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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

May 19, 2017 — A new study has served to identify some genetic mutations that will help to improve the treatment of ... read more

Predicting Influenza Outbreaks Faster With a Digitally-Empowered Wearable Device

May 19, 2017 — Through integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before, according to ... read more

‘Adopted’ Embryo Program Produces New Style Extended Families

May 19, 2017 — Scientists are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many ... read more

Exposure to Alcohol Before Birth May Make Drinking More Appealing to Teens

May 18, 2017 — Fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages, new research shows. These factors make ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Opitz G/BBB (Opitz) syndrome is a hereditary disorder that affects people in different ways, causing malformations in medial (midline) organs and structures, intellectual disability and developmental ... read more

Gene Study Sheds Light on Causes of Childhood Sight Loss

May 18, 2017 — A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists. The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma, which causes part of ... read more

May 18, 2017 — An ambitious study has investigated various factors that contribute to air pollution inside the house. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke emerged as a major source of airborne particles in homes with ... read more

Migrant Children Less Obese Due to Absent Grandmothers

May 17, 2017 — Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, ... read more

Friendship Group Influences Dating Violence Risk for Early-Maturing Girls

May 17, 2017 — A new study has found that early-maturing girls are more likely to be the victim of abuse from a dating partner if their friend group contains more ... read more

Researchers Identify Changes in Lung Cells Following Infections

May 17, 2017 — When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers ... read more

May 17, 2017 — A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new ... read more

A Third of High School Students Ride With Drivers Who Have Been Drinking

May 17, 2017 — One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new ... read more

Parents With Bipolar Benefit from Self-Help Tool

May 17, 2017 — Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child ... read more

Sick Kids Live Longer, but Brain Function May Suffer

May 16, 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping ... read more

Nonprescription Use of Ritalin Linked to Adverse Side Effects, Study Finds

May 15, 2017 — New research has explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and ... read more

Better Than BMI: More Accurate Way to Determine Adolescent Obesity

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents -- who tend to be more vulnerable to ... read more

More Than 1/3 of Parents Would Allow Child to Be in Residential or Hotel Pool Unsupervised

May 15, 2017 — As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national ... read more

May 12, 2017 — A $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National Institutes of Health guidelines compared with kids whose ... read more

Chronic Childhood Illness Linked With Later Life Mental Health Problems

May 12, 2017 — A new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and ... read more

Athletes With ADHD More Likely to Choose Team Sports, Could Increase Injury Risk, Study Finds

May 11, 2017 — Athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury, suggests a new ... read more

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