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Stress caused by discrimination linked to mental health issues among Latino teens

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of...

Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child's stroke

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 05:00
Parents of children who had suffered a stroke showed signs of PTSD while children showed signs of anxiety.

Infectious diseases experts stress effectiveness and safety of vaccination during measles outbreak

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is alarmed that in January 2015 alone, over 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. have been reported as having measles.

Genetic cause of cerebral palsey will change thinking on condition

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
New research findings on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy has far reaching implications for the treatment of the most frequent cause of physical disability in childhood.

'Nurture' more important than 'nature' in childhood obesity says LSE research

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
Parents' lifestyles, rather than their genes, are primarily responsible for their children being overweight according to research by the Centre for Economic Performance, based at the London School...

Discovery that impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
Researchers have discovered how to reverse the damaging effects of obesity passed from mother to child.

Low childhood vitamin D linked to adult atherosclerosis

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of...

Tobacco-smoking moms and dads increase diabetes risk for children in utero

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Prenatal smoking and diabetes link establishedChildren exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from...

Inherited gene variations tied to treatment-related hearing loss in cancer patients

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified inherited genetic variations associated with hearing loss in young cancer patients treated with cisplatin, a drug widely used to treat...

Brain develops abnormally over lifespan of people who stutter

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
A region of the brain thought to control speech production develops abnormally in children who stutter - a pattern that persists into adulthood, according to new University of Alberta research.

LGBT teens who come out at school have better self-esteem, study finds

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who don't disclose their...

Behavioral therapy effective against pica in children with autism spectrum disorder

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Unchecked, eating behavior can lead to medical complicationsIntensive behavioral intervention can be effective at eliminating pica, which is the repeated ingestion of inedible substances...

Infants with rare bone disease improve bone formation after cell transplantation

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Severe hypophosphatasia generally fatal during infancy, bone marrow transplant along with mensenchymal stem cell transplants offers hopeRecent research carried out by a team of researchers in...

Research finds 15-fold increase in newborn opioid withdrawal in Ontario; many born to mothers with legal opioid prescriptions

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 08:00
The number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal increased 15-fold in Ontario over 20 years, according to research published in CMAJ Open.

'Long-term health benefits' for LGBT youth who come out during high school

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:00
Although coming out during high school carries risks of bullying, a study suggests that LGBT teens who do so report improved life satisfaction and self-esteem as young adults.

Keep vaccine-hesitant parents engaged, CPS advises physicians

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 01:00
As cases of measles continue to spread across the United States, the Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely immunization, and encourages...

Chronic narcotic use is high among kids with IBD

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without this disease, according to a new study1 published in Clinical...

Resuscitating drowned children for over 30 minutes is 'futile'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Specific study into the outcomes of certain drownings in children given prolonged resuscitation suggests no benefit of carrying on after 30 minutes, contrary to current thinking.

Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
This parasite causes toxocariasis, a disease that mainly affects young children and is of worldwide socioeconomic importance as hundreds of millions of humans across the world are potentially exposed...

Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:00
Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health...