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Sibling

30% Of Kids Experience Sibling Bullying As Either Bully Or Victim

Sibling bullying tends to fly under the radar; in large part because many bullies and victims see it as a normal part of sibling relationships. But sibling bullying is different to typical sibling spats; teasing or playing rough. It is ongoing and repeat use of physical or psychological power to control and dominate another person.…

Opioid

Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm To Kids

Children expose to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues; a new study suggests. The findings, publish in JAMA Network Open, dovetail with an opioid epidemic; that has taken a widespread toll in the United States The immediate risks have been known: Babies can be born addict…

Child Physical Abuse

Child Physical Abuse Increase When The Caregiver Was Male

About 1,700 children die from child  Physical abuse each year in the U.S.; and far more prone to injuries that result in hospitalization. These deaths and severe injuries are preventable, but effective strategies require a deeper understanding of the caregivers; causing the harm and the circumstances surrounding the child’s injuries. Child physical abuse vs. accidental…

Chronic Pain

Lack Of Evidence For Drugs Prescribed To Treat Chronic Pain In Children

Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient; high quality evidence, according to an important new study. As part of a special collection of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library and recently summarised in the journal PAIN; the overview highlights a dearth of information available about treating childhood chronic…

Outdoor activity

Daily Outdoor Activity Reduces Progression Of Myopia In Children

New research suggests that adding 30 minutes of daily outdoor activity; reduces the progression of nearsightedness, call myopia; in children if the activity is continue. However, the study, conduct by researchers in Beijing, China; is publish in issue of Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST). Myopia is recognize as a major public health issue in…

Food

Promising Strategies To Control Bad Food Choices

What’s the best way to prevent children from overloading on bad food choices? Flinders University researchers have found that promoting substitution is the answer to turn around children’s excessive consumption of nutrient-poor foods; and beverages resulting in nutritional benefits that are even better than reducing intake of these discretionary food and drink choices. Flinders University…

Obesity

Obesity Rates Among Pre-Schoolers In US Is Declining

Obesity rates among pre-schoolers who receive government food aid are in decline; according to data extracted from a US nutrition program. The findings, which were publish in the Journal of the American Medical Association; confirm that previous data showing that declining obesity rates were not anomalies. “Prevalence of childhood obesity is high in the United…

children

Safety Guidelines For Children During Summer

Summertime weather makes much easier to motivate your children to get off the home and away from their shelter. But while summer is a great time for families to spend time and have fun in the outdoors, it is also the time of year when kids age 14 and younger are most frequently injury. When…

Sleep problems

Sleep Problems In Children: Gadgets And Devices Invented

Form thousands of years, mothers sing lullabies to help their babies and children fall asleep. In more recent times, many gadgets and devices have been invent and market to help the tired child and weary parent. One of these devices has been link in recent years to the tragic deaths of 32 babies. Fisher Price…

Clingy Child

Difficulties Faced By Parents In Managing Clingy Child

“Clinginess” refers to a child who has a strong emotional or behavioural reaction to being separate from their parent. Children can show clingy behaviour at any stage up to late primary school. Infants may cry to let their parents know they don’t like being separate. Toddlers or older children may cry, cling or even have a full-blown meltdown…

Teething

Many Products Can Be Dangerous For Children’s Teething

Teething’s a normal developmental process that people have long associate with illness. However, the evidence says otherwise. Teething is when new teeth emerge through the gums; and usually starts at about six months of age. A review of 16 studies found that although teething was link with signs and symptoms; these were usually mild involving…

Personal Care Products

Personal Care Products Send Child To Emergency Room Every Two Hours

In homes, there are  many dangerous products hidden in plain sight on bathroom counters and bedroom dressers. Personal care products like shampoo, lotion, makeup, nail polish and cologne seem like they should be safe since they are intended for use on our bodies. However, in the hands of young children, these products can quickly lead…