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With obesity rates rising among children, leaders of the nation's top children's hospitals are recommending that primary care pediatricians help to identify and treat four related medical conditions, previously found in adults, that may...

source: The Courant

A child's future health is not only influenced by parents' genes, according to researchers from The University of Adelaide in Australia; unhealthy parents may set up their children for poor health, even before they are conceived.

source: Medical News Today

The potential harm from microwave radiation given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review. Although the data are conflicting, links between microwave radiation and cancer have been observed.

source: Medscape Medical News via WebMD

Women who are poor experience higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a new research from the University of Colorado Denver.

source: University of Colorado Denver via The Medical News

Common colds may temporarily increase the risk of a stroke in children, a new study has found. Researchers – who took pains to emphasize that the overall risk of strokes in children is extremely low — said the findings suggest...

source: The Washington Post

Boston Children's Hospital is on a roll. The 396-bed organization was ranked the top pediatric hospital in 2014 by the U.S. News & World Report, it has revitalized revenue after a decrease in patient discharges, and, to top it...

source: HealthLeaders Media


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