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Archive - Mar 8, 2012

Umbro Boys' Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entrapment Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Ross Stores

The boys' jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children.

Scientists believe that ageing can be programmed in the womb

Ageing is a complex process involving physical, psychological, and environmental factors. Scientists believe that ageing can be programmed in the womb.
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Scientists identify 2,000 important genes linked to singing

Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke?
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Progress made in talks with North Korea regarding food aid, U.S. envoys say

"U.S. envoys said there was progress in talks Wednesday on arrangements for the first U.S.
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Ugandan government draws up response plan to combat 'nodding disease'

The Ugandan government is creating a "wide-ranging response plan" to "nodding disease, a mysterious ailment characterized by seizures, nodding of the head, mental retardation and stunting, which affec
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Study: Lack of newborn care-seeking in low and middle-income countries

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Abdullah Baqui from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and colleagues systematically review studies describing newborn care-seeking behaviours by ca
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Doctors identify promising new treatment for hypophosphatasia

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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Scientists focus on genes linked with autism spectrum disorders

With the "Refrigerator Mother" notion about the cause of autism a distant and discredited memory, scientists are making remarkable progress in untangling the genetic roots of the condition, which affe
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Children with autism look away from faces when thinking

Children with autism look away from faces when thinking, especially about challenging material, according to new research from Northumbria University.

Journalists can now register for Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting

Journalists can register now for the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston April 28 to May 1, 2012.