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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Head Lice Outbreaks in Camp Settings Cause Substantial Burden on Kids, Staff

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research finds that lice can be the end of a happy summer for many kids at sleepaway ... read more

Texas Must Reduce Nonmedical Exemptions to Vaccinations

Oct. 20, 2016 — As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks ... read more

ADHD Symptom Persistence Into Adulthood Estimated

Oct. 20, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Study Shows Promise to Repair the Urethra Using Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Oct. 20, 2016 — A potential new strategy may be utilized to correct hypospadias, a birth defect which occurs when boys are born with a urinary opening on the underside of the penis, found in up to one in every 200 ... read more

To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if the physician believes in its ... read more

Exchanging Sedentariness for Low-Intensity Physical Activity Can Prevent Weight Gain in Children

Oct. 20, 2016 — As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. The ... read more

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer, Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Oct. 19, 2016 — Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group ... read more

Single Gene Linked to Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ... read more

Severe Lead Poisoning in Children: Causes and Risk Factors

Oct. 19, 2016 — Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur.  Whereas, exposures at blood lead levels (BLLs) as low as 5 µg/dL ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Oct. 18, 2016 — Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

Study Reveals High Levels of Vitamin D Inadequacy in UK Adolescents

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new study finds high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in 14 to 18 year olds at a time of the year when vitamin D levels should be at their peak (post-summer). The research identifies the level of ... read more

Insight Into Sleep's Role in Schizophrenia Offers Potential Treatment Path

Oct. 18, 2016 — A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts. In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to ... read more

General Anesthesia in Young Children Not Associated With Significant Neurological Impairments, Study Suggests

Oct. 18, 2016 — Children who are exposed to general anesthesia from birth to age 2 have developmental testing results in kindergarten that are similar to those of children who have not been exposed, according to a ... read more

Oncoproteins Interact to Promote Cancer Cell Growth in Retinoblastoma

Oct. 17, 2016 — An unsuspected and critical role of the MDM2 oncogene has been uncovered in promoting expression of the MYCN oncogene that is required for growth and survival of retinoblastoma ... read more

Foster Care Children at Much Greater Risk of Physical, Mental Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Alabama Suburban Parents Drive Distracted With Children in the Car

Oct. 13, 2016 — Parents’ driving distracted is a significant danger, and a new study suggests suburban and rural parents still use cellphones with children in the ... read more

Low Socio-Economic Status, Fear of Abandonment Early in Life Can Lead to Poor Adult Health

Oct. 13, 2016 — Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new ... read more

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