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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Children's Health: Over 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ♦ Generous mothers are nagged less♦ Growing pains

Is your child's achy back more than just growing pains? It's becoming more common for children and adolescents to seek medical care for back pain.Doctors may not find the exact cause for the pain.
New findings on embryonic heart valves may prevent congenital heart defects in newborns Natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-threatening, congenital heart defects among newborn infants have been identified by biomedical engineers. Those triggers can leading to improper embryonic heart and valve formation.
Why low oxygen levels soon after birth may raise risk for learning and behavioral disorders The development of white matter in the mouse brains is delayed when they are exposed to chronic low oxygen levels shortly after birth. If true in humans, this may help explain why infants born with cyanotic heart disease, prematurity often exhibit developmental disabilities that affect learning during childhood.
Generous mothers are nagged less Scientists have identified genetic variations in offspring that lead to preferential maternal treatment, which in turn improves offspring fitness.
Over 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, 428 distinct disease conditions have been identified that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the most comprehensive review of its kind.

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