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Brain mapping premature babies can help to predict childhood disability

Research shows that prematurely born babies are more prone to developing disabilities. A new study, however, suggests that brain mapping in preemies may help to predict and prevent the negative consequences of early brain injury. A new study suggests that ...

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Bait knocks out cockroaches, and asthma symptom days

It may be easier and cheaper for parents to manage a key asthma trigger in children — exposure to cockroaches — than previously thought, according to a new Tulane University study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. ...

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Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Children whose parents considered them to be ‘overweight’ tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a ‘normal’ weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in ...

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Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren’t necessarily getting sicker. Instead, it’s likely student mental health needs across the country have increased due to national prevention and awareness efforts over the past decade. “The results we ...

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Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children

A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population. The study was based on data from the ECDC point ...

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How to Say 'No' to a Summer Vacation With the In-Laws

Q: My in-laws would like to join our big summer vacation. I consider our family trip precious alone time, just for us. Now what?The first step is having a talk with your spouse to get on the same page. If you both ...

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This University Is Requiring Freshmen To Wear Fitbits

A small Oklahoma college has come up with a unique strategy to fight the notorious Freshman 15. Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa is requiring its first-year students to wear Fitbits.RELATED: How to Avoid Gaining Weight in CollegeThe new policy, which went into effect last ...

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Babies Using Cell Phones: Not Great, But It's Happening

More than one-third of babies are clicking around on smartphones and tablets—tots as young as six months old—finds a new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting.Based on a survey of 370 parents visiting a pediatric clinic in ...

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Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of enterovirus infections prior to experiencing the autoimmune processes which lead ...

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Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment, and Self-Care

Outbreaks of acne commonly occur on the face, back, chest, and at times the neck and shoulders. They can lead to permanent scarring. In the United States, around 8 out of 10 adults aged between 11 and 30 years experience ...

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