Children’s Health

Group B streptococcus, or group B strep, is a common type of bacteria that lives in some adults and children. It is not usually dangerous, but infection with this bacteria may be more serious in babies. If a pregnant woman carries group B strep, the bacteria can sometimes pass to a baby during delivery, which
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Nationally, about one baby in 100 is born with cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common infection that causes birth defects and disabilities in babies in the United States. As National Immunization Awareness Month draws to a close, a researcher at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Medical School has been awarded a National Institutes of
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As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children enrolled in the Tiny Trees Preschool will get to spend their time learning outside–rain or shine. Part of a growing trend toward nature-based early learning, outdoor preschools could very well hold the key
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major killer worldwide, accounting for much death and disease burden due to cardiovascular disease. Multiple factors influence the risk for this condition, some acting in adulthood but some operating from birth or even earlier. Image Credit: Soloviova Liudmyla / Shutterstock A new study looks at multiple factors that
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People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fueled by the appetite-stimulating stress hormone cortisol. But overweight adolescents–considered particularly susceptible to stress eating–actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, and the foods they eschewed were the high fat and sugar options, according to a University of Michigan
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Lab-grown brain organised and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses Brain organised — also called mini-brains — are 3 D cellular models that represent aspects of the human brain in the laboratory. Brain organised help researchers track human development, unravel the molecular events that lead to disease and test new treatments. They
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  AD-HA comments on a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children’s IQ scores Pediatrics titled, “Association between Maternal Fluoride Exposure during Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada” by Green ET Al. Findings from this study indicate an association between the levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy and lower IQ’s in
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Teenagers exposed to air pollution show greater autonomic reactivity to social stress Adolescents exposed to higher levels of fine-particle air pollutants have heightened autonomic nervous system reactions to social stress, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Bio behavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published in the Clipping
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