Use Of Electronics After Concussion May Double Recovery Time

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:39

Mental exertion following a concussion, such as extensive computer use, may double the recovery time for kids and young adults.

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SIDS Linked To Neurochemical Deficiencies In Brainstem

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 17:36

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be caused by a low production of serotonin and other neurochemicals in the brainstem of a baby.

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Doctors Can Persuade Vaccine-Resistant Parents With Straight Talk, Rather Than Asking

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:51

Two separate studies examine how a parent makes the decision to vaccinate a child based on a doctor's way of talking.


Hospital Worker With Tuberculosis May Have Infected Hundreds Of Babies

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:15

A New York City maternity ward worker may have infected hundreds of newborn babies with tuberculosis.


Parents' Religious Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Children's Treatment, Pediatricians Urge

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:23

Religious parents who deny their children necessary care should be subject to investigation and negligence lawsuits, pediatricians argue in a policy statement.


Children Born To Mothers With Lupus Have Twice The Risk Of Autism

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:40

Children born to mothers with lupus may be twice as likely to develop autism spectrum disorders.


Fatty Liver Disease On The Rise

By | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 13:27

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise among children and adults. What can you do to prevent this symptomless condition?

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Delayed Delivery Of Measles Vaccine Tied To Infant Seizures

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:00

Kaiser Permanente study finds that delaying measles immunization doubles a child’s chances for febrile seizures.


Co-Sleeping Linked To Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

By | Mon, 09/30/2013 - 16:20

A new study finds that co-sleeping with an infant may be linked to sudden infant death syndrome.

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Toddlers Learn Language Faster Via Interactive TV Shows

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:29

Responsive interactions in videos help toddlers learn language more quickly, according to a new study.


Woman Has 10 Fingers But No Thumbs: How Did That Happen? [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:27

How does a person wind up with no thumbs? Medical Daily explains triphalangeal thumbs.


Aerobic Exercise Helps Kids Learn And Remember: Could Straight A's Be Earned Through Sports?

By | Wed, 09/11/2013 - 17:03

Aerobic exercise boosts memory in 9- and 10-year-old children in this study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Amputee Boy Swims Alongside Dolphin With Prosthetic Flipper

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:29

Child amputee from England travels to Florida and swims alongside a dolphin with a prosthetic tail.


For Breastfeeding Moms And Babies, Which Meds Are Safe?

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 13:49

A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives a comprehensive review of the facts and myths about breastfeeding-friendly medications.


Preschoolers Who Stutter Boast Better Language Skills Than Peers

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:34

Rates of preschool stuttering are higher than expected in a 2,000 child study, but kids with the condition manage to do well socially and emotionally.