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Two Commonly Used Medications Equally Effective in Treating Seizures in Children

Findings of Penn Medicine Study May Expand Treatment Options for Pediatric Patients ...

Inhibited children become anxious adults

Examining the causes and effects of early shyness. by Victoria M. Indivero ...

High-Calorie and Low-Nutrient Foods in Kids' TV

Fruits and vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish children’s TV show Bolibompa, but there are also plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from the University of Gothenburg explores how food is portrayed in children’s TV programmes as well as the link between young children’s TV viewing, dietary habits and weight status. ... Full story

Home or care? Researchers investigate what works best for abused or neglected children

University of York researchers are launching a new multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused or neglected children – going into care or staying at home with support. ... Full story

In death, father saves the lives of five of his children

Chicago - After father dies from massive brain hemorrhage, his 11 children get MRIs which detect brain aneurysms in five siblings, leading to life saving surgeries ... Full story

UCSF Study Finds Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. ... Full story

Vitamin D Toxicity in Children: A Rare But Preventable Problem

Research over the last decade has shown that vitamin D has wide-ranging, beneficial effects, from improving bone health to reducing cardiovascular disease. But too much can also be toxic, especially for children. ... Full story

Keep fit and walk to school: new research shows walking to school is generally safe for children

By Rebecca Milec - Walking to school may be the easiest and most important step to the lifelong health benefits of regular exercise. On the other hand, pedestrian road-traffic injury is the leading single cause of death for school-age children in many countries, so safety is critical. ... Full story

Study recalculates cost of combination vaccines

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. ... Full story

Researchers aim to improve health of children in Ghana

Minister of International Development awards $3.5 million to support project ... Full story

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