TUESDAY, Jan. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Young patients with early-onset scoliosis, a dangerous curvature of the spine, have two options for surgery, but a new study finds one of the procedures results in fewer complications. For 8- to 11-year-olds, growth-friendly surgery that allows the spine to continue growing mightContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Every year in the United States, a few hundred children die suddenly and without explanation. Now researchers have found gene variants that may contribute to some of those tragic deaths. The hope, experts said, is that understanding the underlying mechanisms will eventually leadContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Genes in human embryos become active far sooner than once thought, according to a study that provides fresh insight into development. Contrary to the old view that gene activity begins two to three days after conception when the embryo is made up ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When a child has severe health problems, the suffering often extends to the entire family, new research finds. Using data from a single health insurance provider, the study authors assessed nearly 7,000 children with life-threatening conditions and their families, and compared them toContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parents, think you have a good handle on how much time your teens are spending on social media? Don’t bet on it. New research suggests your best guesstimate is likely way off. Parents significantly underestimated their teens’ social media use — especially girls’Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a surge in new gun owners across the U.S., a new study finds. The data shows that between January 2020 and April 30 of this year, 5.1 million Americans bought their first guns, following 2.4 million who didContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There is no increased risk of mental health problems in teens and young adults who were conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), Swedish researchers report. Although those born after assisted reproductive techniques did have a slightly higher risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it owedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana or other cannabis products, and a new study suggests that relief of symptoms such as morning sickness may be a primary reason. In recent years, studies have documented a rise in cannabis use duringContinue Reading