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Trial to test whether behavioral therapy can reduce anxiety in young adolescents with autism
The USF Health Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry in St. Petersburg, Fla., is conducting a two-year federal trial testing the effectiveness of behavioral psychotherapy in treating anxiety among young adolescents with autism. (2009-10-27)
Incidence of non-fatal pediatric firearm injuries in the US higher than previously estimated
From 1999 to 2007, there were 185,950 emergency department visits in the U.S. for firearm injuries in children aged 0 to 19 years. (2011-10-17)
Do as I say, not as I show: Ads in parenting magazines don't always illustrate safe practices
Readers with young children frequently turn to parenting magazines for tips on raising healthy kids. (2015-10-23)
Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds
Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2015-07-21)
Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents
Vanderbilt University researchers studying interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism are reporting today that there is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for the therapies currently used. (2012-08-27)
Breastfed infants show little effect when moms take anti-depressant
Most breastfed infants nurse without showing meaningful effects from their mothers taking 20-40 mg of the anti-depressant fluoxetine (Prozac) daily, according to a study by Yale researchers. (2003-11-24)
Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity
Excessive consumption of sugar sweetened drinks may be a key factor in the rise of childhood obesity. (2005-05-11)
American Academy of Pediatrics offers second edition of autism toolkit for clinicians
To help pediatricians in diagnosing and managing autism spectrum disorders in children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is offering an extensively revised and updated second edition of its autism toolkit, (2012-10-20)
Prolonged thumb sucking in infants may lead to speech impediments
Using a pacifier for too long may be detrimental to your child's speech. (2009-10-20)
Shaken baby syndrome accepted as diagnoses by majority of physicians
Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. (2016-07-22)
Hyperbaric treatment for autism reports significant clinical improvements
Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism has reportedly led to improvements in the condition, though previous studies were uncontrolled. (2009-03-12)
Issues in medical ethics: 2004 Special challenges for pediatrics
The Institute for Medical Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will present the Eighteenth New York Regional Conference on Issues in Medical Ethics. (2004-01-21)
Children may be able to eat before cholesterol test, study shows
Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. (2010-05-02)
Study shows caffeine negatively affects children
Caffeine consumption in children is often blamed for sleep problems and bedwetting. (2010-12-16)
Baby walkers may impede child development
Although many parents use baby walkers as a way to give their infants exercise and experience moving about, new research shows that these infants are slower than others to sit upright, crawl, and walk. (1999-10-12)
Study: Key holes appear in books giving parents advice about raising adolescent
Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. (2005-11-07)
Apartment dwellers often subjected to neighbors' tobacco smoke
Noisy neighbors and broken-down elevators are common downsides of apartment living. (2012-04-29)
Chronically Ill Children Face Adjustment Difficulties
Children who have a chronic illness are more likely than healthy children to show signs of poor adjustment, such as hostility or withdrawal, regardless whether their illness is physical or mental. (1998-08-06)
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)
Older maternal age affects risk of low birth weight infants among latinas
Increased risk of low birth weight infants is linked to older Latina women but not adolescents, according to a new study. (2000-05-15)
Pre-kindergarten TB testing not cost effective, study finds
The health care system in California could save nearly $1.3 million a year with few adverse public health effects if it discontinued universal tuberculosis skin testing of children entering kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. (2007-07-02)
Children in non-English-speaking households face many health disparities, researcher concludes
Children in US households where English is not the primary language experience multiple disparities in health care, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found. (2008-06-11)
Unruly kids may have a mental disorder
Thomas R. Insel, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss signs of mental illnesses in young children and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention in his presentation, (2012-04-29)
Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits
Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family and friends are least important, according to a study. (2014-10-10)
UMN research identifies potential proteins to target in osteosarcoma treatment
New models developed at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota reveal the genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma. (2015-05-27)
Medical College of Wisconsin study shows better parent-physician communication can substantially prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma
Each year, some 196,000 children are hospitalized in the United States with asthma attacks. (2005-10-03)
Mayo Clinic study suggests no link between autism and immunizations
Over the past 20 years, there has been speculation about a connection between immunizations and an increase in autism. (2005-01-03)
Friendship may help stem rise of obesity in children, study finds
Parents are acutely aware of the influence of friends on their children's behavior -- how they dress, how they wear their hair, whether they drink or smoke. (2010-01-11)
Study finds TV viewing, video game play contribute to kids' attention problems
A study led by three Iowa State University psychologists on both elementary school-aged and college-aged subjects found that youths who exceeded the two hours per day of screen time recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics were 1.5 to 2 times more likely to be above average in attention problems. (2010-07-06)
Gay Teens More Likely To Be Threatened Or Beaten Up And Use Drugs
Sexually active adolescent boys who have had multiple male partners are more likely than other teens to be threatened or beaten up at school and to abuse drugs and alcohol, according to a study by pediatricians from Brenner Children's Hospital at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (1998-07-13)
Standardized violence-prevention programs may not prevent teen fighting, findings suggest
UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have uncovered new insights on adolescent fighting: what triggers it, and how to stem it. (2010-09-17)
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
Children treated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have lower vaccination rates than the general population, exposing them to added risk from preventable illnesses such as mumps and measles. (2005-04-28)
UCSD study reveals pediatricians overlook Kawasaki disease in extremes of pediatric age ranges
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine report in the August 10 issue of Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal that a significant number of pediatric physicians fail to diagnose Kawasaki disease in children younger than six months and older than eight years. (2004-08-10)
Smoking during pregnancy associated with negative behavior in toddlers
Mothers who smoked during pregnancy were more likely to have toddlers with negative behaviors than mothers who did not smoke during pregnancy, according to an article in the April issue of the American Medical Association Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. (2000-04-12)
Researchers find key to getting estrogen's benefits without cancer risk
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed a set of biological mechanisms through which estrogen confers its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, independent of the hormone's actions on cancer. (2010-06-23)
Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression
Mothers with chronically ill children frequently express dissatisfaction with their role as a parent and often display severe symptoms of depression, new research reveals. (1999-10-12)
Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2000 children gets them to eat again
Pediatric researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital report that treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory condition known as EE that often mimics reflux and can cause refusal to eat, with oral or swallowed/sprayed steroids results in significant patient improvement, but that if discontinued relapse is common. (2008-02-28)
UCLA, Stanford scientists improve techniques for identifying elusive and highly valuable stem cells at the genetic level
A new study led by UCLA researchers increases our understanding of how to pinpoint the elusive and highly valuable stem cells in the human body. (2001-02-22)
Hyperactivity associated with shorter nights for young boys
Hyperactive boys don't get enough sleep, which can worsen their condition according to new research. (2009-11-26)
Expert panel to discuss autism spectrum disorders
A panel of experts will discuss the newest advances and research findings in the identification and treatment of ASD from 8 to 10 a.m. (2010-05-02)
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