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Connection Of Children To Nature Brings Less Distress

The city lifestyle has been criticised as a key reason that children are disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle in regard to active play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do not feel well psychologically they are often stressed and depressed. 16% of preschoolers in Hong Kong and up to 22 percent in China show signs of mental health problems.

Study: Kids With Duarte Galactosemia

Developmental outcomes in children with Duarte galactosemia do not differ from those in unaffected children, even with milk exposure in infancy, researchers report. "What I found most striking is how truly indistinguishable the outcome scores were for cases and controls," Dr. Judith L. Fridovich-Keil from Emory University, in Atlanta, told Reuters Health by email.

Parents Work-Family Affect Children’s Health

Researchers look at how parent's job stress affects children's health. Researchers have long known that their children are affected by the company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Far less is known about the impact to parent's work life has on their children's health.

Children With Altered Mental Status: No Diagnosis

Altered mental status can be a challenging diagnosis to deal with in any setting, including the emergency department (ED), where higher volume and ill patients make focusing on any one patient more difficult. A recent study by Button and colleagues aimed to identify etiologies of altered mental status in children presenting to the ED and to characterize the yield of diagnostic testing in these patients.

Milk Allergy Affects Half Of U.S. Kids Under Age One

Although parents often focus on peanuts as the food allergy they need to worry about most, cow's milk is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI ) Annual Scientific Meeting found that there are two percent of all children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow's milk allergy.