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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

'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

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

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

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Delay in Administration of Adrenaline and Survival for Children With Cardiac Arrest

Aug. 25, 2015 — Among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial nonshockable heart rhythm who received epinephrine (adrenaline), delay in administration of epinephrine was associated with a decreased ... read more

Pregnancy Is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of ... read more

Medical Terms Lead to Divide Between Parents and Doctors

Aug. 24, 2015 — Few things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child. From discussing treatment with a pediatrician to complying with day care policies, a parent must consider many factors when making a ... read more

Reducing Pain During Vaccination: New Guideline to Help Manage Pain in Children and Adults

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new guideline aims to ensure that pain during vaccination is minimized in both children and ... read more

Maltreated Children's Brains Show 'Encouraging' Ability to Regulate Emotions

Aug. 20, 2015 — There's a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board -- muted responses to positive situations and extreme reactions to negative ... read more

The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Aug. 20, 2015 — According to new research, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Having friends who suffer from depression doesn't affect the mental health of others, according to research led by the University of ... read more

Anxious? Depressed? Blame It on Your Middle-Management Position

Aug. 18, 2015 — Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and ... read more

Increased Risk of Depression for Mothers Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women giving birth after undergoing fertility treatment face an increased risk of depression compared to women ending up not having a child following fertility treatment, according to new research. ... read more

Pediatric Training Essential to Improving out-of-Hospital Emergency Care for Children

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers conducted a national survey of more than 750 EMS providers to identify airway management, personal anxiety and limited pediatric care proficiency among to top contributors for children in ... read more

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