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Enhancing identification of metabolic disorders in newborns

A research team has developed an innovative method for identifying metabolic disorders in newborns, a considerable advancement on traditional methods. The Baylor College of Medicine...
A spotlight on MPS Austria

A spotlight on MPS Austria

Speaking to Health Europa, Michaela Weigl, the president of MPS Austria, discusses the society’s work to support people living with mucopolysaccharidoses and to raise...
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Can saliva biomarkers predict obesity in children?

Researchers have found a molecular marker in saliva that has been linked to childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children. Research published in...
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The impact of late liver disease diagnosis on children is cause for concern

On Big Yellow Friday, we need to discuss the need for improvements to public awareness and earlier diagnoses of childhood liver disease. Patients and clinicians...
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Children are more likely to have other allergies if they have FPIES

Researchers from CHOP have discovered that children with FPIES have a significantly higher chance of being diagnosed with other allergies The researchers from the Children's...
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New method found for measuring the treatment of rare liver disease in children

The study by UCLA researchers examines the role of the small molecule in children with a rare liver disease In a new study, the UCLA...
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Low cost diaper uses smart technology to notify caregivers when it’s wet

Researchers at MIT have developed a smart diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert caregivers when it becomes wet. A wet diaper, for...
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Human breast milk found to enhance cognitive development in babies

New research suggests that a carbohydrate found in breast milk is shown to affect a baby’s neurodevelopment Previous animal studies have shown that the carbohydrate,...
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Children’s mental health funding not being used appropriately

New research by YoungMinds has revealed that funding for children’s mental health services are being diverted to other priorities Back in 2015, an extra £1.4...
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New hope for Amish families suffering from genetic disorders

Researchers at the University of Exeter have discovered 25 brand new genetic disorders that affect American Amish communities The Windows of Hope project, led by...
Funding to better understand craniopagus conjoined children

Funding to better understand craniopagus conjoined children

Charity, Gemini Untwined, has been launched to fund treatment and further our understanding of craniopagus conjoined children around the world. The surgeons behind the life-changing...
World Microbiome Day and dietary biotics in infant nutrition

World Microbiome Day and dietary biotics in infant nutrition

Today marks World Microbiome Day, here Nutricia and academic publisher Wiley present a new book to highlight the expanding role of dietary biotics in...
Child safety: personal care products sends children to emergency room

Child safety: personal care products sends children to emergency room

Did you know that every two hours a child is sent to the emergency room due to personal care products? Discover how dangerous products...
Following a comprehensive smoking ban, child deaths in Brazil have fallen

Following a comprehensive smoking ban, child deaths in Brazil have fallen

According to researchers, strengthening the legislation regarding the smoking ban in Brazil  between 2000 and 2016 averted over 15,000 child deaths for those under...
The visual cortex: Is there a brain region for Pokémon characters?

The visual cortex: Is there a brain region for Pokémon characters?

Did your childhood hood involve countless hours spent capturing, training & battling Pokémon? Well, there now may be a link between our visual cortex...
Discover the promising new Noonan syndrome treatment

Discover the promising new Noonan syndrome treatment

According to researchers at Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Canada, there may be a new Noonan syndrome treatment on the horizon. Noonan...
Premature babies may avoid vision problems with light therapy

Premature babies may avoid vision problems with light therapy

According to researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA, light therapy might help premature babies avoid vision problems. Scientists discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway...
Parents beware: there may be pathogenic germs in ball pits

Parents beware: there may be pathogenic germs in ball pits

Investigators from the University of North Georgia, USA, discovered considerable microbial colonisation and pathogenic germs in ball pits – but how much of a...
Beating Childhood Cancer: minimising deaths and late effects

Beating Childhood Cancer: minimising deaths and late effects

SIOP Europe and CCI Europe have the ambitious goal of beating childhood cancer, with the aim of curing more and curing better – towards...
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: using AI for effective screening

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: using AI for effective screening

Scientists have developed a new tool that can quickly and affordably screen children for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) – could this lead to...

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