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Quick antibiotics reduce PICU needs and mortality of pediatric cancer patients

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:00
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer shows that pediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and...

Breakfast habits affect teens' metabolic responses to protein-packed morning meals

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:00
Routine breakfast skippers should gradually increase protein intake in the morningStudy participants ate a high-protein breakfast wrap with lean beef and eggs.

More than 2 hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30 percent

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 23:00
A study on European children concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30%.

Warning on use of melatonin for children's sleep

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:00
Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems.

Study reveals extent of impact on health from human trafficking

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:00
Survivors of human trafficking reveal the extent of their poor living and working conditions, accompanied with various associated health problems in a new study.

MDs' recommendations on HPV vaccine carry weight with college students

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
College students say they would follow their doctor's recommendations concerning the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a currently underutilized opportunity for cancer prevention.

New CDC study highlights burden of pneumonia hospitalizations on U.S. children

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
Children younger than 5 years of age accounted for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a study published February...

Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:00
New research shows that it is possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes.

Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:00
Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical...

Evidence supports use of 'retainer' contact lenses for nearsightedness in children, reports Optometry and Vision Science

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:00
Review provides 'even greater confidence' on benefits of 'Ortho-K' for kids with myopiaA technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing...

Penn vet researchers identify effective treatment for Niemann Pick Type C

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:00
Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one.

ADHD 'doubles the risk of early death'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:00
The symptoms of ADHD itself increase the risk of a premature death, in addition to a raised risk of substance use, a large study shows. Relative risk of early death was doubled.

Seattle Children's shares results of national study tracking cognitive development of children with craniosynostosis

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Seattle Children's researchers led a 10-year, multi-site study tracking the cognitive development of children with single-suture craniosynostosis from infancy to school age.

Tackle health inequalities to reduce Northern Ireland's teen suicide and avoidable infant death rate, say leading doctors and campaigners

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Children's doctors and child rights campaigners are calling on policy makers to address health inequalities and introduce a series of public health measures in a bid to reduce avoidable child...

Psychologists report major concerns about reductions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, UK

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Senior mental health professionals working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are reporting major concerns about reductions in service for children with mental health problems.

Trial could lead to new treatment for most common form of muscular dystrophy

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Patients with the most common form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne, often lose the ability to walk by the time they reach age 12 and typically only live to reach their 20s.

Gene variant associated with increased risk and severity of nerve disorder linked to widely-prescribed cancer drug

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:00
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug...

It's tough to shift that weight, McMaster studies show

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00
New studies by McMaster University researchers, published in CMAJ Open, have confirmed that people of all ages find it difficult to prevent weight gain; that it is terrifically difficult to get rid...

Gene regulatory path revealed as target for therapy of aggressive pediatric brain cancer

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00
Laboratory studies suggest anticancer drug already in clinical trials in children may interrupt this gene pathwayWorking with cells taken from children with a very rare but ferocious form of...

Too many food choices exacerbate the battle against obesity, researchers find

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 23:00
Nurture, not nature, could be a larger issue when dealing with the obesity epidemicSome scientists say that when mothers eat poorly during pregnancy, they pass along traits to their children that...

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