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Health News - Pediatrics

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease
In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease... (Medical News Today)

Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient
Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official... (Medical News Today)

Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?
Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring. (Medical News Today)

Evaluating mitochondrial replacement in families with mitochondrial disease
Mitochondria carrying disease-causing mutations have, in human eggs, been replaced with healthy donor mitochondria in a small proof-of-principle study published online in Nature. (Medical News Today)

RCPCH responds to launch of sudden unexpected death guidelines
In support of the launch of 'Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood' published by a multi-agency working group convened by The Royal College of Pathologists and The Royal College of... (Medical News Today)

Toddlers may know when you are not telling the truth, say Singapore and US experts
A new study has shown that toddlers as young as two-and-a-half years old can understand when others have different thoughts from them - much earlier than the age of four as traditionally thought. (Medical News Today)

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease
Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. (Medical News Today)

Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children
School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic... (Medical News Today)

Screening newborns for muscle wasting condition not recommended, UK
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Medical News Today)

Water beads a serious risk to children
Parents are being warned of the risks posed to children by water beads, which have been increasingly marketed as toys and learning aids for autistic children. (Medical News Today)

The festive fib: Does lying to children about Santa do more harm than good?
Millions of parents lie to their children about Santa Claus every Christmas, but is this festive fabrication really as harmless as it seems? (Medical News Today)

Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids
On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids. (Medical News Today)

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation
Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. (Medical News Today)

Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children
Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. (Medical News Today)

Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC report provides recommendations for improving management of children with medical complexity
Care of children with medical complexity who have significant chronic health problems resulting in extensive health care needs require an optimized framework with the medical home as the foundation... (Medical News Today)

Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens
New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment. (Medical News Today)

Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms
Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S. (Medical News Today)

African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles
Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. (Medical News Today)

Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era
Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research. (Medical News Today)

Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12
More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency. (Medical News Today)

Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

The cell of origin in childhood brain tumours affects susceptibility to therapy
Children that are diagnosed with the severe the brain tumour malignant glioma often have a very poor prognosis. Knowledge about how pediatric malignant glioma arises and develops is still limited. (Medical News Today)

Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance
A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question... (Medical News Today)

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