Children's Health News
May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016 — The benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has been reinforced by new research. The findings add to the increasingly overwhelming evidence in favor of newborn screening as a ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Research has shown the significance of social relationships in influencing adult human behavior and health; however, little is known about how children's perception of their social networks ... read more

Origin of Synaptic Pruning Process Linked to Learning, Autism and Schizophrenia Identified

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and ... read more

Study Underscores Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs

May 2, 2016 — Single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression, a new study ... read more

Children With ADHD May Benefit from Following Healthy Behaviors, New Study Suggests

May 2, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study. The findings emerged from research ... read more

Even Einstein Struggled: Learning About Scientists' Failures Can Boost STEM Grades

May 2, 2016 — Students at New York City high schools in Harlem who learned about the failures and personal struggles of famous scientists scored significantly higher on STEM tests than those who did not. The ... read more

Growing Threat of Noncommunicable Diseases to Survival in Pregnancy, Childbirth

May 2, 2016 — Fewer women in low and middle-income countries die due to conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth than 10 years ago. The study from Mexico highlights the risk that noncommunicable diseases ... 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

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

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

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