Scientists discover molecular link between body weight and early-onset puberty
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  October 17, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Scientists discover molecular link between body weight and early-onset pubertyScientists discover molecular link between body weight and early-onset puberty
 
Becoming overweight at a young age can trigger a molecular chain reaction that leads some girls to experience puberty early, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
 
   Maternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newbornsMaternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newborns
 
Risk of whooping cough (pertussis) is highest in infants too young to have completed their primary immunization series (6 months old or younger) and they are at highest risk of developing life-threatening complications.
 
   Research explores how community efforts can help fight childhood obesityResearch explores how community efforts can help fight childhood obesity
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s.
 
 Study links scoliosis to essential dietary mineral
 
Study links scoliosis to essential dietary mineralNobody knows why some children's backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, have no known risk factors.
 
 
 Report: Half of parents say young children are afraid of doctor's visits
 
Report: Half of parents say young children are afraid of doctor's visitsA trip to the pediatrician's office can be a nerve-wracking experience for both children and their parents, especially when efforts to calm young patients down dominate the visit.
 
 
 What is Noma (Cancrum oris)?
 
What is Noma (Cancrum oris)?Cancrum oris or noma is a fatal infection of the mouth that mostly affects children between the ages of 1 and 16, with a peak incidence at ages 1 to 4. It destroys soft tissues and bones of the oral and paraoral structures.
 
 
 Children with asthma have higher risk of obesity
 
Children with asthma have higher risk of obesityToddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC scientists.
 
 
 Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsis
 
Prenatal inflammation may explain why some infants are more prone to neonatal sepsisEach year 15 million infants are born preterm and face high risks of short- and long-term complications, including sepsis, severe inflammation of the gut, and neurodevelopmental disorders.