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Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
16/04/2018

Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.


Rats better at diagnosing TB than standard tests
11/04/2018

A new study shows that when it comes to detecting tuberculosis in children, trained rats may be more effective and accurate than standard diagnostic tests.


What causes foamy bowel movements?
22/03/2018

Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here.


Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
20/03/2018

A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia.


Babies who resemble dad are healthier at 1st birthday
07/03/2018

According to a recent study, babies who live in single-mother households are more likely to be healthy at the age of 1 if they resemble their father.


What to expect from a baby's first cold
05/03/2018

Newborn babies have to build their immune systems, which can mean they are susceptible to colds. There are many effective treatments for colds in newborns.


New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression
01/03/2018

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.


Do your children influence how you store your gun?
28/02/2018

If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question.


What does reactive airway disease mean?
27/02/2018

Reactive airway disease is a term given to symptoms that may indicate an underlying condition. Included is detail on risk factors and related conditions.


Too much TV in childhood takes its toll as a teen
27/02/2018

A longitudinal study has charted exactly how extended television watching as a toddler might effect behavioral and health outcomes when a person reaches their teenage years.


Meningitis in babies: What you need to know
26/02/2018

What are the symptoms of meningitis in babies? Is it curable? How can you protect your child? Learn all about meningitis in babies in this article.


Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke
26/02/2018

New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke.


What is pneumococcal meningitis?
23/02/2018

Learn more about pneumococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening form of infection. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.


What is aseptic meningitis?
22/02/2018

Learn all about aseptic meningitis, a form of meningitis not caused by bacteria. We look at what causes it, the symptoms, and treatment options.


Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
20/02/2018

The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows.


New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy
19/02/2018

Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.


What is Apert syndrome?
13/02/2018

Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook.


What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?
13/02/2018

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis.


Are fidget spinners a health hazard?
08/02/2018

A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed.


What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?
06/02/2018

Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.


Popular diet could increase risk of birth defects
02/02/2018

For the first time, a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy has been linked with a significant increase in the risk of birth defects.


Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals
31/01/2018

A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead.


Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
28/01/2018

Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy.


Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?
26/01/2018

A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know.


Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed
24/01/2018

A large review of existing observational studies and randomized trials looks at the long-term health risks and benefits associated with having a C-section.