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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism, Autism and Sleep, Children with autism, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, sleep therapies, Sleep Problems, Research, clinical trial

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Could Be Key for Children with Autism Getting Enough Sleep

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Experts from the University of Missouri believe that a family-based cognitive behavioral therapy may be the key for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have problems sleeping.

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Inflammation, Sepsis, Umbilical Cord Blood, net, Immune Response

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Medical Mission, Global Medicine, Neuroscience, Telemedicine, Epilepsy, Vietnam

Global Surgery Program Links UAB and Children’s Neurosurgeons with Counterparts in Vietnam

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UAB pediatric neurosurgeons are working with their Vietnamese counterparts to improve epilepsy care in Vietnam as part of the Global Surgery Program at UAB and Children's of Alabama.

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Obesity, BMI, standing desks, stand-biased desks

Standing Up to Childhood Obesity by Not Sitting as Much in School

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Study finds standing desks improve body mass index percentile of children

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Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus, Brain Shunts, Ventricular Shunts, Biomarker, Meningitis, Bacterial Infection

UAB Biomarker Outperforms Current Gold Standard to Detect Brain Shunt Infections

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In a study of children with brain shunts at Children’s of Alabama, a University of Alabama at Birmingham investigational biomarker outperformed the current “gold standard” test for detecting bacterial infections in the shunts.

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Radon, Secondhand Smoke, Lung Cancer, home environment

UofL Research Shows Presence of Children in the Home Did Not Motivate Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer.

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Nutrition, Education, Health, Family

‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups.

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Childhood Obesity, Antibiotic, Microbiome, Gut Bacteria, PCORnet, PCORI, Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Community Engagement, Pediatric, Obesity

Swelling Obesity Rates May Be Tied to Childhood Antibiotic Use

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As the nation’s obesity rate continues to skyrocket, scientists across the country are combing the health records of 1.6 million kids to determine if childhood antibiotic use causes weight gain later in life.

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‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination helped some youngsters eat healthier meals, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study showed.

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Back To School, Education, Autism, Disabilities, Apps, Early Childhood Education, Mindfulness

University of Delaware Back-to-School Experts Can Comment on Educational Apps, the Value of Play, Students with Disabilities and More

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Immunology/Allergies/Asthma, InfectiousEmerging Diseases, Medicine And Health, Pediatrics

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection

A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect new born babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study from Imperial College London.

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Banning Tobacco Sales Near Schools Could Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities, New Study Shows

Banning tobacco sales within 1,000 feet of schools could reduce socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco density across neighborhoods, according to a study being published today in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

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sertraline, sertrali, MIND Institute, Uc Davis, SSRI

Sertraline, Brand Named Zoloft, Improves Functioning in Young Children with Fragile X

Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

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National Mandate for Pitch Count in High School Ballplayers: Physician's Reaction

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vaping, e-cigarette, Smoking, Marijauna, Nicotine

Vaping: U.S. Teens Lured by Flavors, Not Nicotine

Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it's the flavor—not the nicotine—that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan study indicated.

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Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Trauma, Research

New Study Finds Low Transfer Rates of Pediatric Burn Patients in the U.S.

According to a new study from researchers in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, nearly 127,000 kids in the U.S had burn injuries in 2012. Over half or 69,000 of these children had burns that are considered significant injuries by the American Burn Association.

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Food Allergy, Pediatrics, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Eczema, Epidemiology, Pediatric Allergy

Children with Food Allergies Are Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis

Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have. Research suggests that U.S. disease rates may be changing for the common childhood conditions asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema.

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pitch count, regulated pitch count, shoulder overuse, Anthony Romeo, MD, youth baseball, high school baseball, overuse epidemic

Sports Medicine Physicians Speak Out About Regulating High School Pitch Count

By 2017, all states must implement a pitch count regulation for high school baseball players. Sports medicine doctors applaud, but say there is more than can be done to address the shoulder overuse epidemic.

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Queen's Researchers Measure Emotional Flexibility in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Queen's University researchers Tom Hollenstein and Jessica Lougheed have published new research on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between emotional states and the so-called "emotional rollercoaster" of adolescence.

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Asthma, Children, Pediatric, Gene, Viral Illness, Respiratory

Study Found a Gene Associated with Asthma in Children Who Had a Viral Illness Early in Life

Results of a study published in PLOS ONE show that asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) gene.







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