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Health News - Pediatrics

Two-thirds of studies on 'psychosocial' treatments fail to declare conflicts of interest
Health services in many countries increasingly rely on prescribed 'psychosocial interventions': treatments that use counselling techniques to tackle mental health issues, behavioural problems such as... (Medical News Today)

Neglected tropical diseases disproportionately found in areas of poverty in Islamic Nations
The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an inter-governmental organisation of 57 Muslim-majority countries with a mission to promote human rights and advance science and technology... (Medical News Today)

Recommended levels of activity rarely achieved by obese children and those with liver disease
In a new study published in the journal Nutrients, research from the University of Surrey and the Children's Liver Disease Foundation has found that both obese children and those with Non-Alcoholic... (Medical News Today)

Overweight, obesity early in life increase risk of cardiac death
Later weight loss doesn't completely mitigate risk of elevated BMI in young adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Breastfeeding may lower mothers' risk for type 2 diabetes
Women with gestational diabetes may reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes after giving birth by breastfeeding for at least 2 months, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

ADHD medication: is it a good idea?
The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

Food odors activate impulse area of the brain in obese children
The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to a study being... (Medical News Today)

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life
New findings from New Zealand's University of Otago suggest older toddlers--those aged around 32 months old--are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers. (Medical News Today)

Crib bumpers: infant deaths are on the rise
Originally designed to protect infants' limbs and heads from going through crib slats, crib bumpers can be deadly, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's Research UK launches website explaining dementia to children
Poll reveals nearly three in ten (29%) parents say their children have been impacted by the conditionAlzheimer's Research UK has created a website called 'Dementia Explained' to help young... (Medical News Today)

Laboratory study: Scientists explore a new approach to prevent newborn epilepsies
New studies in mice show that disease prevention can be a matter of proper timing. (Medical News Today)

Teaching problem-solving, leadership to young African-American girls lowers relational aggression
A new study from the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) suggests that educators, particularly in urban schools, should teach elementary school-aged girls... (Medical News Today)

Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children
Children with amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," may have impaired ocular motor function. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify genes connecting endocrine disruption to genital malformations
University of Florida Health researchers have identified genes that are disrupted by abnormal hormone signaling at crucial points during development, a finding that may lead to a better... (Medical News Today)

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood
Persons who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial substantiates Wyss Institute's apnea prevention technology
Collaboration between researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute and clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School led to a technology that... (Medical News Today)

Children's blood bears evidence of mom's smoking in pregnancy
New research shows if a mother smokes during pregnancy, molecular evidence of it can be found in the blood of the child up to the age of 5. (Medical News Today)

Hiding tobacco products at convenience stores reduces teens' risk of future tobacco use
Keeping tobacco products out of view in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers' susceptibility to future cigarette use compared to when tobacco advertising and products are visible... (Medical News Today)

19 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week
What is happening in week 19 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a mango and its arms and legs are now sized in proportion to the rest of its body. (Medical News Today)

Children dying and hospitalised after ingesting medications used to treat their parents' drug addiction
A new research report from the charity Adfam, launched in the House of Lords today (24 November), has revealed that far more children than previously thought are dying and being hospitalised after... (Medical News Today)

Infants under 12 months most at risk of physical abuse and three times more likely to die than kids sustaining other types of physical trauma
Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. (Medical News Today)

UK government blocks first aid bill that could save thousands of lives each year
Three major UK charities have declared their disappointment at the Government's failure to back a Private Members' Bill to ensure all young people are given the opportunity to learn first aid in... (Medical News Today)

WIC program usage reviewed in new interim report
Women and children who participate in the WIC program have low or inadequate intakes of several key nutrients that could be addressed with changes to the program's food packages, says a new report... (Medical News Today)

Children's academic performance predicted with a raisin and a plastic cup
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8. (Medical News Today)

Eat a good breakfast, get better grades
Eating healthily, and especially eating a healthful breakfast, can double test scores, according to research into 5,000 children in the UK. (Medical News Today)

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