Eating more gluten early in life is tied to children's higher risk of celiac disease, says study
A study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten during the first five years of life can increase a child's likelihood of developing celiac disease.
Higher gluten intake was associated with a 6.1% increased risk of celiac disease autoimmunity, an immunological response to gluten,... read more
Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment
Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they don't get this support, a new study suggests.
According to a report in JAMA Pediatrics, over two years, the proportion of parents who were current smokers declined 2.7%... read more
Common ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development
Treatment with methylphenidate (multiple brands) may affect the development of the brain's signal-carrying white matter in boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests new research.
Results of a randomized placebo-controlled study conducted in treatment-naive boys and men with ADHD showed that 4 months of treatment with methylphenidate affected specific tracts in brain white matter in boys but not in their adult counterparts.... read more
Physically Active People Have Lower Colon Cancer Risk
People who exercise regularly may be less likely to develop precursors to colorectal cancers, suggests a research review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Compared to people who get the smallest amount of physical activity, individuals who get the most exercise are 23% less likely to develop precancerous neoplasias that can sometimes progress into full-blown colorectal cancer. Regular exercisers are also 27% less likely than sedentary people to develop... read more
Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities
Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think, reported CNN on August 13, 2019. The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with almost 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England.... read more