Category Archives: Current Research Odds & Ends

Snippets of current studies and research that are reported by journals. They generally have some relationship to Pediatrics and I think may be of interest to parents and patients.

Migraines and Chronic Headaches

Chronic Migraines Due to Vitamin D Deficiency The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society has reported that those with chronic migraines and headaches have significant deficiencies of Vitamin D, Riboflavin (B-2) and Coenzyme Q10. Seventy percent of those … Continue reading

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Fathers Matter to Children

Fathers Matter A report in Pediatrics says, ” Researchers found that preschoolers with involved fathers were less likely to have mental health symptoms such as aggression or anxiety, while older youths whose fathers were involved had a lower likelihood of … Continue reading

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Arsenic In Rice Baby Cereal

Arsenic In Rice Baby Cereal? A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that babies in New Hampshire, who ate baby rice cereal have much higher levels of Arsenic in their urine compared to babies who didn’t eat rice foods. Arsenic is … Continue reading

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Teething Symptoms

What are Teething Symptoms? Parents regularly ask, “Is (insert symptom here) due to teething?” Now, we finally have a study that answers that question. The study in Pediatrics says that being cranky, rubbing gums, drooling and fever of 100.4 or … Continue reading

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Eating at Night Means Less Sleep

16 month old babies who ate more calories at night, slept 3 hours less. In both groups, they ate about the same amount of calories in the afternoon. Those who ate 46 calories at night slept 13 hours, and those … Continue reading

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Utah Teen Birthrate Drops 50%

The birthrate to Utah teens 15-17 years of age dropped by half from 2007 to 2014. Congratulations girls and boys.

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TV and Internet Lower Test Scores

14 year-olds that watched TV or browsed the internet for an hour a day scored 9 points lower on a test at 16 years. If they watched or browsed 2 hours a day, then they scored 18 points lower than … Continue reading

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Give Babies Peanut Butter

A new study shows that babies who ate peanut products before they were a year of age, had 81% fewer peanut allergies than babies who waited until after their birthday. There are only 2 food restrictions from 6 months of … Continue reading

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Autism Gene Found

Researchers have identified a gene that causes autism and at least one explanation for the disorder. The gene is on a duplicated chromosome segment. It destroys the regulatory protein, PKA, in the brain. This leads to the overgrowth of nerve … Continue reading

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Top 10 Concerns by Adults of Childhood

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