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Children

Insomnia Affected Children Find Hard To Get Good Night Sleep

Until fairly recently, insomnia was largely thought of as an adult sleep problem. Then, in 2014, the diagnosis of insomnia in adults was combined with the behavioural sleep problems seen in children. This means that children can now be diagnosed with an insomnia disorder. There are a number of symptoms of insomnia that overlap between…

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment Program Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

A new pilot study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers is the first to use youth-produced narratives to youth empowerment to reduce sugary drink consumption and obesity risk. In the study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; participants in the pilot program at the Boys and…

Children

Children In Care Can Recover From Adversity: Right Adoptive Environment

Research on adoptive family life in Wales has revealed the levels of adversity; many children have experienced. Academics from Cardiff University analysed social services records of a cohort of children; in Wales who adopted in the same year. Adoptive parents also completed surveys about the children over a four-year period after the placement began; commenting annually…

Autism

Lower Stress, Depression Levels In Mothers Of Children With Autism

Improved relationship skills in mothers of young children with the autism as opposed; to developmental skills to their kids who experience drastic improvements; in stress and depression levels. That’s according to a new research study involving Case Western Reserve University. However, the study, co-authored by Gerald Mahoney, the Verna Houck Motto Professor of Families; and…

Vegan diet

Check With Your Doctor Before Putting Your Child On Vegan Diet

The BNF advises asking your doctor about how to get the right vitamins and supplements on a vegan diet, with special attention to iron, calcium and vitamin B12, before making such a shift. Vegans are often deficient in these nutrients due to their lower availability in non-animal sources of food. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)…

Solid food

Overfeeding May Take Place In Infants Due To Solid Food Feeding

Solid food feeding guides are produced by infant formula makers, large children’s hospitals and other infant health experts. They are meant to guide mothers and other caregivers in starting infants; on solid food after initial exclusive milk and/or formula feeding. However, the new study, publish in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine; found evidence that…

Emotion

Novel Tool To Assess Mixed Emotion Experiences In Adolescents

When faced with emotional challenges or traumatic experiences; they may well have different, mixed feelings both at the same time and sequentially. In adolescence, when complex emotions are experienced as part of everyday life; the effect of challenge or trauma combined with difficulty expressing emotional complexity can exacerbate a given situation and limit the communication…

Obesity

Adolescents Who Skip Breakfast May Develop Obesity

A paper published in Scientific Reports describes how researchers affiliated; with the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and colleagues at institutions in Europe evaluated behaviors; leading to weight gain in adolescents. Childhood obesity can favor the premature emergence of health issues such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The main…

Hoarding symptoms

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Youth With Hoarding Symptoms

Hoarding can often be a debilitating problem for adults and is often associated with poorer mental health functioning; and response to treatment. For children however, that may not be the case. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), publish by Elsevier, reveals that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT);…

Autism

Children With Autism More Likely To Be Bullied At Home And At School

A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied; by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school; they have no respite from victimisation. The researchers also found that children with Autism are more likely to be both; the victims and perpetrators of sibling…

Air Pollution

Study Says Air Pollution Increases Newborn Intensive Care Admissions

Infants born to women exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before delivery; are more likely to be admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Depending on the type of pollution, chances for NICU admission increased from about 4% to…

Curriculum

Skills In Schools Boosts Children’s Health And Behavior By Curriculum

Soft skills, such as people skills and emotional intelligence; are increasingly in demand in the labor market given that these skills are not readily substituted with technology. From 2020 Personal, Social; Health and Economic Education (PSHE) will be compulsory in UK schools for adolescents; but until now there has been little evidence about how this…