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Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese. (2016-11-11)
Researchers at CHLA receive grant to study new way of battling resistant
Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded a 3 year translational research program grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to study a novel approach to eradicating minimal residual disease in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (2016-11-10)
iPad game effective in treating common eye condition in children
A special type of iPad game was effective in treating children with amblyopia (lazy eye) and was more effective than the standard treatment of patching, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2016-11-10)
A study warns of Spanish children's overexposure to 'junk food' ads on TV
Spanish children are overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food (burgers, pizzas, soft drinks, chocolate, bakery, etc.) both in generalist and children-oriented channels, a situation that could be described as 'worrying' and which promotes childhood obesity. (2016-11-10)
Parents don't notice young children's PTSD -- but may need support themselves
Young children may experience post-traumatic stress disorder for years without it being recognized by their parents according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2016-11-08)
Small association of surgical anesthesia before age 4, later academic performance
A study of children born in Sweden suggests a small association between exposure to anesthesia for surgery before the age 4 with slightly lower school grades at age 16 and slightly lower IQ scores at 18, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-11-07)
Poor children with epilepsy may face social hurdles
In a population-based Canadian study of children with epilepsy, each of whom had access to universal health care, those from poor families had the same medical course and remission rate as their wealthier counterparts, but they had a less favorable social outcome as adults. (2016-11-07)
Children's health and privacy at risk from digital marketing
For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organisation European Region regarding digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars (2016-11-04)
Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year
Paul von Hippel, an associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, examined body mass index and obesity prevalence in a nationally representative sample of 18,170 children from the start of kindergarten in 2010 through the end of second grade in 2013. (2016-11-02)
Does the mother know her child the best?
New research shows that mental problems affect the mother's judgement and that dad is just as good as mum at evaluating the child's scholastic and social skills. (2016-10-31)
Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles risk of poor sleep in children
A Cardiff University study has found that children using screen-based media devices at bedtime have over double the risk of inadequate sleep duration compared to children without access to such a device. (2016-10-31)
Hospitalizations for children, teens attributed to opioid poisoning jump
The overall incidence of hospitalizations for prescription opioid poisonings in children and adolescents has more than doubled from 1997 to 2012, with increasing incidence of poisonings attributed to suicide or self-inflicted injury and accidental intent, according to a new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-10-31)
Many young children with liver failure die while waiting for a transplant or soon after receiving one
A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation. (2016-10-27)
Molecular origins of allergy to house dust mites discovered
Scientists at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin found which molecules of the house dust mites are initially targeted by the immune system of children developing, even years later, allergic rhinitis and asthma. (2016-10-25)
How is health-related quality of life for kids with postconcussion symptoms?
Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion symptoms resolved more quickly, although even those children reported lower school quality of life, according to a new article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2016-10-24)
Study uncovers brain changes in offending pedophiles
New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children. (2016-10-24)
Adverse events affect children's development, physical health and biology
Researchers already knew that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) carry over into adult life, but a new study looked at the effect of these experiences in the childhood years. (2016-10-21)
Cooking fuels contribute to childhood pneumonia in developing countries
Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. (2016-10-21)
Research highlights problem with cognitive development in sub-Saharan Africa
New research from the University of Liverpool highlights problems impacting on the cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa. (2016-10-21)
Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children
As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6- to 8-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2016-10-20)
Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. (2016-10-20)
Children born to parents with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia more likely to suffer mental health issues by age 7 years
New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association meeting in Milan, Italy, (Oct. (2016-10-20)
Children in the Syrian Civil War
Since 2011 the Syrian Civil War has led to one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in history. (2016-10-20)
Severe lead poisoning in children: Causes and risk factors
Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur. (2016-10-19)
Preschoolers correct speaking mistakes even when talking to themselves
Private speech is a good thing for a child's cognitive development; however, it may be important that children monitor and repair errors in their speech, even when talking to themselves. (2016-10-18)
Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better
Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder. (2016-10-18)
CHLA awarded grant to study immunotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma
A team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has received a major, three-year grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to study the effects of chemoimmunotherapy in children with neuroblastoma. (2016-10-18)
UofT study finds 1 in 5 children who might benefit from pediatric palliative care do not
The University of Toronto's Faculty of Nursing today announced that only 18 percent of children with life-threatening conditions access specialized pediatric palliative care in Canada, a 13 percent increase since 2002. (2016-10-13)
Exposure to SSRIs during pregnancy associated with increased risk of speech/language disorders
The children of mothers who had depression-related psychiatric disorders and purchased selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) at least twice when they were pregnant had an increased risk for speech/language disorders but further studies are needed before conclusions can be drawn about possible clinical implications, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2016-10-12)
Preschoolers' motor skill development connected to school readiness
Preschoolers' fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study published today by researchers from Oregon State University. (2016-10-12)
How long should children play video games?
A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be detrimental. (2016-10-12)
Empowering preschool children with the language of math adds up to stronger skills
Teaching preschool children simple math-related vocabulary and concepts, such as 'more,' 'a lot,' 'some' and 'fewer,' improves their mathematical skills, according to a new a study from Purdue University. (2016-10-11)
Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children
Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends. (2016-10-08)
Fewer indications of ADHD in children whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy
Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2.5 years. (2016-10-07)
Analyzing picture books for nutrition education
Feeding children can be a challenging process for many parents. (2016-10-06)
Rapid blood test by GPs can rule out serious infections in children
Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, GPs could substantially reduce the number of ill children being referred to hospital, if the test is used on children identified as 'at-risk' of a serious infection. (2016-10-06)
Touchscreens may boost motor skills in toddlers
The effects of using touchscreens on young children are a concern for some parents and policymakers. (2016-10-06)
Alternative treatment approaches may be needed for some children with asthma
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System found that children who suffer from frequent asthma symptoms, despite receiving high doses of preventive medication, might fare better with a tailored approach to treatment. (2016-10-05)
Hard-to-control asthma has distinct features, study shows
Striking differences as to how children respond to asthma treatment and nasal symptoms should be treated as part of asthma management. (2016-10-05)
Schools use corporal punishment more on children who are black or have disabilities
In parts of the 19 states where the practice is still legal, corporal punishment in schools is used as much as 50 percent more frequently on children who are African American or who have disabilities, a new analysis of 160,000 cases during 2013-2014 has found. (2016-10-05)
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