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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Stakeholder Involvement in Clinical Trial Design Leads to Greater Recruitment, Retention

Feb. 10, 2016 — By seeking the advice of patients, families and other stakeholders in designing a clinical trial investigating pediatric appendicitis, researchers found a way to significantly increase the number of ... read more

It Doesn't 'Get Better' for Some Bullied LGBT Youths

Feb. 9, 2016 — In the first study to examine the severity of LGBT bullying over time and its impact on mental health, researchers found that while most LGBT teens are experiencing relief in bullying, about a third ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Status epilepticus -- continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more -- is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate in both children and adults. Prompt and effective ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — They may have made America their new home, but immigrants whose children have special medical needs appear to be having trouble finding a true 'medical home' for their child, a new study ... read more

Protein That Limits the Severity of Genetic Kidney Disease Found

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein that limits the severity of Alport syndrome, a type of genetic kidney disease. The finding can provide clues that point toward new therapeutic approaches for ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Linked With Asthma Risk

Feb. 9, 2016 — Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Children with asthma tend to have the worst symptoms at the same times each year -- when school starts in the fall and after extended breaks such as Spring Break. Researchers previously speculated ... read more

Paternal Age: Risk of Offspring With Rare Disease

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have for the first time been able to identify the origins of some severe disease-causing mutations within the testicles of healthy men. This discovery will help our understanding of how ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than infant boys, according to a new study — the first one known to prospectively examine sex-related social differences ... read more

Multicomponent Intervention Linked to Better Sun Protection for Kids

Feb. 8, 2016 — A multicomponent intervention including reminder text messages, a swim shirt for children and a read-along book was associated with increased sun-protection behaviors among young children and a ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive ... read more

The Refugee Crisis: Biologists Warn of the Problems of Determining Age from Biological Indicators in Children

Feb. 8, 2016 — The thousands of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) entering Europe to seek escape from war and poverty are in the headlines as the British Government considers the acceptance of 3000 ... read more

Public Back Ban on Children's Junk Food Advertising

Feb. 7, 2016 — Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new survey. And one in two support a tax on sugary drinks, which could help tackle the ... read more

Study Evaluates Pay-for-Performance Program for Medicaid Children in an ACO

Feb. 5, 2016 — The first pay-for-performance (P4P) evaluation of pediatricians under a full-risk Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) for children shows P4P incentives were partially responsible for higher ... read more

Effectiveness of Routine Tdap Booster Wanes in Adolescents

Feb. 5, 2016 — A new study found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than 9 percent after ... read more

Milk, Vitamin Supplements and Exercise Raise Children's Vitamin D Levels

Feb. 5, 2016 — Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients, a ... read more

No Hib Booster Needed by Vaccinated Infants in Kenya

Feb. 5, 2016 — Children living in Kenya are well protected from life-threatening infections -- such as meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia -- caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), by the existing ... read more

Children on Autism Spectrum More Likely to Wander, Disappear, Study Suggests

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new study suggests that more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disorders wander away from adult supervision each ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — In a new study, researchers show that a particular protein found in the brains of both male and female mice is present at higher levels in females, which offers them stronger protection against one ... read more

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