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Child Health and Safety
Research on how children develop morals found that children increasingly recognize that they can feel good by following the rules and considering possible consequences.
Getting kids to eat foods that are good for them, that are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, is an ongoing challenge for parents, especially for those whose children have elevated cholesterol levels.Children and Healthy Food
Getting kids to eat foods that are good for them, that are lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, is an ongoing challenge for parents, especially for those whose children have elevated cholesterol levels.
Children with autism have different immune system responses than children who do not have the disorder, study shows.
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a group of genes that govern the genesis of calorie-burning fat cells. This discovery may lead to new ways to treat obesity, which is now at epidemic levels.
Drs. Yu-Hua Tseng, and Atul J. Butte of Children's Hospital Boston and HMS, shared first authorship on the study, which appears in the June edition of the journal Nature Cell Biology.
If the current epidemic of child and adolescent obesity continues unabated, life expectancy could be shortened by two to five years in the coming decades.
Removing a portion, instead of all, of the spleen, can successfully treat children with a variety of congenital anemias while preserving important splenic immune function.
Children with a fatal genetic disorder called Krabbe Disease can be saved and their brain development preserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms of the disease develop.
Despite efforts to remove lead from many products, such as gasoline and paint, some children in the United States are still at risk for lead poisoning.
Pediatricians Are Urged To Keep Lines of Communication Open With Parents Who Refuse To Immunize Their Children
AAP provides guidance for pediatricians who face a parent that is reluctant to immunize his or her child.
Babies destined to die because they were born without a thymus, the organ that generates immune cells, can be given lifesaving tissue normally discarded during cardiac surgery on other infants.
Childhood obesity is one of the most critical public health problems today and threatens to reverse the last half century's gains in reducing cardiovascular (CVD) disease and death.
Surprising results from a nationwide clinical trial show that many children age 7 through 17 with amblyopia (lazy eye) may benefit from treatments that are more commonly used on younger children.
Scientists will undertake a new project that will train midwives and traditional birth attendants in resource poor countries on how to treat newborn asphyxia, a major cause of infant death.
For children with arthritis, increases in stress and depressed mood worsen disease symptoms and predict cut backs in social and school activities.
DURHAM, N.C. " For children with arthritis, increases in stress and depressed mood worsen disease symptoms and predict cut backs in social and school activities, according to a Duke University Medical Center study.
The more children a person has, the greater the risk he or she will become obese. Obesity is a family problem because children follow the lead of their parents.
Most vision problems can be corrected if caught early enough so parents should make sure that vision testing is a part of a child's regular check up.
Back to school is a busy and exciting time for children and, as they make the adjustment from bathing suits to blackboards, it's important for parents to keep an eye on their vision.
A drug commonly prescribed to halt pre term labor and stave off premature birth might leave the brains of children susceptible to other chemicals ubiquitously present in the environment.
A simple, inexpensive blood test performed at birth to screen for immune disorders could dramatically increase the chance of survival for babies born with such potentially fatal disorders as severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID).
An enzyme that protects the body from reactive chemicals called free radicals is crucial in preventing the inflammation that causes chronic lung disease in premature infants.
Despite improvements in air quality in the United States, asthma and allergy attacks in children are on the rise. Some experts suspect this may be due in part to kids spending more time indoors, where they are exposed to more allergens, proteins that trigger inflammatory responses.
Babies with complete DiGeorge Syndrome have no thymus, a gland important in the maturation of T cells, specialized immune cells that help protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.
A drug might also boost the expressive language skills of children with Down syndrome. Language improvements stemming from the drug known as donepezil hydrochloride (Aricept) could potentially help maximize learning in children with the condition.
For some children and adolescents, this persistent anxiety can turn into an obsession, which a child may then try to relieve by performing certain behaviors repeatedly, which is known as a compulsion. More than one million children in the United States are diagnosed with this psychological condition, known as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).