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Marijuana exposure rising among young children

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found that rates of marijuana exposure have increased steeply in recent years among children younger than 6, particularly in states that have legalized marijuana.

UTHealth research: Autologous stem cell therapy helpful in traumatic brain injury

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00
Therapy reduced interventions needed to keep pediatric patients out of danger zoneThe use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic...

Babies who can resettle are more likely to 'sleep through the night'

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 00:00
Young infants who can "resettle" themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study in the June Journal of Developmental & Behavioral...

General anesthesia in young children linked to poorer intelligence, language development

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Children who undergo surgical anesthesia under the age of 4 may have poorer language development and a lower IQ, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Good eyes but poor vision: An indistinct world for 1 in 20

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Extremely poor vision can be caused by strabismus in early childhood or by a displaced optical axis.

First national study of noninvasive prenatal testing shows it works

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 23:00
Results from a national study of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in women at high risk of having a baby with Down's syndrome was presented at the annual conference of the European Society of...

Study links delay of gratification to how brain structures are connected

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:00
The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University...

Health benefits of eating placenta 'unproven'

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:00
A small review of studies on placenta consumption has failed to yield any evidence to support common beliefs about its healthful effects in new mothers.

Parent-reported symptoms gauge features of the food allergic disease EoE

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 04:00
Researchers have identified that parent-reported responses to a questionnaire called the Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptom Score (PEESS® v2.

Parents of kids with ASD warned about dietary supplements

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 02:00
Parents should avoid excess intake of vitamins that their children with autism already get in the diet, say nutrition researchers, who also found inadequate calcium and vitamin D.

Low birth weights associated with proximity to fracking sites

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found a 'small but significant association' between low birth weights and how close pregnant women live to unconventional gas drilling wells.

Nutrition improvements needed in family-home child care

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:00
Family-home child-care providers may need more culturally and linguistically appropriate nutrition training.

Child care facilities offer water to kids more often with new beverage policy

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:00
Researchers report change in access to water after a federal and state child care beverage policy was instituted in 2011 and 2012 in California.

Research points to future test for ALS

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Household items, toys key to infant motor skill development, research finds

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact when or the way a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are...

New UK study calls for radical shake-up of the Early Years curriculum to help boost achievements of summer born children

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 03:00
A new study by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London has suggested summer born children struggle at school entry because of unrealistic education targets and a curriculum that is out of...

New research reveals mistaken identity phenomena of identical twins

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 03:00
A joint study by the Australian Twin Registry at the University of Melbourne, and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that 32% of parents of identical junior twins were unsure or...

Lower birth weight associated with proximity of mother's home to gas wells

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 01:00
Pregnant women living close to a high density of natural gas wells drilled with hydraulic fracturing were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such...

Frequently bullied kids 'twice as likely' to be depressed at 18

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Being called nasty names, having things taken, getting excluded from the group - all these and other elements of bullying experienced at 13 years old were tied to depression at 18.

UAlberta research helps youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Pilot study in Red Deer Public Schools shows impressive early resultsPeter Silverstone knows that, of all his professional accomplishments, none are more important than the work he's doing right...