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child-073015.jpg Young children who suffer from glue ear, a middle-ear problem that can affect hearing development, can be treated simply by blowing up a balloon through a nostril, a new study shows. Researchers studied 320 children aged four to 11 who had recent histories of otitis media with effusion, and confirmed fluid in one or both ears.

Sleepingbaby-072815.jpg According to a new study, many new mothers receive no advice from healthcare professionals at the hospital on how to place their infants for sleep, the best options for sleeping arrangements or breastfeeding. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, showed about 20 percent of mothers got no advice from doctors on breastfeeding or how to position their baby.

Ecigarettes-072815.jpg A new study suggests that teens engaging in the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are more likely to try the real thing. The study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, included nearly 2,100 California high school students and found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten percent of the teens were currently using e-cigarettes.

NOVAMOXIN-072215.jpg Children treated with antibiotics have an increased risk of developing juvenile arthritis, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that children prescribed antibiotics increased their risk of juvenile arthritis by about twice as much as kids and teens the same age who were not treated with the drugs.

smilingbaby-072215.jpg A new study has found that birth order does not have an effect on personality or intelligence. The study, published in the Journal of Research in Personality, said to be the biggest birth order study ever to look at personality and intelligence, analyzed 377,000 high school students. It found first-borns enjoy a one-IQ point advantage over later-borns, which is statistically significant.

PoisonIvy-070715.jpg Some people may react more severely to poison ivy than others, according to a new study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University at Hershey. The researchers collected data about the varying degrees of severity that arise from poison ivy rashes. They discovered that about one in every four people has no reaction at all to the rash, which occurs as a result of contacting urushiol oil.

sadgirl-010715.jpg A new survey shows that nearly four out of ten children and teens in the United States have been exposed to violence within the last year. The new report, released in JAMA Pediatrics, relied on phone interviews conducted by researchers using The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV). Information was obtained from 4,000 children, ages 0 to 17.

NewbornBaby-010715.jpg Cord milking, or massaging the umbilical cord of infants delivered through C section, can increase the levels of red blood cells, improve blood pressure and also induce better blood flow a new study reveals. The study, published online in Pediatrics, shows that that cord milking is a better alternative over the standard practice of delayed clamping.

Researchers of a new study have found that children with good verbal working memories are better at lying. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychiatry, saw researchers test verbal working memories of 137 children between the ages of six and seven by asking them a series of trivia questions written on a card and told them that the answers to the questions were on the back.

milk-062315.jpg Buying and consuming human breast milk from online sources - a fad among some fitness aficionados - could have adverse heath effects, according to experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The experts say that raw and unpasteurized human breast milk exposes consumers to infectious diseases, including hepatitis, HIV and syphilis.

brain-062315.jpg Weaker working memory can increase the risk of both early sexual activity and unprotected sexual involvement during adolescence, according to research conducted at the University of Oregon. The study, published in the journal Child Development, found that teens with weaker working memory - the brain system that helps make decisions - are more prone to risky behaviors.

Babycrying-062315.jpg The birthrate in the U.S. is on the rise again, according to data compiled by the CDC. The government agency reports that for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, there were 62.9 births, up from 62.5 last year, marking the first year since 2007 that the rate has increased since 2007. "The decline of the birthrate over the past few years can be attributed to the recession," Carl Haub said.

football-062315.jpg High school football players are at double the risk for migraine headaches than their non-football playing brethren, according to two studies conducted at Norton Healthcare's Sports Concussion Program in Louisville and the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology. Seifert suggested that a new approach needs to be taken with at risk student athletes.

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