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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.

Blind and partially sighted 11 year olds twice as likely to be bullied at school, UK

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Children with vision impairment are at increased risk of bullying warn two leading sight loss charities.

Potential solution to Angelman syndrome involves reversing silenced gene

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Most genes are inherited as two working copies, one from the mother and one from the father. However, in a few instances, a gene is imprinted, which means that one copy is silenced.

Simple blood test identifies genetic mutation responsible for serious disorder common in Inuit

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified the cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants.

Maternal obesity 'increases risk of infant death'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Pregnant women with a BMI of 35 or over have more than double the risks of experiencing infant death than mothers with a 'normal' BMI of 18.5-24.9, according to a new study.

Low-birth-weight children 'associated with lower academic outcomes'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
Northwestern University researchers claim their study is the first to compare birth weight, children's cognitive education and quality of elementary and middle schools.

Lack of follow-up care puts childhood cancer survivors at risk

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:00
A presentation at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia's (COSA's) Annual Scientific Meeting, will reveal that around two in five childhood cancer survivors are missing follow-up medical...

New cause of child brain tumour condition identified

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:00
Doctors and scientists from The University of Manchester have identified changes in a gene, which can increase the risk of developing brain tumours in children with a rare inherited condition...

Brain changes seen in high school football players after just one season

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00
Some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the...

Parenting a major factor in falls at home for children

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.

Link between antibiotics and childhood asthma called into question

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for a serious disorder common in Inuit people

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:00
Researchers have identified the cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants.

CDC: over half of infants in the US sleep with 'hazardous bedding'

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:00
Despite current recommendations, a new study finds that more than 50% of infants in the US are placed to sleep with bedding that increases risks for sudden infant death.

Toy-related injuries in US increase by 40%

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:00
A new study finds that between 1990-2011, the rate of toy-related injuries in children rose by 40% in the US, with foot-powered scooters to blame for most of this increase.

Possible route to new treatments discovered during research on a rare cancer

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered the unusual role of lactate in the metabolism of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), a rare, aggressive...

Marginalising women's sport leaves girls with fewer role models

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 00:00
DESPITE a sequence of stellar performances by Britain's female athletes and team game players, coverage of women's sport in the Press still occupies a fraction of the space given to men, according to...

Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
Ontario students between Grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI...

'Therapeutic reprogramming' may lead to treatment for epidermolysis bullosa, a blistering skin disease

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 23:00
Induced pluripotent stem cells made from patients with a form of blistering skin disease can be genetically corrected and used to grow back healthy skin cells in laboratory dishes, researchers at the...