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Home-based educational intervention improves asthma among Hispanic children

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:00
Significant improvements in frequency of asthma attacks and symptoms, hospitalization rates and acute care visits, quality of life, and asthma knowledge were reported among a largely Hispanic...

Childhood obesity is linked to poverty and parenting style

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 03:00
In 2013, 42 million infants and young children worldwide were overweight or obese.

Prenatal alcohol exposure: Services insufficient in supporting those affected

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 02:00
There is an urgent need to do more to recognize prenatal alcohol exposure at an early stage and to integrate better pathways for diagnosis, assessment and support, finds a special issue of the SAGE...

Obese 8-year-olds found with signs of heart disease

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:00
With the ever-worsening obesity problem in America, a new study makes some rather worrying and surprising findings: signs of heart disease start younger than expected.

Bystander CPR on kids has increased, survival odds improve for some

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:00
Bystander CPR on kids is increasing and is improving survival from cardiac arrest outside the hospital, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015.

Reform or scrap the 'fat letter' to parents: RSPH survey reveals only 1 in 5 parents find information from schools on their child's weight useful

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:00
As part of a raft of measures aimed at tackling...

Research focuses on techniques for identifying "rampage" school shooters

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:00
School shootings - mainly in the USA - occur with tragic frequency. Now, investigative psychologists at the University of Huddersfield are carrying out research that is leading to new techniques...

Encouraging results as Sahel governments collaborate to prevent malaria in children under five

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:00
Preliminary results from the first months of implementation of the first project to scale up SMC across the Sahel suggest significant decrease in malaria cases and malaria-related deaths.

Innovative health program reduces depression, unhealthy weights in teens

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:00
An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ended.

New technique could expand number of diseases detected by noninvasive prenatal testing

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 05:00
High-throughput gene sequencing platform identifies small chromosomal abnormalities not typically detected by conventional tests.

Children exposed to arsenic may face greater risk of infection, respiratory symptoms

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 04:00
Children born to women who were exposed to higher arsenic during pregnancy have a greater risk of infections and respiratory symptoms within their first year of life, a Dartmouth College-led study...

Barriers to an integrated family-based health promotion program in Harlem

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 03:00
Researchers at Mount Sinai Heart conducted a qualitative study to identify factors that may affect the implementation of an integrated family-based health promotion program for children aged 3-5...

Adults born with heart disease at increased risk of heart attack and death

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 03:00
A study of adults up to age 70 shows a dramatically increased risk of heart attack in those who were born with heart disease.

Environmental factors may contribute to the development of some childhood cancers

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 03:00
Environmental factors may be a contributory cause in the development of some childhood cancers, leading scientists have revealed.

Concussions in kids are detectable by blood test

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:00
Study: Blood test is 94 percent reliable in detecting concussions in kids, confirmed by CT scans.

A printable, flexible, lightweight temperature sensor

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:00
A University of Tokyo research group has developed a flexible, lightweight sensor that responds rapidly to tiny thermal changes in the range of human body temperature.

Study suggests use of insulin pumps has improved blood sugar control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 23:00
An analysis of three large diabetes registries from the USA, Germany/Austria and England/Wales suggests that use of insulin pumps in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes is contributing to...

Scientists mark 'stunning success' of vaccine in virtually ridding Africa of meningitis A

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 23:00
New research forecasts a resurgence of meningitis A epidemics in 15 years should immunization efforts stall.

New genetic cause of a childhood kidney cancer discovered

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 08:00
Genetic mutations in a gene called REST have been shown to cause Wilms tumour, a rare kidney cancer that occurs in children.

Black women in Canada have substantially higher risk of preterm birth than white women

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 08:00
Although rates were lower among both racial groups in Canada, disparity was similar to USA study comparing rates of preterm birth among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women in...