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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015 — The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal ... read more

Detailing Global Brain Disorders Research Agenda

Nov. 18, 2015 — The breadth and complexity of brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, especially in the developing world, where there are few ... read more

One in Three Two-Year-Olds in United States Have Not Received All Recommended Childhood Vaccines, Study Finds

Nov. 18, 2015 — Approximately 34 percent of children in the United States do not receive all doses of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) by age 2, according to a new ... read more

Liking on Facebook Good for Teens' Stress, but Being Liked...not So Much

Nov. 18, 2015 — Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers. The study is one of the first in the emerging field of cyberpsychology to focus on the effects of ... read more

Study Quantifies Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Children During Spine Surgeries

Nov. 17, 2015 — Although the vast majority of pediatric spine surgeries are safe, a handful of neuromuscular conditions seem to fuel the risk of cardiac arrest during such operations, according to new ... read more

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression in Daughters

Nov. 17, 2015 — The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — In children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty breathing — such that they are given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy — researchers have shown that ... read more

First Insights Into Changes to Developing Brain Caused by Gene Associated With Autism

Nov. 17, 2015 — New insights show how even very small changes to synapses can alter brain function and could lead to intellectual disabilities. Researchers note that new research will help in the development of ... read more

'No Place' for Genetic Testing to Spot Young Sporting Talent or Boost Performance

Nov. 16, 2015 — No child or young athlete should be subjected to genetic testing to spot sporting talent or boost performance, concludes an international panel of experts in a consensus ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — A biomedical engineer used her know-how to help create a prosthesis for a 4-year-old girl using 3-D printing. An energetic and inquisitive little girl, the child was born with Poland syndrome, a ... read more

Kids With Medicaid, CHIP Get More Preventive Care Than Those With Private Insurance

Nov. 16, 2015 — Children insured by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) were more likely to get preventive medical and dental care than privately insured children in a study that compared ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it's not only the victims who could be at ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — More than three fourths of both teens and adults say e-cigarettes should be restricted in public spaces, come with health warnings and be taxed like conventional ... read more

Child With Drug-Resistant TB Successfully Treated at American Hospital

Nov. 15, 2015 — Specialists report they have successfully treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of tuberculosis known as XDR TB, or extensively drug-resistant ... read more

Nov. 14, 2015 — Programmable digital glasses for lazy eye work as well as eye patching, study shows, improving vision by about 2 lines on the reading chart after 3 months. First new effective lazy eye treatment in ... read more

Meeting Transportation Needs Will Improve Lives of Those With ASD, Their Families

Nov. 13, 2015 — An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new study that offers recommendations for ... read more

Parkinson's Disease: A New Tool for Healthcare Professionals Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Advance Treatment

Nov. 13, 2015 — A group of experts has developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in ... read more

Large Study Sums Up Health Issues for New Child Refugees to U.S.

Nov. 13, 2015 — For refugee children newly arrived in the US, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia are among the top public health concerns covered by screening programs. In ... read more

Child Abuse Rises in Connection With Soldiers' Deployments

Nov. 13, 2015 — Children under age two may be at heightened risk for abuse and neglect during the six months immediately following a parent's return from deployment in the US Army, and the risk may rise among ... read more

Genetic Defect Underlying a Rare Disease Identified

Nov. 13, 2015 — The genetic cause has been identified for a rare disease characterized by life-threatening "liver crises" in early childhood and subsequent manifestation of neurological symptoms, such as ... read more

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