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May 1, 2016 — Men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of cancer drug designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study ... read more

Radiation and Immunotherapy Combination Can Destroy Both Primary and Secondary Tumors

May 1, 2016 — The addition of an immune system-strengthening compound to radiation therapy can extend the radiation therapy-induced immune response against the tumor sites and that this response even has an effect ... read more

Diluted Apple Juice, Preferred Fluids for Treating Mild Gastroenteritis in Kids

Apr. 30, 2016 — Children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration experienced fewer treatment failures such as IV rehydration or hospitalization when offered half-strength apple juice followed by their ... read more

Breast Milk Linked to Significant Early Brain Growth in Preemies

Apr. 30, 2016 — Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more ... read more

Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

Apr. 30, 2016 — The connection between a family's income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of more chronic conditions. Now a new ... read more

One-Third of Autistic Children Likely to Wander, Disappear

Apr. 30, 2016 — More than one-third of children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according to new findings. The findings are from a review of CDC ... read more

Concerns Raised With Products Marketed as 'First Finger Foods'

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research found many products marketed as 'first finger foods' for babies failed to meet American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that they be small, soft and easy to ... read more

Teen Tobacco Users Commonly Report Light Smoking

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don't light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke. These teens are ... read more

Children Are Diagnosed With Autism at Younger Ages Since Push for Universal Screening

Apr. 30, 2016 — Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well ... read more

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Home Increases Childhood Illnesses, Health Care Demand

Apr. 30, 2016 — Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor's office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new ... read more

Aerial Spraying to Combat Mosquitoes Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among ... read more

Alcohol Brand Placement on TV Linked With Teens' Brand Preferences and Drinking Behaviors

Apr. 30, 2016 — While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in media. But new research shows how ... read more

Apr. 30, 2016 — Rest has long been the cornerstone of concussion treatment. For sports-related head injuries, for example, current guidelines say children should avoid returning to play -- and all other physical ... read more

Exempt from Passenger Restraint Laws, Taxis Pose Risky Rides for Small Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — The vast majority of small children riding in taxis are not restrained in car safety seats, according to new research, even though there are tens of thousands of motor vehicle collisions involving ... read more

Percentage of US Children Who Have Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise

Apr. 30, 2016 — The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research shows this is especially true among children who live in or near ... read more

Stronger State Policies Reduce Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Deaths Among Teens

Apr. 30, 2016 — Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among youth in the United States, and one in three deaths from automobile crashes are alcohol-related. However, stronger alcohol policies adopted ... read more

Factors That Help Children Thrive in the Face of Adversity

Apr. 30, 2016 — Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have ... read more

Fireworks-Related Burns Requiring Hospital Stays Skyrocket Among Kids

Apr. 30, 2016 — As states relaxed laws related to fireworks sales during the past decade, emergency doctors saw an increase in both the number of fireworks related injuries among children and the severity of those ... read more

Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted

Apr. 30, 2016 — Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new ... read more

Legalization of Marijuana in Washington Had No Effect on Teens' Access to Drug

Apr. 30, 2016 — Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before ... read more

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