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Health News - Pediatrics

Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential. (Medical News Today)

Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley. (Medical News Today)

How much radioactivity is in infant formula?
Based on measurements of radioactivity in samples of infant formula manufactured and sold around the world, researchers estimate that infants 1 year of age or younger who consume these formulas would... (Medical News Today)

Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome
Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for 'tics' among people with Tourette syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Deworming Shows Growth Similar to Placebo in Pre-school Children in Peru
The three intestinal worms: roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. (Medical News Today)

Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis. (Medical News Today)

Babies with drug withdrawal syndrome more likely to be readmitted
Infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), are nearly two and a half times as likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the first... (Medical News Today)

Use of explosive weapons in Syria has disproportionately lethal effects on women and children
New evidence shows the ongoing severe impact of war on civilian deathsUsing explosive weapons in populated areas in Syria has disproportionately lethal effects on women and children and should... (Medical News Today)

Screening for mental health issues in a pediatric ED
In a study to be published on Oct. 1 by the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients... (Medical News Today)

New predictor of health complications can identify high-risk preemies
Blood eosinophilia predicts deadly complications for preemies with necrotizing enterocolitisPremature infants have heightened risks of deadly diseases because their organs and immune systems are... (Medical News Today)

Researchers profile 4 types of non-vaccinators
While scientists are continuously improving vaccinations to stop the spread of disease, many people continue to opt out. (Medical News Today)

International OB-GYN group urges greater efforts to prevent toxic chemical exposure
Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics... (Medical News Today)

Doctors trained to be confidantes for risk-taking teenagers
Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne. (Medical News Today)

Relationship quality affects siblings' mental health, risky behaviors
Study of Mexican-origin siblings reveals negative relationships are connected to risky behaviorsLatinos are the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, and most are of Mexican... (Medical News Today)

Scientists create insulin-producing cells that may treat diabetes
A new technique to produce cells with insulin-secretion capabilities has been developed, according to research presented at the 54th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. (Medical News Today)

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified
Published in Nature, the findings detail a new gene locus that can explain why, in communities where everyone is constantly exposed to malaria, some children develop severe malaria and others don't. (Medical News Today)

Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in infants
New research by scientists at UBC and BC Children's Hospital finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age. (Medical News Today)

Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes
A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics finds a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease... (Medical News Today)

Colds, flu linked to increased stroke risk for children
Minor infections such as colds and flu may temporarily increase the risk of stroke for children, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens
Adolescents who perform just 8 to 10 minutes of high-intensity interval exercise 3 times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has... (Medical News Today)

Among South Asians, risk of developing diabetes begins at birth, says research
New research suggests that the risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - a group long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of both diabetes and heart disease - begins... (Medical News Today)

Among South Asians, risk of developing diabetes begins at birth, says research
Newborns had more adipose or fat tissue and a higher waist circumferenceNew research suggests that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians - a group long known to suffer from... (Medical News Today)

Primary healthcare providers urged to screen teens for depression and suicide risk
A new paper from nursing researchers with The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in... (Medical News Today)

Stress causes infants to resort to habits
Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than trying out new things. (Medical News Today)

Brain activity map reveals how infant vision develops
Visual functions, such as the perception of motion direction, start to develop soon after birth and continue to mature over time as infants gain more experience with the world. (Medical News Today)

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