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What parents, teachers, and lawmakers need to know about physical activity, brain health, cognition, and scholastic achievement

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly.

New cause of child brain tumor condition identified

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Gorlin syndrome causes an increased risk of developing cancers of the skin and, rarely, in the brain. Around 1 in 30,000 people has the condition.

Children being given unnecessary chest X-rays

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented at the annual...

Genomic tests are uncovering elusive diagnoses, saving time and money, and changing treatment for infants and children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published...

Children shouldn't belong to the clean plate club

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Whereas most adults are members of the Clean Plate Club, they eat an average of about 90% of the food they serve themselves, children do not.

Link discovered between fathers' criminal history and sons' intelligence

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower cognitive abilities than sons whose fathers have no criminal history, data from over 1 million Swedish men show.

Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Doubling the number of mums who breastfeed for 7-18 months in their lifetime and helping others to continue for at least four months could save the NHS more than £40 million every year, suggests...

Human trafficking investigated by Crime Victims' Institute

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:00
Human sex trafficking is a serious problem both domestically and internationally and enhanced education is necessary to address the risk factors for entry into the sex trade, the physical and mental...

Blood pressure build-up in the brain from white blood cell accumulation might cause cerebral malaria death

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:00
Intracranial hypertension-increased blood pressure inside the head-can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.

Florida college students believe hookah safer alternative to cigarette smoking

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:00
University students think hookah smoking is safer than cigarette smoking says a University of South Florida study.

New urine test could help ensure children receive the right level of treatment to prevent future asthma attacks

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 01:00
A new urine test could help ensure asthmatic children receive the level of medication they need to manage their illness better and prevent future asthma attacks, according to new research being...

AMA applauds action on cyber bullying

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 01:00
The AMA applauds action by the Government to crack down on cyber bullying of children, with legislation introduced to Parliament 3 December 2014.

Movements help measure child sleep problems for better diagnosis

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 01:00
A study to accurately determine whether sleep disturbances stem from breathing problems will allow children to get the help they need.

Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 01:00
The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released December 3rd 2014.

Witnessing parental violence affects girls and boys differently

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00
Witnessing violence by parents or a parent's intimate partner can trigger for some children a chain of negative behaviors that follows them from preschool to kindergarten and beyond, according to...

Preterm children at high risk of flu-related complications, study finds

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00
A new study finds that children born prematurely are twice as likely to be hospitalized for flu-related complications than children without underlying medical conditions.

How behaviour is influenced by childhood trauma

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:00
Traumatic and stressful events during childhood increase the risk to develop psychiatric disorders, but to a certain extent, they can also help better deal with difficult situations later in life.

Schools 'ruled' by mean boys, not mean girls

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:00
Debunking the myth of the "mean girl," new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression - malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection - to harm or...

Research reveals child poverty pervasive in large American cities

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:00
Years after the end of the Great Recession, child poverty remains widespread in America's largest cities.

Head blows measured in girls' lacrosse

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00
As debate increases about whether female lacrosse players should wear headgear, a new study reports measurements of the accelerations that stick blows deliver to the head.