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Theory or not? Best study designs for increasing vegetable intake in children

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Researchers try to develop interventions that are most likely to work. Some times that involves deciding which activities should be included, such as whether to have cooking classes or be involved...

Certain communities disproportionately affected by fast food marketing for children

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
A newly published research study examining only marketing directed at children on the interior and exterior of fast food restaurants has found that the majority of black, middle-income and rural...

Youth pastors feel ill-equipped to help young people cope with mental health issues

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Many mental health disorders first surface during adolescence, and college and youth pastors are in a good position to offer help or steer youths elsewhere to find it.

The future of children with behavioral disorders affected by alcohol consumption and poor academics

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:00
Childhood behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder are linked with an increased risk of being convicted of a felony later in life, with heavy...

Cooking classes may positively influence children's food-related preferences and behaviors

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 08:00
Given the rise in childhood obesity and known cultural shifts away from cooking, a review of cooking programs targeting elementary school children was conducted to understand program design and...

ASMQ FDC proves safe and efficacious to treat children in Africa with malaria

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 00:00
Clinical trial results provide evidence for introducing this Artemisinin Derivative-based Combination Therapy into Africa's current malaria treatment arsenal to help tackle the number one parasitic...

Child diabetes: could you spot the signs?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:00
In line with American Diabetes Month this November, we look at the symptoms of the condition in children, after a study found that only 14% of parents could identify them.

Autism spectrum disorder: ten tips guidance article

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
A Clinical Perspectives article published in the November 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry proposes a tool to empower stakeholders, guide...

A new index finds that minority children are more likely to live in neighborhoods less conducive to healthy development

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia of Brandeis University and coauthors developed a surveillance system, coined the "Child Opportunity Index," to gauge neighborhood-based opportunities conducive to healthy...

Are housing code violations correlated to childhood asthma morbidity?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Andrew F. Beck of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and coauthors conducted a review of nearly 4,500 children who visited the emergency department (ED) or were hospitalized for asthma...

Teens close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests.

Simple coating developed to protect against injuries and deaths stemming from accidental ingestion of batteries

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 00:00
A Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) led team has developed a simple "coat of armor" to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed.

Medical care could be improved by integrating housing data with health data

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
A study to be released in the November issue of Health Affairs shows that integrating community housing data on such code violations as mold and cockroaches with health data can identify at-risk...

Children's asthma found to improve after adenotonsillectomy

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have observed that asthmatic children who needed to have their adenoids and tonsils removed had greater control of their asthma after the surgery.

Women who are obese are at increased risk of having babies with kidney and urinary tract abnormalities

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 05:00
Obesity in a pregnant woman may increase the risk that her children will be born with congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract, according to a study that will be presented at ASN...

Most mental health disorders not increasing in children and youth: large Canadian study

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:00
Symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents do not appear to be increasing, according to a large study of Canadian youth published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

First evaluation of SAGE-547 to treat super-refractory status epilepticus in children published in Annals of Neurology

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 01:00
SAGE Therapeutics has announced that SAGE-547, an allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors, was used to treat super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) in two pediatric patients.

Guidelines for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus published by JNS: Pediatrics

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00
The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce the publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the...

Just 4 minutes of fun exercise improves learning and behaviour in the classroom

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 00:00
Four minutes of physical activity can improve behaviour in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research by Brendon Gurd.

Link studied between newborn health and vitamin A

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:00
The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and...