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British Safety Council supports campaign to stop babies choking to death

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 01:00
St John Ambulance has launched a new campaign to inform parents about what to do if their baby starts choking.

Psychosocial experiences in childhood may influence later-life cardiovascular health

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:00
Children who have good psychosocial experiences may be more likely to have better cardiovascular health as an adult, according to the results of a new study.

Link between sleep quality and grades of school-aged children in math and languages

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents.

Hazardous levels of mercury found hundreds of miles downstream from Peruvian gold mines

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal, small-scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves.

Teachers on the front line following attack in Boston

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 01:00
Results of a survey to be published in School Mental Health, published by Springer, suggest that while teachers are well-tuned to student psychological distress following a crisis, support varies...

Music and stories kids choose themselves lessen their pain after major surgery

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00
Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery...

The importance of alcohol warnings from parents

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00
Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about...

Safe, effective meningitis A vaccine for infants approved by WHO

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 23:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid the...

Juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues benefit from Ohio's diversion program

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young...

Prevention better than cure for pediatric brain injury

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children - published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine - provides convincing evidence that protecting...

Ethnic discrimination during pregnancy impacts health of offspring

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:00
New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants.

Could sunlight affect fertility and lifespan?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:00
New research has associated high levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun with reduced fertility and shorter lifespans for children.

Rear-facing car seats should be used until child is 2 years old; almost three-quarters of parents don't follow guidelines

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:00
Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they turned the seat around before their child was even one year old...

Teens influenced by misconceptions of their peers

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:00
Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.

Risks of youth rugby need urgent scrutiny

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 02:00
The unknown risks of youth rugby need urgent assessment to ensure the safety of junior players, says a senior doctor in The BMJ.

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children and teens

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.

12-year study confirms overall safety of measles vaccines

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines, published in Pediatrics, found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine.

Exercise during pregnancy confers blood pressure benefits to kids

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
It's been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life.

Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and worse

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:00
Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse.

Respiratory syncytial virus infection may be associated with higher risk for bacterial pneumonia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:00
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a...

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