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Scientists uncover molecular map of autism-related genes

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a molecular network consisting of genes known to be associated with autism. The findings pave the way for discovery of new genes linked to the disorder.

TX program fights childhood obesity with improvements to kids' menus

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00
Local restaurants will create healthier menus as part of community programs designed to address childhood obesity, Texas State University researchers find.

Improving the diagnosis of developmental diseases

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:00
The discovery of new genes that underlie developmental disorders, with phenotypes such as congenital heart defects, seizures and intellectual disabilities, is reported in Nature this week.

Flu vaccination rates improved by text reminders

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 07:00
A new study finds that parents who receive text message reminders that their child requires a flu vaccine are significantly more likely to bring their child for vaccination.

Study finds intervention in school health centers is effective in counseling teens about abusive relationships

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00
A study by a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC researcher provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of a brief, provider-delivered universal education and counseling...

Many children and adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 23:00
When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine.

Longer duration, deeper body cooling for newborns with neurological condition does not reduce risk of death

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 23:00
Among full-term newborns with moderate or severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (damage to cells in the central nervous system from inadequate oxygen), receiving deeper or longer duration cooling...

Maternal supplementation with multiple micronutrients, compared with iron-folic acid, does not reduce infant mortality

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 23:00
In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did...

Learning a musical instrument boosts kids' brains

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 23:00
A child psychiatry team suggests that musical training for children can help them attain greater emotional control, focus their attention and reduce feelings of anxiety.