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Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily

A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes ...

NICE bronchiolitis guidance will reassure parents and help reduce antibiotic prescribing, says RCGP

New guidance from Nice on bronchiolitis in children will reduce anxiety among parents and will help reduce antibiotics prescribing says Maureen Baker, ...

When is a headache more than a headache?

The Neurosurgery Outreach Program is helping to highlight the must-knows of brain injuries ... Full story

Study reveals where infant deaths are highest in the U.S.

To reduce the mortality rate, focus should be put on infants older than a month, analysis finds ... Full story

Children’s brains develop faster with music training

Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t ... Full story

Quality Challenges Persist in Antipsychotic Medication for Foster Care and Other Medicaid-Covered Children

Some signs of progress: rapid growth in prescribing has ceased, Rutgers study finds ... Full story

Recharge With Sleep: Pediatric Sleep Recommendations Promoting Optimal Health

DARIEN, IL - For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep ... Full story

Depressed moms not ‘in sync’ with their children

Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically. ... Full story

Chernobyl radiation could be linked to rising number of thyroid cancers in Belgian children

Exposure to radioactive fallout from the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Belgium may have increased the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as children, according to new research published in the journal Acta Chirurgica Belgica ... Full story

The advantages of pediatric kidney transplants from very young donors

'En bloc' transplants are as safe as standard deceased donor kidney transplants and might reduce wait times ... Full story

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