Cardiology

Short kids may have higher future stroke risk

Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to Danish research published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal.

Pediatrics

Late teen years are key period for bone growth

The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height. Scientists analyzing a racially diverse, multicenter sample from a large, federally funded ...

Attention deficit disorders

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications

In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms ...

Genetics

Study: Impact of genetics on human height is not increasing

The relative impact of genetics on height does not increase with improvements to the standard of living. These are the findings of an international research group which analysed the impact of genetic and environmental factors ...

Pediatrics

Premature baby girls shorter as adults

Baby girls born very premature could be almost three times more likely to grow into very short adults than female babies born at term, according to a new international study.

Pediatrics

A longer look at treatments for leg length discrepancies

When balancing treatment options for a child with a significant difference in leg length, doctors typically advise families about the risks and benefits of surgeries to either shorten or elongate one of the limbs. New research ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD medications won't stunt kids' growth, study finds

(HealthDay)—Stimulant medications—such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta—used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

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