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Cancer-causing asbestos found in children's crayons

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
The news that traces of asbestos have been found in children's crayons in Australia and Canada should be treated seriously says the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).

Stress in pregnancy can impact future generations

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:00
Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems, a study suggests.

Preterm birth may weaken babies' brain connections

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:00
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.

Could childhood infections increase early heart attack risk?

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 23:00
Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the...

Watching movies could help treat children with lazy eye

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 23:00
Combining feature films with dichoptic therapy could help improve vision for children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, according to new research.

Danger of listeria in caramel apples

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 23:00
Following an outbreak of listeria in 2014, caused by caramel apples, researchers warn that they must be eaten fresh or kept in a refrigerator.

Alcohol and first sexual experience: Risks for young women

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 04:00
If a young woman's first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research finds.

Green public housing may reduce health risks from environmental pollutants

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 03:00
Low-income housing residents who live in "green" buildings that are built with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features appear to have fewer "sick building" symptoms (SBS) than residents...

Cancer-driving signals cause high-risk neuroblastoma

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 02:00
CHOP researchers identify molecular events in a childhood cancer, offering clues to new treatmentsResearchers have discovered details of the abnormal molecular signals and biological events that...

Infection with two species of schistosome does not affect treatment efficacy

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 02:00
The parasitic disease schistosomiasis is caused by a trematode flatworm, different species of which can affect either the intestine or the urinary tract.

Don't stop at 'Don't do that again!'

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:00
New University of Iowa study finds conversations parents have with their children after an injury help them avoid danger in the futureResearchers say it's these types of conversations parents...

For children with rare genetic disorder, more extensive epilepsy surgery yields better seizure control

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 08:00
Children with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) often need epilepsy surgery for severe, uncontrollable seizures.

English girls' happiness plummets as they reach teenage years - report reveals

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 07:00
English schoolgirls are less satisfied with their lives than boys and feel more pressure to succeed at school - a report authored by University of Hertfordshire researchers has revealed.

Children with developmental delays -- are we checking their genes for answers?

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
Children with 2 or more delays have higher risk of genetic disorders but most doctors said they wouldn't send children to a genetics specialist A nine-month-old boy isn't rolling over, reaching...

Vaccines against deadly meningitis could bring health benefits to both individuals and their family members

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
A study published in Health Economics has shown that after-effects in survivors of meningitis have a negative impact on the health of close family members.

Different types of child abuse: similar consequences

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 04:00
Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and...

Bio-molecules in human breast milk stop inflammation

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
BWH researchers investigate the protective health properties of breast milkHuman breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an...

Mother's gestational diabetes diagnosis slows fetal brain response after meals

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
Findings suggest mother's metabolism can affect child's risk of diabetes, obesity later in lifeWhen a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes, her unborn child tends to react more slowly to...

NIH-funded researchers identify safe level to treat low blood sugar in newborns

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:00
Findings reinforce current treatment guidelines for hypoglycemiaResearchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that treating hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, in newborns...