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Photovoice: A useful method to learn about the food environment

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 04:00
Childhood obesity is linked to diet habits and food environment, but gaining information about these topics from children can often be difficult.

WHO: child mortality under 6 million for first time

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
A WHO joint report says while global rates of under-5 deaths have plunged to under 50% of their 1990 levels, big challenges remain, especially in the period at or around birth.

Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children, Stanford study finds

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Survivors of child trafficking exhibit symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 02:00
About one-third of girls and boys who survived child trafficking experienced physical and/or sexual violence during their ordeal in a study of children receiving posttrafficking services in...

10 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 10 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a prune and because of the formation of your baby’s vocal cords, he or she is able to make sounds.

Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into parenthood? Yes, and no

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 08:00
The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16...

USC, China researchers find children who have a plan can overcome adversity

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 08:00
Making a plan can be the difference in overcoming a difficult childhood, while just thinking about those difficulties can drag down the child.

Rudeness damages medical staff performance in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have proven that rudeness -- like poison in the water cooler -- is toxic in the workplace, affecting both job and business performance.

Infant learning: Is more really better?

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 05:00
Many parents and caregivers believe that multi-sensory stimulation during infancy promotes developmental growth and learning, but researchers who conducted eye movement experiments on preverbal...

UW researchers are pioneering research on 'body maps' in babies' brains

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 05:00
For more than half a century, scientists have studied how the surface of the body is mapped in parts of the brain associated with touch.

A new molecule is found to prevent preterm birth

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 04:00
Premature births are intimately linked with inflammation of the uterine tissue, a biological response which induces contractions and preterm labor.

Many childhood brain tumor survivors experience seizures

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 04:00
New research reveals that seizures are frequent in childhood brain tumor survivors.

Outcomes for extremely preterm infants improved over last 20 years

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00
A study reveals a number of improvements to the health outcomes of extremely preterm infants, such as an increase in survival without complications for those born at 25-28 weeks.

E-cigarettes 'a gateway to conventional smoking' for teens, young adults

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 23:00
A new study adds to increasing evidence that electronic cigarettes act as a 'gateway' to traditional cigarette use for adolescents and young adults.

New rule to help identify fractures in young children with head trauma

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 08:00
A new decision rule will help emergency department physicians determine when to use radiography in young children with minor head injuries.

Canadian paediatricians revisit newborn male circumcision recommendations

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 07:00
In an updated statement released today, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) continues to recommend against the routine circumcision of newborn males.

Task Force finds insufficient evidence to make recommendations on iron screening or supplementation in pregnant women and young children

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 06:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women and young children and iron supplementation in...

Infants more likely to catch whooping cough from siblings than mothers

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 08:00
The AAP have found a shift in the source of transmission of pertussis from mothers to siblings and call for greater protection through booster vaccinations.

Almost a fifth of students using e-cigarettes to vape cannabis

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 07:00
A recent study of high school students found that nearly 1 in 5 had used electronic cigarettes to vaporized cannabis or byproducts of the drug.

Rheumatic heart disease prevalence highest in Top End children, Australia

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 06:00
The prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Indigenous children living in the Top End is two to three times higher than that of children living in three other remote regions, and this may be...