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Program prepares Latino community for addressing childhood obesity

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
SaludABLEOmaha, a program emphasizing youth activism and public/private collaboration, has made the Latino community of South Omaha, Nebraska, ready to accept an initiative to reduce childhood...

Low family income predicts poor fitness, obesity risk

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
Children from low-income families tend to be less physically fit and at higher risk of obesity than children from higher-income families, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health study finds.

Elementary teachers' depression symptoms related to students' learning

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Teachers experience some of the highest levels of job-related stress, and such stress may leave them more vulnerable to depression.

New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition -- a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide -- experience a disturbingly high rate of relapse and even death in the year...

Einstein scientists develop novel technique for finding drugs to combat malaria

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:00
Each year nearly 600,000 people--mostly children under age five and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa--die from malaria, caused by single-celled parasites that grow inside red blood cells.

Review finds 'significant link' between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Warwick have found evidence to suggest a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset and exacerbation of mania symptoms.

Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Scientists suggest 13-month-olds use their understanding about others' perspectives and social evaluation skills to make sense of social interactionsIn the study, Luo and Choi manipulated...

Crowdfunding helps solve rare disease mystery

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Tel Aviv University researcher identifies novel genetic mutations through DNA sequencing of afflicted child and familyRare diseases -- those that affect fewer than one in 200,000 people -- are...

Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of...

Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child's stroke

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 05:00
Parents of children who had suffered a stroke showed signs of PTSD while children showed signs of anxiety.

Infectious diseases experts stress effectiveness and safety of vaccination during measles outbreak

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is alarmed that in January 2015 alone, over 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. have been reported as having measles.

Genetic cause of cerebral palsey will change thinking on condition

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
New research findings on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy has far reaching implications for the treatment of the most frequent cause of physical disability in childhood.

'Nurture' more important than 'nature' in childhood obesity says LSE research

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
Parents' lifestyles, rather than their genes, are primarily responsible for their children being overweight according to research by the Centre for Economic Performance, based at the London School...

Discovery that impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
Researchers have discovered how to reverse the damaging effects of obesity passed from mother to child.

Low childhood vitamin D linked to adult atherosclerosis

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of...

Tobacco-smoking moms and dads increase diabetes risk for children in utero

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Prenatal smoking and diabetes link establishedChildren exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from...

Inherited gene variations tied to treatment-related hearing loss in cancer patients

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified inherited genetic variations associated with hearing loss in young cancer patients treated with cisplatin, a drug widely used to treat...

Brain develops abnormally over lifespan of people who stutter

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
A region of the brain thought to control speech production develops abnormally in children who stutter - a pattern that persists into adulthood, according to new University of Alberta research.

LGBT teens who come out at school have better self-esteem, study finds

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who don't disclose their...

Behavioral therapy effective against pica in children with autism spectrum disorder

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Unchecked, eating behavior can lead to medical complicationsIntensive behavioral intervention can be effective at eliminating pica, which is the repeated ingestion of inedible substances...

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