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Health News - Pediatrics

Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?
A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Adoptees advantaged by birth language memory
Language learning very early on in life can be subconsciously retained even when no conscious knowledge of the early experience remains. (Medical News Today)

New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children
A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation... (Medical News Today)

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media
1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies. (Medical News Today)

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'
Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to... (Medical News Today)

Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in... (Medical News Today)

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic. (Medical News Today)

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect. (Medical News Today)

What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?
Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available? (Medical News Today)

Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges
U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with... (Medical News Today)

Drug shown to aid injured adult brains may exacerbate cognitive problems in children
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the... (Medical News Today)

Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation
Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of... (Medical News Today)

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively
Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do. (Medical News Today)

Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects. (Medical News Today)

Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment, and Self-Care
(Medical News Today)

Halting lethal childhood leukemia
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic... (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term
Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some. (Medical News Today)

High Bilirubin Levels: Symptoms and Tests
Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high. (Medical News Today)

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