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Heart defect

Born With Heart Defects To Develop Heart Problems Later in life

An infant born with a relatively simple heart defect is far more likely to develop heart problems as an adult; researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered. The risk is so great that someone born with a heart defect who has a heart-healthy lifestyle is twice as likely to develop heart problems…

children with arthritis

Treatments For Children With Arthritis

Arthritis is not just an ailment of old ag it can affect children too; causing lifelong pain and disability in its most severe forms. Fortunately, some kids grow out of it. Knowing which patients will develop milder forms of disease could spare them unnecessary treatment and potential medication side effects but currently; doctors have no…

Mom's voice

Response To Mom's Voice Diminished In Children With Autism

For most children, the sound of their mother’s voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom’s voice is greatly diminished in children with autism; according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Kids with autism often tune out from…

Adolescent

Implications For Refining Parenting During Child's Adolescence

The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents; with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves in difficult interactions with their children. As anyone who has raised a teenager knows; parental goals often do not exactly align with those of the child. Sometimes, not even close. “Discipline issues usually peak during toddlerhood…

Children with Flame-Retardant Sofa

Homes With Flame-Retardant Sofa Have High SVOC Concentration

The term flame retardants subsume a diverse group of chemicals which are to manufactured materials; such as plastics and textiles; surface finishes and coatings. Flame retardants are activated by the presence of an ignition source and are to prevent or slow the further development of ignition by a variety of different physical and chemical methods. Children…

Teens

Unfit Teens Often Grow Into Sickly Middle Age

Teen boys who are unfit and/or obese have higher odds for chronic disease and disability as adults; according to a large Swedish study. Researchers followed more than 1 million boys for an average of 28 years; starting when they were 16 to 19 years of age. Those who were inactive; obese or both as teens…

Behaviors In Childhood

Disruptive Behaviors In Childhood Costly Mental Health Problems

Disruptive Behaviors in Childhood Disruptive behaviors in childhood are among the most prevalent and costly mental health problems in countries and are with significant negative long-term outcomes for individuals and society. Recent evidence suggests that disruptive behavioral problems in the first years of life are an important early predictor of lower employment earnings in adulthood.…

Children

Child Conflicts Predict Trouble Charting Life Path

Children who have more conflict in relationships with their mothers during early years of elementary school may find it more difficult to find a sense of purpose in life as they reach adulthood; suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. “One of the biggest takeaway messages from these findings is that the path…

Toothpaste

According To Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children today are using too much toothpaste to brush their teeth. They add that this can be a concern because of excessive fluoride ingestion among the children. The CDC released a report last week; after a survey of parents and their children aged between 3 and 15…

Language

Two Languages At Home Develop Advantages In Infants

The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age. In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual environments should consider a significant factor…

Mobile phone or TV

Media Devices Associated With Poor Sleep In Children

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed is at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. The study by researchers from the University of Lincoln; Switzerland is…

Screen time

Screen Time Hinders Children’s Ability To Develop

This is not the first time that screen time among children been causing for concern among parents as well as doctors and health officials. Research and surveys have revealed that 98% of the children are living in homes that have one or more internet-connected device and are spending a substantial amount of time online or in…