Drug lets kids with Type 1 diabetes produce insulin

Kids and young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes who took a drug called golimumab were able to produce their own insulin a year later.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min

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Brains change by middle age after lead exposure as a kid

"...there are deficits and differences in the overall structure of the brain that are apparent decades after [lead exposure]."

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Kids who get early antibiotics have greater chronic health risks

Children who take antibiotics before the age of 2 are at risk of combinations of chronic health conditions, particularly when they take multiple prescriptions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Findings link c-section, microbiome, baby’s asthma risk

If a child born by c-section has gained normal gut microbes by age one, their risk of asthma goes down, new findings suggest.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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Findings link c-section, microbiome, baby’s asthma risk

If a child born by c-section has gained normal gut microbes by age one, their risk of asthma goes down, new findings suggest.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Age gates’ don’t really work on booze brand websites

"Currently, there is no formal legislation in the United States prohibiting alcohol advertisements that appeal to adolescents..."

Texas A&M University • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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To find chronic lead exposure, map out the risk

A more precise screening index could monitor chronic lead exposure, say researchers. They started with Atlanta, but say the approach could work elsewhere.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Parents: More TV for kids can amp up your stress

The more TV that kids watch, the more ads they see, and that can make life more stressful for parents, according to new research.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Antipsychotics for kids are down, but risks remain

Though prescriptions for antipsychotic medications for kids have declined, doctors are still giving children these prescriptions for off-label conditions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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