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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...

Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of a morning sickness – during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed...

Young people dependent on smartphones at increased risk of depression

Young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. A growing body of research has identified...

Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness

A new study has shown that children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are four times more likely to develop serious mental illness...

Questions raised about accuracy of autism screening

The first large-scale, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers has raised questions over its accuracy. Researchers at Children's Hospital...

Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. A study to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that short-term exposure...
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What effect does AADC have on children?

AADC is a very rare form of Parkinson's. Symptoms include; developmental delays, weak muscle tone, muscle stiffness and involuntary writhing movements of the limbs. Around...

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