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Teens' overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers.

Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School...

Gut worms protect babies' brains from inflammation

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:00
A Duke University study in rats finds that gut worms can protect babies' brains from long-term learning and memory problems caused by newborn infections.

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky dieting?

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:00
A survey of college-aged women finds that those with the strongest emotional connection to Facebook are less likely to struggle with risky dieting behaviors compared to their peers.

For kids with injured ankles, less treatment may be more

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:00
Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23 percent and save emergency patients both money and time.

Poorer children develop 'smaller brains'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
MRI brain scans and mental tests of children living below the poverty line show that key parts of their brains are smaller in volume and test scores are lower.

How music alters the teenage brain

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
Music training initiated during high school might hone brain development Music enhances the teenage brain's response to sound; sharpens language skills Band class had larger effect on...

Implantation: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 4 of your pregnancy? Your baby is measuring 0.078 inches - the size of a poppy seed. You may experience mild spotting called implantation bleeding.

Child antibiotic exposure linked to juvenile arthritis

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have found that children prescribed courses of antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis than children who did not receive these drugs.

New research: children with strong social skills in kindergarten more likely to thrive as adults

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
A new 20-year study shows a link between children's social skills in kindergarten and their wellbeing in early adulthood, according to the findings published in the American Journal of Public...

What are the causes and effects of increased gaming in adolescent girls and boys?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Technological innovations, multiple genres, online gaming and mobile apps have led gaming to become big business. Call of Duty Black Ops sold 1.4 million copies and registered 2.

New study on early infant diagnosis calls for quality information and informed choices for women living with HIV

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Today, at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), new community-led research conducted in Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria, reveals that a...

Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school.

Innovative P.E. curriculum triples the rate at which students pass a state physical fitness test

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:00
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind helps low-income youth become more activeA physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a...

Child paralysis outbreak: UVA identifies potential cause

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:00
We need to keep an open mind' in hunt for pathogen, doctor urgesA mysterious outbreak of child paralysis cases previously linked to enterovirus D68 may instead have another cause, doctors at the...

Massive study: Birth order has no meaningful effect on personality or IQ

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:00
For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have...

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00
New research published today (Friday 17 July) has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in...

Researchers discover surprising link between chronic stress and preterm birth

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
New study shows adverse life events in childhood can heighten a woman's risk of preterm birth.

TGen finds gene causing appearance of premature aging and severe loss of fat in children

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:00
Study of 3-year-old girl by TGen Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is published in PLOS ONEResearchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified a genetic mutation...

Eating habits most important in weight gain in children

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:00
Some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology suggests.