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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Sep. 3, 2015 — In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU’s “StimulAIS” project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Scientists worked with ... read more

Arabs or Jews, Children Who Need Pain Relief in the ER Get It

Sep. 3, 2015 — Children with broken bones or joint dislocations in northern Israel emergency departments received equal pain treatment, regardless of their ethnicity or the ethnicity of the nurses who treated them, ... read more

Antipsychotics Inappropriately Prescribed to People With Intellectual Disabilities

Sep. 1, 2015 — Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities in the UK are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new study. Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that ... read more

Genetic Landscape Can Impact Treatment for Children With Rare, Aggressive Cancer

Sep. 1, 2015 — For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient’s entire ... read more

Redefining Pediatric Malnutrition to Improve Treatment

Sep. 1, 2015 — The new definition of pediatric malnutrition has been reviewed by experts, identifying populations where the new guidelines can be problematic in clinical practice. The review also describes the ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ... read more

'Happy Meals' Bill Could Improve Healthfulness of Fast Food Meals for Kids in New York City

Aug. 31, 2015 — A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium, according to a new ... read more

Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

Aug. 31, 2015 — Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early ... read more

Confidence in Parenting Could Help Break Cycle of Abuse

Aug. 29, 2015 — To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as ... read more

Goth Teens Could Be More Vulnerable to Depression and Self-Harm

Aug. 27, 2015 — Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new ... read more

Interrupting Sitting With Walking Breaks Improves Children's Blood Sugar

Aug. 27, 2015 — Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar compared to continuously sitting, according to a new ... read more

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Differences in Brain Structure and Memory Suggest Adolescents May Not ‘grow out Of’ ADHD

Aug. 27, 2015 — Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers, according to ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Cannabis Use May Influence Cortical Maturation in Adolescent Males

Aug. 26, 2015 — Male teens who experiment with cannabis before age 16, and have a high genetic risk for schizophrenia, show a different brain development trajectory than low risk peers who use ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study looked at the effect of light exposure at night -- like that from phones or tablets -- on the biology of teen sleep. The researchers found that children in early to middle puberty were ... read more

The Fear of Trying New Foods May Have Negative Dietary Implications

Aug. 26, 2015 — Neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet. Food neophobia is the fear of or refusal to try new foods. This is a typical feature in infant development. ... read more

Few Gay Teenage Boys Get Tested for HIV

Aug. 26, 2015 — HIV infections are rising for young men who have sex with men, but only one in five gay male teens have ever been tested for HIV, reports a new study. The reason is teens don't know where to get ... read more

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children

Aug. 25, 2015 — Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children. A new assessment tool is being developed to help pediatricians detect the physical ... read more

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