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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Ethnic, Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities in Retinoblastoma in Children

Oct. 5, 2015 — Ethnic, racial and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer, and those disparities are associated with greater ... read more

Deworming Shows Growth Similar to Placebo in Pre-School Children in Peru

Oct. 1, 2015 — The three intestinal worms roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. ... read more

Brain Chemical Aids Tic Control in Tourette Syndrome, Say Researchers

Oct. 1, 2015 — A chemical in the brain could potentially be harnessed to help young people with Tourette Syndrome to overcome the physical and vocal tics associated with the neurological disorder, say ... read more

Screening for Mental Health Issues in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Oct. 1, 2015 — Investigators piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients accessing the emergency department for medical complaints who might be at risk for mental health problems. Of the ... read more

Colds, Flu May Temporarily Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Oct. 1, 2015 — Stroke is very rare in children, but colds, flu and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, according to a study. The study also found routine childhood vaccines may ... read more

Children With Severe Obesity May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct. 1, 2015 — A direct correlation has been found between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes--particularly in boys. It is estimated that ... read more

Doctors Trained to Be Confidantes for Risk-Taking Teenagers

Oct. 1, 2015 — Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behavior in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend trainee doctors should be taught ... read more

Four Gut Bacteria Decrease Asthma Risk in Infants

Oct. 1, 2015 — Infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age, new research shows. Asthma rates have increased dramatically since the 1950s and now ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A otolaryngology resident and bioengineering student have used 3-D printing techniques to create more lifelike models to help aspiring surgeons -- who currently practice on soap, apples, and ... read more

Relationship Quality Affects Siblings' Mental Health, Risky Behaviors

Sep. 30, 2015 — The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family relationships and how those dynamics affect children’s ... read more

Short, Intense Exercise Bursts Can Reduce Heart Risk to Teens

Sep. 30, 2015 — Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has ... read more

Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program for Teens at-Risk of Depression Shows Benefit

Sep. 30, 2015 — A cognitive-behavioral prevention program for depression among at-risk youth showed benefit more than 6 years after the implementation of the intervention, according to a new ... read more

Children With Autism Benefit from Theatre-Based Program

Sep. 30, 2015 — Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not ... read more

Stress Causes Infants to Resort to Habits

Sep. 30, 2015 — Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than trying out new things. In a new article, psychologists report that this is true not only for adults, but also for ... read more

Educational Attainment in Children Is Associated With Positive Health Transitions Into Adulthood

Sep. 29, 2015 — A longer education in childhood has been linked to positive transitions in health, according to research. The study concluded that academic attainment predicts positive self-rated health transitions ... read more

Use of Explosive Weapons in Syria Has Disproportionately Lethal Effects on Women and Children

Sep. 29, 2015 — Using explosive weapons in populated areas in Syria has disproportionately lethal effects on women and children and should be urgently prohibited, say a team of international ... read more

Primary Healthcare Providers Urged to Screen Teens for Depression, Suicide Risk

Sep. 29, 2015 — Depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in preventing suicides in teens, nursing researchers find. It's estimated that 80 percent of all 13 to 18 year olds are seen ... read more

More Support Needed to Make Shopping Easier for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Sep. 29, 2015 — Better support can greatly improve the supermarket shopping experience for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities, a study by an independent self-advocacy group ... read more

Pediatric Injuries from Toppled TV Sets: Risk Factors, Strategies for Prevention

Sep. 29, 2015 — After a thorough review of medical articles describing head injuries caused by toppled television sets in children, researchers assessed the risk factors associated with these events. Based on their ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — While pollution from cars and other sources is known to trigger asthma in some children, there are a number of lesser-understood factors that also increase their risk – everything from viral ... read more

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