Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov
30

suggested new research presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

A program for mothers living in poverty resulted in significant improvements in their children’s IQ and other cognitive outcomes 5 years after the intervention, suggested new research presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nov
30

An abnormality in the dentate gyrus area of the hippocampus has been discovered in babies who have died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

An abnormality in the dentate gyrus area of the hippocampus has been discovered in babies who have died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This could help with understanding why this condition occurs, and could pave way for an intervention to lower the risk. The report is published online November 25 in Acta Neuropathologica.

Nov
29

The results were presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2014 Scientific Sessions.

In a rare trial of drug therapy for kids and young adults with Marfan’s syndrome, the rate of aortic-root dilatation, adjusted to body-surface area, was about the same over 3 years whether patients were on the angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) losartan or the more conventional treatment, beta blockade with atenolol. The results were presented at the …

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Nov
29

A study published in Infant Behavior and Development has shown that babies are more likely to remember something if there is a positive emotion

A study published in Infant Behavior and Development has shown that babies are more likely to remember something if there is a positive emotion, or affect, that accompanies it.

Nov
28

The data are published in the Journal of Breath Research.

Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have identified a chemical marker for type 1 diabetes in the breath of children, paving the way for a breath test that allows early before they develop severe illness. The data are published in the Journal of Breath Research.

Nov
28

There is insufficient evidence of a link between early life exposure to acetaminophen and asthma to warrant changing guidelines on early life paracetamol exposure

There is insufficient evidence of a link between early life exposure to acetaminophen and asthma to warrant changing guidelines on early life paracetamol exposure, suggested a systematic review and meta-analysis published online November 25 in the Archives of Diseases of Childhood.

Nov
27

Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight which influences their eating habits and, consequently, their health, suggests a new study

Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight which influences their eating habits and, consequently, their health, suggests a new study. Researchers noted that 8% of the boys were inaccurate on estimating their weight status. Among those with a low weight status, 43% overestimated their weight level, while 86% of those who were …

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Nov
27

The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, putting them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year

The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, putting them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, suggests a new study. The study found an association between mothers’ employment status and their children’s weight over time that was mediated by how much sleep …

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Nov
26

Children between the ages of 6 and 18 years with immune deficiency disorders and other high-risk conditions should receive a single dose of PCV13, according to a new recommendation from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP)

Children between the ages of 6 and 18 years with immune deficiency disorders and other high-risk conditions should receive a single dose of PCV13, according to a new recommendation from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) published in the December issue of Pediatrics. The AAP recommends that children in this age group with HIV, sickle-cell …

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Nov
26

Infant exposure to peanut traces in house dust may double the risk for peanut allergy, researchers have found

Infant exposure to peanut traces in house dust may double the risk for peanut allergy, researchers have found. In a new study, published online November 18 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, environmental peanut exposure increased likely peanut allergy 2.10-fold (95% confidence interval (CI), 1.20-fold to 3.67-fold; P < .01). It also increased …

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