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Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 07:00
Although the FDA warn pregnant women against eating fish more than twice a week, a new study finds that the benefits associated with fish may offset the potential harms.

Legal developments in treatment of gender dysphoria, Australia

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 05:00
Recent legal developments concerning treatment of gender dysphoria in children have beenhighlighted in an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Lead's effect on brain is worse for boys than girls, study shows

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 02:00
A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negatively affected by lead exposure in boys than girls.

Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 00:00
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Why should adolescents with psychological symptoms be asked about hallucinations?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, tells the recent study...

NYU researchers develop new assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:00
The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team challenges the medical profession to 'put the mouth back in the head' in the American Journal of Public HealthImproving oral health is a leading...

Targeting DNA repair pathways could provide new treatment options for pediatric neuroblastoma

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital have identified a promising new target for developing new therapies for kids with high-risk neuroblastoma, according to a new...

Video-based treatment may improve autism-related behavior in at-risk infants

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:00
Video-based therapy administered to 7-10-month-old infants at risk of autism appears to improve their engagement, attention and social behavior, a new study finds.

Virtual reality assertiveness training helped teen girls avoid sexual victimization

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a...

New report: 4 in 10 American children live in low-income families

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 23:00
Four out of every ten American children live in low-income families, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

CDC: low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
Many women may be unaware that prescription opioid-based painkillers such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine may increase the risk for birth defects.

Largest study of babies born after infertility treatment shows significant improvements in health over past 20 years

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:00
The last two decades has seen a steady improvement in the health outcomes of children born after assisted reproduction (ART), with fewer babies being born preterm, with low birth weight, stillborn...

Current guidelines to limit kids' screen-based media use 'may not be tenable'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic.

Fetal development promoted by fatty acids in fish; brain likely shielded from mercury damage

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00
New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure.

Decrease in deaths of extremely premature infants

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:00
In a large, national study of extremely premature infants, researchers found that death rates decreased from 2000 to 2011.

Pre-clinical studies in mice reveal ways to reduce cancer risk in gene therapy with modified treatment

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
National Institutes of Health researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy.

Coeliac disease rate among young children has almost tripled in past 20 years

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
The number of young children diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has almost tripled over the past 20 years, but kids from poorer families are only half as likely to be diagnosed with the...

Immune system response may play a key role in viral therapy's effectiveness against tumors

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:00
Viral therapy for childhood cancer could possibly improve if treatments such as chemotherapy do not first suppress patients' immune systems, according to findings published in the journal Molecular...

ISMB assessment enables recruitment of 2-5 year olds into Phase IIb trial for next-generation single-dose cure for malaria

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:00
An Independent Safety Monitoring Board (ISMB) has recommended that recruitment of patients aged 2-5 years can begin for the ongoing Phase IIb safety and efficacy trial of a single dose of the...

Evidence at cellular level for connection between childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00
In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and...