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Health News - Pediatrics

Zika infection lingers longer in pregnancy, monkey study finds
Scientists studying Zika virus infection in monkeys find one infection protects against future infection, but it takes much longer to clear in pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study. (Medical News Today)

Physical activity boosts kids' brain power and academic prowess
Time taken away from lessons for it is time well spent, says consensus statement. (Medical News Today)

Could mimicking infants' immune response produce a faster-acting HIV vaccine?
A study that examines how babies' immune systems produce antibodies to HIV-1 could offer a roadmap to development of a faster-acting vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily
A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey. (Medical News Today)

Some viruses could survive on children's toys for hours and cause infection, study finds
Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children's toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at... (Medical News Today)

Obese fathers may increase daughters' breast cancer risk
Fathers who are obese are more likely to have daughters who are overweight at birth and at greater risk for breast cancer, new research suggest. (Medical News Today)

'It's my turn!' Value of turn-taking not understood until the age of 5
Children fail to understand the importance of turn-taking until the age of 5 years, say researchers, likely because it requires complex cognitive skills. (Medical News Today)

Loss of essential protein in the choroid plexus epithelium linked to hydrocephalus
A team led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital report that mice lacking the protein Alix develop hydrocephalus or "water on the brain. (Medical News Today)

Revealed: New insights on causes of sudden cardiac death in the young
Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine... (Medical News Today)

Childhood antibiotic treatments reduce diversity and stability of intestinal microbiota
The DIABIMMUNE project followed the development of 39 Finnish infants from birth to the age of three. (Medical News Today)

Early behavior problems impact long-term educational attainment more for boys than girls
A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial... (Medical News Today)

Ban fast food deliveries to schools: Almost one quarter of young people order takeaways to their schools
A new report, 'The Child's Obesity Strategy', is calling for a ban on fast food takeaway deliveries to schools and the introduction of new initiatives such as film-style classifications on... (Medical News Today)

ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the... (Medical News Today)

'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde. (Medical News Today)

What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas?
A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (Medical News Today)

Children's nutrition influenced by local neighborhoods
Study uses GPS to find Canadian youth are influenced by their exposure to junk food outlets.Dr. (Medical News Today)

Does oral cannabidiol convert to THC, a psychoactive form of cannabinoid, in the stomach?
A new study demonstrating the conversion of oral cannabidiol (CBD) to the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the presence of gastric fluids could explain why children given CBD to... (Medical News Today)

Pluristem reports data showing PLX-PAD cells effective in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has reported positive data from preclinical studies of its PLX-PAD cells in the treatment of Duchenne... (Medical News Today)

Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children
Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for longer are less likely to have conduct disorders later, compared with those who are breast-fed less than 1 month. (Medical News Today)

Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis use in pregnancy may alter offspring's brain structure
Expectant mothers who use cannabis may be putting their child's brain development at risk - a cause for concern given the rise in legalization of the drug. (Medical News Today)

Pediatricians call for stricter regulations to prevent lead poisoning in children
Even low levels of lead can cause permanent damage in children, and the U.S. needs to do more to eliminate sources of exposure, say leading pediatricians. (Medical News Today)

Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients' health and social status
Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs. (Medical News Today)

Twin birth defect risk may be higher among mums not on fertility treatment
Fertility treatment boosts twin births and thought to be linked to higher abnormality rate. (Medical News Today)

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