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Research finds parents can play a role in preventing teen fighting

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 23:00
Nearly one-fourth of all teens reported being involved in a physical fight in the past year, with higher rates of violent altercations among African American and Latino adolescents.

Epilepsy and marijuana: could cannabidiol reduce seizures?

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 07:00
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.

Adolescents hospitalised in England with adversity-related injury at increased long-term risk of death or further hospitalisation

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:00
Adolescents discharged from hospitals in England after an admission for violent, drug- or alcohol-related, or self-inflicted injuries have increased risks of subsequent death and emergency...

Mosquito virus tied to potential brain damage in newborns spreading in Brazil

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 02:00
Six states in Brazil have declared a state of emergency due to rapid spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus - which has been linked to rise in babies born with microcephaly.

24 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 24 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of an ear of corn and has now developed a fully formed face.

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 07:00
For infants with a low birthweight, skin-to-skin contact lowers the risk of death, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

How does type of toy affect quantity, quality of language in infant playtime?

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 04:00
Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden...

Preterm babies more prone to autism

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 06:00
Nearly 30% of babies born very prematurely developed autism, compared with 1% of babies born full term, suggesting that environmental factors can influence the development of ASD.

Study links epigenetic processes to the development of the cerebellar circuitry

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 03:00
From before birth through childhood, connections form between neurons in the brain, ultimately making us who we are.

Healthy theme park meals?

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 00:00
When meals at Disney World restaurants came with a fruit or vegetables instead of fries, about half of diners opted to keep the healthier option!

South Africa's child mortality reduction deemed 'a successful failure'

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 23:00
As the 25-year period for the UN Millennium Development Goals concludes on Dec. 31.

Vitamin A quells severity of preemie gastrointestinal disease in mice

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 08:00
After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, Johns Hopkins...

A call to regulate starvation of 'Paris thin' models

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 07:00
Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women ...

Pediatric medication poisonings more likely in poor, rural areas

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 07:00
Children younger than 5 who live in economically disadvantaged areas had a greater risk of medication poisoning that resulted in referral to a health care facility, according to scientists at the...

Bones of obese children may be in trouble, UGA study finds

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 04:00
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other...

Children with epilepsy are at increased risk of dying early

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 02:00
While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely.

Parent touch, play and support in childhood vital to well-being as an adult

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 02:00
Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood? Childhood experiences like these appear to have a lot to do with well-being and moral capacities in adulthood.

23 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 23 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a papaya and their heartbeat can now be heard through a standard stethoscope.

Touch-screen devices might help measure child development

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 23:00
A new report into toddlers and their usage of touch-screen devices asks whether the technology might be useful to help assess child development.

Home births not linked to increased risk of complications

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 08:00
A large study reveals that planned home births do not put babies or their mothers at increased risk of harm, compared with planned hospital births.

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