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Study shows outreach increases completion of HPV vaccination series by adolescent girls

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 04:00
A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human...

Study examines the effects of childhood trauma on later sexual well-being

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Among 96 former Swiss indentured child laborers, 22 individuals showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and 53 reported having experienced childhood trauma.

Monkey model discovery could spur CMV vaccine development

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading infectious cause of birth defects worldwide, but scientists have been frustrated in their efforts to develop a vaccine to protect against infections.

Invasive staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitalized infants

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:00
Invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more deaths in hospitalized infants than invasive methicillin-resistant S aureus...

AAP: abstain from alcohol during pregnancy

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics insist that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy in order to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 15 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a navel orange and is developing its ability to breathe.

Research on 377,000 people worldwide highlights the role of genes in eczema

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:00
Eczema - an itchy dry-skin condition - affects an estimated one in five children and one in 12 adults in the UK.

Food allergy prevention: should we give infants peanuts?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 08:00
Though previous guidelines recommended delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods to infants, a new review suggests the earlier, the better, to prevent allergy.

Young babies don't experience tickles in the way you think they do

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 08:00
When you tickle the toes of newborn babies, the experience for them isn't quite as you would imagine it to be.

Cancer-causing asbestos found in children's crayons

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
The news that traces of asbestos have been found in children's crayons in Australia and Canada should be treated seriously says the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).

Stress in pregnancy can impact future generations

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems, a study suggests.

Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:00
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.

Could childhood infections increase early heart attack risk?

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the...

Watching movies could help treat children with lazy eye

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 23:00
Combining feature films with dichoptic therapy could help improve vision for children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, according to new research.

Danger of listeria in caramel apples

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 23:00
Following an outbreak of listeria in 2014, caused by caramel apples, researchers warn that they must be eaten fresh or kept in a refrigerator.

Alcohol and first sexual experience: Risks for young women

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 04:00
If a young woman's first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research finds.

Green public housing may reduce health risks from environmental pollutants

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 03:00
Low-income housing residents who live in "green" buildings that are built with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features appear to have fewer "sick building" symptoms (SBS) than residents...

Cancer-driving signals cause high-risk neuroblastoma

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 02:00
CHOP researchers identify molecular events in a childhood cancer, offering clues to new treatmentsResearchers have discovered details of the abnormal molecular signals and biological events that...

Infection with two species of schistosome does not affect treatment efficacy

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 02:00
The parasitic disease schistosomiasis is caused by a trematode flatworm, different species of which can affect either the intestine or the urinary tract.