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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Genetic Variations in a Fourth Gene Linked to Elevated Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children

Feb. 14, 2019 — Progress reported on understanding why Hispanic children are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to die of the ... read more

Common Virus in Early Childhood Linked to Celiac Disease in Susceptible Children

Feb. 13, 2019 — A common intestinal virus, enterovirus, in early childhood may be a trigger for later celiac disease in children at increased genetic risk of the condition, finds a small ... read more

Inexpensive Supplement for Women Increases Infant Birth Size

Feb. 11, 2019 — For women in resource-poor settings, taking a certain daily nutritional supplement before conception or in early pregnancy may provide enough of a boost to improve growth of the fetus, according to a ... read more

Big Data Approach Shown to Be Effective for Evaluating Autism Treatments

Feb. 7, 2019 — Researchers who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible ... read more

Parenting in the Age of Legal Pot: Household Rules, Conversations Help Guide Teen Use

Feb. 7, 2019 — The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become more permissive, they want information and ... read more

Mental Illness Not to Blame for Gun Violence, Study Finds

Feb. 7, 2019 — Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more likely to commit gun violence. According to a new study, a better indicator of gun violence was ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms ... read more

How Fibrosis Develops in Butterfly Syndrome Patients

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have pinpointed how fibrosis develops in butterfly syndrome patients. The discovery points to a potential treatment for the debilitating ... read more

Excessive Weight Gain in Early Childhood Affects Teenage Heart Health

Feb. 6, 2019 — Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the ... read more

Tonsillectomy in Children: Update to Guidelines for Treating and Managing Care

Feb. 5, 2019 — The update to the 2011 publication, which includes a large amount of new information that applies to a child considered for tonsillectomy, emphasizes education, counseling, and pain management with ... read more

Largest Description of ST3GAL5 (GM3 Synthase) Deficiency Published

Feb. 5, 2019 — Researchers have combined the largest description of ST3GAL5 (GM3 synthase) deficiency using detailed natural history data from 104 individuals of Amish ancestry born between 1986 and 2017 with a ... read more

Concussion Treatment: Adolescent Athletes 'Prescribed' Aerobic Exercise Recovered Faster

Feb. 4, 2019 — Adolescent athletes who sustained concussions while playing a sport recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised, aerobic exercise ... read more

Positive Findings With Dasotraline for ADHD in Children Ages 6-12

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment ... read more

No Overall Increased Risk of Cancer in Children Born After Fertility Treatment

Feb. 4, 2019 — Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer ... read more

No Sweat? That's an Issue for Home-Schooled Children

Feb. 1, 2019 — Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to new ... read more

The Delicate Balance of Treating Growing but Brittle Bones

Feb. 1, 2019 — Turning off a bone receptor protein could potentially treat osteoporosis in children without affecting bone growth, according to new ... read more

Do All Chemotherapies Have Equal Long-Term Heart Risk?

Jan. 31, 2019 — Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new ... read more

Persistent Low Body Weight in Young Kids Increases Risk for Anorexia Nervosa Later, Study Finds

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in ... read more

Children Exposed to Air Pollution at School May Be at Greater Risk of Overweight and Obesity

Jan. 31, 2019 — Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during ... read more

Data Show No Evidence That Teens' Social Media Use Predicts Depression Over Time

Jan. 30, 2019 — Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms ... read more

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