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Poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause early aging of baby's heart

10/11/2016

New research has shown that the child of a slightly undernourished mother is more likely to suffer early aging of the heart.
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Causative gene for sensorineural hearing loss identified

07/10/2016

A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss. The findings were published in the online version of EMBO Molecular Medicine.
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Children with skull deformity: Measurement can help

06/10/2016

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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Children: antibiotic exposure associated with food allergy risk

21/09/2016

Antibiotic treatment within a child's first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research from the University of South Carolina suggests.
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Using a urine sample to diagnose respiratory pathologies of preterm newborns

13/09/2016

Experts from the V. I. Kulakov Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have devised a method that uses the urinary proteome to diagnose conditions in newborn babies.
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