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Psychologists welcome overhaul of children and young people's mental health services

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 01:00
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement of a five-year plan for a complete overhaul of mental health services for children and young people in England.

Bringing chefs into school kitchens proves effective in randomized trial for healthy eating

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 00:00
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds that chef-led school meals are effective at making healthy eating palatable for kids.

What effect does music TV have on the sexual behavior of teenage boys and girls?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Unexpected findings show gender differences in how adolescents perceive music TVThere is no doubt that teenage boys and girls are swayed and shaped by music TV.

Scientists trace genomic evolution of high-risk leukemia

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Highly sensitive genomic analysis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells reveals for the first time how the malignant cells evolve to cause relapseBy genomic sequencing of leukemia cells from...

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: Acne

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match.

From soda bans to bike lanes: Which 'natural experiments' really reduce obesity?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Banning sodas from school vending machines, building walking paths and playgrounds, adding supermarkets to food deserts and requiring nutritional labels on restaurant menus: such changes to the...

National team led by Tufts CTSI finds navigators are integral to clinical research process

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Point-person project fosters investigator participation in industry studiesA study reported in Science Translational Medicine found that qualified investigators are more likely to respond to...

Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers report that the children of parents that smoke in front of them are more likely to develop plaque in their carotid artery than the children of nonsmokers.

Impact of parents' military deployment on children's safety and mental health

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:00
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents' return from combat deployment, their children show...

Chromosome shattering may be a hidden cause of birth defects

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:00
The human genome can be very forgiving. When children inherit chromosomes from their parents, some minor genetic changes frequently occur with few, if any, consequences.

Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.

Study uncovers predictors of chronic kidney disease worsening in children and adolescents

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
Modifiable risk factors for kidney failure lay foundation for intervention and improved outcomesStudy results published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases...

New insight into tackling poor oral health in children around the globe

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
A new research project from the University of Copenhagen has established an effective model for the fight against the escalating burden of tooth decay among children in Asia.

Excessive vitamin intake in pregnant rats impacts food choices in offspring

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 23:00
A research group at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine has been using a rat model to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D...

New report details tobacco companies' marketing to kids of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:00
On March 18th, thousands of young people joined together nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

Physical symmetry linked to faster reactions, study shows

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:00
Children with more symmetrical hands have speedier mental responses than others, according to a study.

New growth monitoring tools enable better detection of growth disorders in children

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
Children's growth disorders can be detected earlier and more efficiently with the help of new growth monitoring tools, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Four ways to prevent hearing loss in young people

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:00
A recent report from the World Health Organization shows that more than 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of Hearing loss.

Bodysuit or sleep sack? That is the serious question

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the Laboratoire Éthologie Animale et Humaine (CNRS/Université de Rennes 1), working in collaboration with a neonatologist from Brest University Hospital, observed the effect of...

'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.

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