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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Only One in Five Seriously Injured Child Abuse Victims Treated at Major Trauma Centers

Apr. 24, 2017 — Only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by suspected child abuse in England and Wales is treated at a designated major trauma center, reveals ... read more

Stem Cells Help Researchers Identify Neuronal Defects Causing Angelman Syndrome

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing ... read more

Does Death of a Sibling in Childhood Increase Risk of Death in Surviving Children?

Apr. 24, 2017 — Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new ... read more

Pediatric Clinic Support Boosts Mental Health for Youth

Apr. 24, 2017 — Providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety, new research ... read more

Mothers' Relationship Happiness May Influence Infant Fussiness

Apr. 24, 2017 — How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to ... read more

Little Kids' Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Apr. 24, 2017 — Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

Investigational Dose of Oral Interferon-Free Treatment Can Cure Hepatitis C in Children

Apr. 21, 2017 — A study that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with HCV, found that 99 percent of children had ... read more

Second Cancers Deadlier in Young Patients

Apr. 20, 2017 — Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages ... read more

Significant Connections Between Diet and Drinking During Pregnancy

Apr. 20, 2017 — It has been shown that both heavy and occasional drinking among the general population are linked to eating less fruits and vegetables, and eating more processed and fried meat. This is particularly ... read more

Best Way to Diagnose Head Injuries in Children and Minimize CT Scans

Apr. 20, 2017 — In a trial involving more than 20,000 children, researchers compared the sensitivities of three clinical decision rules for head injuries. The researchers found that only one, the PECARN from the US, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The measured, synchronous movement of children on the swings can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on subsequent activities, researchers have ... read more

Strong Link Between Fast-Food Ads and Consumption Among Pre-Schoolers

Apr. 19, 2017 — Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent ... read more

Cannabis-Based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Apr. 18, 2017 — Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according to new information from a large scale controlled ... read more

Emergency Departments Administering More Medications Through the Nose

Apr. 18, 2017 — Administering medications through the nose as an alternative to injections or IVs is becoming increasingly popular in emergency departments and ambulances, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new study suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases on the Rise in Very Young Canadian Children

Apr. 18, 2017 — Canada has among the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.2 percent every year ... read more

Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults With Autism

Apr. 17, 2017 — When teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as ... read more

X-Linked Intellectual Disability: Medical Mystery Solved in Record Time

Apr. 17, 2017 — In record-time detective work, a team of scientists narrowed down the genetic cause of intellectual disability in four male patients to a deletion of a small section of the X chromosome that had not ... read more

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