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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • What factors influence a person's height?
    Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development.
    - 35 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 10:00pm -
  • Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
    Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more.
    - 35 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 12:00am -
  • Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
    Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke.
    - 38 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • What to know about the Moro reflex?
    The Moro reflex is a normal, involuntary motor response in healthy babies. This article provides more details, including possible triggers and how to calm a baby with Moro reflex.
    - 62 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 4:00pm -
  • Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know
    Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more.
    - 62 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis.
    - 62 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 12:00am -
  • What are the stages of the common cold?
    The common cold usually has distinct stages. Knowing these stages can help a person recognize when they may have caught a cold. Read this article to learn more.
    - 64 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 5:00am -
  • When can a child sit in the front seat of a car?
    Sitting in the front seat of a vehicle can be dangerous for children below a certain age, height, or weight. Learn more about when a child can safely sit in the front seat here.
    - 65 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • What are the stages of puberty?
    Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.
    - 70 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Depression in children: What to know
    Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.
    - 70 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 1:00pm -

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The Pew Charitable Trusts: Children

  • Pew Commends Maine for Authorizing Dental Hygiene Therapists
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Maine legislature and governor for authorizing midlevel dental practitioners. These providers, who function similarly to a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on a medical team, allow dentists a…
    - 29 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Is Your State a Winner When It Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health?
    Twenty-one states received cooperative agreement grants and technical assistance from the CDC. States can save money by using these funds to operate programs that prevent cavities and promote oral health.
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:43pm -
  • Testimony of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Regarding Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations
    The Pew children’s dental campaign submitted this written testimony on funding priorities for federal fiscal year 2015.
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Expanding the Dental Team
    Expanding the Dental Team looks at two private dental practices that employ dental therapists to increase access to dental care for underserved populations.
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:55am -
  • Fluoridation By the Numbers
    In 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 210,655,401 people, had access to fluoridated water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See how your state ranks in terms of access to fluoridated…
    - 4 Feb 14, 3:20pm -
  • Star Tribune: Health Beat: Dental Therapists Have CEO Smiling
    On Saturday, December 14, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) published a story about how dental therapists have helped a community health clinic in Minnesota provide dental services to low-income people and lower costs. The story noted Pew’s involve…
    - 14 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Community College Daily: A Plan to Provide Affordable Dental Care
    On Thursday, November 21, the Community College Times published an article about how community colleges can help increase access to care by developing educational programs for midlevel dental providers. The story cited Pew’s 2013 “Growing the Den…
    - 21 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • Growing the Dental Workforce
    This report examines how community colleges and workforce investment boards can help to expand the dental team and improve access to care for millions of Americans. It also offers guidance on how these institutions can cultivate support and leverage…
    - 21 Nov 13, 10:45am -
  • CNN: Dental Crisis Could Create 'State of Decay'
    Obamacare expands access to health insurance for tens of millions of people come January 1. Dental care for adults, however, is not included, and experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
    - 9 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tampa Bay Times: Brooksville City Council Votes to Restore Fluoride to Water Supply
    The Brooksville City Council's 4-1 decision to resume fluoridation reversed a unanimous vote two years ago to end the city's 25-year-old fluoride program, a vote that came as the city attempted to balance its budget.
    - 8 Oct 13, 10:40am -

Tots to Teens Nutrition

  • The five most absurd fad diets

    The five most absurd fad diets

    You have been gorging on just about everything that you could get your hands on for time immemorial. And one fine day, you realize that your clothes no longer fit. … Read More "The five most absurd fad diets"
    - 3 May 18, 4:05am -
  • Lose weight without a depriving diet

    Lose weight without a depriving diet

      Just when you thought that the day was going to be a great one, you pass by an eatery and the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the … Read More "Lose weight without a depriving diet"
    - 12 Apr 18, 3:56am -
  • Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    The biggest challenge in following a weight loss plan lies in being motivated enough to stick to it. Sometimes people start on a high note but lose motivation midway. It … Read More "Staying motivated through your weight loss plan"
    - 31 Mar 18, 4:03am -

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    WebMD: Your Children's Health

    • newSexual Orientation May Influence Skin Cancer Risk

      Sexual Orientation May Influence Skin Cancer Risk

      Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed data culled from national surveys conducted from 2014 to 2018 and found that skin cancer rates were 8.1% among gay men, 8.4% among bisexual men, and 6.7% among heterosexual men.
      - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 8:40am -
    • newPower in Numbers: Your Birthday Influence Care

      Power in Numbers: Your Birthday Influence Care

      Among patients who had turned 80 within the past two weeks, just over 5%  received bypass surgery. In contrast, the rate was 7% among patients who were about to turn 80 in the next couple weeks.
      - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 8:34am -
    • new'Stinging Water': Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

      'Stinging Water': Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

      In this new study, researchers concluded that stinging water is caused by toxin-filled mucus that the jellyfish release into the water. The mucus contains gyrating balls of stinging cells called cassiosomes.
      - 18 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:01pm -
    • newCommon Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

      Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

      The study didn't identify a heightened risk for autism per se among boys, but rather a "small" increase in the chance for developing certain autism-related traits by age 3 or 4.
      - 19 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:13pm -
    • newHealthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

      Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

      The new study finds that older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to have more types of gut bacteria linked with healthy aging.
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 2:15pm -
    • newMany Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse'

      Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse'

      Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners.
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 11:33am -
    • Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

      Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

      More than two dozen studies are under way or planned to test everything from traditional Chinese medicine to vitamin C, stem cells, steroids, and to medications developed to fight other viruses, like the flu and HIV.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 4:26pm -
    • Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.

      Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.

      States with the highest UV-attributable incidence rates among all residents were: Utah, Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Georgia, Washington and Montana.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 2:25pm -
    • Late Bedtime in Preschool Could Bring Weight Gain

      Late Bedtime in Preschool Could Bring Weight Gain

      Researchers found that young children who routinely got to sleep after 9 p.m. tended to gain more body fat between the ages of 2 and 6.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 2:21pm -
    • Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

      Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

      Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 2:18pm -
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