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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Higher eGFR at dialysis initiation tied to lower survival in children

(HealthDay)—In children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a higher estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at dialysis initiation is associated with lower survival, particularly among children whose initial treatment ...

Pediatrics
Pediatrics

How to make your child's hospital stay safer, less stressful

More than 3 million kids are hospitalized in the United States every year. Whether it's for a planned test or surgery or an injury or other emergency, knowing how to be involved in your child's care can help you get through ...

Immunology

Home birth may start babies off with health-promoting microbes

For all of human history, babies have been born where their mothers lived—whether in a house, hut or cave. Only in the last century has birth moved out of the home and into the hospital. How has that changed the types of ...

Pediatrics

Nationwide study on teen 'sexting' has good news, bad news

The good news is that adolescent "sexting" is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. Most commonly, the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Harsh parenting might alter kids' brains

Children whose parents often get angry at them, spank them, yell at them or shake them as a way to discipline them could be adversely affected right into their teenage years, researchers at Université de Montréal and CHU ...

Health

Micro-ribonucleic acid in milk: Health risk very unlikely

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) occurs in animal and plant cells and has many biological functions. RNA plays a central role in the reading of genetic material, thereby ensuring that important substances are produced for the cells. ...

Neuroscience

Why two out of three babies are cradled on the left

Over two thirds of all people prefer to carry a baby in their left arm. The figure is as high as three quarters for women, and the same also applies to right-handed people. This is the result of an analysis of 40 studies ...