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New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

A new study has uncovered a neurodegenerative brain disorder that can be experienced by children. A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which...
Can COVID-19, coronavirus, be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

A Chinese case study has shown that coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies. Chinese professors report in...
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The worrying findings of the male breastfeeding culture in Uganda

Dr Rowena Merritt from the University of Kent has elaborated on the worrying findings surrounding men in Uganda drinking their partner's breast milk After preliminary...
Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

A new report from Early Intervention Foundation suggests services using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach may be overlooking vulnerable children and calls for...
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Children with type 1 diabetes display irregular brain function

Study reveals that the default mode network in children with Type 1 diabetes does not switch off when focusing on a task A study led...
Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding can cause concern for many nursing mothers, and those that need to use medical cannabis will wonder whether it will be harmful to...
Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

A new study suggests that being around 'man's best friend' from an early age may have a health benefit as well, lessening the chance...
Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Early weaning from breastfeeding is associated with both the development of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as...
Autism: 'social' and 'visual' neural circuits do not connect for some children

Autism: ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits do not connect for some children

A new study has shown that children with autism who prefer to look at geometric shapes rather than social images have lower levels of...
Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

New resources that hope to encourage children to eat vegetables have been launched. The resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to...
Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

A new study has shown that nearly one in five adolescents aged 12-18 years, and one in five young adults aged 19-34 years, are...
Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Research on sheep has provided an insight into how we can monitor foetus heart health. Changes in heart rate, due to low oxygen conditions, experienced...
Call for urgent research as cannabis use links to stroke and heart problems

Call for urgent research as cannabis use links to stroke and heart problems

A new study has called for urgent research into the health effects of cannabis when not used for medical purposes. Two new preliminary studies –...
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Scotland energy drinks consultation to consider age ban

A consultation has been launched in Scotland to examine the potential implications of a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children. The consultation...
Fewer food choices at high prices are impacting child health in Ethiopia

Fewer food choices at high prices are impacting child health in Ethiopia

Study find that the rural poor in Ethiopia usually live near lower-quality food markets that sell fewer food groups at high prices, adversely impacting...
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of prenatal cannabis exposure

Potential therapies for the detrimental effects of prenatal exposure to THC have been discovered using a preclinical animal model. A new study using a preclinical...
World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

World Mental Health Day: UK young people report being happy

Friendship, school and a good night’s sleep have all been named as key factors in a young person’s happiness. The findings have been published in...
Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

Study shows fish eaten in early childhood can reduce risk of disease

A new study suggests that children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a...
Smartphone technology detects early signs of eye disorders in children

Smartphone technology detects early signs of eye disorders in children

Researchers have designed a prototype smartphone app that can detect early signs of eye disorders in children. The Baylor University researcher's app is designed to...

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese. This is compared to those whose mothers...

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