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Vaccine refusal will likely lead to more measles outbreaks

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:00
More measles outbreaks will undoubtedly occur because vaccine refusal has left enough individuals susceptible, according to a commentary being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pervasive man-made chemical phthalate affects pregnancy hormone, fetal sex development

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Exposure to hormone-altering chemicals called phthalates - which are found in many plastics, foods and personal care products - early in pregnancy is associated with a disruption in an essential...

Botox to improve smiles in children with facial paralysis

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Injecting botulinum toxin A (known commercially as Botox) appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis, a condition they can be born...

More children showing early signs of serious diabetes complications, reveals new UK report

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
1,000 more children in England and Wales with diabetes were reported last year (2013/14) - and despite the quality of care improving, there remains significant variation across regions and between...

Children under five living in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than older children of developing a long-term parasitic disease

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
Children under five living in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than older children of developing a long-term parasitic disease, research suggests.

Weight loss surgery can be a safe option for obese children

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:00
A newly created roadmap results in fewer complications and better growth among children who undergo weight reducing proceduresWeight loss surgery does not stunt the growth of obese children...

Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop.

Family interventions reduce smoking rates in children and adolescents

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 00:00
A global review by Canada's University of Calgary and QUT into the effectiveness of family-based programs has found these programs can be highly effective in stopping children from taking up...

ILROG issues treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 23:00
Guidelines incorporate advanced imaging techniques to minimize radiation doseThe International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) has issued a guideline that outlines the use of 3-D...

L.A. story: Cleaner air, healthier kids

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 22:00
Children's lungs grew stronger as pollution declined in #CleanAirLA and throughout the basin over the past 2 decadesAir quality in the Los Angeles basin, as measured in five cities by USC...

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption, SF State study finds

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity...

Studies show young people 'wish they were better informed about sex'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 23:00
Researchers investigating how young people learn about sex have identified a contrast between the information that young people currently receive and what they want.

Canadian paediatricians call for restrictions and regulations on e-cigarettes

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:00
With use of e-cigarettes growing among kids, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is calling on governments to curb and control the industry.

Suffocation increasingly used as suicide mechanism among young people

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 07:00
A report published this week has revealed that between 1994 and 2012, suicide rates by suffocation have increased greatly among adolescents, and particularly among females.

Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests.

Most states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing to children

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, mostly...

Choice of monitoring method could be key for babies with poor growth in the womb

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 01:00
Babies that grow poorly in the womb could have better outcomes if a method for the timing of delivery was used more widely, a study suggests.

Air pollution linked to slower cognitive development in children

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Higher levels of traffic-related air pollution at schools are linked to slower cognitive development in 7- to 10-year-old children in BarcelonaAttendance at schools exposed to high levels of...

Family based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more...

Expanding sports concussion laws may help ensure safety of all teenage athletes

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Connecticut study among the first to test whether recent sports-related concussion laws workRecent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be...