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In mice, experimental drug treatment for Rett syndrome suggests the disorder is reversible

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:00
A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has developed a strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome, a devastating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that affects 1 in 10,000 people in the...

New treatment options for a fatal leukemia

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) frequently develops between the age of two and three.

Mum's the word: maternal language has strong effect on children's social skills

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others...

'Glue ear' may be treatable with nasal balloon

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
A simple procedure of blowing into a balloon through the nose can be an effective way to improve symptoms and avoid antibiotics in children with a a common middle-ear problem.

Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthood

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.

Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive care

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
Newborn babies - including those who are born at full term and normal weight - are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.

A way to predict whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop autism or psychosis

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
New findings by UCLA and University of Pittsburgh isolate genetic differencesDoctors and researchers have long known that children who are missing about 60 genes on a certain chromosome are at a...

Simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss in children

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:00
For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a...

20% of new mothers are not receiving advice on how to place their baby to sleep

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:00
A new study has revealed almost 20% of mothers fail to receive advice about their newborn's sleeping position, increasing the risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

Risk of death from shaken baby syndrome could be identified with new tool

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.

Texas Children's Hospital cuts waitlist times for pediatric heart transplant patients

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00
Revised waitlist protocols focus on donor heart size and patients' severity statusLong waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation.

European drugs regulators approve world's first malaria vaccine

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 07:00
The European Medicines Agency recommend the use of the world's first malaria vaccine among children aged 6 weeks to 17 months in Africa - where the disease is most prevalent.

Teens with medical marijuana cards much likelier to say they're addicted

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 04:00
A new University of Michigan study finds that teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally.

Stem cell transplantation for children with rare form of leukemia improves outcomes

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 03:00
Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to...

WSU Researchers Find US breast milk is glyphosate free

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 03:00
Study is first independently verified look for the presence of Roundup ingredient in human milkWashington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the...

New checklist helps identify children, teens with bereavement disorder

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:00
If untreated, maladaptive grief can hamper social, academic development in youthEverybody grieves the death of a loved one, and the process helps most mourners adjust to their loss.

Researchers find promising treatment for devastating genetic disorder

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:00
A multi-institutional team of researchers has identified an apparently successful treatment for a genetic immune disorder that causes a multitude of health problems - ranging from infections...

The genetic roots of adolescent scoliosis

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:00
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis--a condition featuring curvature of the spine--affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause.

Time spent on social networking sites linked to mental health problems in teens

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:00
A new study indicates that adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high...

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:00
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help...