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Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... than at present. Modern research has shown that children are affected at very low exposure levels and that ... regulations. "Although lead poisoning of children is widely recognized as a major public health ... the world," says Clark. "Meanwhile, thousands of children continue to be poisoned by the metal, setting ...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... drop with increasing age as parents believe their children can be at home without adult supervision," Dzewaltowski said. "Parents should strive to place their children in healthy environments that are supervised by ... throughout the school year. Participating children has their height and weight measured in the fall ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... have tripled in the last 25 years, putting many children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according ... representing approximately 71 million U.S. children ages 2 to 19 years. Severe childhood obesity is a new classification for children and describes those with a body mass index (BMI) ...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

... -- An analysis of rare genetic disorders in which children lack some genes from one parent suggests that ... rare genetic disorders. He found evidence that children with disorders characterized by dominance of some ... of puberty, which often marks a point at which children become less dependent on their mothers' ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... the most effective method by which malnourished children should be restored to health. Manary's work ... and quality of life for millions of children and families that would otherwise suffer ... of 'better health and better health care' to the children of our community. This alliance gives new and ...

When children have breathing problems

... La Plata/Leipzig. Increasing numbers of children around the world are suffering from respiratory ... Plata, a suburban area and a rural area." The children whose health formed the basis of the third course ... pneumonia and asthma attacks. Some of the children from each of the four regions were also invited ...

Hush little baby... Linking genes, brain and behavior in children

... electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. When the children were 48 months old, their mothers completed ... behavior and DNA samples were taken from the children for analysis of the DRD4 gene. The results ... activity, behavior, and the DRD4 gene. Among children who exhibited more activity in the left frontal ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... doctors to target more aggressive treatment to children at risk of more severe arthritis, while those ... joint disease that affects an estimated 294,000 children in the United States. At present, making a ... used a large data set to compare a number of children newly diagnosed with one of four major subtypes ...

Further gene mutations linked to autism risk

... of DNA segments were found in the genes of children with autism spectrum disorders, but not in the ... from 912 families with multiple autistic children against genetic samples of 1,070 disease-free ... of 27 regions harboring rare variants in children with ASDs, the study also uncovered two novel ...

Genetic finding could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma

... a deadly form of cancer that typically strikes children under 2. Two University of Florida scientists ... it is responsible for 15 percent of deaths in children with cancer," said Wendy London, Ph.D., a ... the mystery of why neuroblastoma arises in some children and not in others." Although neuroblastoma is ...

Researcher finds Girl Scout meetings provide an opportunity to increase girls' physical activity

... physical activity guidelines recommend that all children perform at least 60 minutes of ... providing formal and informal opportunities for children to be active, being active along with them and ... the adults who structure the environments where children spend time; for this study these are the parents ...

A urine test for appendicitis?

... often leading to either unnecessary surgery in children without appendicitis, or a ruptured appendix and ... recent figures indicate that 3 to 30 percent of children have unnecessary appendectomies, while 30 to 45 ... They then sought to validate these markers in 67 children seen at the hospital for suspected appendicitis ...

DNA template could explain evolutionary shifts

... within an exon. Studies of one family two children and a mother demonstrated that the event ... the mother, who did not have the disorder, of two children with a neuropathy suggests that the mechanism ... rearrangement in the unaffected mother of two children with neuropathy suggests this mechanism can ...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

... that has been estimated to occur in one in 150 children in the United States," said Phil Reed, director ... designed to help identify factors that may put children at risk for the disease. "For a study of this ... SEED study will help identify what might put children at risk for autism spectrum disorders and other ...

Targeting children effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine and could help control flu spread

... Targeting children may be an effective use of limited supplies of ... the household which in most cases means the more children living at home the more likely the infection is ... but suggests that vaccination programmes for children might help control a potential pandemic." The ...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

... near a fast food outlet increases weight in children and that living near supermarkets, which sell ... with weight gain. Reducing obesity in children is a high priority in health care and public ... researchers looked at data for more than 60,000 children between the ages of 3 and 18. ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... Treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually ... for astronauts. This supplement puts 60-70% of children with Crohn's disease, a common IBD disorder, into ... problem of malnutrition and growth retardation in children battling IBD. Steroids and other biological ...

Nutricia launches Nutra Neocate, weaning product designed for cows’ milk protein allergy

... amino-acids specifically designed for children with Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food ... developed for weaning infants and older children with cows' milk protein allergy (CMPA) and ... no hidden allergens and is designed to provide children with the key essential nutrients they need for ...

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning

... may need to be done. "Schools need to push children to learn things that they do not do naturally, ... "Learning is not always going to be fun and children should not expect it to be. Attempting to engage children by making activities fun, causes those activities ...

Scientists discover new genetic immune disorder in children

... syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects children around the time of birth. The findings appear in ... of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist). children with the disorder display a constellation of ... covers most of the patient's body. Most of the children begin to have symptoms from birth to 2 weeks of ...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

... and use sugar between meals. In order to survive, children and adults with this disease must receive precise ... weekend in San Diego. About one in 100,000 children have this severe form of glycogen storage disease. children receive doses of cornstarch at scheduled ...

Report updates guidelines on how much weight women should gain during pregnancy

... help women follow them so that mothers and their children will have the best health outcomes possible." ... after birth or needing a Caesarean section; for children the risks include being born preterm or larger ... for achieving healthy outcomes for their children and themselves. The guidelines are intended ...

Breastfeeding duration and weaning diet may shape child's body composition

... to make direct measures of body composition in children at four years of age whose diets had been assessed when they were infants. The findings showed that children who had been breastfed longer had a lower fat ... independent of the duration of breastfeeding, children with higher quality weaning diets including ...

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... and controlled trial involving 129 adults and children ranging in age from 8 to 69-years-old at 10 ... of age in a randomized trial of 322 adults and children with type 1 diabetes and HbA1c levels above 7 ... the efficacy and safety of CGM in adults and children with type 1 diabetes who already had successfully ...

History of hyperactivity off-base, says researcher

... authors and educators are doing hyperactive children a disservice by claiming that hyperactivity as we ... psychiatric disorder, says Smith, and millions of children are prescribed drugs such as Ritalin to treat it. ... social factors that contributed to the idea that children were hyperactive and that that was a problem," ...

DNA-Prokids: Genetic identification against traffic in human beings

... project for genetic identification of missing children and their families was set up in 2004. The goal ... is no other specific initiative aimed at missing children identification based upon systematic and ... Conference: genetic identification against children trafficking. Scientists, NGOs, international ...

Old stain in a new combination

... "Roll Back Malaria Initiative." In a study on 160 children with malaria in Burkina Faso, specialists in ... of them die or suffer severe brain damage. children under five years are particularly susceptible. ... severe symptoms such as high fever or anemia; children in particular can even fall into a coma. During ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... study analyzes data obtained from the "Welfare, children and Families: A Three-City Study" -- a six-year ... youth (ages 11-17), we only found it for young children (ages 3-10) who were in a house that had enough ... researchers determined that 15 to 45 percent of children were classified as obese. Yet they found no ...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... treatment, about the same length of delay children have endured for the past 20 years despite ... care provider. It takes another year before these children are screened with a serum CK test a simple and ... DMD, the most common muscular dystrophy in children is a particularly devastating form of the disease ...

Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation

... period seen in Angelman syndrome, typically when children are between one and two years old. It is during ... autism-related, neurodevelopmental disorders. children with the condition appear to respond normally to ... the sensory input correctly. "We think that children with Angelman syndrome may have a condition in ...

Study finds children's activity levels not influenced by more PE time in school

... physical education time in schools does not mean children will increase their activity levels, suggests new ... that the total weekly physical activity among children attending different schools was much the same ... the assumption that creating more opportunity for children to be active by providing more playgrounds, ...

Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children

... serious health problems, including seizures. children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects ... on three cases of camphor-associated seizures in children seen in the emergency department of a single New ... due to previous camphor exposure.) All three children received drug treatment to terminate their ...

First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights

... neuroimaging study to examine motor execution in children with autism, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger ... Advanced Access, compared the brain activity of children with high functioning autism and their typically ... fingers in sequence. The researchers found that children with autism relied more heavily on a region of ...

Sugar, spice and puppy dog tails: Developing sex-typed personality traits and interests

... and traits developed differently in first-born children than in children born second. For example, second-born children showed increases in traits like adventurousness ...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... levels of vitamin D in more than 600 Costa Rican children were inversely linked to several indicators of ... vivo study of vitamin D and disease severity in children with asthma. Juan Celedn, M.D., Dr. P.H. and ... Medical School and colleagues recruited 616 children with asthma living in the Central Valley of Costa ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... a service designed to help prevent crimes against children by offering parents and guardians practical tools ... bring this child safety program to Hampton Roads. children are very vulnerable and it is important that we ... Roads. truTV has fingerprinted thousands of children since the program's initiation in 2002. Each ...

Prenatal meth exposure linked to abnormal brain development

... age, leading to an increasing number of children with prenatal meth exposure," said study author ... were performed on 29 three- and four-year-old children whose mothers used meth while pregnant and 37 unexposed children of the same ages. The MRI scans used diffusion ...

Eat, drink and be merry?

... Fast food and soft drinks may be making children fatter but they also make them happy. Programs ... more effective if they also actively seek to keep children happy in other ways, according to Professor ... body weight and level of happiness of 2,366 children aged between 2 and 12 years old. Fast food ...

Annual Michael & Susan Dell lectureship in child health

... and will present, "Childhood Obesity: Which children are at Highest Risk and Why?" The event is free ... found the prevalence of obesity increased. For children ages 2𔃃, prevalence increased from 5 ... in Texas, potentially impacting more than 800,000 children in Texas. ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... a service designed to help prevent crimes against children by offering parents and guardians practical tools ... bring this child safety program to Hampton Roads. children are very vulnerable and it is important that we ... Roads. truTV has fingerprinted thousands of children since the program's initiation in 2002. Each ...
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