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UC Davis study identifies tools, strategies for enhancing obesity prevention in rural communities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:00
Researchers at UC Davis have reviewed a successful telemedicine intervention against pediatric obesity to better understand what worked (or didn't) and how similar programs can be improved.

Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:00
How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.

Study shows second severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00
Affects almost 15 percent of kidsParents of kids with severe allergies know how scary a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is.

Mother's diet affects offspring alcohol and nicotine use in lab animal study

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at The Rockefeller University have found in a study with rats that a mother's consumption of a fat-rich diet during pregnancy increases her offspring's risk of a combined alcohol and...

Kids' brain responses to food depend on their body composition

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:00
Research using brain imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood obesity.

Poor sanitation practices in pregnant women are linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes in Odisha state, India

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00
Poor sanitation practices, such as open defecation, in pregnant women are linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes in two rural areas of Odisha state, India, according to a study published by Bijaya K...

Normal headphone use unlikely to interfere with settings of programmable shunt valves

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00
Researchers at Brown University examined three magnetically programmable shunt valves to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause unintentional changes in shunt valve settings.

Policies on children's tech exposure confusing

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00
New research suggests guidelines on children's exposure to radio frequency waves from technology are confusing for parents.

ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 05:00
Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities.

Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 03:00
Adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future, according to a new RAND Corporation...

Drug combo shows promise against rare bone cancer

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:00
Tests on cells and mice suggest a combination of the anti-cancer drugs Trabectedin and Olaparib offers a promising treatment for children with Ewing sarcoma - a rare bone cancer.

Massachusetts General Hospital team generates therapeutic nitric oxide from air with an electric spark

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 02:00
Lightweight, portable devices to deliver pulmonary-blood-vessel-relaxing gas will allow trials of other important usesTreatment with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has proven to be life saving in...

Safer, with more benefits: Parents' vaccine views shifting

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 01:00
A quarter of parents believe vaccines are safer now than they thought a year ago; a third more supportive of school and daycare immunization requirementsOver the same time period that multiple...

Many women - especially smokers - drink alcohol while pregnant

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 23:00
Smokers were the expectant mothers most likely to risk drinking alcohol during their pregnancy, in a large survey of women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Study provides evidence of the influence of emotion awareness on the development of attention in preschool children

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 08:00
Young children, who possess a good understanding of their own emotions and of those of their fellow human beings early on, suffer fewer attention problems than their peers with a lower emotional...

Emotional awareness training 'reduces severe crime reoffending rates'

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:00
Training to recognize the emotions behind different facial expressions has been found to lower the severity of crimes among reoffending youth.

Leading charities warn over 10,000 children at risk because 91% of the UK adult population don't know what private fostering is

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:00
A Survation poll commissioned by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) reveals that 91% of the UK adult population don't know what private fostering is.

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:00
REM sleep locks in skills and experiencesRapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from...

Clinical trial: Melatonin offers hope for ADHD bedtime shut-eye

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:00
Sleep is vital to wellbeing, but children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have trouble drifting off.

Cause of acute liver failure in young children discovered

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 02:00
Mutations in patients disrupt cellular transportAcute liver failure is a rare yet life-threatening disease for young children.