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High-sugar diet pushing some Latino kids toward type 2 diabetes

...f Clinical Nutrition that high sugar intake during childhood may play a key role in the development of diabetes in this vulnerable population. "If left untreated, overweight and poor diet among these children could have disastrous consequences for minority health and the health-care costs for future generation...

Psychologists glimpse biological imprint of childhood neglect

...cular factors, such as the duration or severity of childhood neglect, might influence types of child behavior. Why hormone levels vary between children who've suffered similar neglect patterns is another potential area of exploration....

Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown

...cians knew guideline recommendations for 12 common childhood ailments only 60 percent of the time. "Inappropria...n from the pediatric, infectious disease and early childhood education communities. The guidelines list 28 specific symptoms and diseases that warrant temporary...

Family habits set drinking path

... study found that birth outcomes, infant and early childhood influences were not strong predictors of alcohol p...sible drinking should aim to intervene during late childhood and early adolescence. "Public health interventions will need to raise parents' awareness of the ri...

U of MN study finds type of childhood cancer relates to physical problems later in life

... Study, an ongoing follow-up study of survivors of childhood cancer coordinated by the University of Minnesota....ith physical ability are common after treatment of childhood cancer," Ness says. To overcome or lessen the severity of these problems, she offers these suggestio...

HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure

... are especially timely in the face of reports that childhood rates of allergy and asthma are on the rise. According to the recent National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH), even though fewer than half of American homes contain dogs and cats, 100 percent and 99.9 percent of homes contain dog and ...

New E700,000 initiative launched to tackle cancer in children in the developing world

...ents in the developing world cannot afford to make childhood cancer a priority in healthcare, and external dona...e UICC in Geneva. "In the developed world, overall childhood cancer survival rates are around 75%, but in the developing world almost two-thirds of children with...

Iron-rich rice improves iron status of women

...countries, according to the United Nations. During childhood and adolescence, iron deficiency impairs physical growth, mental development and learning capacity. In adults, it reduces the capacity to do physical labor. Severe anemia increases the risk of women dying in childbirth. "It is estimated that about 56...

Mutations in HRAS gene sequence confirmed in patients with Costello syndrome

...mors. Patients often develop soft tissue tumors in childhood and bladder cancer as young adults. A previous genetic study of 12 Japanese and Italian patients with Costello syndrome found mutations in the HRAS gene sequence. To confirm this connection and expand the understanding of the possible cause of Coste...

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram wins nation's top epilepsy research award

.... Tallie Z. Baram, whose groundbreaking studies on childhood seizures have fundamentally altered medicine's und...tigator of the basic neural mechanisms involved in childhood febrile seizures -- seizures caused by high fever -- and how prolonged febrile seizures might lead t...

Food practices and using food incentives in middle schools associated with overweight students

...nmental factors have been implicated in the rising childhood obesity rates. A la carte and vending programs tha...other school food practices that may contribute to childhood obesity, such as fundraising and student incentives, are also documented. Martha Y. Kubik, Ph.D., R...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...o a study in the December 7 issue of JAMA. Routine childhood immunization against smallpox in the United States ceased in 1971, according to background information in the article. Although the World Health Organization declared in 1980 that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide, there is concern that smallpox...

Infections are a major cause of childhood cancer, study suggests

Results from a new study of childhood cancer statistics provide further evidence that co...ren's Tumour Register, which recorded cases of all childhood cancers in 0-14 year-olds diagnosed between January 1954 and December 1998. It covers the areas of ...

National study improves outcome for pediatric AML

A new strategy for treating childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) based on the individual patient's risk of failure, and guided by the results of a highly sensitive technique for identifying leukemic cells, yielded one-year survival rates of almost 90 percent, according to investigators...

Parents of children with cancer suffer post-traumatic stress symptoms, both immediate and lingering

...ples who were parents of an adolescent survivor of childhood cancer. The adolescents had completed treatment an... 20 percent of families of adolescent survivors of childhood cancer had at least one parent with current PTSD. Stressful events such as learning the child's canc...

Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disorders

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse have long been assumed to be at a hig...said. Previous research on the association between childhood sexual abuse and eating disorders had produced inconsistent and confusing results because it did not...

Whooping cough persistence traced to key toxin

...can occur at any age but is generally considered a childhood disease marked by severe spells of coughing and a characteristic whooping sound while inhaling. Though the widespread use of vaccines has helped reduce disease drastically, recent surveys reveal that the disease is increasingly being diagnosed in a l...

How do islet cells die during early stages of diabetes?

...une disease. For unknown reasons, at some point in childhood or adolescence, the body's own immune system starts attacking and destroying the insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas. Once the majority of islet cells are destroyed, patients can no longer produce insulin to regulate their blood sugar and d...

2006 AAAAI Annual Meeting media invitation

...rgic disease, including anaphylaxis, food allergy, childhood asthma and allergic asthma. The 2006 Annual Meeting will feature: Two Keynote speakers Jeffery M. Drazen, MD, Editor, New England Journal of Medicine will discuss Clinical Trials and the Public Trust on Saturday, March 4. David A. Schwartz, MD, ...

Harry Potter protects children from injury

...project would include an unpredictable increase in childhood obesity, rickets, and loss of cardiovascular fitness, they conclude....

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(Date:10/15/2014)... be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work ... research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its ... is the second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; ... 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor ... School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... shows SIRT6—a protein known to inhibit the growth ... skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases ... Previously considered protective, SIRT6 is part of a family ... stability and prevent some of the genetic flaws associated ... lead to cancer. This study, in the journal,s October ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
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