Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun
29

A study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity suggests that emotional support from grandparents has a protective effect against child obesity

A study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity suggests that emotional support from grandparents has a protective effect against child obesity, even with the presence of other risk factors.

Jun
29

Cyberbullying among teenagers was significantly associated with depression,

Cyberbullying among teenagers was significantly associated with depression, while association with suicidal thoughts or anxiety was inconsistent, reported the results of a meta-analysis published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Jun
28

Premature infants who underwent early screening for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Premature infants who underwent early screening for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) had lower in-hospital mortality, but rates of other complications were inconsistent, suggested the results of a French population-based study published in JAMA.

Jun
28

The study is published online in PLoS Medicine

A new study has found that frequent hand-washing with soap and nail clipping may cut the intestinal parasitic reinfection rate by more than half among school-aged children. The study is published online in PLoS Medicine.

Jun
27

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that girls are at a much higher risk than boys

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that girls are at a much higher risk than boys to suffer overuse injuries in high school sports.

Jun
27

A new study supports the efficacy of the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV)

A new study supports the efficacy of the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in girls and boys ages 9 to 15. The immunogenicity of the vaccine in boys and girls was found to be noninferior to that in young women ages 16 to 26. The findings were published in Pediatrics.

Jun
26

Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies

Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, suggests new research published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. The study investigating the role of working memory in verbal deception amongst children found a link between verbal memory and covering up lies.

Jun
26

A new study published online June 24 in JAMA Psychiatry

A new study published online June 24 in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that it is unlikely that birth by cesarean delivery is a causal risk factor for autism spectrum disorder.

Jun
25

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age,

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, suggest researchers at the University of Montreal.

Jun
25

The use of a single, narrow-spectrum antibiotic such as ampicillin/penicillin is increasingly the first line of treatment

The use of a single, narrow-spectrum antibiotic such as ampicillin/penicillin is increasingly the first line of treatment for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), suggests a new study published online June 22 in Pediatrics.

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