Gastrointestinal issues linked with anxiety, social withdrawal for kids with autism

Written by | 29 Apr 2022

Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some also experience other […]

Parental type 1 diabetes can affect children’s cognitive development

Written by | 28 Apr 2022

Cognitive development in children could be affected regardless of which biological parent has type 1 diabetes, according to research publishing April 19 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine. The […]

Differences in children’s behavior predict midlife health behaviors, study finds

Written by | 23 Apr 2022

A recent study by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä and the Gerontology Research Center (Finland) investigated the paths from childhood socioemotional […]

Hepatitis in young children – Alert in England and Scotland

Written by | 7 Apr 2022

Reports of about 60 cases of hepatitis in children under 10 years of age in England and a further 11 in Scotland have prompted UK public health bodies […]

Parent attitudes about using CBD in children

Written by | 22 Feb 2022

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound naturally found in marijuana and hemp, have been used in recent years to help adults manage medical issues like chronic pain […]

Repeated seasonal influenza vaccines also provide kids better protection against future flu pandemics, researchers find

Written by | 5 Feb 2022

Researchers at McMaster University have found that children who receive years of season-specific flu vaccines develop antibodies that also provide broader protection against new strains, including those capable […]

Infant deaths from RSV are much higher than previously known

Written by | 4 Feb 2022

Nearly one in ten of all deceased infants under 6 months old were infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus. A new study found that nearly one in ten of […]

Adult epilepsy treatment reduces seizures in children

Written by | 15 Jan 2022

Seizures were reduced in children as young as 3 who received responsive neurostimulation. A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and […]

School closures improved sleep for teenagers

Written by | 10 Jan 2022

The closure of schools in spring 2020 had a negative effect on the health and well-being of many young people. But home-schooling also had a positive flipside for […]

Overweight children are developing heart complications

Written by | 27 Dec 2021

Youth with high BMI showed signs of artery stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The percentage of obese children and teens jumped from 19% pre-pandemic to 22%, […]

Whole plant medicinal cannabis reduces paediatrics epileptic seizure rate

Written by | 18 Dec 2021

Researchers from a study published on Dec. 14, 2021 in BMJ Paediatrics Open report that epileptic seizures declined fell by an average of 86% among 10 children treated with […]

Dupilumab reduces attacks and improves lung function in asthmatic children

Written by | 12 Dec 2021

The biologic drug dupilumab lowers the rate of severe asthma attacks and improves lung function and asthma control for children ages 6 to 11, researchers reported on December 9, 2021 in […]

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