Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

The suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. Over the same time period, opioid use and abuse in adults also has increased considerably. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh reported on a connection between these two epidemics in a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. […]

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Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs

Cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children, according to a study at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The study was published in the May issue of the European Journal of Cancer. “Despite […]

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Jenelle and David Appear in Court Over Custody of Children After CPS Visits

Fighting for her children. Jenelle Evans and David Eason appeared in court on Thursday, May 16, after her sons, Jace and Kaiser, and the pair’s daughter, Ensley, were removed from their home, Us Weekly can confirm. While the couple tried to get the kids back from child protective services, Us can confirm CPS took the children after the hearing. The 27-year-old […]

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Serum free fatty acid level verifies fasting state in children

(HealthDay)—Serum free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations can distinguish children’s fed and fasting states, according to a study published online May 3 in Pediatrics. Shavonne M. Collins, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues examined 442 inpatient (fasting) and 323 post-glucose load oral glucose tolerance test samples of glucose, insulin, […]

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Negative experiences at dentist much more common for low-income, nonwhite children

Disparities in young children’s experiences at the dentist are linked to income, ethnicity and language, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Published in Academic Pediatrics, it found that families with lower incomes or from ethnic or linguistic minority groups were more likely to report negative incidents, such as the child being physically restrained, separated from […]

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The digital world has divided parents and their children

Impact of digital technology on children and adults One of the world’s leading authorities on mental health of children warned now, before the consequences of the Dgitalisierung for the development of children. Through all the digital influences the relationship between adults and children is deteriorating. This impact particularly on what children actually learn from adults and parents. Peter Fonagy, a […]

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Why Rose Byrne ‘Can’t Even Think About’ Having More Children

Too much on her plate! Rose Byrne doesn’t have any immediate plans to give her sons a younger brother or sister. “I can’t even think about that, I’m so busy,” the actress, 39, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Ads-Up presents It’s Your Shout Gala on Thursday, April 25. “[My boys] are keeping me very busy. They’re physically very exhausting. They’re […]

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Some children find it harder to understand what strangers are saying

New research by New York University Steinhardt Associate Professor Susannah Levi finds that children with poorer language skills are at a disadvantage when given tasks or being spoken to by strangers because they cannot, as easily as their peers, understand speech from people they do not know. Levi’s research evaluated school-aged children and found that children with high language skills—a […]

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Testosterone and cortisol modulate the effects of empathy on aggression in children

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have explored the psychobiological mechanisms that may exist behind aggressive behaviour in children. The study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls; low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may […]

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Depression: gene test shows which children are at risk

Many children and young people Depression is detected, is often too late. Medical scientists have now succeeded for the first time on the basis of a genetic profile, the risk of serious disease predict. In Germany, more than half of the children and adolescents who suffer from Depression are not treated in a timely manner. An international team of researchers […]

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