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More children surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest

More children surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest

Dec. 18, 2012 — Hospitalized children who suffer cardiac arrest are nearly three times more likely to survive than they were about a decade ago, and no more likely to suffer brain impairment, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes . Continue reading

Psychological therapies improve life for children with post-traumatic stress disorder, study suggests

Psychological therapies improve life for children with post-traumatic stress disorder, study suggests

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Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Dec. 12, 2012 — A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Jeffrey Jacot’s lab, where a small slab of gelatinous material beats with the rhythm of a living heart Continue reading

Concussions affect children’s brains even after symptoms subside

Concussions affect children’s brains even after symptoms subside

Dec. 11, 2012 — Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury — even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the December 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience Continue reading

Charity warns of isolated elderly

Charity warns of isolated elderly

10 December 2012 Last updated at 22:15 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are left isolated because their grown-up children live too far away, warns a charity. These elderly parents depend on phone calls from their children for social contact, says a report from the WRVS Continue reading

Charity warns of isolated elderly

Charity warns of isolated elderly

10 December 2012 Last updated at 22:15 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are left isolated because their grown-up children live too far away, warns a charity. These elderly parents depend on phone calls from their children for social contact, says a report from the WRVS Continue reading

Targeted molecular therapy for untreatable neurofibroma tumors

Targeted molecular therapy for untreatable neurofibroma tumors

Dec. 10, 2012 — Researchers conducting a preclinical study in mice successfully used targeted molecular therapy to block mostly untreatable nerve tumors that develop in people with the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). Continue reading

Digested formula, but not breast milk, is toxic to cells, in vitro study finds

Digested formula, but not breast milk, is toxic to cells, in vitro study finds

Dec. 10, 2012 — Free fatty acids created during the digestion of infant formula cause cellular death that may contribute to necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe intestinal condition that is often fatal and occurs most commonly in premature infants, according to a study by University of California, San Diego bioengineers. Their report, which was based on in vitro tests comparing the digestion of fresh human breast milk and nine different infant formulas, was published online in the journal Pediatric Research . Continue reading

Diabetes fuels heart failure risk

Diabetes fuels heart failure risk

9 December 2012 Last updated at 21:34 ET People with diabetes are up to 65% more likely to have heart failure, an analysis has found. The National Diabetes Audit looked at data on almost two million people and also found increased risk of other complications, and premature death. The charity Diabetes UK, said people were “dying before their time” Continue reading

Kate hoax police contact Sydney

Kate hoax police contact Sydney

9 December 2012 Last updated at 07:25 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Continue reading