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Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SCIENCES) – It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as […]

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Stuttering Linked to Reduced Blood Flow in Area of Brain Associated with Language

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(SOURCE: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES) – A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls “a critical mass of evidence” of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. They discovered that regional cerebral blood flow is reduced in the Broca’s area – the […]

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Depressed children respond differently to rewards than other kids

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(SOURCE: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) – For many children, December often is linked to presents and excitement, but when a young child doesn’t seem all that enthused about getting gifts, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Measuring brain waves, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that clinically […]

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Research Unlocks Clues to Language-Based Learning in Children

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA) – According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), one in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities—one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri that focuses on typically learning children, […]

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Celiac Research News: Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Findings by MGHfC-led team lead to new clinical monitoring practices – In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease sustained persistent intestinal damage, despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. The findings are consistent […]

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Influenza News: Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Flu season has begun, but Johns Hopkins experts say the peak of the season is yet to come. Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins […]

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Children’s Health News: Highly Drug-Resistant Infections On the Rise Among U.S. Children

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(PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY) According to a recent press release, highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Researchers found increasing rates of antibiotic resistance among samples of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an important type of bacteria, collected from pediatric patients […]

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Scientists Develop New Blood Test to Help Determine with 90% Certainty if Adolescent Athlete has Suffered a Concussion

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(LAWSON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE) According to a recent press release, scientists from Children’s Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion.

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Drug Found to Reduces Frequency of Seizures in Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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(CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER) According to a recent press release, in an international study, the drug everolimus has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) — a genetic disease that causes malformations and tumors in the brain and other vital organs.

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Researchers Identify Existing Group of Drugs Which May Reduce a Subgroup of Childhood Brain Cancers

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(UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH SCIENCES) A recent press release from the University of Utah Health Sciences reports that researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified an existing group of drugs that appear to reduce or eliminate a certain subgroup of childhood brain cancers while sparing normal brain tissue. The […]

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Study Finds Some Children with Autism May Mistakenly be Diagnosed with ADHD

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(CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA) According to a recent article from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they […]

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Male Teens with Elevated Heart Rates and Blood Pressure May be at Risk for Developing Psychiatric Disorders Later in Life

Posted on Posted in Children's Health, Men's Health News, Mental Health News, Schizophrenia News

(THE JAMA NETWORK JOURNALS / EurekAlert) According to a recent JAMA Psychiatry press release, higher resting heart rate and higher blood pressure in late adolescence were found to be associated with an increased risk in men for the subsequent development of obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.