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Researchers may have found out why some children with asthma do not respond to treatment

Constraint of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 may help to reduce the effect of...

Study finds novel smoking prevention programme in children had little effect

Intervention focused on ethics and exploitative tactics in the tobacco industry.

Trial examines the benefits of statin treatment in lowering blood pressure

Global cardio-renal intervention trial sets out to understand the long-term complications of...

Child and adolescent obesity jumps ten-fold in 40 years

Obesity in children and adolescents has increased ten-fold worldwide in the past 40 years,...

Sharp rise in self-harm among teenage girls

Teenage girls are more likely to self-harm than boys, possibly due to factors such as...

Multiple sclerosis relapse linked to fatty diets in children study finds

Children with multiple sclerosis are at an increased risk of relapse with a fatty diet but a...

Childhood obesity rates have plateaued globally but are still at high levels

Globally, obesity has increased in children and adolescents from 1975 to 2016, according to...

Toy gun popular with children can cause serious eye injury, warn doctors

Doctors say protective eyewear should be worn when playing with Nerf guns.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy and psychiatric disorders in children

Results of a Danish nationwide register-based cohort study

Webcams help most parents bond with premature babies

A study into whether webcams can help with early bonding for parents of premature babies...

Improvements needed across Europe in mental health care for children and young people

A study of child and adolescent mental health care has found provision needs to be improved...

Social stigma often stops adolescents from using inhalers for asthma

Study finds forgetfulness, poor routines and failure to understand asthma as a condition are...

Causes of major birth defects still largely unknown

Causes of major birth defects remain largely unknown, say researchers who studied thousands...

Allergenic foods should be introduced earlier in life to cut risks of developing...

An American review into allergenic food tolerance has found that introduction to certain...

Children become less physically active as they move through school

Children spend less time doing physical activity as they progress through primary school,...

Airport security rules pose risk for users of insulin pumps

Problems going through airport security for people with Type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump...

Premature babies benefit from corticosteroids before birth

A BMJ study has found that babies born prematurely, can benefit from mothers taking

Reducing screen time could lower diabetes risk, research shows

Children who spend three hours or more looking at screens are likely to be increasing the...

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