Uninsured children more often transferred from ERs than those with private insurance

SAN FRANCISCO - New research shows children seen in emergency departments who don't have insurance, or who have public Medicaid coverage, are significantly more likely to be transferred to anothe..

Adverse events affect children’s development, physical health and biology

SAN FRANCISCO - It's known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood years. For an abstract t..

Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with headaches, as supported by new resea..

Study examines suicides publicized on social media and teens’ ER visits

SAN FRANCISCO -- New research questions whether there is a link between adolescent suicide highly publicized on social media with an increase in emergency departments visits by teens for suicidal thou..

More time on digital devices means kids less likely to finish homework

SAN FRANCISCO -- In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish..

Child death rates from motor vehicle crashes vary widely between states

SAN FRANCISCO - Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. New research highlights how widely pediatric crash-related death rates vary from state to state,..

The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?

Credit: © KU Leuven - Pieter Moonen Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to in..

Second research flight into zero gravity

Credit: UZH A year ago, the University of Zurich conducted its first parabolic flight for test purposes from Swiss soil. Now a second aircraft is ready for lift-off to research zero gravity: Saturd..

Presence of certain oral bacterium in esophageal cancer samples associated with shorter survival

Bottom Line: Among Japanese patients with esophageal cancer, those whose cancer tested positive for DNA from the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum had shorter cancer-specific survival compared with th..

Pediatricians update digital media recommendations for kids

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's not so bad to hand your child an iPad once in a while depending on how it's used. Playing a game together or Skyping with Grandma? That's OK. Helping your li..