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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Using Virtual Users to Develop Accessible ICT-Based Applications

May 27, 2016 — In a new report, researchers report the development of a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that can be used to simulate the user interaction with Information and ... read more

The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

May 27, 2016 — Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of ... read more

Who Should Pay for Gene Therapy?

May 26, 2016 — As gene therapy trials show promise to cure or ameliorate several diseases, it is time to explore ways to pay for the treatments, according to a new commentary. Noting the potential of gene therapy ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook

May 24, 2016 — A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby. The research concluded that those mothers who posted more on Facebook ... read more

Gaps in Vaccine Coverage Highlighted With New Report and Online Tool

May 24, 2016 — As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform, the Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window (VIEW-hub), identifies ... read more

Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

May 24, 2016 — Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new ... read more

Antidepressants Commonly, Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

May 24, 2016 — Researchers analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for ... read more

Alcohol Exposure During Adolescence Leads to Chronic Stress Vulnerability

May 24, 2016 — Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research. A research team gave alcohol to rats every other day, starting from early to ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, a new report ... read more

Middle School Intervention Program Leads to Long-Term BMI Reduction for Obese Students

May 23, 2016 — A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period. The average reduction in body mass index (BMI) ... read more

New Disease Gene Will Lead to Better Screening for Pediatric Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure. It is frequently inherited, and, because approximately 40 percent of ... read more

Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s

May 23, 2016 — Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study ... read more

Are Childhood Stroke Outcomes Associated With BP, Blood Glucose, Temperature?

May 23, 2016 — Infarct (tissue damage) volume and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) were associated with poor neurological outcomes after childhood stroke but hypertension and fever were not, according to a new ... read more

Fathers' Long Commute to Work Is Linked to Children's Social, Emotional Problems

May 23, 2016 — Fathers’ commuting to work has multiple negative impacts on children’s behavior. Children whose fathers commute to work over a long distance tend to have more emotional and social problems. While ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Two new studies raise enough questions about a possible link between childhood cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice that clinicians should exercise caution in prescribing it for infants ... read more

Rural, Low-Income Moms Rely on Nature Activities for Family Health but Don't Always Have Access

May 20, 2016 — Research shows that spending just 20 minutes in nature can promote health and well-being. Although the assumption may be that living in rural areas provides ample opportunities for recreation in ... read more

Research Behind Global Switch to New Polio Vaccine Strategy Released

May 20, 2016 — A single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against ... read more

Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Crashes Fare Better at Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers

May 19, 2016 — Children and adolescents injured in motor vehicle accidents have better outcomes when treated at a stand-alone Level I pediatric trauma center than at general adult trauma centers or adult trauma ... read more

Bereaved Parents Should Be Given Full Details About How to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk

May 19, 2016 — Health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby, a new study indicates. The research is thought to be the first ... read more

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