The researchers linked visual depictions of friends and strangers to their colaughter in order to determine if the infants could tie colaughter to judgments about human relationships. Infants saw two types of video clips of actors interacting: in one, two women faced and smiled at each other, as if they were friends (A); in another, […]Continue Reading ...
Parents of a child with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis may need long-term supports from mental health professionals and advocacy organizations to cope with the emotional and financial impact the disease has on their family, according to a new study co-written by Theodore P. Cross, a senior research specialist in social work at the University of […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Some schools offer breakfast in the classroom to ensure that hungry children start the day with a full stomach so they’re ready to learn. But this may have an unintended consequence—it may raise the risk of childhood obesity. New research found that when kids in fourth through sixth grade were offered breakfast in the classroom […]Continue Reading ...
Children’s physical activity levels are at an all-time low, with only one in five children getting the minimum recommended 1 hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical exercise.However, for the last 10 years a grassroots organisation called ‘Playing Out’ has been working hard to change this, allowing children across the UK to take back […]Continue Reading ...
UTHealth’s Diane Santa Maria, PhD, RN, and a team of researchers assessed a tool specifically developed to screen for youth who have experienced sex trafficking. Credit: UTHealth A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For common birthmarks, doctors should abandon the traditional wait-and-see approach, a leading group of pediatricians says. Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring or medical problems and begin immediate treatment, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics guideline. Infantile hemangiomas are bright red or bruise-like birthmarks that appear shortly after […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Sheffield A novel therapy, pioneered by researchers from University of Sheffield, is helping to transform the lives of children with a life-threatening hormone deficiency. Alkindi is the first replacement therapy for infants, children and adolescents with paediatric adrenal insufficiency—the most common form being the genetic condition congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) – which […]Continue Reading ...
Four in 10 parents overall say they base their decisions about the flu vaccine on what they read and hear — and those who do are less likely to have their child vaccinated than parents who follow their health care provider’s recommendation. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University […]Continue Reading ...
When treating patients, doctors sometimes overlook how their decisions impact a world they never see: a patient’s home life. In the case of some serious infections in children, oral antimicrobial drugs are just as good at treating these ailments at home as the standard, intravenous medications. But according to new research led by investigators at […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new study from the CDC showed modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy from 2009 to 2015, with more than 2 times as many hospitals having a model breastfeeding policy and increases in early initiation of breastfeeding and limitation of non-breast milk feeds of breastfed infants. Despite a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother’s level of education, prenatal depression, […]Continue Reading ...
Abbreviations: Aa, anterior medial point of the atlas; AAL, anterior atlas line (line perpendicular to the palatal line registered on the anterior medial point of the atlas); ANS, anterior nasal spine; Ba, basion; C2, second cervical vertebra; C3, third cervical vertebra; C4, fourth cervical vertebra; Et, epiglottis; EtL, epiglottis line (line parallel to the palatal […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Burns are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in the United States, and children are especially vulnerable. Each day on average, two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated in emergency rooms. Because young children’s cognitive and motor abilities are not fully developed, they are more […]Continue Reading ...
Talking to a baby in “parentese,” with its elongated vowels and exaggerated tones of voice, can improve the infant’s language skills over time, according to a new University of Washington study. Credit: UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Almost all children with restricted growth live to see their 18th birthday as long as they survive their first month of infancy. This is indicated in a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, which is published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Reducing child mortality is one of the U.N.’s […]Continue Reading ...
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