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Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study shows children are more likely to engage in risky behavior when caregivers are distractedParents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a...

Babies as young as 6 months using mobile media

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Survey shows most 2-year-olds using mobile devices, with some spending more than an hour a day on screensMore than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they...

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Study provides new evidence that book sharing in early childhood may promote brain development supporting reading readinessAmong the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early...

Study of 1,200 students finds obesity link with bullying

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:00
Feelings of being unsafe at school are linked to levels of overweight and obesity in a new study, with victimization exacerbating the problem.

Bullying leads to worse mental health problems than childhood maltreatment

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:00
A new study suggests that bullied children experience worse long-term mental health problems than children who are maltreated by adults.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health sets out recommendations to diagnose death by neurological criteria in young infants

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:00
Guidance on the diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old in the UK has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Potassium improved blood pressure in teen girls, salt had no adverse effect

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:00
Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood...

Adolescent drinking has long-term impact on memory and learning skills

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
A new study in rodents has found that repeated exposure to alcohol during adolescence can lead to changes in the brain that could impair learning and memory in the long term.

7 great achievements in child health research celebrated at Pediatric Academic Societies

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years have led to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide.

Texas A&M study finds we think better on our feet, literally

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:00
A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts.

When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents' decision-making

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:00
It's a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery?

Children's health 'worse' if staying with one parent - 'better' if custody shared

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:00
A parental split is known to adversely affect kids' psychosomatic health. Now, a new study investigates how domestic arrangements impact children's health following the split.

Reducing school bus pollution improves children's health

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:00
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the...

Less severe autism symptoms in girls may lead to delayed diagnosis, study suggests

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:00
Girls are likely to be diagnosed with autism later than boys, a new study claims, possibly because girls present less severe symptoms than boys.

Smiley faces make healthy food 'more appealing' to kids

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00
The latest study to investigate strategies for boosting healthy eating among children finds that smiley-face labeling and prizes for healthy eating improve kids' diet.

Kids losing autism diagnosis may still need educational support

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 06:00
Researchers assessing children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms resolved found that many still required additional educational support.

WHO call for harder push to meet global vaccination targets

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:00
One in 5 children globally still do not receive routine vaccinations. Closing this gap would prevent 1.5 million deaths a year from avoidable diseases, say WHO.

More than half the foods advertised to kids do not meet government nutrition guidelines

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:00
Of the 407 food products approved for advertising on children's TV programs by the voluntary, industry-based Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI), 214 - 53 percent - do not...

Cribs are for sleeping, car seats are for traveling: Danger in using sitting and carrying devices for sleeping infants

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:00
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age.

Epigenetic marks lay foundations for a child's future abilities

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 01:00
Although it is now widely recognised that a poor start to life has long-term effects on a child's later ability to learn, the mechanisms by which the environment in early life affects later life...