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Pediatric training essential to improving out-of-hospital emergency care for children

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:00
Study shows factors contributing to pediatric patient safety in the out-of-hospital setting differ significantly from hospital-based careA national survey of more than 750 emergency medical...

Check kids' blood pressure to prevent hypertension in later life

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:00
The road to hypertension in adulthood might start as early as in childhood and adolescence in the urban black South African population, says a Wits-lead research team.

Protective eyewear reduces field hockey eye injuries without increased concussion risk

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
A study conducted by researchers at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools and the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found that...

Women's health, education, marital status pre-pregnancy affect birth weight of girls

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
UCI study first to tie low natal weight to biological, social factors 3 generations deepA woman's weight at birth, education level and marital status pre-pregnancy can have repercussions for two...

Children of military parents, caregivers at greater risk for adverse outcomes

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:00
Children with parents or caregivers currently serving in the military had a higher prevalence of substance use, violence, harassment and weapon-carrying than their nonmilitary peers in a study of...

Imaging study looks at brain effects of early adversity, mental health disorders

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 03:00
Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain...

What clinicians need to know about bilingual development in children

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00
Information will help clinicians to assess bilingual children and advise their parentsBilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on...

Weight levels dropped in Greek children during the economic crisis

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 02:00
A new study indicates that for a 2.5 year period shortly before and during the early years of the Greek economic crisis, the prevalence of overweight and obesity decreased in Greek schoolchildren.

7 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 7 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a blueberry and is making about 100 new brain cells per minute. Their kidneys are starting to mature.

Even as two-year-olds, girls are more independent and sociable

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:00
A Norwegian study shows that girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys.

Study: Breastfeeding could reduce common infections among Indigenous infants

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 01:00
While 87.4 per cent of all Canadian mothers breastfeed, Indigenous moms in Canada are less likely to do soPromoting breastfeeding could lead to a substantial reduction in common infections and...

More evidence that kids' headaches increase at back-to-school time

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 23:00
Findings from Nationwide Children's Hospital physicians demonstrate that headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep.

Vitamin D supplements offer limited benefit to obese teens

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 00:00
Researchers examining the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adolescents with obesity found that it could increase cholesterol and levels of triglycerides.

Study finds little improvement in mortality rate for extremely preterm infants since 2000

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
About 500,000 babies are born premature in the United States each year, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Studies reveal how anesthesia's brain effects differ in older adults and in children

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:00
Age-related EEG patterns correspond with neurophysiological changes associated with development, agingRecent Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigations into the neurobiology underlying...

Fortified against blindness

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 06:00
Sweet potato varieties developed to increase vitamin AThese are local community members evaluating the taste of sweet potato cultivars.

Guideline revised for assessment of children with disorders of sexual development

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 03:00
Every hospital should have access to regional multidisciplinary teams that can provide expert advice for children and adolescents with concerns about sex development, and provide them and their...

UK death rate of pre-school kids almost double that of Sweden

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 15:00
Prematurity, congenital abnormalities, and infections all taking toll on young children in UKThe death rate among pre-school children in the UK is almost double that of Sweden, with...

Surgeons refine procedure for life-threatening congenital heart defect

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:00
Children born with the major congenital heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) often must undergo a series of corrective surgeries beginning at birth.

Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 07:00
NIH study finds those vaccinated before starting modern HIV therapy may be at riskBetween one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of...

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