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Two children in every class experience language disorders

Approximately two children in each Year 1 class will experience a clinically significant language disorder that impacts learning, according to a UCL-led ...

Kids with dogs or siblings more likely to be independent

Children with an older sibling and/or a dog are more likely to be allowed to walk around their neighbourhood on their own, ...

Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. ... Full story

UCLA faculty voice: Pediatricians need to discuss gun safety with patients

Preventing gun violence is a matter of public health, therefore doctors should play a role ... Full story

Report about child and adolescent health and the environment released

A report about how conditions in the environment may affect child and adolescent health has been released by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The following factors are described in the report; childhood and living conditions, injuries and accidents, physical environmental factors, obesity and health-related behaviour. ... Full story

Genome study offers new hope for children with rare diseases

An international team involving University of Queensland researchers has used advanced genome sequencing to diagnose 30 patients with unresolved rare diseases. ... Full story

Withdrawn Children Show Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions

A study using functional MRI brain scans reveals certain areas of the brain have higher activity in children who are socially withdrawn or reticent compared to children who are not withdrawn. ... Full story

New Study Finds Child E-Cigarette Exposures up 1,500%

Researchers urge adults to store liquid nicotine safely and government to take swift regulatory action ... Full story

Can Videogames Improve Health Outcomes in Children?

New Rochelle, NY —The videogames for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined guidelines and targeted funding are needed to drive game design, determine optimal use, and minimize possible adverse effects, according to a white paper published in Games for Health Journal: Research Development, and Clinical Applications, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ... Full story

Molecular Testing in Pediatric Cases of Thyroid Lesions Leads to Increased Accuracy

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology – Two recent articles show the benefits of molecular testing in pediatric cases of thyroid lesions, and, as editor Miguel Reyes-Múgica, MD, states, "provide a proven panel of molecular tests to do just that." Pediatric thyroid lesions tend to be cancerous more often than those found in adults, but as the first article, "Integrating Molecular Testing in the Diagnosis and Management of Children with Thyroid Lesions," acknowledges, detecting thyroid nodules, found in 1–2 percent of children, can be difficult. Even with the aid of cytologic evaluation, 10–40 percent of pediatric thyroid lesion (TL) diagnoses are inconclusive. ... Full story

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