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When parents, schools, health departments, communities, and healthcare professionals work together to maintain high vaccination coverage among school-age children, they provide critical protection...
Although progress has been made in recent years, the matter of youth suicide in Quebec still needs to be more effectively addressed.
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.
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
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
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.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 children each year.
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...
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.
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.
Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance.
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...
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.
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.
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 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
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...
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.
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.
When parents take a sick or injured child to the doctor or emergency room, they often expect tests to be done and treatments given.