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1 in 5 child deaths in England preventable

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
Child deaths have fallen to very low rates in all industrialised countries, but many deaths in children and adolescents are still potentially preventable, and much more could be done to cut future...

First international growth standards for the developing baby could help combat stunting and obesity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:00
New international standards for fetal growth and newborn size provide the first accurate measurements of ideal growth and development from conception to birth.

Evidence suggests childhood obesity comes before asthma in kids with both asthma and obesity

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
For years, doctors have known that there is a link between childhood obesity and asthma, but have found it difficult to determine which condition tends to come first, or whether one causes the other.

Genetics link a mother's diet to the risk of obesity in her offspring

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that epigenetic methylation blocks expression of the Pomc gene, leading to delayed satiety response and increased food intake.

Is your child prepared for the September Asthma Peak

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
With the end of the summer upon us, school-aged children are beginning to head back into the classrooms for a new school year.

More preschool behavioural assessments improve predictions of aggression

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:00
The predictive significance of early childhood behaviours may have been underestimated by up to 50 per cent due to inadequate assessment procedures, a new study suggests.

Is human breast milk microbiome 'neutral'?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
Human breast milk is considered the most ideal source of nutrition for infants and it should have played a critical role in the evolution and civilizations of human beings.

A child's auditory brain function improves with two years of musical training

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems.

Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult.

Mechanical ventilation a key indicator for pre-term children's maths problems

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK and the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and just published in the Journal Early Human Development, has found that both the...

Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics: a nationwide 12-year case-control study

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:00
A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis...

New test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes, has potential to save many young lives in the developing world

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease.

Study compares consequences of teen alcohol and marijuana use

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00
The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships...

Hypertension is a nearly 6 fold risk factor in obese youths

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt...

Unplanned births out of hospital increases risk of infant mortality

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality.

Daily breakfast is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk profile in children

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Food supplements plus cash to poor families reduces rates of child malnutrition in Niger more than each intervention alone

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00
In Niger, interventions that combined the distribution of supplementary food with a cash transfer to poor families prevented acute malnutrition in young children more effectively than strategies...

Infant feeding habits may predict eating behaviors in later life

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00
The follow-up to an FDA study analyzing infant nutrition investigates to what extent eating behaviors in the first year of life predict eating behaviors at age 6.

FDA approval announced of pediatric indication for Elelyso™ for injection, for intravenous use for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:00
Pfizer Inc. and Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

Skin cells can be engineered into pulmonary valves for pediatric patients

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary...

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