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Trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome identified

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:00
New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome.

6 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 6 of your pregnancy? Your baby will be taking huge developmental strides - their vital organ systems have started to form or are continuing to grow.

Young dads at greater risk of death in middle age, study suggests

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests men who become fathers before the age of 25 may be at significantly greater risk of death in midlife, compared with men who delay fatherhood.

Neuroblastoma cancer cells weaken immune system 'like kryptonite'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective.

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
Wider use of genetic testing in children with CP should be consideredCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children.

New survey to distinguish between expectable vs. worrisome early childhood misbehavior

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 08:00
Researchers at Northwestern University are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern.

Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 07:00
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood.

Is alcohol consumption increasing in Australia?

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:00
Australians are drinking more alcohol than they were in 2001, with 15 to 19-year-olds drinkingsignificantly more than adults, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Picky eating linked to anxiety, depression in children

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating are associated with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 23:00
Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research...

Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby: UQ study

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a University of Queensland study has...

Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:00
Large vaccination increases in some states offer clues to effective interventionsThe number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased...

Children's National finds neuroblastoma tumor cure in mice studies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:00
A method to cure neuroblastoma tumors in mice has been discovered by Children's National researchers, opening the door for future clinical studies for a therapeutic patient-specific vaccine to cure...

Teenage exercise could reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer - regardless of adult exercise participation.

Most adolescents feel better after gastric bypass

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health.

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00
There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study.

Studies reveal details of error correction in cell division

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
The molecular mechanism of how cells prevent aneuploidyInhibiting AAK activity leads to defects in error correction and chromosomes (blue) being pinned near spindle poles because the...

Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newborns

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Researchers affirm accuracy of PoopMD app that reads stool color and could speed recognition of biliary atresiaIn a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report they...

High number of unnecessary CT scans associated with pediatric sports-related head trauma

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or...

Antibiotics increase risk of hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:00
Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the earThis is an image of the (intact) organ of Corti, with three rows of outer...