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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Keeping Mosquitoes Away: Insect Repellent and Children

Aug. 19, 2016 — Summer is here and backyard barbecues, camping trips and youth camp sessions are in full swing. Amidst all of these fun activities is often a far less welcoming sign of summer: ... read more

Unexplained Developmental Disorder Linked to Gene Involved in Essential Cellular Processes

Aug. 18, 2016 — A neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause has been linked to SON, a gene that is involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein, as well as in DNA ... read more

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Aug. 17, 2016 — Back to school eye exams may not be the norm for all kids. A large study shows strabismus is diagnosed much less in poor communities which puts kids at risk for permanent vision ... read more

GPs' Uncertainty at Dealing With Those Bereaved by Suicide Revealed

Aug. 15, 2016 — Interviews with GPs of parents whose children have died by suicide have revealed a lack of knowledge and confidence on how best to respond to and support those ... read more

Trampoline Park Injuries 'Emerging Public Health Concern,' Doctors Warn

Aug. 15, 2016 — Indoor trampoline park injuries are an 'emerging public health concern,' warn doctors. The warning comes in the wake of their study, showing that in the space of 6 months, 40 children ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Circulating viral infections may help explain the temporal and geographical patterns associated with the risk of developing childhood celiac disease, conclude Swedish ... read more

Automating Genetic Analysis Helps Keep Up With Rapid Discovery of New Diseases, Study Finds

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a ... read more

Pulmonary Complications in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new article outlines the pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study also evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysema and recurrent pneumonia ... read more

Is Acetaminophen Use When Pregnant Associated With Kids' Behavioral Problems?

Aug. 15, 2016 — Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioral problems in children, according to an ... read more

Providers Face Cultural Challenges When Evaluating Refugee Children

Aug. 15, 2016 — Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Black, Hispanic Children, Youth Rarely Get Help for Mental Health Problems

Aug. 12, 2016 — Black youth are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care despite having similar rates of mental health problems, and Hispanic youth also get only half as much mental ... read more

Correcting Metabolic Deficiencies May Improve Depression Symptoms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and even lead to remission, report ... read more

Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Aug. 12, 2016 — Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown there is a ... read more

Study Links Child Obesity at Age 9-11 Years to Gestational Diabetes in Mother

Aug. 11, 2016 — New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both ... read more

Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Aug. 11, 2016 — Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. While most children have ideal blood pressure, about 91 percent of American children ... read more

First Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy to Be Submitted for FDA Approval Based on Positive Results in Clinical Trial

Aug. 11, 2016 — A major milestone was reached when nusinersen, an investigational treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), was shown to significantly improve achievement of motor milestones in babies with ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Government-funded school meals are putting financially vulnerable children at risk of being overweight, a researcher has found. As many of the millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or ... read more

New, Improved Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Aug. 10, 2016 — A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The proposed guidelines ... read more

Case Workers Need More Holistic Approach to Identifying Chronic Child Neglect

Aug. 10, 2016 — Child Protective Services caseworkers may need to use a more all-encompassing approach to improve how they respond to cases of chronic neglect, a new study ... read more

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