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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Dec. 10, 2018 — Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

Key to Lifelong Heart Health Is Childhood Intervention

Dec. 6, 2018 — Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health ... read more

Obesity Intervention Needed Before Pregnancy

Dec. 6, 2018 — New research supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become ... read more

Regular Bedtimes and Sufficient Sleep for Children May Lead to Healthier Teens

Dec. 6, 2018 — Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to ... read more

Global Review Finds Consumption of Children's Antibiotics Varies Widely

Dec. 4, 2018 — Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between ... read more

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Personal Care Products May Speed Puberty in Girls

Dec. 3, 2018 — Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study. Researchers found ... read more

High Childhood BMI Linked to Obesity at Age 24 in Women

Dec. 3, 2018 — Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to ... read more

Boys With Social Difficulties Most Susceptible to Early Substance Use

Dec. 3, 2018 — Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana ... read more

A Mediterranean Diet in Pregnancy Is Associated With Lower Risk of Accelerated Growth

Dec. 3, 2018 — Over 2,700 women and their children participated in this study that highlights the benefits of a healthy ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — A new review of sleep research backs use of bedtime routines to promote healthy sleep for ... read more

African-American Mothers Rate Boys Higher for ADHD

Nov. 30, 2018 — African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers ... read more

Researchers Alleviate Schizophrenia Symptoms in New Mouse Models

Nov. 30, 2018 — Does all the tinkering in young mice hamper their brain development, causing schizophrenia-like symptoms? Or, do their brain cells develop normally, but in adulthood struggle to communicate? ... read more

New Knowledge of Pubertal Growth

Nov. 30, 2018 — In monitoring and prediction of children's growth, the spurt in puberty is often considered too variable to be predictable. However, new findings and methods enable a better picture of how ... read more

Certain State Lawmakers Aim to Loosen Childhood Vaccine Requirements, but Legal Barriers Persist

Nov. 29, 2018 — An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization ... read more

Children Who Start School a Year Early More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD

Nov. 28, 2018 — Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have ... read more

25-Year Study Shows That Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Is Increasing by More Than 3 Percent Per Year in Europe

Nov. 28, 2018 — New research shows that new cases of type 1 diabetes are rising by 3.4 percent per year across ... read more

High Costs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Nov. 28, 2018 — Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated ... read more

Trends in Opioid Prescriptions in Children and Adolescents

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers observed a downward shift in opioid prescriptions in children and adolescents, which aligns with previously reported trends in adult ... read more

Despite Common Obesity Gene Variants Obese Children Lose Weight After Lifestyle Changes

Nov. 28, 2018 — Children who are genetically predisposed to overweight, due to common gene variants, can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits, according to a new ... read more

Healthy Blood Stem Cells Have as Many DNA Mutations as Leukemic Cells

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers have shown that the number of mutations in healthy and leukemic blood stem cells does not differ. Rather the location of the mutations in the DNA is relevant. Using the mutation patterns ... read more

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