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Friday, July 10, 2015

Children's Health: Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborn ♦ Severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first ♦ How children react to winning and losing

Severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about it.
Glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies Leukodystrophies are deadly neurodegenerative diseases that affect one in 7,000 children and remain incurable. These genetic diseases attack myelin or the 'insulating rubber sheath' surrounding neurons, which leads to deteriorating health for affected children. Montreal researchers discovered a new crucial gene associated with these orphan diseases.
Healthy diets for youth with type 1 diabetes can be hard for parents to obtain Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet. To learn more about the challenges their parents may face in providing them with a more healthful diet, researchers set out to discover the availability of healthier food options and the price difference of the food items at stores frequented by families.
Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing Children start to recognize 'achievement pride' at age 4 and 5. This is a great age for parents to help them set and achieve goals.It's also an important developmental stage for learning to identify and process emotions.
Hearing test pinpoints middle-ear problems in newborns Screening method can reduce false-positive hearing results, reducing need for extensive follow up tests, family stress, researchers say. In their study, audiologists used high-frequency tympanometry to test middle-ear function in 31 infants between the ages of one week and six months

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