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New methods to address old challenges: the use of administrative data for longitudinal replication studies of child maltreatment - Hurren E, Stewart A, Dennison S.
Administrative data are crucial to the "big data" revolution of social science and have played an important role in the development of child maltreatment research. These data are also of value to administrators, policy makers, and clinicians. The focus of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Study Links Playing Youth Football to Later Brain Damage
If children play tackle football before they are 12 and continue to play through high school, they may be putting their brains at risk. That’s the key takeaway from a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature’s Translational Psychiatry. Researchers from Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center studied 214 former football players, including 43 who only played at the high school level, 103 who played in college, and 68 who played professionally. The scientists found that playing tackle football before the age of 12 increased the odds of problems with behavioral regulation, apathy ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Boston University Brain Damage CTE Football head trauma NFL Youth Football youth sports Source Type: news

Preventing Teen Pregnancy is a Powerful Tool to Fight  Poverty
1. Preventing teen pregnancy is a powerful tool to fight poverty. By Janine M. Zweig and Elsa Falkenburger at the Urban Institute 2. Congress should create a cyber workforce incubator in D.C. By Jesse Goldhammer and Zach Graves in Lawfare 3. To improve in the operating room, medical students should hit the art museum. By Tom Jacobs in Pacific Standard 4. Preschool is the ‘most important year’ in a child’s development. Here’s why. By Deborah Farmer Kris in MindShift 5. To stop distracted driving, researchers are building cars that watch their humans. By Eric Adams in Wired The Aspen Institute is an e...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized cars Congress Education Five Best Ideas Innovation medicine teen pregnancy Source Type: news

Teens Today Are Having Sex, Dating and Drinking Less Than They Used To
Contrary to popular belief, today’s kids are not growing up too fast. According to a new study published in the journal Child Development, they’re growing up slower than they used to. The researchers analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million adolescents, ages 13 to 19, from across the country over the last 40 years (1976 to 2016). They found that today’s youths, compared to those in previous decades, are less likely to engage in adult activities, including drinking alcohol, dating, having sex, going out without their parents, driving a car and working a job. Today, the researchers say, 18-year-olds act m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized adolescents Dating drinking igen jean twenge maturity Sex Sex/Relationships teen drinking teen pregnancy teenage sex statistics Teenagers Teens Source Type: news

Current status and change trend of violence against children in China from 2006 to 2015, an analysis on data from National Injury Surveillance System - Yang L, Gao X, Jin Y, Ye PP, Wang Y, Deng X, Er YL, Shen T, Duan LL.
Objective: To understand the current status and change trend of violence against children in China and provide evidence for the risk factor and intervention priority identifications and intervention strategy development. Methods: The data of National Injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Caregiver reports of interactions between children up to 6 years and their family dog-implications for dog bite prevention - Arhant C, Beetz AM, Troxler J.
In children up to 6  years, interactions such as interfering with the dog's resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Family and environmental influences on child behavioral health: the role of neighborhood disorder and adverse childhood experiences - Wang X, Maguire-Jack K.
OBJECTIVE: The Adverse Childhood Experiences study suggests childhood adversity is a "root" origin for health and human development. Newer research is examining the more immediate impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on child development and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists identify key regulator of male fertility
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report in Genes& Development identifying the key molecular and genetic switch that activates production of healthy male sperm -- but only when the time is right. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years (compared to teens in previous decades) engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today's adolescents are less likely than their predecessors to take part in activities typically undertaken by adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Students' self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study looked at how youths' self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in math and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students' self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian cancer centres launch personalised medicine trial for childhood cancers
Cancer centres in Australia have launched a national clinical trial under the Zero Childhood Cancer programme to evaluate personalised medicine for childhood cancers. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How death has changed over 100 years in Britain
Childhood was once perilous and adult lives were often cut short – but life expectancy now tops 80 yearsBenjamin Franklin once wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, but just how – and at what age – we are likely to exit the world has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, thanks to changing social structures and advances in medicine and technology.While once childhood was a perilous period and adult lives were often cut short, life expectancy at birth now tops 80 years in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis, Niko Kommenda and Caelainn Barr Tags: Death and dying Health Infant and child mortality Older people Suicide rates UK news Society Life and style Global development Source Type: news

Inclusive and sustainable development key to prevent violent extremism – deputy UN chief
Noting that sustainable development and sustainable peace mutually reinforce one another, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for greater investments in basic services and in building equitable societies. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Single-injection vaccine device still a long way off
Conclusion Injection of a microstructure device that can give time-delayed release of a vaccine or drug could have great potential in medicine. As the researchers noted, the structures are tiny and fully biodegradable, so they shouldn't cause a foreign-body reaction. But they also mentioned the size – the lightweight device could only hold a small amount of solution. However, the researchers suggested that varying the wall thickness to create larger cores could greatly increase the device's capacity. At this stage, the device has only been tested in a single experiment in mice. Further research in mice would be nee...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

The Unique Features of Complex PTSD
“If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis) would be shrunk to a pamphlet in two generations.” – John Briere The term Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was first used in 1992. It originates in the observation that many of the symptoms exhibited by sufferers of PTSD are also found in those who experienced prolonged periods of abuse or neglect as children, including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and feelings of fear, often unrelated to any presen...
Source: Psych Central - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD Child Abuse childhood neglect complex posttraumatic stress disorder complex trauma Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

The sleeping patterns of Head Start children and the influence on developmental outcomes - Schlieber M, Han J.
The objective of this study was to investigate Head Start children's sleeping patterns and the impact on cognitive and behavioural outcomes. METHODS: Using the 2009 cohort of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Google Glass App Helps Autistic Children with Social Interactions
A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI finds that the wearable technology can recognize conversational prompts and provide the user with suitable responses in return. Moreover, children find it easy to operate and enjoy using it. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Trust] Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study. Based on these findings, there is little support for delaying a minor procedure to reduce the potential neurodevelopmental risks of anesthesia in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump Has Reached a Compromise with Top Democrats on DACA
(WASHINGTON) — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’s long-sought border wall. The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized DACA daca program Donald Trump politics Source Type: news

Honor that Special Nurse Who Touched Your Life or Your Heart  
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Calvin ’s gift: Second opinion provides answers and hope
It’s not often that parents breathe a sigh of relief when their child is diagnosed with a chronic, potentially debilitating condition. But that sense of peace is just what Paula and Scott Hurd felt when they were told that their son, Calvin, had a rare movement disorder. “We were so happy to finally understand what was happening,” says Paula. Slipping away The search for answers had begun several years earlier, when Calvin started limping. At first, his family thought he had simply tripped over something and injured himself. But when he didn’t improve, they took him to the doctor. A series of appoi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. David Coulter dystonia Second opinion Source Type: news

Developmental origins of rumination in middle childhood: the roles of early temperament and positive parenting - Schweizer TH, Olino TM, Dyson MW, Laptook RS, Klein DN.
Rumination, a thinking style characterized by a repetitive inward focus on negative cognitions, has been linked to internalizing disorders, particularly depression. Moreover, research suggests that rumination may be a cognitive vulnerability that predispos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Post-up study: postpartum depression screening in well-child care and maternal outcomes - van der Zee-van den Berg AI, Boere-Boonekamp MM, Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, IJzerman MJ, Haasnoot-Smallegange RME, Reijneveld SA.
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depression often remains unaddressed. Screening in well-child care (WCC) may improve early detection, promote maternal recovery, and reduce effects on child development. We assessed the effectiveness of screening for postpartum depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Infections Strike Young Heart Surgery Patients in New Orleans Incision infections have been reported in at least a dozen children who had heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DAI and IntraHealth Join Forces to Amplify Global Health Impact
September 13, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International andDAI today announced a strategic affiliation that will enable the two organizations to extend their reach and amplify their collective impact in the global health arena.IntraHealth ’s Board of Directors voted unanimously September 11 to approve the legal affiliation.“I am delighted to align our team formally with DAI,” said Pape Amadou Gaye, IntraHealth’s President and CEO. “DAI has a distinguished history in international development and an unwavering commitment to its development mission. Working together—taking advantage ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy
Conclusion The results of this review found that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy was linked with a slightly increased risk of having a baby small for gestational age. However, there was no evidence for any other links, including any difference in the average birth weight of babies born to drinkers and non-drinkers. There are some important limitations of the research to note: • The evidence still doesn't prove that drinking directly increases the risk of a baby born small for gestational age. Studies were observational and varied widely in accounting for the extensive number of confounding fa...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

OrthoPediatrics files for $58m IPO
OrthoPediatrics said this week it filed for an initial public offering, looking to bring in $57.5 million for the company and its pediatric-focused orthopedic device offering. The Warsaw, Ind.-based company said it plans to list on the NASDAQ exchange under the “KIDS” symbol, but has not determined what number of shares will be offered or the price of those shares. The company currently produces 21 surgical systems designed to support orthopedic trauma and issues and said it has plans to expand its offerings into additional categories, including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, clavicle, pelvis and sports-re...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Orthopedics OrthoPediatrics Corp. Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Myanmar Stands Accused of Ethnic Cleansing. Here ’s Why
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Monday that recent violence committed by the state against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group in a predominantly Buddhist country, have been subjected to decades of persecution. The emergence last year of an insurgent Rohingya army has further deepened their misery; two separate and fatal attacks on state security forces — on Oct. 9, 2016 and Aug. 25, 2017 — each triggered devastating military reprisals characterized by extrajudi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Feliz Solomon Tags: Uncategorized Bangladesh myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Advicenne Announces Positive Pivotal Phase III Clinical Data for ADV7103 in Adults and Children Suffering from distal Renal Tubular Acidosis (dRTA)
ADV7103 could potentially be the first approved treatment for dRTA NÎMES, France, September 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Advicenne, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of paediatric-friendly ... Biopharmaceuticals Advicenne, distal Renal Tubular Acidosis, ADV7103 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Milestone Centers becomes subsidiary of Partners for Quality
Milestone Centers Inc. has joined with Partners for Quality Inc., the two nonprofit organizations announced. Milestone, which serves people with developmental and behavioral challenges and is based in Wilkinsburg, is now a subsidiary of Partners for Quality. Partners for Quality is a McKees Rocks-based nonprofit that provides administrative services for nonprofits. Its other subsidiaries include Citizen Care and Exceptional Adventures, both in McKees Rocks, along with Allegheny Children's Initiative… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Reaching out to new parents new communication tools and social media (Safety-2016 abstract #466) - Buuron I.
Background New customer insights from various studies conducted over the last few years among new parents, compelled our Institute to change the strategy for child safety education. This led to the development of a new approach, which was deployed nation w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Researching children's experience of traumatic events; exploring child behaviour in dwelling fires (Safety-2016 abstract #106) - Mytton J, Goodenough T, Novak C, Hughes J, Woodley J.
Background Understanding child behaviour during injury-risk events supports development of injury prevention education and interventions, but asking children to recall events may cause distress. We found an absence of published evidence on child-reported b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

National Hurricane Center: Irma Will Kill You If You Don ’t Get Out of the Way
The window for Florida residents to safely evacuate narrowed Saturday as Hurricane Irma’s outer bands blew into the southern part of the state on a predicted path for landfall southwest of the heavily populated Miami metro area. The enormous storm weakened slightly to Category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), but it was expected to pick up strength again as it takes aim at Florida. The storm was forecast to reach the Florida Keys on Sunday morning before moving up the state’s Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service said damaging winds were moving into areas including Key Biscayne and Coral ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Curt Anderson, Claire Galofaro / AP Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Dr Alison Pike says ignoring your child may help behaviour
Dr Alison Pike, a psychologist at Sussex University has reviewed research findings to come up with seven strategies taken from child development studies that could help parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of commuting exposure to traffic-related air pollution on cognitive development in children walking to school - Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Rivas I, L ópez-Vicente M, Suades-González E, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Cirach M, de Castro M, Esnaola M, Basagaña X, Dadvand P, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Sunyer J.
A few studies have found associations between the exposure to traffic-related air pollution at school and/or home and cognitive development. The impact on cognitive development of the exposure to air pollutants during commuting has not been explored. We ai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Responding to ACEs With HOPE: Health Outcomes From Positive Experiences - Sege RD, Harper Browne C.
This article introduces a framework called "HOPE: Health Outcomes From Positive Experiences." The HOPE framework focuses on the need to actively promote positive childhood experiences that contribute to healthy development and well-being, as well as preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Methods to assess adverse childhood experiences of children and families: toward approaches to promote child well-being in policy and practice - Bethell CD, Carle A, Hudziak J, Gombojav N, Powers K, Wade R, Braveman P.
BACKGROUND: Advances in human development sciences point to tremendous possibilities to promote healthy child development and well-being across life by proactively supporting safe, stable and nurturing family relationships (SSNRs), teaching resilience, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Child maltreatment characteristics as predictors of heterogeneity in internalizing symptom trajectories among children in the child welfare system - Yoon S.
This study investigated heterogeneity in the developmental trajectories of internalizing symptoms among 541 children who were involved with the child welfare system and examined child maltreatment characteristics, including types, level of harm, and timing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The child abuse potential inventory: development of an Arabic version - Al Abduwani J, Sidebotham P, Al Saadoon M, Al Lawati M, Barlow J.
The Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI) is a well-validated screening tool for assessing potential for child physical abuse, and has been translated into many different languages. To date the CAPI has not been translated into Arabic or used in any studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures
This report examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of dual language learners and English learners from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bangladeshi school-age children's experiences and perceptions on child maltreatment: a qualitative interview study - Atiqul Haque M, Janson S, Moniruzzaman S, Rahman AKMF, Mashreky SR, Eriksson UB.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a public health problem and is recognized as a huge barrier for child development. Most of the research and definitions on CM are from the perspective of high-income western countries. Because no major studies have be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Trigger for fatty liver in obesity
(University of Zurich) Morbid obesity affects the liver: almost one-third of all adults suffer from chronic fatty liver disease, which can lead to infections and even trigger cancer. Researchers at the University Children's Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have now found a signaling pathway in cells that play an important role in the development of fatty liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news