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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Direct and Active Parent Involvement Key to Healthy Living for Kids

Aug. 24, 2016 — Parents who directly and actively engage their children in healthy living behavior -- instead of passively 'supporting' the behavior -- are significantly more likely to see their kids meet ... read more

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

Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

Aug. 18, 2016 — The number of Americans diagnosed with concussions is growing, most significantly in adolescents, according to researchers. They recommend that adolescents be prioritized for ongoing work in ... read more

Acetaminophen Does Not Aggravate Children's Asthma

Aug. 17, 2016 — Contrary to earlier reports, giving acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) for pain and fever does not worsen asthma in young children with the condition, concludes a randomized ... read more

Free Sports Physicals Reveal High Rates of Obesity in Student Athletes

Aug. 17, 2016 — Student-athletes were found to have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings as the general adolescent ... read more

Study Quantifies Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Aug. 17, 2016 — A significant portion of preterm births might be avoided by reducing or eliminating three major risk factors: abnormalities in the interval between pregnancies, the mother's body mass index ... read more

Study Links Self-Reported Childhood Abuse to Death in Women Years Later

Aug. 17, 2016 — A study of a large number of middle-aged adults suggests self-reported childhood abuse by women was associated with an increased long-term risk of death, according to a new ... 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

Aug. 16, 2016 — Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study examined early life exposure to the chemical ... 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

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