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Lower Temps Save Lives?
Researchers are investigating whether lowering body temperature (hypothermia) can prevent or reduce brain damage in children deprived of oxygen after cardiac arrest.
Can't Get Enough of the Game
A team of international researchers has found that video game addiction is a growing problem that can lead to numerous psychological issues.
The Toxic Bodies of Pregnant Women
According to research from the University of California at San Francisco, practically all pregnant women in the U.S. have numerous foriegn chemicals in their bodies.
Heavyweight First Nation Babies
In a recent study, Canadian researchers sought to determine if the prevalence of high birth weights in First Nation babies poses a risk for perinatal and postneonatal death.
Leukemia: Finding the Cause of the Cause
Researchers at Université du Québec à Montréal  have identified a gene that may improve the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most prevalent leukemia in children younger than 20 years of age.
Your Health Class Starts Early
After following 111 individuals from infancy through adulthood, researchers have found that infants who are enrolled in intensive early education programs are more likely to have better health and health behaviors later in life.
How Long to Suckle?
In 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that mothers exclusively breast feed their babies for the first six months. However, a new review disputes the WHO recommendation.
Sad, Sleepy Seniors
High school seniors who are excessively sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Baby DIY
A new study by researchers from the United Kingdom reveals that a practice called baby-led weaning can result in nutritional complications for a small number of babies.
Bad Medicine
The question of whether autism can be caused by vaccination with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine can be put to bed once again, and the answer is still 'no.' In 1998, the British medical journal The Lancet published a paper by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues titled “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children”. It looked at a population of twelve children who had simultaneously developed a bowel disorder, nine of whom also had symptoms of autism, and suggested that both sets of symptoms occurred after the ...