Early Intervention in Autism Improves Language, IQ and Social Skills
Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study.
At least 1/2 of parents try cold prevention methods for kids that have little or no evidence of effectiveness
Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside.
Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems
Now measurable with a novel scale developed by HKU scientists
Newborns Face Risks When Born to Women with the Flu
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A new Birth Defects Research study uncovers the potential risks to infants.
Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Youth May Be a Red Flag for Other Psychological Issues
Almost 40 percent of youth exhibit at least one obsessive or compulsive behavior
Children with poor diet drink alcohol more often in adolescence
Children with unhealthy eating habits are at a higher risk of becoming regular alcohol drinkers at too early an age, even in their early teens, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows. The association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than…
Probiotic No Better Than Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children
While probiotics are often used to treat acute gastroenteritis in children, the latest evidence shows no significant differences in outcomes, compared to a placebo. These results come from the large, double-blind, randomized controlled trial conducted at 10 geographically diverse U.S. pediatric emergency departments. Findings were…
Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier May Benefit Their Health
Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby’s pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. Turns out, doing so may benefit their child’s health.
Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Causes Asthma Symptoms in Child Allergic to Cannabis
It’s well established that secondhand smoke from cigarettes is a risk to anyone who suffers from asthma. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows it’s possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma…
Link between vaccines and allergies dismissed
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, having compared the development of allergies in children with and without the recommended vaccinations, find no support for the claim that childhood vaccination can increase the risk of allergy. The study is published in EClinicalMedicine, a new open access…
Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit Children with Epilepsy
In recent years, cannabinoids—the active chemicals inmedicalmarijuana— have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology review, investigators compare their efficacy with antiepileptic drugs for children with epilepsy.
Overweight kids often left in the dark about their high blood pressure
Pediatricians generally don’t address elevated blood pressures in overweight children during well-child visits. When they do broach the subject, their communication is often unclear, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest…