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Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds...
SOURCES: Melissa O'Donnell, Ph.D., research fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Vincent Palusci, M.D., professor, pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; March 6, 2017, Pediatrics, online

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 -- Children with certain mental or behavioral disorders are at increased risk of abuse or neglect, a new study suggests.

The findings add to evidence that children with disabilities face higher abuse risks. But they also suggest those risks vary depending on the type...

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Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study...
SOURCE: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, news release, Feb. 21, 2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Children born with heart defects seem to be at increased risk of learning problems in elementary school, a new study suggests.

And those with less severe heart abnormalities may not receive needed assistance, the study of third graders from North Carolina found.<...

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