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Infant formula upgrade: Prebiotics may boost memory
24/01/2018

A recent study using piglets found that adding prebiotics to infant formula improved their memory and produced subtle changes in brain chemistry.


Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment
24/01/2018

New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march.


Happiness may lie in 1 hour of screen time daily
23/01/2018

Researchers at San Diego State University examine whether teens who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are more or less happy as a result.


What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?
23/01/2018

Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this


What age do boys stop growing?
21/01/2018

A look at when boys stop growing, which happens after puberty has finished. Included is detail on average height and the genetic factors involved.


At what age do girls stop growing?
21/01/2018

A look at when girls stop growing. Included is detail on when puberty starts and finishes, in addition to what can prevent or delay development.


Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation
18/01/2018

New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation.


Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life
18/01/2018

A study involving almost half a million people finds that a range of reproductive factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.


How you speak to your child may fuel obesity
17/01/2018

A study finds that the way a parent speaks to their child may influence their weight. Parents of obese children were more likely to use direct statements.


Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
11/01/2018

More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.


Is pediatric surgery a gateway to opioid misuse?
10/01/2018

A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.


ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
09/01/2018

ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.


What you should know about breast cancer in teens
07/01/2018

A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.


Over half of American babies are given solids too early
04/01/2018

According to new research, more than half of babies in the United States are given non-milk foods and fluids before the recommended 6-month mark.


Early puberty increases depression risk in adulthood
03/01/2018

Previous research found a link between early puberty and mental health. A recent study asked whether the impact can still be measured into adulthood.


What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder
02/01/2018

A look at oppositional defiant disorder, a condition resulting in persistent irrational defiant behavior. Included is detail on diagnosis and treatment.


Family meals may boost kids' physical, mental health
25/12/2017

Family meals aren't just for Christmas: a new study suggests that regular family mealtimes can improve children's general fitness and mental well-being.


Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know
23/12/2017

The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants.


Diet is the key to kids' health and happiness
23/12/2017

A new study using data from eight European countries finds an intriguing two-way relationship between a child's well-being and their diet.


Conduct disorder: What you need to know
22/12/2017

Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more.


Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence
21/12/2017

Research found that children who consumed fish at least once per week had better sleep quality and higher intelligence than those who ate fish less often.


Window blinds injure two children each day in America
20/12/2017

In America, window blind-related injuries are still responsible for the death of one child each month. New research looks at these worrying statistics.


What you should know about roseola
19/12/2017

A look at roseola, a viral infection that includes fever and rash. Included is detail on what the rash looks like and risk factors for the infection.


What is Treacher Collins syndrome?
14/12/2017

Learn about Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects how the bones and tissues in the face develop. We look at its causes and treatments.


Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
11/12/2017

Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy.