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Despite long-held wisdom that pediatric patients in need of a heart transplant should wait for a perfect match, new research suggests speedy transplants result in better survival.
The importance of appropriate care and monitoring for parental mental health, as well as the impact of parental disorders on the child, is examined in a new series of articles.
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in The BMJ?
A longitudinal study established a link between different ultraviolet (UV) exposure measures in children, such as the number of waterside vacations or sunburns, and biomarkers of melanoma risk...
Research performed by the University of Veracruz (UV), in the east coast of Mexico, called Lifestyles Nutrition Students and Risk of Type II Diabetes, showed that the lifestyle of young people...
When you think of hip replacement surgery, you generally envision an older adult with painful osteoarthritis.
Screening for congenital heart defects with pulse oximetry identified newborn babies with previously unsuspected critical congenital heart defects (CCHD), according to research presented at the...
Maintaining a healthy heart while young may help prevent future disease and disability, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.
Healthy school cafeteria food rarely eaten by young children even though they put some on their trays
You can offer young children healthier food choices in the elementary school cafeteria, but will they actually put it on their trays and eat it?
Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with and less likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics for ear infections than white children are, a new study has found.
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.
If the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for school meals and food sold in other venues such as vending machines and snack bars are fully implemented, there is potential to...
Politicians must value our children as much as the elderly or Britain faces 'serious consequences', says top children's doctor
Children's doctors are today issuing a stark warning to the next Government - claiming if politicians don't get to grips with improving child health, the economic and social burden on the NHS will...
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.
While noninvasive alternatives are increasingly available, liver biopsy still provides essential information in some children with liver disease, according to a new position paper in the Journal of...
A new study suggests that teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time.
Who would have thought a Sesame Street video starring the Cookie Monster, of all characters, could teach preschoolers self-control?
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.
Follow-up testing indicated after initial negative test for inherited cardiac syndrome that can cause sudden death
Giulio Conte, M.D., of the Heart Rhythm Management Centre, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium and colleagues investigated the clinical significance of repeat testing after puberty in asymptomatic...
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common neuromuscular disease of children (affecting 1 boy in 3500-5000 births).