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ISMB assessment enables recruitment of 2-5 year olds into Phase IIb trial for next-generation single-dose cure for malaria

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:00
An Independent Safety Monitoring Board (ISMB) has recommended that recruitment of patients aged 2-5 years can begin for the ongoing Phase IIb safety and efficacy trial of a single dose of the...

Evidence at cellular level for connection between childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00
In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and...

Significant improvements in health over the last 20 years of babies born after IVF

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
The last two decades have seen a steady improvement in the health outcomes of children born after assisted reproduction (ART), with fewer babies being born preterm, with low birth weight, stillborn...

Exposure during pregnancy to BPA causes oxidative stress in mother and child

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy can cause oxidative damage that may put the baby at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease later in life...

Some obese children and teens can benefit from bariatric surgery

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:00
Bariatric surgery--as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed--can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents...

UK's first successful organ transplants from a newborn baby

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 06:00
After successfully transplanting kidneys and liver cells from a newborn baby into two other patients - a first for the UK - doctors praise the extreme generosity of the parents.

Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:00
Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Iodine deficiency in pregnant women impairs embryonic brain development

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:00
Pregnant women in Austria commonly suffer from an iodine deficiency. This may have a negative impact on the development of their unborn child's brain.

Some combinations bed nets and vaccines may worsen malaria

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them...

Long-term childhood outcomes improved by early parental program

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
Children whose parents participated in a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship were better adjusted at age seven than children whose parents were assigned to a...

Communities throughout Australia need support to prevent, diagnose and help children and families living with fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00
One in eight children born in 2002 or 2003 and living in remote Fitzroy Valley communities in Western Australia have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a landmark study has found.

American kids are eating a lot of pizza - what are the health implications?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 07:00
About 20% of American youths are eating pizza on any given day, a meal which accounts for up to 26% of their total calorie intake and 24% of their daily fat intake.

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:00
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in...

Alcohol and drug problems a greater risk for adolescents who have insufficient and poor sleep

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and...

Personal and peer drinking during adolescence and beyond influenced by genes and environment

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence, within social contexts, and is often correlated with the drinking of one's peers.

Geographic clusters of underimmunization in Northern California identified

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California...

Exposure to alcohol ads on TV linked with underage drinking

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:00
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds an association between TV advertising of alcohol and onset and severity of drinking among adolescents.

Despite HAART, socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV at greater risk for having detectable virus at delivery

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 13:00
Socially disadvantaged pregnant women with HIV who initiate HAART (highly active antiretroviral treatment) for the first time during pregnancy face a greater risk for having detectable virus at...

Intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment for children with anaemia

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 01:00
Researchers from Tanzania and South Africa, who are part of the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess the effect of intermittent...

Harnessing gene helps repair muscle damage in muscular dystrophy

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have successfully improved the ability of muscle to repair itself - by artificially increasing levels of the BMI1 gene in the muscle-specific stem cells of mice with muscular dystrophy.

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