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Mutations in a single gene underlie vulnerability to 2 unrelated types of infections

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 02:00
The newly discovered immune deficiency opens the door to fungal infections, as well as potentially fatal bacterial diseaseResearchers have identified a new immune system deficiency in which...

Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 01:00
Staged contest shows when kids recognize complex emotionsA group of preschoolers were given one shot to beat the world's fastest builder of block towers.

Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborns

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 00:00
Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to...

Promising drug for childhood acute leukemia -- where to next?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:00
A new Australian study shows that a recently-developed drug, already used safely in adult leukaemia clinical trials, holds great promise for some children with an aggressive form of cancer known as...

Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:00
Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence.

CWRU researchers link prenatal cocaine exposure to adolescents engaging in sex by age 15

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:00
Since 1994, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have studied mothers--some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not--to understand how the drug affected their children's...

New data finds synthetic marijuana, K2, impacts teen heart function

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:00
Synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice, decreases the flow of oxygen to the heart in teenagers and can cause serious heart complications, says new research from Children's National Health System.

Blood pressure levels and prevalence among US children & adolescents has declined in the past decade

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:00
Childhood high blood pressure (HBP) is a serious public health challenge worldwide due to associated increases in risk of end organ damages and correlation with HBP in adulthood.

Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don't see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the...

Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children's cancer

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:00
Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms' tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible...

A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 03:00
Montréal researchers discover a new crucial gene associated with these orphan diseasesThis is a computer image of a head in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a technique at the root of...

Vaccines: Practices and hesitancy among general physicians in France

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 02:00
At population level, vaccines contribute to reducing mortality associated with infectious diseases such as measles, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B or bacterial meningitis.

Maternal SSRI use linked with birth defects risk

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 23:00
Women who use the SSRIs paroxetine and fluoxetine in early pregnancy may be at higher risk of having infants with birth defects, according to new research.

Healthy diets for youth with type 1 diabetes can be hard for parents to obtain

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:00
Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet.

UC Davis study identifies tools, strategies for enhancing obesity prevention in rural communities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:00
Researchers at UC Davis have reviewed a successful telemedicine intervention against pediatric obesity to better understand what worked (or didn't) and how similar programs can be improved.

Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:00
How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.

Study shows second severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 00:00
Affects almost 15 percent of kidsParents of kids with severe allergies know how scary a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is.

Mother's diet affects offspring alcohol and nicotine use in lab animal study

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers at The Rockefeller University have found in a study with rats that a mother's consumption of a fat-rich diet during pregnancy increases her offspring's risk of a combined alcohol and...

Kids' brain responses to food depend on their body composition

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 23:00
Research using brain imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood obesity.

Poor sanitation practices in pregnant women are linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes in Odisha state, India

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00
Poor sanitation practices, such as open defecation, in pregnant women are linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes in two rural areas of Odisha state, India, according to a study published by Bijaya K...