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Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...ery young age. Old kids may be different, but the youngest babies seem to learn language best from people, Meltzoff said. In my clinical practice, I am frequently asked by parents what the value of these products is, said Christakis. The evidence is mounting that they are of no value and may in fact be har...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

... the weight of the batteries too excessive for the youngest children involved in the trial. "This preliminary data shows that wireless capsule endoscopy is a viable and safe means of examining the small intestine in very young children and confirms the utility of this practice in detecting occult gastrointe...

U of M teen sex and depression study finds most teens' mental health unaffected by nonmarital sex

...ult of first-time sex, some did -- those being the youngest teens (girls who had sex before age 15 and boys who had sex before 14) and whose relationship was not emotionally close and dissolved after sex. Girls in this group were particularly vulnerable to depression. Meier believes its the combination of t...

RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking

...g. The sixth-graders in the RAND study were the youngest group to be studied longitudinally on alcohol advertising issues. By the time children are in the eighth grade, slightly more than 50 percent have already experimented with alcohol. Those who have not experimented have seen the effects of alcohol on ...

Highlights from the May 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...er than 9. The largest nutrient drops between the youngest children and the oldest were in protein, vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and magnesium. Steep drops in riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus consumption occurred among all children during the three years of the study. "The drop...

Margaret Foti receives AACR Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

...naging Editor of the journal in 1969, becoming the youngest Managing Editor of a major scientific journal in the country. Progressing through several key management roles in scientific publishing, Dr. Foti became the first Executive Director of the AACR in 1982. Since then, she successfully launched the n...

Mental illnesses appear common among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

...y primary care settings," the authors write. "The youngest group of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Fre...ed mental health disorders, particularly among our youngest service members," they conclude. "Furthermore, early detection and evidence-based treatment in both...

With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech

...the children who received cochlear implants at the youngest ages have nearly the same spoken language skills as children with normal hearing. The researchers' further studies -- not yet published -- suggest that by age 4 and a half, children who had cochlear implants very early often have normal speech and ca...

The appearance of your hands can reveal your age, study finds

...and a lack of wrinkles and veins characterized the youngest looking hands. Nail polish and jewelry were also found to make hands appear younger looking. "The good news is, although your hands may reveal more about your age than you desire, there are remedies out there," said Dr. Guy. "A good medical skin...

Utah study shows minivans, trucks pose greater risk of backing over children in driveways

...he highest number of persons per household and the youngest population of all 50 states, with nearly 33 percent of residents under the age of 18. "The popularity of 'family-type' SUVs, minivans and pickup trucks continues to increase in Utah, with one registered family-type vehicle for every 10 licensed driv...

Infants or adults? NIH ethicists argue for new bird flu priorities

...ttempting to save the most lives gives the oldest, youngest and sickest priority for vaccination. Guidelines from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, in fact, place healthy people aged 2 to 64 as the very lowest priority, below even funeral directors. Em...

Inhaled steroids help young children breathe but do not prevent chronic asthma

...t inhaled corticosteroids benefit even some of our youngest patients." A breathing disease in which the airways are inflamed, asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness in the United States. In 2004, nearly 9 million children had been diagnosed with asthma, including 1.5 million under the age of 5 ye...

Bold three-stage brain operation for intractable seizures appears promising

...single surgeon in the medical literature. The youngest child was 7 months old, and the oldest 17. They initially were evaluated extensively by a team of physicians that included Dr. Weiner and Orrin Devinsky, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry and Director of NYU's Comprehensive E...

UCL scientists gauge pain in premature babies

...ion about effective methods of pain control in the youngest patients. As a result, while considerable effort i...icult. While previous research shows that even the youngest newborn infants are capable of displaying behavioural, physiological and metabolic signs of pain and...

Despite medical advances, children receiving liver transplants wait longer than a decade ago

...fts particularly to achieve transplantation of the youngest candidates, the infants and toddlers," the authors...arlier, waiting times have increased and it is the youngest patients who continue to suffer more disease and death due to insufficient organ supply. The authors...

Blood center's high-tech help for US's blood shortage

...9-years-old donors at 31%, and an even 12% for the youngest and oldest groups," states researcher Maria Elena Geyer. While the younger generation donors are more difficult to reach (either do not have e-mail addresses or do not provide them), the middle-aged community has been most responsive. Overall, this h...

One in three adults are lonely, especially people in their forties

...ily get lonelier as they get older. Apart from the youngest age group (18-19 year-olds), the lowest levels of loneliness were recorded in people aged 50 and over, with loneliness levels starting to rise at 20 and peaking between 40 and 49. Respondents who reported having strong religious beliefs were less...

Technology helps disabled kids find their voice

...t increase in vocabulary. These are probably the youngest children in the world using such technology, according to Light, and she adds that future trials will involve infants with disabilities as young as 8 months old. "Our goal ultimately is to put the system in front of the child and from the first mom...

Children fare better at pediatric trauma centers

...The study's data indicate that the majority of the youngest and most severely injured children receive care in hospitals with poorer outcomes. "The geographic disparity and limited number of pediatric surgeons, specialists, and children's hospitals have been cited as the reason for problems in current pediatr...

Some masks used in children's asthma treatment not effective, research shows

...ome masks, the amount of medicine available to the youngest children is severely decreased because of mask size, stiffness, and poor fit on the face," said Bruce Rubin, M.D., a professor of pediatrics. Rubin is a pediatric pulmonary specialist, a professor of biomedical engineering in the Wake Forest-Virginia...

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