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Friday, June 5, 2015

Children Health Toddler temperament influenced by gut bacteria ♦ Melanoma rates dramatically increasing in children ♦ Migraine surgery for teens ♦ Helping youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Toddler temperament could be influenced by different types of gut bacteria The microbiome of a toddler's gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren't looking for a way to help parents modify the 'terrible twos,' but for clues about how - and where - chronic illnesses like obesity, asthma, allergies and bowel diseases start
Melanoma rates dramatically increasing in children and young adults The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973,
Migraine surgery for teens: Good results in initial experience As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments.
Helping youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts A program is helping strengthen the mental health of public school students. The EMPATHY program, created and implemented in 2013, shows after just three months of use in schools, the program significantly decreased anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts among the student population.

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