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Increased prevalence in autism diagnoses linked to reporting in Denmark

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:00
About 60 percent of the increase in the observed prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in Danish children appears to be largely due to changes in reporting practices, according to a study...

GW pharmaceuticals commences Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Epidiolex® as a potential treatment for epilepsy in Dravet syndrome

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced it...

First-ever clinical guidance on ataxia-telangiectasia published

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
The publication of the first ever clinical guidance on the treatment of ataxia-telangiectasia was enthusiastically welcomed by clinicians, therapists and families living with the condition.

Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 01:00
Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives.

Low birth weight, preterm birth may increase risk for hip replacement in adulthood

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from Australia report that babies who are born prematurely and have low birth weight may have an increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements as adults.

In pediatric umbilical cord transplants, survival rates may indicate a new standard of care

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multi-year study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Infants exposed to BPA may be at increased risk of food intolerance in later life

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
If it seems like more people are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why.

Air pollution link between childhood leukemia and power lines being questioned

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the UK have called into question a theory suggesting that a previously reported risk of leukaemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration...

Maternal recreational drug use linked to offspring brain birth defects

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers find that recreational drug use during pregnancy - determined by testing mothers' hair samples - may increase the risk of brain birth defects in offspring.

Cancer cell fingerprints in the blood may speed up childhood cancer diagnosis

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:00
Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research presented at the National...

Young bikers in states with universal helmet laws 'less likely to sustain TBI'

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:00
Young motorcyclists living in states with mandatory helmet use are less likely to sustain traumatic brain injury than those in states with age-limited helmet laws, a study finds.

Children who develop strong bonds with pets likely to be more resilient in military-connected families

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:00
Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves.

Alarming findings of severe food insecurity and chronic child malnourishment facing Maasai of Tanzania

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:00
In the first in-depth study of its kind of the Maasai people of Tanzania, research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has revealed that the health of Maasai children is very poor...

Highly contagious measles exposes gaps in vaccination

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:00
Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Progress against childhood obesity could be threatened by rolling back school nutrition standards

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:00
Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood obesity, write the authors of an article that will...

Predictors of kidney failure found in teenagers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:00
Kidney failure later in life can be predicted based on measurements taken in adolescence, according to a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University published in the November issue of the...

Child's later-life intelligence 'not influenced by parenting'

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:00
Contrary to some previous studies, new research from Florida State University finds that parental behavior is not a significant contributor to a child's later-life intelligence.

Although rare, breast and colorectal cancers are more aggressive in children

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00
Breast and colorectal cancers rarely occur in children, but when they do, these conditions are more precarious, according to a pair of National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) studies presented this week at...

Changing health revealed by largest ever dataset on individual deaths in Africa and SE Asia

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00
An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia - including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality - is revealed by the publication of the...

No need for needles when premature babies medicated with caffeine

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:00
Empa researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient.