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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

BMI, but Not Age at Puberty, Tied to Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Mar. 20, 2019 — Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). But a new study attributes that link to body mass index ... read more

Does Pregnancy History Affect Cognitive Function?

Mar. 20, 2019 — Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. Until now, not much has been known about the link between pregnancy history and cognitive function in ... read more

Is Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence Linked to Later Alcohol Use Disorders?

Mar. 20, 2019 — Investigators found some evidence for a positive association between anxiety during childhood and adolescence with later alcohol use ... read more

Milk or No Milk? Study Fills Long-Time Knowledge Gap on Babies With Genetic Disorder

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new study finally brings clarity to parents of children with Duarte galactosemia, a milder variant of a genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to process a milk sugar known as ... read more

Ultrasound Provides Precise, Minimally Invasive Way to Measure Heart Function in Children

Mar. 18, 2019 — Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research illustrates how a novel minimally ... read more

Early Sports Specialization Tied to Increased Injury Rates in College Athletes

Mar. 16, 2019 — Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or ... read more

The Importance of Puberty: A Call for Better Research Models

Mar. 14, 2019 — Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational ... read more

Bullying Evolves With Age and Proves Difficult to Escape from

Mar. 14, 2019 — An international team conducted a study on bullying roles among peers. Children who are involved in bullying at age 11, may remain involved throughout their entire ... read more

IVF Birthweights Increased Over 25 Years

Mar. 14, 2019 — A new study has revealed that babies born by in vitro fertilization have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 ... read more

Expectant Mothers Can Prevent Fetal Brain Problems Caused by the Flu, Study Shows

Mar. 14, 2019 — Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and influenza (flu), according to a new ... read more

Researchers Investigate the Impact of the Statewide Opioid Crisis on Teachers

Mar. 13, 2019 — Researchers have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — About one in 20 women develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, which can be life-threatening to both moms and babies. However, it is difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mimic those of a normal ... read more

Most Deaths in Children Aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil, Mexico Are Preventable

Mar. 12, 2019 — Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new ... read more

First Double-Blind Controlled Trial of TNS Shows Reduced Symptoms in Some Children With ADHD

Mar. 12, 2019 — Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment ... read more

Adolescents Are More Likely Than Adults to Use Fruit And Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Mar. 12, 2019 — As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that ... read more

Gene Behind Long-Recognized Mitochondrial Disease Has Highly Varied Effects

Mar. 12, 2019 — Mutations in the mitochondrial gene mt-ATP6, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial motor known as ATP synthase that generates cellular energy, are much more variable than previously ... read more

Some Children Can 'Recover' from Autism, but Problems Often Remain, Study Finds

Mar. 12, 2019 — Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — During the first 24 hours, home and leisure activities may be undertaken as long as they are only for five minutes at a time, and stopped if symptoms increase. The guidelines give pathways for three ... read more

Mindfulness Found to Improve Mental Health of Students

Mar. 11, 2019 — Mental health among university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study to measure the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive ... read more

Binge Drinking in Adolescence May Increase Risk for Anxiety Later in Life

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic ... read more

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