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Low-income childhood may affect adult heart health
27/06/2017

New study links low income in childhood to increased left ventricular mass and diastolic dysfunction - both tied to cardiovascular disease - in adulthood.


Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise
27/06/2017

A large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income Massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time...


Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
25/06/2017

Dermatomyositis is a condition characterized by rashes and muscle weakness. In this article, learn about which treatments can manage the condition.


Corpus callosum: Function and disorders
24/06/2017

What is the corpus callosum and what are disorders of the corpus callosum? Learn about symptoms and diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum.


Yellow jacket stings: What to do
22/06/2017

Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.


Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke
22/06/2017

Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.


Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay
22/06/2017

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...


Seven effective steps to get rid of lice
21/06/2017

In this article, we look at how to get rid of lice, including the most common treatments, how to use them, and how to prevent further infestations.


Is it lice? Know the symptoms
20/06/2017

Lice are small parasites that live on the scalp and feed on human blood. In this article, learn how to check for lice and what to do if you find them.


House cleaning chemicals may cause birth defects
19/06/2017

A new study finds that exposure to chemicals commonly found in disinfectants and personal hygiene products leads to neural tube defects in mice and rats.


Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows
19/06/2017

Teenagers might get less physical activity than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University.


Reye's syndrome: What you need to know
16/06/2017

Reye’s syndrome is a rare disorder. What is it and what causes it? In this article, learn about the symptoms, complications, risk factors, and treatment.


Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016
16/06/2017

But 3.9 million youth were still using tobacco products in 2016. The number of middle and high school students who say they are...


Tic disorders: Causes, types, and diagnosis
16/06/2017

Tics are involuntary, repetitive sounds or movements. We take a closer look at three types of tic disorders: vocal, motor, and Tourette's syndrome.


Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants
15/06/2017

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced...


Clinical trial shows traditional treatment is better for iron-deficiency anemia
15/06/2017

Although current treatments for iron-deficiency anemia can be effective, they commonly fail because pediatric patients do not complete the treatment and might experience adverse effects related to...


Study shows later school performance of preemies is often comparable to full-term infants
15/06/2017

While premature babies sometimes display developmental impairments, a study by a group that includes a University of Florida researcher indicates that not all preemies perform poorly in school.


Using inhalers can lead to mocking and social exclusion for teenagers
14/06/2017

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has found.


Fever in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism
13/06/2017

Study of more than 95,000 children found that autism risk rose by over 300 percent if mothers had had three or more fevers after 12 weeks of pregnancy.


Sanitation access linked to children's growth and health
13/06/2017

An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine.


Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH study suggests
13/06/2017

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to...


Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescents
13/06/2017

Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop...


Babies recognize face-like patterns before birth
12/06/2017

Newborn babies are reported to show a preference for faces over other stimuli. Now, researchers have shown that fetuses display the same behavior.


Children shorter if they drink non-cow's milk, study suggests
09/06/2017

Children who consume almond milk, soy milk, and other non-cow's milk products may be shorter than average for their age, a new study finds.


Pregnancy after 35: What are the risks?
09/06/2017

Certain pregnancy risk factors increase with the age of the mother. Are these risks a cause for concern or do they pose little threat for women over 35?