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Health News - Pediatrics

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy
The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to... (Medical News Today)

Children's National first in US to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery
Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone... (Medical News Today)

Governments take decisive step towards more affordable vaccines
Governments meeting in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly raised the alarm on Monday over the exorbitant rise in the price to vaccinate a child, passing a resolution urging more affordable... (Medical News Today)

Melanoma, pediatric cancer and lymphoma dominate research from NYU Langone at ASCO 2015
Plasma cell disorders and epidemiology studies also play a prominent roleNYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center will have a high profile at the 51st Annual... (Medical News Today)

Endoscopic removal of spinal tumor with the patient awake at Rhode Island Hospital
First case reported in medical literature of novel approach to diagnosisThe spinal tumor grew back. (Medical News Today)

Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience. (Medical News Today)

Seasonal influenza vaccination of children predicted to be highly cost-effective in Thailand
Seasonal influenza vaccination of children is likely to represent good short-term value for money in Thailand, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Infusions of donor bone marrow cells help children with inherited skin blistering
Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Medical News Today)

Earthquakes prove to be an unexpected help in interpreting the brain activity of very premature babies
University of Helsinki researchers have partnered with Swedish and Australian researchers to create a "brainstorm barometer", which allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very... (Medical News Today)

High altitudes linked to increased SIDS risk
Infants who live at altitudes above 8,000 ft may be at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Colorado. (Medical News Today)

Delayed umbilical cord clamping associated with improved scores in fine-motor, social domains at 4 years of age
Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord to help prevent iron deficiency in infancy was associated with improved scores in fine-motor and social skills in children at age 4, particularly in boys... (Medical News Today)

Just two sessions of CBT may prevent or delay cannabis use among teenagers
A study of at-risk British youth finds that a personalized cognitive behavior intervention may significantly prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use. (Medical News Today)

Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
Children with diarrhea misdiagnosed more often if weight is sole criterionAdam C. Levine, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis use can be prevented, reduced or delayed
Real-world trial of school-based interventions shows at-risk teenagers can be influencedResponding to rapidly shifting legal and cultural environments, researchers at the University of Montreal... (Medical News Today)

In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection
Innovative 'flocked swab' improves diagnosis, treatment of deadly childhood diarrheal diseases; results could prompt rethink of how to manage second leading cause of death among children under... (Medical News Today)

New survey shows 36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy
Most pediatric proton patients are younger than 10, with brain and spinal cord tumorsResults from a new nationwide survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are... (Medical News Today)

Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution
A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country analyses the effects of PM2. (Medical News Today)

Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds
A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the... (Medical News Today)

UC Davis study finds significant cost savings in pediatric telemedicine consults
Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults. (Medical News Today)

Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees' children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children. (Medical News Today)

Premature aging: Scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with scientists from the Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients... (Medical News Today)

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with... (Medical News Today)

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children's Hospital study highlighted during Dog Bite Prevention Week
Prior studies have shown that most dog bite injuries result from family dogs. (Medical News Today)

Development of face perception in Japanese children
Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies... (Medical News Today)

New treatment for middle ear infection found in anti-stroke drug
Animal study shows that topical use of the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine clears middle ear infection - suppressing inflammation and overproduction of mucus and restoring hearing. (Medical News Today)

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