Neuroscience

More girls admitted with pediatric multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preterm births more likely when dads live in lower income areas

Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unboxing videos fueling kids' tantrums, breeding consumerism

"Tis the season for tantrums in the toy aisles and impossibly long Santa lists. But for parents wishing to shield their children from the clutches of consumerism, shutting off the TV commercials and avoiding the malls may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bullying won't be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

In October 2019, a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died in his mother's arms outside his southern Ontario high school. In response, provincial ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infant blood markers predict childhood mental health

Stanford researchers have shown that levels of cholesterol and fat in a newborn's blood can reliably predict that child's psychological and social health five years later. If confirmed, the discovery could point to new ways ...

Surgery

3-D model lends hope for cloacal malformation

In so-called cloacal malformation (anal atresia), children are born without a rectal orifice or anus, or one that is malformed. This condition affects one in every 5,000 children. The congenital malformation can be corrected ...

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