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Pesticide exposure may contribute to ADHD
A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University have discovered that exposure to organophosphate pesticides is associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.  View News Article (2010-05-18)

BMJ Publishing Group launches UK`s first `virtual journal`
To celebrate World Asthma Day on 7 May 2002, the BMJ Publishing Group has joined forces with the American Society of Pediatrics to launch Paediatric Asthma - the UK’s first virtual journal. View News Article (2002-04-30)

Sleep disruption for breastfed babies is temporary
While breastfed babies initially awaken more during the night for feedings, their sleep patterns -- falling asleep, staying asleep and total sleep time -- stabilize in later infancy and become comparable to non-breastfed babies, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston.  View News Article (2011-10-17)

Despite recommendations for safer sleeping, infant deaths persist
About 4,000 babies die each year from sleep-related deaths involving suffocation and strangulation in beds, despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics that infants always be placed on their backs to sleep, and that they share a room with parents but not a bed. View News Article (2014-05-05)

Wheezing and asthma in young children
The diagnosis of asthma in a young child may well be more challenging to pediatricians than previously appreciated, according to a review of research and clinical experience literature by Howard Eigen, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children appearing in the October 2008 issue of Clinical Pediatrics. View News Article (2008-10-08)

Pediatrics study shows no link between juice and children's weight
Drinking a glass of 100 percent fruit juice has long been thought of as a healthy habit for both adults and children. Recently, however, people have been confused about juice - how much to drink, how much to serve their children - partly because of the natural sweet taste of fruit juice. View News Article (2006-10-30)

Researchers find that screening children for heart disease risk helps to identify parents at risk
Screening children for risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease can help identify parents at risk for the condition, providing an opportunity for medical intervention in both children and their parents, according to research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. View News Article (2006-12-06)

Review: Altruism's influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear
As outbreaks of preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles increase in the United States, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine are investigating whether altruism, known to influence adults' decisions to immunize themselves, influences parental decisions to vaccinate their children.  View News Article (2012-09-12)

LA BioMed researchers find few emergency rooms fully equipped for pediatric patients
In the first survey to specifically measure hospital pediatric preparedness, a team of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers found few U.S. emergency rooms are properly equipped for children. View News Article (2007-12-04)

Moms have few interactions with their infants during TV time
Infants who are exposed to television and video in low socio-economic households tend to have limited verbal interactions with their mothers. View News Article (2008-05-06)

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