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Retinal Swelling in Premature Infants Tied to Poorer Neuro-Development

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Using a portable, non-invasive imaging device, a team of Duke Medicine doctors ...

First comprehensive study of trafficked men, women and children reveals severity of abuse and complex health issues

The largest survey to date of the health of trafficking survivors has found high levels of abuse and serious harm associated with ...

Delaying children’s school entry linked to poor academic performance

Delaying school entry could cause poorer academic performance, according to new research from the University of Warwick and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. ... Full story

Teens From Single-Parent Families Leave School Earlier

A new study from researchers at New York University, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Chicago finds that that by the age of 24, individuals who live in single-parent families as teens received fewer years of schooling and are less likely to attain a bachelor’s degree than those from two-parent families. ... Full story

Today's children live shorter lives than their parents

Today's children are expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. It is caused by inactivity, poor diet and diseases related to obesity. The use of smartphones or toads is one of the threats. ... Full story

Children and young people to get more say in their health care

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been chosen as one of seven new sites to develop Patient Centred Outcome Measures (POCMs) by NHS England. The new centres will mean that children and young people will play a more active role in deciding which outcomes are important to them. ... Full story

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. ... Full story

High quality centre-based childcare can prevent difficulties

High quality centre-based childcare appears to prevent the development of language and behavioural difficulties over time, particularly among vulnerable children. The factors that appear to affect children include space for learning activities, staff education, relationships with staff, activities offered, time spent in childcare and group size. ... Full story

Loyola primary care physician talks about reflux in babies

MAYWOOD, Ill. – A baby's feeding habits are a common source of questions for pediatricians. Though every baby will spit up, some do it considerably more than others, which can cause parents to think something might be wrong. ... Full story

Potty Training Advice for Parents: It’s Not Your Fault

New book by Rutgers pediatric urologist applies a decade of research to a seldom studied childhood milestone ... Full story

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