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Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...lley-like contraption to her facial bones that her parents tightened each day with a screwdriver, slowly pull...e face. With a turn of a screwdriver twice a day, parents tighten the wires. That tightening moves the pieces of bone forward a millimeter a day. As that happ...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...offer fingerprinting services for children so that parents have identification on record should the unthinkable happen. According to Klett, DNA would be a better profile for children, with this new technology....

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

...their daily food intake. However, that it is up to parents and schools to provide healthy snack options for children, such as fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Young people may be afraid to try new foods, she said, but if adults can introduce children to healthy alternatives to junk food, "then t...

Babies of the deaf communicate

Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use their hand...ormal hearing who had been born into homes of deaf parents who mainly communicated to them through sign language. The babies were videotaped and computers trac...

Mental illness a key factor in suicide

...ess in the family, including the individual, their parents or their siblings. The study also shows males are three and a half times more likely to commit suicide than females and the number of suicides increases similarly with age in both sexes. Factors considered less significant in determining suicide are...

Cleanliness might lead to Asthma

... to also have asthma or allergies. Researchers had parents of children ages 7 to 12 fill out questionnaires// regarding asthma and hay fever. They also took blood samples from the kids to test for measures related to allergic sensitization. Then they gathered dust from the children's bedding to test for leve...

Severe stress weakens immunity

...ne diseases and allergy. In this study, a group of parents caring for children with cancer were compared to a... they were given. Tests showed that the stressed parents had a blunted cortisol response to inflammation. This could put them at risk of a whole range of dis...

Smoking may be influenced by Parents

...ents' smoking "prompting" behaviors. The students' parents completed a similar questionnaire. Researchers compared data from 242 smoking parents and their children. Results show only 9 percent of parents said they asked their children to clean ...

Help Quit Smoking

...earchers have developed a new program which guides parents who have teenagers who smoke to help them quit. Th... to do to help quit smoking. The program provides parents with newsletters on steps to help quit smoking. It provides a better platform for parents to communi...

Want to have a nice day? Eat breakfast!

... described as anxious, depressed or hyperactive by parents & teachers. Studies also indicate that children who skip breakfast are not as adept at handling information and also have lower verbal fluency and attentiveness. Over all, skipping breakfast decreased productivity, efficiency and resulted in impaired...

Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C

...n, who are exposed to smoke, as a reason of having parents who smoke at home, are likely to have impaired vitamin C levels. Earlier studies have however, revealed the same// results in smokers. The study, which involved 520 children aged 2 to 12 years, who were exposed to smoke at home were found to have pl...

Stroke also in list of common childhood ailments

...0 newborns had a stroke. Dr. Donna said that many parents and neurologists are not aware of the risk of stro... with one hand very often, then it is time for the parents to bring in the child for an MRI. Ferriero and her colleagues who reviewed medical records of 30 pa...

Televisions ruling baby's world!

... Donna Mumme concluded that this study would help parents who might now want to think twice before they speak in a harsh or surprising tone or let an infant see television programs meant for an older person....

Abuse of prescription drugs among youths on the rise

...ntal Health Services Administration concluded that parents should take care to dispose of any unused prescription drugs and should also warn their children of the side effects and addictive nature of prescription pain relievers and other prescription drugs....

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

...hospital stays. The fact sheet advises doctors and parents to discuss medication dosages, potential side effects, and limits on food, drink or activities that might be necessary when a child is prescribed a particular medicine. The fact sheet will be distributed to 57,000 pediatricians and to groups represen...

Fear of the dark could be more than just fear!

...iagnosis that can be easily missed. They said that parents who do not monitor their children's night time beh...ss. A child with no visual problems obvious to the parents and who can see normally in well-lit conditions may not be able to see at all in the dark, even afte...

Drinking milk: Good or bad?

...lk has always been associated with good health and parents world over, have urged children to drink milk to grow up healthy. However, a recent study in New Zealand has raised doubts about this well established fact(or is it still?). A study involving 20 countries published in the New Zealand Medical Journal ...

Sun is bad - More or less does not matter!

...ink between sun exposure and moles. The children's parents were also checked for moles. They found that as ch...the sun. Skin type, freckles, the ethnicity of the parents and the number of moles on the parents' arms also determined how many moles a child had. The study ...

Yet another plus for breast feeding!

...BC news report indicated that nearly two-thirds of parents sleep with the baby in the first three months after the baby arrives home. Also, many mothers take their babies to bed if the baby needs a feed during the night. Researchers however, were not able to conclude whether this raised the risk of smotherin...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

...ion and found mutations in many of them, reassured parents that these genetic mistakes were not passed down from them. Instead, they are believed to have arisen spontaneously in either the egg or sperm involved. Dr David Fitzpatrick, from the Human Genetics Unit, said that the research indicated that SOX2 p...

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