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UM biologist advances cancer research with new data analysis techniques

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for University of Montana Professor Mark Grimes, whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer recently was published by...

'Nosodes' are no substitute for vaccines

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
A growing number of vaccine-hesitant Canadian parents are hearing more about an unproven homeopathic therapy, 'nosodes', as an alternative to routine vaccines.

New intervention pioneered at UC Davis Children's Hospital helps mothers address depression

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new intervention that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment.

Cranial radiation therapy in childhood linked to later-life obesity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
A new study looks at the risk factors behind a previously reported association between childhood cancer treatment and obesity in later life.

Penn team finds protein 'cement' that stabilizes the crossroad of chromosomes

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Knowing the molecule that provides genome stability for cell division informs basic biology of many gene-based disordersCell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell...

Healthcare spending for privately insured children with diabetes rises sharply, 2011-2013

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Spending for all privately insured people with diabetes rose 4 percent in 2013; was nearly $10,700 higher than for those without diabetesPer capita health care spending for children with diabetes...

Study shows that children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Study is the first to show dose-dependent relationship between bedtime routines and better sleep outcomesA multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with...

When mom gains too much weight during pregnancy, her child is more likely to be obese

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 23:00
UTMB study sheds new night on how a pregnant mom's lifestyle affects her children's risk of obesityA new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at...

Children's immune system weakened for up to 3 years after measles infection

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:00
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.

Show us your BabyFace: researchers appeal for help from new parents

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:00
A new app launched by The University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the...

New ASHA survey of U.S. parents: significant percentages report that very young children are using technology

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
A new survey of U.S. parents commissioned by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) finds significant percentages reporting technology use by very young children and more than half of...

QUT new study calls for changes to childcare 'mandatory' sleep rules

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
The research, led by Dr Sally Staton and co-authored by Professor Karen Thorpe, Associate Professor Simon Smith and PhD student Cassandra Pattinson, was conducted on behalf of the Australian-based...

Blood markers could help predict outcome of infant heart surgery

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
The study, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine and carried out at Royal Brompton Hospital, followed children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease, and found that by analysing...

Plant toxin causes biliary atresia in animal model

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:00
Rare disease of developing liver most common reason for liver transplant in childrenA study in this week's Science Translational Medicine is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely...

Stroke: not just an adult's condition

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:00
Stroke doesn't just affect adults; it affects 6 in every 100,000 children in the US. We look at the risk factors for pediatric stroke and the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

Almost all parents of overweight children believe their children are 'the right weight'

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:00
A study reports that up to 95% of modern parents with overweight children think their child is the right weight, with the misperception more pronounced among low-income families.

Child behaviour is worse when dads feel unsupported

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:00
Children are more likely to display troublesome behaviour in families in which the father feels unsupported by his partner.

Children's sleep and mental health are related

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 01:00
Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test.

Discovery could help reverse glucocorticoid resistance in some young leukemia patients

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 00:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study lays the foundation for more effective treatment of childhood leukemia and a wide range of other disorders using small molecules to reverse glucocorticoid...

Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:00
A multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has developed two new strategies to treat depression in young people using the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medications.