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Children with severe head injuries are casualties of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:00
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of...

New study explores bystander intervention in cyberbullying

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 04:00
Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy.

Pilot program in pediatric long-term care facility halves topical antibiotic use

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 02:00
Requiring documentation of antibiotic indication improves overall usageA pilot antibiotic stewardship program at a pediatric long-term care facility brought about a 59 percent decrease in use of...

A supportive close friendship helps boys and girls overcome adversity

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 05:00
A single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances, according to a new University of Sussex study.

Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 03:00
Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar...

Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:00
A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys.

Women with a history of stillbirth 'up to four times higher risk of recurrence'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:00
Women who have a history of stillbirth are up to four times more likely to experience stillbirth in a future pregnancy, according to new research published in The BMJ.

Researchers identify gene mutation that can cause key-hole shape defect in eye

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:00
A scientific collaboration, involving the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) at Saint Mary's Hospital, UK, and the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples, Italy...

A reinforced cylinder leads to fewer repeat surgeries for children born with heart defect

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:00
Use of reinforced ring is small but noteworthy advance for those with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, according to reports in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryIn this important...

Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to later migraines

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:00
Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood...

Study: Whooping cough resurgence due to vaccinated people not knowing they're infectious?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 04:00
Whooping cough has made an astonishing comeback, with 2012 seeing nearly 50,000 infections in the U.S.

Study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:00
New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired...

Getting children to embrace healthy food

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:00
Researchers at the University of Bonn: attractive packaging makes identical products taste betterIf the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods.

Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today's stresses

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00
Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency.

Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:00
Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford...

Study shows importance of cause of kidney failure when planning future treatment

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:00
As a new physician in Galway, Ireland, and then as a nephrology fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Michelle O'Shaughnessy, MD, began to wonder whether similar treatment plans for...