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Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten - United States, 2013-14 school year

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:00
When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...

Youth suicide: More early detection and better coordination are needed

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 23:00
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.

Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 23:00
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.

Early intervention may benefit preschoolers who stutter

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
While the majority of preschool children who stutter will grow out of it, those who don't can benefit from early intervention, say Purdue University speech experts.

A deadly strain of meningitis is rising in the UK - international charity says these deaths are preventable

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling for action to control a recent rise in cases of meningitis and septicaemia caused by a particularly deadly strain of meningococcal bacteria, putting...

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital save a newborn's life with the support of 3-D printing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart.

New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.

Slow enteral feeding protocol can reduce instances of death in extreme preterm infants

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
A standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol significantly reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocoltis (NEC), or death of intestinal tissue, and death in infants with extremely low...

Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in kids from lower-income families

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00
Removing a child's tonsils is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 500,000 children undergoing the procedure each year.

Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:00
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.

More physical activity improved school performance

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:00
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.

CDC develops a new, faster lab test for enterovirus D68

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with...

Children understand familiar voices better than those of strangers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

New guidance launched to reduce 'unacceptable' cleft palate detection rate

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.

WHO: rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health.

Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane...

Institutional rearing may increase risk for attention-deficit disorder by altering cortical development

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these...

Cautious optimism as childhood obesity rates in Ireland plateau

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, reveals research published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Digital divide: Pediatricians debate whether tots should have access to electronic devices

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its policy statement in 1999 discouraging electronic media use by children under 2, the focus was on television programs, videos and DVDs.

Do no harm: Pediatrician calls for safely cutting back on tests, treatments

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 23:00
When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given.

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