Children’s Health

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 6 2020 Boys and girls who experience puberty earlier than their peers have an increased risk of self-harm in adolescence, a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and published in the journal Epidemiology & Psychiatric Sciences today [Tuesday 6 October]
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 6 2020 A University of Queensland-led team of international researchers says supercharged “clones” of the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes are to blame for the resurgence of the disease, which has caused high death rates for centuries. UQ’s Dr Stephan Brouwer said health authorities globally were surprised when an epidemic was detected
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 6 2020 The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused widespread harm to the health and well-being of already vulnerable children and adolescents in the U.S., particularly those in low-income households and children of color. Nevertheless, evidence-based programs known to reverse the negative effects of poverty are being widely neglected, according to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 29 2020 A team of researchers found out that children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased levels of the amino acid hydroxyproline. According to the medics, this may be associated with joint hypermobility, a common symptom in ASD patients. This information can help improve anti-ASD therapy. The work was
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