Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls
Home, school environments may provide less encouragement for girls to be physically active.
Nutritional supplements impact genetic hearing loss in children
Antioxidant regimen helps slow hearing loss in mouse model of most common form of childhood deafness.
How much sleep do people really need?
Along with food, water, and oxygen, humans need sleep to survive. Given that we spend up to a third of our lives asleep, the overall state of our...
Nivolumab in advanced bladder cancer
Clinical trial shows 24 percent of patients respond to PD1 inhibitor, even without PD-L1 marker.
T cells target mutations to fight solid tumors
The efficacy of the immune system to combat disease makes the body's own healing powers a promising approach in the fight against cancer.
New anti-inflammatory throat spray
Over-the-counter, non-prescription treatments are an important and widely used option for providing relief from symptoms of sore throat, 1 thus...
New gene variants found in childhood body mass index
An international team of scientists has identified novel gene locations associated with childhood body BMI.
Sacral neuromodulation therapy for bladder and bowel control
Sacral Neuromodulation demonstrates positive results for Pelvic Floor Disorders. It is clinically shown to reduce dysfunctional voiding symptoms*...
Breastfeeding difficulties may increase risk of postnatal depression
In a recent study, stopping breastfeeding due to pain or physical difficulties predicted an increased risk of postnatal depression, but stopping...
Updated paracetamol overdose guidelines
A large percentage of incidents of accidental paediatric and deliberate adult poisoning involve paracetamol. Australasian experts in the field of...
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is characterised by a reduction in the amount pancreatic enzymes released into the duodenum in response to...
Childhood infections associated with increased risk of early heart attack
Unhealthy lifestyles in adulthood appear to compound the risk.
New test could identify two-thirds of patients at very low risk of heart attack in the emergency department
Using a high sensitivity blood test, researchers have identified the optimal level of a protein called troponin that could rule out a diagnosis of...
Cause of acute liver failure in young children discovered
Researchers have discovered a link between liver failure and mutations in a specific gene.
Steroid-based treatment may answer needs of pediatric EoE patients
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic...