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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Parents' Health Literacy Affects Child Weight-Loss Tactics, Study Finds

July 28, 2015 — Parents who are less health literate may choose weight-loss strategies for their children that are unhealthy or not recommended. Governmental weight-control info may not be reaching families who need ... read more

Pharmacy Expenditures for Children With Serious Chronic Illness

July 28, 2015 — In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of ... read more

Report Examines Medicare, Medicaid Programs at 50 Years and Challenges Ahead

July 28, 2015 — Although Medicare and Medicaid are playing a role in health care payment and delivery reform innovation, it will be difficult to enact large-scale program changes because of the conflicting ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing ... read more

Insight on Causes of Child Obesity, Tactics to End It

July 27, 2015 — Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according ... read more

DeepBind Predicts Where Proteins Bind, Uncovering Disease-Causing Mutations

July 27, 2015 — A new tool called DeepBind uses deep learning to analyze how proteins bind to DNA and RNA, allowing it to detect mutations that could disrupt cellular processes and cause ... read more

Many New Mothers Report No Physician Advice on Infant Sleep Position, Breastfeeding

July 27, 2015 — Many new mothers do not receive potentially life saving advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use, according to a new ... read more

Many Young Cancer Patients May Have Limited Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

July 27, 2015 — A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with ... read more

Waitlist Times for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients Cut by Hospital

July 26, 2015 — Long waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation. However, a team has cut wait times by revising their waitlist protocols for donor heart size and ... read more

Predicting Whether Children With DiGeorge Syndrome Will Develop Autism or Psychosis

July 27, 2015 — New findings are the first to suggest a potential way to predict whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop one of two mental impairments. The researchers report having isolated specific ... read more

Premature Birth Linked to Withdrawn Personality

July 24, 2015 — Adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism, research shows. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a ... read more

Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders Not as Important as Outcomes

July 24, 2015 — Nailing the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment, according a clinical researcher. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly ... read more

Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets' PTSD Symptoms

July 24, 2015 — A computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with - or avoidance of -- threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. By contrast, another type of ... read more

Promising Treatment for Devastating Genetic Disorder Found

July 23, 2015 — A multi-institutional team of researchers has identified an apparently successful treatment for a genetic immune disorder that causes a multitude of health problems -- ranging from infections, ... read more

Despite Court Ruling, Survey Finds Child Welfare Professionals Oppose Corporal Punishment

July 23, 2015 — Nearly a month after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that parents have the right to use corporal punishment to discipline their children, a new survey finds that most leading child ... read more

Teens With Medical Marijuana Cards Much Likelier to Say They're Addicted, but Few Teens Have Them

July 23, 2015 — Teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally, a new study shows. The study is the first to report on a ... read more

Improved Outcomes Associated With Stem Cell Transplantation for Children With Serious Chronic Leukemia

July 23, 2015 — Researchers have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia ... read more

Expert Panel Sets Nutrition Guidelines to Manage GI Symptoms in Autism

July 23, 2015 — A new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders provides a framework for clinicians to navigate frequently seen issues such as ... read more

Continued Domestic Abuse Facilitated by Post-Separation Contact, Study Shows

July 23, 2015 — Contact between children and fathers following parental separation facilitates the continued abuse of women and children, according to new research focusing on the experiences of families with a ... read more

Educational Benefits of Deworming Children Questioned by Re-Analysis of Flagship Study

July 23, 2015 — Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis of data from an influential ... read more

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