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Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

Know your ABCs of pool safety

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Drowning is the number one killer of children under the age of 5. "What makes this statistic even more tragic is that these young children are more likely to drown in a residential swimming...

Poll finds that 90% of Americans have concerns over powdered alcohol

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 06:00
Although only one third of respondents were familiar with powdered alcohol upon being polled, almost two thirds stated they were in favor of a total ban on the product.

Research shows parental behavior not affected by stress and anxiety of premature birth

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00
The stress and worry of giving birth prematurely does not adversely affect a mother's parenting behaviour, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

Mums and dads ape their mothers' parenting style, suggests study

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00
Mothers' and fathers' parenting behaviour is more likely to resemble their own mothers' than their fathers', according to a new study.

Assisted reproduction not associated with reduced academic performance in adolescence

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:00
Nationwide analysis of more than 8,000 ART children finds no difference in educational test scoresThe academic performance of children conceived by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) is no...

Underage drinking is decreasing in popularity, report suggests

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 07:00
Despite a significant fall in levels of underage drinking between 2002 and 2013, a new report finds that alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among youths.

New research shows parental behaviour not affected by stress and anxiety of premature birth

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:00
The stress and worry of giving birth prematurely does not adversely affect a mother's parenting behaviour, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

UT study compares active video gaming to unstructured outdoor play

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:00
The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children's lack of interest in physical activity, but a study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently published in the Games for...

Study finds inadequate hydration among US children

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:00
More than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration--probably because they're not drinking enough water--a situation that could have significant repercussions...

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with kidney disease

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:00
Study links low levels of vitamin D with greater loss of kidney function over time Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood...

Short boys are 2 to 3 times as likely as short girls to receive growth hormone

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00
CHOP researchers find striking gender bias in national patient registriesShort boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for...

Sleep problems and energy product use associated with increased alcohol use in teens

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 00:00
Results highlight the importance of considering racial differences in observed associationsA new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in...

Special skills of perception 'could pick out autism at age 9 months'

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:00
Special abilities of children with autism to search things out visually could offer diagnostic clues earlier on in life for those kids who could on to have developmental problems.

The constant movement in ADHD may help children think, perform in school

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:00
The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting - but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers...

Carotenoid levels in breast milk vary by country, diet

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
A Purdue University-led analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S.

Low birth weight and childhood infections predict ankylosing spondylitis

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:00
The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be predicted...

Breast milk shared to help babies via online and offline communities

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:00
Sharing breast milk to feed babies is a practice dating back millennia, and the Internet has facilitated the process creating some surprising exchanges.

Risky outdoor play positively impacts children's health: UBC study

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:00
New research from UBC and the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children's health but also encourages creativity, social...

Study links screen-based media use to poorer bone health in teen boys

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:00
Past studies have linked excessive use of screen-based media to poorer health in children and adolescents. Now, a study adds poorer bone health to the list for teenage boys.