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Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young people with asthma also ...

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Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families — probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found. Fewer opportunities for unhealthy snacking ...

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Experts warn parents of the risks of getting vegan diets wrong in young children

Experts at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are warning that young children who follow a vegan diet without medical and dietary advice carry the risk of a number of nutrient ...

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In children with severe heart defect, more brain abnormalities appear as staged surgeries progress

As children with single-ventricle disease, a complex and severe heart defect, undergo a series of three reconstructive surgeries, pediatric researchers have detected higher rates of brain abnormalities at each stage. The scientists also found associated changes in the infants’ cerebral ...

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Artificial pancreas benefits young children, trial shows

A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition. The goal of the artificial pancreas is to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels, eliminating ...

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Primary school children get less active with age, study finds

There is an age-related decline in children’s physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British Heart Foundation-funded study. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that children spent less time doing physical activity and spent ...

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Clinical trial discovers a new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight

A trial funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis. Over 5,000 children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis ...

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Investigational dose of oral interferon-free treatment can cure hepatitis C in children

A study presented today that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), found that 99% of children (n=89/90) had undetectable levels ...

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Best way to diagnose head injuries in children and minimize CT scans

Researchers hope to reduce unnecessary CT scans and radiation exposure in children with head injuries, following the results from a large-scale, multicentre validation study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of three clinical decision rules used by emergency doctors. Head injuries ...

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Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children

Tulips, songbirds and itchy little eyes — all are sure signs of spring. As allergy season kicks into high gear, many parents are likely searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve children of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion. But ...

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