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Health News - Pediatrics

Warning about the dangers of measles may sway vaccine skeptics
Many people worry about the safety of vaccines - particularly the MMR vaccine. But a new study suggests a nonconfrontational approach that could alleviate these concerns. (Medical News Today)

High academic stress linked to increased illness, injuries among college football players
Starting players more likely to get hurt during test weeks than training campCoaches and trainers strive to keep their players healthy so they can perform at their maximum potentials. (Medical News Today)

Simple intervention can moderate anti-vaccination beliefs, study finds
It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don't. (Medical News Today)

Trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome identified
New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. (Medical News Today)

6 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week
What is happening in week 6 of your pregnancy? Your baby will be taking huge developmental strides - their vital organ systems have started to form or are continuing to grow. (Medical News Today)

Young dads at greater risk of death in middle age, study suggests
A new study suggests men who become fathers before the age of 25 may be at significantly greater risk of death in midlife, compared with men who delay fatherhood. (Medical News Today)

Cerebral palsy: researchers uncover evidence of genetic causes
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood. (Medical News Today)

Neuroblastoma cancer cells weaken immune system 'like kryptonite'
A molecule found in the cancer cells of neuroblastoma act like 'kryptonite’ to weaken the body's immune system, a new study reveals, making them lethargic and ineffective. (Medical News Today)

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
Wider use of genetic testing in children with CP should be consideredCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. (Medical News Today)

New survey to distinguish between expectable vs. worrisome early childhood misbehavior
Researchers at Northwestern University are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern. (Medical News Today)

Picky eating linked to underlying psychological problems in children
Researchers have found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating are associated with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

Is alcohol consumption increasing in Australia?
Australians are drinking more alcohol than they were in 2001, with 15 to 19-year-olds drinkingsignificantly more than adults, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. (Medical News Today)

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries
Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research... (Medical News Today)

Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby: UQ study
Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a University of Queensland study has... (Medical News Today)

Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine
Large vaccination increases in some states offer clues to effective interventionsThe number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased... (Medical News Today)

Children's National finds neuroblastoma tumor cure in mice studies
A method to cure neuroblastoma tumors in mice has been discovered by Children's National researchers, opening the door for future clinical studies for a therapeutic patient-specific vaccine to cure... (Medical News Today)

Exercise in adolescence may reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women
A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer - regardless of adult exercise participation. (Medical News Today)

Most adolescents feel better after gastric bypass
Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health. (Medical News Today)

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm
There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study. (Medical News Today)

Studies reveal details of error correction in cell division
The molecular mechanism of how cells prevent aneuploidyInhibiting AAK activity leads to defects in error correction and chromosomes (blue) being pinned near spindle poles because the... (Medical News Today)

Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newborns
Researchers affirm accuracy of PoopMD app that reads stool color and could speed recognition of biliary atresiaIn a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report they... (Medical News Today)

High number of unnecessary CT scans associated with pediatric sports-related head trauma
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or... (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics increase risk of hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections
Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the earThis is an image of the (intact) organ of Corti, with three rows of outer... (Medical News Today)

8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure. (Medical News Today)

Basis for new treatment options for a fatal leukemia in children revealed
Detailed molecular analyses allow new insights into the function of tumor cells and options for new treatmentsAcute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) leukemia is the most common type of cancer in... (Medical News Today)

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