Smoking during pregnancy reduces childhood brain growth in very preterm babies

Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of injuring brain development in their babies. Earlier research showed that the size of the brain was reduced in preterm babies born…

Study links childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement in adulthood

Experiencing childhood trauma may lead an individual to volunteer, donate money or contact their elected officials about environmental issues later in life, according to recent research published in Scientific Reports.…

New research reveals that childhood omicron infections have been under-reported in Canadian schools

From the early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have recognized that many cases were going undiagnosed, resulting in under-reporting at all levels. This impacted public health…

Childhood asthma risk appears to be influenced by both the intestinal microbiome and 17q12-21 genotype

Childhood asthma is a condition that may be affected by different types of factors. These include the state of the infant’s gut microbiome, environmental factors, and genetic factors. A recent…

American Academy of Pediatrics releases the first clinical practice guideline for evaluating and treating childhood obesity

A recent news article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discussed the first clinical practice guideline released by the AAP to effectively and safely evaluate and treat pediatric…

New insight into how childhood traumas affect health outcomes

The social environments we grow up in are critical when determining our wellbeing and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood,…

Scientists illuminate the molecular events underlying childhood movement disorder

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with a team from Queen Mary University of London, have illuminated the molecular events underlying…

Brain development determines nap transitions in early childhood

Why do some 4- and 5-year-olds still nap like clockwork every afternoon, while other preschoolers start giving up habitual napping at age 3? It’s a question many parents no doubt…

Study provides unique picture of blood sugar dynamics and autoimmunity in early childhood

When and why does type 1 diabetes manifest in children? For the first time, researchers conducted a long-term study on infants and young children with increased genetic risk of type…

New thesis reports the need to improve screening programs for childhood hearing loss

Screening programmes for childhood hearing loss need to become better at collecting data and measuring outcomes in order to increase quality, such as improving the percentage of follow-ups, a new…