Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
New research has found that people can be encouraged to choose smaller, healthier portions, without compromising on enjoyment in a win for public health, business and consumers.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States, but a new study highlights how widely pediatric crash-related death rates vary from state to state. Researchers discovered annual mortality rates ranging from 0.25 deaths per 100,000 children in Massachusetts to 3.20 deaths per 100,000 children in Mississippi, with factors such as child seat-restraint use and state traffic laws playing a role in regional variation.
New research suggests youth athletes often head back into the game the same day after suffering a concussion, despite medical guidelines. An abstract of the study will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition.
Parents who post on social media often create their children's first digital footprints, which will follow them into adulthood. The situation creates new and often unanticipated risks, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 21. Authors of the abstract being presented, a pediatrician and a law professor, will outline their findings and offer healthy rules of thumb about online disclosures about children.
New research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference & Exhibition found that uninsured children in emergency departments had almost four times the odds of being transferred to another facility for admission compared to patients with private insurance.
Researchers presenting an abstract of new findings at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference & Exhibition tracked lice infections in more than 500 summer camps over a three-year period and found 30 percent of camps have a 'no nit policy,' which excludes campers based on the presence of lice eggs, despite evidence that no-nit policies are not effective. According to the survey, less than 20 percent of campers with nits and live lice were able to stay at camp.
Since 2011 the Syrian Civil War has led to one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in history. In a study conducted by pediatricians from Belgium, Egypt, Qatar and Turkey, the impact of the conflict on the familial, educational, and public health state of 1001 Syrian children was assessed.
WCS is saddened to learn that a park ranger was recently killed in Kahuzi Biega National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo defending critically endangered Grauer's gorillas. This week, Plumptre and colleagues published a new paper on the Grauer's gorilla decline in the journal PLOS ONE.
As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks and costs associated with preventable diseases, according to a new brief by science policy experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.