Children's Health

Breastfeeding keeps my four-year-old’s ADHD at bay, so I won’t stop
Aug 24 15


Vickie Krevatin’s four-year-old son Jessy was at a party last week that left him uncontrollable with excitement. When Vickie’s attempts to stop him… Breastfeeding keeps my four-year-old’s ADHD at bay, so I won’t stop   

 

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds
Aug 22 15


The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits - according to new research published in the Journal of… High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds   

 

New diagnostic tools for dehydration severity in children
Aug 21 15


Dehydration from diarrhea, either from viral infection or cholera, accounts for 10 percent of all child deaths worldwide. Though it’s a pervasive problem, there… New diagnostic tools for dehydration severity in children   

 

What clinicians need to know about bilingual development in children
Aug 17 15


Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. In the past… What clinicians need to know about bilingual development in children   

 

SLU research finds hospital physicians fail to identify, address weight issues in children
Aug 05 15


Physicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of hospitalized children, according to new research from a Saint… SLU research finds hospital physicians fail to identify, address weight issues in children   

 

Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds
Aug 04 15


Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms… Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds   

 

Eating habits matter most with overweight children
Jul 17 15


A recent study looks at why some children put on weight faster than others. The study’s goal is to identify factors that can lead… Eating habits matter most with overweight children   

 

Obesity-related behaviors increase when school’s out
Jul 14 15


Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year,… Obesity-related behaviors increase when school’s out   

 

MRI studies point to brain connectivity changes in autism spectrum disorders
Jul 14 15


Studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are beginning to reveal differences in brain connectivity—the ways that different parts of the brain are connected… MRI studies point to brain connectivity changes in autism spectrum disorders   

 

Obesity drug has no effect on baby birthweights, study finds
Jul 10 15


Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight, a study has found.

Doctors had hoped… Obesity drug has no effect on baby birthweights, study finds   

 

Millions of children’s lives saved through low-cost investments
Jul 06 15


More than 34 million children’s lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little… Millions of children’s lives saved through low-cost investments   

 

Preemies at high risk of autism don’t show typical signs of disorder in early infancy
Jul 02 15


Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in… Preemies at high risk of autism don’t show typical signs of disorder in early infancy   

 

Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms
Jun 24 15


Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely… Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms   

 

How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children
Jun 22 15


Children are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial… How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children   

 

Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant
Jun 22 15


Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten… Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant   

 

More than just picky eating
Jun 18 15


essie is a five-year-old girl who doesn’t like foods with much texture or flavour. She prefers to eat foods that don’t require lots of… More than just picky eating   

 

SCOPE program developed to engage communities in preventing childhood obesity
Jun 16 15


A multidisciplinary group of researchers from British Columbia has developed a participatory action research program to help address healthy body weight in children.

The… SCOPE program developed to engage communities in preventing childhood obesity   

 

New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered
Jun 15 15


An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in… New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered   

 

New study finds that orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children
Jun 15 15


A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique.

The… New study finds that orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children   

 

Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children
Jun 10 15


In an article published in the journal Environment International, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 - IRSET, the Institute of Research in Environmental and… Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children   

 

Early intensive intervention improves outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder
Jun 10 15


Early intensive intervention improves outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder


A recent study published in the July 2015 issue of the… Early intensive intervention improves outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder   

 

National study finds rising rate of marijuana exposure among children 5 years old, younger
Jun 08 15


Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a study published today from researchers at… National study finds rising rate of marijuana exposure among children 5 years old, younger   

 

Babies who can resettle are more likely to ‘sleep through the night’
Jun 05 15


Young infants who can “resettle” themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study… Babies who can resettle are more likely to ‘sleep through the night’   

 

Is dietary supplementation appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder?
Jun 04 15


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead parents to suspect that their children might not be getting adequate… Is dietary supplementation appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder?   

 

Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery
Jun 02 15


A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who… Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery   

 
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