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Cerebral malaria death may be caused by blood pressure build-up from white blood cells

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
Intracranial hypertension--increased blood pressure inside the head--can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.

Obese offspring more likely when fathers consume too much sugar

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study shows that increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just 1 or 2 days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the...

Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.

National survey reveals conflicted mindset of college students about ADHD prescription stimulant misuse, abuse and diversion

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the newly-formed Coalition to Prevent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Misuse (CPAMM) finds that college...

HIV: Mylan receives tentative FDA approval for pediatric formulations of abacavir/lamivudine

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Mylan Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited has received tentative approval from the U.S.

Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection.

New research suggests that most parents are interested in genomic sequencing for their newborns

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:00
A study published in Genetics in Medicine is the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing.

Pain relief for kids in the ER without a needle

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the first...

Endocrine disruptors alter thyroid levels in pregnancy, may affect fetal brain development

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study provides 'the strongest evidence to date' that endocrine disrupting chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women and may travel...

Approved additional therapies for hereditary angioedema in children

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
Hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic disease that causes recurrent swelling under the skin and of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract and upper airway, usually first appears...

Is there a link between sexting and pornography or music video viewing among adolescents?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
Are adolescents who view pornography or music videos more likely to engage in sexting, in which they share sexually explicit content via text, photo, or video using cell phones, email, or social...

Does educational attainment affect risk of opioid and stimulant abuse?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
While college-attending Americans are more likely to abuse stimulants than their peers, non-college attending young adults are more likely to abuse opioids, according to a study.

Chromosome region linked to duplication of gene on X chromosome which appears to cause excessive growth

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a duplication of a short stretch of the X chromosome in some people with a rare disorder that causes excessive childhood growth.

Congenital heart disease: 3D-printed hearts could lower surgeries in children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:00
Speakers at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 conference highlight the benefits offered by studying 3D-printed models of individual patients' hearts when planning interventions.

Recommendations against mother-infant bedsharing interfere with breastfeeding

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Recommendations by physician groups to avoid bedsharing among mothers and their babies are intended to reduce sleep-related infant deaths.

Breakthrough: good gut bacteria 'highly effective' against malaria transmission

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
In a new study, researchers find that certain bacteria in the gut offer a natural defense mechanism against malaria transmission, paving the way for a vaccine against the disease.

What parents, teachers, and lawmakers need to know about physical activity, brain health, cognition, and scholastic achievement

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly.

New cause of child brain tumor condition identified

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Gorlin syndrome causes an increased risk of developing cancers of the skin and, rarely, in the brain. Around 1 in 30,000 people has the condition.

Children being given unnecessary chest X-rays

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented at the annual...

Genomic tests are uncovering elusive diagnoses, saving time and money, and changing treatment for infants and children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00
Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published...

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