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Children's day 2016: Voices of children with disabilities should be heard

23/11/2016

Children with disabilities have the right to the same life as all other children. They have the right to go to the same schools and to participate in all activities alongside their peers. Their voice should also be the first voice to be heard when decisions that concern their lives are taken.
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Chronically ill women underusing online self-care resources

21/11/2016

Barriers to internet use may be preventing chronically ill middle-aged and older women from being as healthy as they otherwise could be, new research from Oregon State University suggests.
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Poor children with epilepsy may face social hurdles

16/11/2016

In a population-based Canadian study of children with epilepsy, each of whom had access to universal health care, those from poor families had the same medical course and remission rate as their wealthier counterparts, but they had a less favorable social outcome as adults.
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Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type 2 diabetes

11/11/2016

B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology's annual Conference in Brighton. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements.
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Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

31/10/2016

A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Children with skull deformity: Measurement can help

17/10/2016

A baby's skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse too early - a condition called craniosynostosis - causing cranial deformities that can lead to learning impairments and other neurodevelopmental problems.
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