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Adverse childhood experiences impact child health and school outcomes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their...

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University.

Don't punish your child for lying - it just doesn't work

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
If you want your child to tell the truth, it's best not to threaten to punish them if they lie.

Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in adolescents, young adults

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual...

Few US high school students are getting enough sleep

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:00
Many American high school students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, a Columbia University study suggests.Researchers found that only 6.2 percent to 7.

Bed-sharing toddlers 'more likely to develop asthma in later childhood'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:00
Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial.

Two-three times higher levels of brominated flame retardants in toddlers compared to their mothers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.BFRs like f.ex.

New study into life-threatening pregnancy condition calls for specialist centres with dedicated services

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.

Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.

Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?

Investments in living conditions could foster better health and reduce pediatric health care spending

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

Gaps in health coverage for children exposed

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
Despite the promise of health reform, millions of U.S. children still lack quality health coverage or have trouble getting the services they need to stay healthy or to develop properly, according to...

Kids' obesity risk increased by short sleep and breathing problems

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
Two modifiable sleep disorders, chronic sleep loss and sleep-related breathing problems, double the risk of a child being obese by the age of 15, according to a new study.

Latest results of investigational cellular therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and first results of lymphoma trial

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
The latest results of clinical trials of more than 125 patients testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 was presented by a University of Pennsylvania research team at...

Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia benefit from therapies developed for children

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when...

Pilot study engineers pediatric patients' own immune cells to hunt down cancer cells in blood

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study.

Among Ontario children and youth, study reveals a significant increase in concussions

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physician's offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating...

Preeclampsia during pregnancy and child's autism risk linked

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.

Current rules to determine strep throat in children not accurate

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
A new study indicates that current clinical prediction rules used by physicians to determine whether children have "strep throat" caused by group A streptococcal infection may not be accurate.

Pediatric brain research aided by blood brain barrier on a chip

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
In the human brain, the BBB is not the Better Business Bureau but the blood brain barrier and the BBB is serious business in human physiology.