninvasive alternatives are increasingly available, liver biopsy still provides essential information in some children with liver disease, according to a new position paper in the Journal of...

Sleep loss during the school week may contribute to teen drowsy driving risk

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time.

Videos starring the Cookie Monster help preschoolers develop skills critical to school readiness

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
Who would have thought a Sesame Street video starring the Cookie Monster, of all characters, could teach preschoolers self-control?

Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.

Follow-up testing indicated after initial negative test for inherited cardiac syndrome that can cause sudden death

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
Giulio Conte, M.D., of the Heart Rhythm Management Centre, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium and colleagues investigated the clinical significance of repeat testing after puberty in asymptomatic...

Innovative gene therapy treatment demonstrated in canine model of DMD

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common neuromuscular disease of children (affecting 1 boy in 3500-5000 births).

Energy drinks and kids: 'disproportionate' poison calls for young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
Over 40% of reports to poison control centers in the US regarding energy drinks are for children under the age of 6, say researchers, who call for improved labeling of such drinks.

Huge gaps in understanding preterm birth revealed - new scientific review

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Preterm birth is now the leading cause of death for children under 5 worldwide, and a new scientific paper reveals a startling lack of knowledge about what causes it and how to prevent it.

Two mutations linked to Ewing sarcoma subtype with poor prognosis

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
An international collaboration has identified frequent mutations in two genes that often occur together in Ewing sarcoma (EWS) and that define a subtype of the cancer associated with reduced survival.

Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows.

Investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening...

Novel method developed to prevent, cure rotavirus infection

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Activation of the innate immune system with the bacterial protein flagellin could prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is among the most common causes of severe diarrhea, says a Georgia State...