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May 3, 2016

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children's Lung Health

Apr. 25, 2016 — Improved air quality in US cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, suggest researchers. By age eight, children in their study living within 100 meters of ... read more

Teen Moms and Infant Sleep: Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new ... read more

Financial Incentives Are Highly Effective in Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

Apr. 5, 2016 — For the last three decades, developing more effective smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women -- especially among vulnerable populations -- has been a public health priority. Now there is ... read more

Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse of 'Teenage' HIV-Neutralizing Antibody

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have described the first-ever immature or 'teenage' antibody found in a powerful class of immune molecules effective against HIV. The new knowledge of the evolution and key ... read more

An Overfed Fetus May Become an Overweight Adolescent

Apr. 1, 2016 — Higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence, new research ... read more

Managing Migraine During Pregnancy and Lactation

Mar. 30, 2016 — According to doctors, medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women with migraines may not ... read more

Emotional Distress in Teens Linked to Later Employment Prospects

Mar. 30, 2016 — Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socioeconomic background, according to a new ... read more

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs Fall Short

Mar. 23, 2016 — While teen dating violence prevention programs increased knowledge and changed student attitudes to be less supportive of such behavior, they did not actually reduce dating violence, according to ... read more

Psychiatric Diagnoses in Young Transgender Women

Mar. 21, 2016 — About 41 percent of young transgender women had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses and nearly 1 in 5 had two or more psychiatric diagnoses in a study of participants enrolled ... read more

Why Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research ... read more

Women With Impaired Stress Hormone Before Pregnancy Have Lower-Birthweight Babies

Mar. 18, 2016 — Before women even become pregnant, some may have a biological profile that predicts a lower birth-weight baby, a research team ... read more

Nearly Half of Women Who Stop Smoking During Pregnancy Go Back to Smoking Soon After Baby Is Born

Mar. 15, 2016 — A major new review reveals that in studies testing the effectiveness of stop-smoking support for pregnant women, nearly half (43 percent) of the women who managed to stay off cigarettes during the ... read more

Racial Differences in Smoking Patterns, Screening

Mar. 15, 2016 — New research reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung ... read more

Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Increases Likelihood of Obesity, New Research Shows

Mar. 15, 2016 — The length of time children and young adults live in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity later in life, new research confirms. This is one of a few recent studies to illustrate the health ... read more

Condom Use Among High School Girls Using Long-Acting Contraception

Mar. 14, 2016 — High school girls who used intrauterine devices and implants for long-acting reversible contraception were less likely to also use condoms compared with girls who used oral contraceptives, according ... read more

Sedentary Behavior Increases With Age Even in Active Children

Mar. 14, 2016 — Sedentary behaviour increases in children between the ages of nine and 12 – even if they are otherwise physically active, according to new ... read more

Huntington's Disease Gene Dispensable in Adult Mice

Mar. 7, 2016 — Adult mice don't need the gene that, when mutated in humans, causes the inherited neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease. The finding suggests that treatment strategies for ... read more

Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?

Mar. 7, 2016 — Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected conditions -- vacant lots, poor street lighting, fewer parks and ... read more

Cannabis Use in Psychotic Patients Linked to 50 Percent Higher Hospital Admission Risk

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cannabis use among people experiencing a first episode of psychotic illness is linked to a 50 per cent heightened risk of hospital admission -- including compulsory detention (sectioning) -- as well ... read more

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