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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Yeast Found in Babies' Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

Feb. 17, 2017 — Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of ... read more

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Feb. 16, 2017 — Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if ... read more

More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive, Live Without Neurological Impairment

Feb. 16, 2017 — Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks -- only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study, those rates are showing small but measurable ... read more

Getting Inside Teens' Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

Feb. 15, 2017 — A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Youth Flag Football May Not Be Safer Than Tackle Football

Feb. 14, 2017 — The results of a study of injury rates in youth football leagues did not show that flag football is safer than tackle football, new research concludes. The study finds Injury is more likely to occur ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Children of Patients With C9orf72 Mutations Are at a Greater Risk of Frontotemporal Dementia or ALS at a Younger Age

Feb. 14, 2017 — The most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. Researchers have demonstrated that if an ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

Feb. 13, 2017 — The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study has found a ... read more

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

Feb. 13, 2017 — In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study ... read more

How Untreated Water Is Making Our Kids Sick: Researcher Explores Possible Climate Change Link

Feb. 13, 2017 — A researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During and After Pregnancy Can Cause Hearing Problems in Children

Feb. 13, 2017 — Nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child to have hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory ... read more

Feb. 11, 2017 — It’s all about the layers, say scientists. Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — 'Bench-to-bedside' describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a ... read more

Hair Analysis May Help Diagnose Cushing Syndrome, Researchers Report

Feb. 9, 2017 — Analyzing a hair sample may help with the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal disorder in which the body overproduces the stress hormone cortisol, according to ... read more

Two Investigational Antitumor Agents Work Better Together Against MPNST and Neuroblastoma

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that the combined usage of Aurora A kinase inhibitor (alisertib) and HSV1716 results in significantly increased antitumor efficacy in models of malignant peripheral nerve ... read more

Gene Variant Identified for Kawasaki Disease Susceptibility

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have conducted novel whole genome sequencing of a family in which two of four children were affected by Kawasaki disease. They have identified plausible gene variants that predispose some ... read more

Want to Help Your Mate Beat the Blues? Show Them the Love

Feb. 8, 2017 — The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new ... read more

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