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Health News - Pediatrics

Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation... (Medical News Today)

Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs
When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants. (Medical News Today)

More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds
Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a... (Medical News Today)

The birth of politics in children: The case of dominance
As they grow up, do children become young Robin Hoods? Depending on their age, they do not allocate resources in the same way between dominant and subordinate individuals. (Medical News Today)

'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds
A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both... (Medical News Today)

Hormonal Acne: Causes, Types, and Treatment
Acne is sometimes called hormonal acne because of how the skin problem develops in response to hormonal changes. Learn about its treatment and symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child
Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown. (Medical News Today)

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss
Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Cases of childhood diarrhoea linked to pathogens significantly underestimated
The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as... (Medical News Today)

Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Study challenges widely held view about children's moral judgement
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children's ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation
A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped. (Medical News Today)

Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life
Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life. (Medical News Today)

Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods. (Medical News Today)

Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. (Medical News Today)

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use
A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent... (Medical News Today)

Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects
Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects. (Medical News Today)

FDA protects kids from illegal sales of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as... (Medical News Today)

Research provides clues to how Zika virus breaches the placental barrier
New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function. (Medical News Today)

Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?
Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems. (Medical News Today)

Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern
A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality. (Medical News Today)

Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain. (Medical News Today)

Growth Hormone Injections: Uses and Side Effects
Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections. (Medical News Today)

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