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SSHH ... quietly helping young patients heal

Staff at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA are making sure that patients get a good night's rest ...

Cutting Sugar Causes Drop in Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Obese Children

Study Shows Sweets, Not Calories, Are Culprits in Cardiovascular Pre-Conditions ...

APA Provides Resources For Coping With Police Shooting, Terrorism Anxiety

Advises limiting exposure, particularly for children ... Full story

Smartphone app aims to prevent burns in children

A collaboration between injury prevention researchers at The University of Queensland and digital health company iPug has resulted in a 21st Century approach to tackling ... Full story

Infantile Memory Study Points to Critical Periods in Early-Life Learning for Brain Development

A new study on infantile memory formation in rats points to the importance of critical periods in early-life learning on functional development of the brain. The research, conducted by scientists at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, reveals the significance of learning experiences over the first two to four years of human life; this is when memories are believed to be quickly forgotten—a phenomenon known as infantile amnesia. ... Full story

Tales from the Crypt or Tintin: What really is Not Suitable for Children?

A Cardiff University academic explores stories for children that have sent adults into a spin in a new BBC Radio 3 feature. ... Full story

CDC Joins Global Leaders in New Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week joined world leaders to launch the Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children. The new partnership supports individuals and groups working to prevent and respond to violence; protect childhood; and make societies safe for children. ... Full story

Keeping Kids Healthy-How to keep kids safe on trampolines

Trampolines are popular among children and teens and even among some adults. Although they are fun, landing wrong can cause serious injuries. Injuries can occur even when a trampoline has a net and padding and parents are watching. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a strong statement against the use of trampolines at home. ... Full story

Many Malaysian Children with Epilepsy Are Vitamin D Deficient

Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs is a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in children with epilepsy. A new Epilepsia study found that despite ... Full story

Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries. ... Full story

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