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Batten Disease: Promise for Fatal Neurological Disorder in Kids

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[19/03/2012] Working in mice with the infantile form of Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Kings College London have discovered dramatic improvements in life span and motor function by treating the animals with gene therapy and bone marrow transplants.Batten Disease: Promise for Fatal Neurological Disorder in Kids - Read more

New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions

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[12/03/2012] The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study led from the University of Leeds shows.New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions - Read more

Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines

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[21/02/2012] A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic as mothers without a history of migraines.Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines - Read more

Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism

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[20/02/2012] A new study led by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not develop autism.Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism - Read more

Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs

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[03/02/2012] Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs - Read more

Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD

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[02/02/2012] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anaesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD - Read more

Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD

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[28/12/2011] In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioural development. But combined with oral and tactile sensitivities, such as irritation caused by specific fabrics, these rituals could be an early warning sign of adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD - Read more

Emotional Relationship: Study Links Quality of Mother-toddler Relationship to Teen Obesity

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[27/12/2011] The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study by Ohio State University suggests.Emotional Relationship: Study Links Quality of Mother-toddler Relationship to Teen Obesity - Read more

Kinematic Imbalances in Babies: “Back to sleep, tummy to play“

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[02/11/2011] Starting at the third month after birth, babies should be able to lie straight on their backs, grab with both hands, prop themselves up on their elbows and be able to freely move their head to both sides. If more one-sided use of the body is detected instead, it could be a case of kinematic imbalance.Kinematic Imbalances in Babies: “Back to sleep, tummy to play“ - Read more

Brain Damage in Newborns: Enzyme Controlling Cell Death

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[26/10/2011] Brain damage due to birth asphyxia – where the brain is starved of oxygen around the time of delivery – is normally treated by cooling the infant, but this only helps one baby in nine. New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, could now pave the way for new ways of treating brain damage in newborns.Brain Damage in Newborns: Enzyme Controlling Cell Death - Read more