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Childhood ADHD

Prenatal Pesticide Exposures And Childhood ADHD

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 6.1 million children have with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2016. Symptoms of ADHD include trouble concentrating, paying attention, staying organized and remembering details. Environmental epidemiology is a branch of epidemiology that examines associations between environmental exposures and human health. But the research…

Tummy Time

Tummy Timetables: Physical Activity For Children Under Five

The United Nations on Wednesday released its first-ever recommendations on physical activity for children under five; with disputed advice on subjects ranging from screen time to “tummy time”. The guidelines from the World Health Organization may read to some parents like common-sense practices; including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens. “This is about making…

Doctor Teaches

Brain-Shaped Jell-O: Doctor Teaches Kids About Health

One of the most valuable lessons in pediatrician April Inniss’ medical career came from an 8-year-old boy. Inniss was just out of medical school and was asked to draw blood from the terrified young patient at a Boston hospital. The child was diagnosed with chronic stomach issues and had a distrust of health care providers.…

Soft Bedding

Soft Bedding: Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding; a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free of blankets; toys and other potential hazards. Unintentional suffocation is the No. 1…

Obesity Risk For Children

WIC Food Packages Reduced Obesity Risk For Children

Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to a new study by researchers from Tulane University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE WIC. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program The…

Autistic Children

Autistic Children Linked To Reduced Brain Connectivity

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction; communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs during the first three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace before worsening. Autism is with a combination of genetic…

Teens Killed

Most of The Teens Killed By An Intimate Partner Are Girls

Intimate partner homicide among teens does occur and 90% of the victims are girls, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. “This is a public health issue should be take seriously,” said lead author Avanti Adhia; a senior fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center; at the University of Washington School of…

Refugee Children

Refugee Children: Elevated Blood Lead Levels Prevalent

Nearly half of all refugees are children, and almost one in three children living outside their country of birth is a refugee. These numbers encompass children whose refugee status has formally confirmed, as well as children in refugee-like situations. In addition to facing the direct threat of violence resulting from conflict; forcibly displaced children also face various health…

Disruptive Behaviors

Disruptive Behaviors In Autistic children

Autism is a developmental disorder by difficulties with social interaction and communication; by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs during the first three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually; though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace before worsening. Autism is with a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors during pregnancy…

Childhood Obesity

Sugary Drinks May Offer New Strategy To Reduce Childhood Obesity

A new study at Columbia University suggests that giving mothers plain facts about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks; during pregnancy and early childhood may offer a new strategy to reduce childhood obesity. The study in the journal Academic Pediatrics. Obesity affects approximately 18 percent of children in the U.S. Recent studies show that…

Children living

Developmental Delays: Children Who Live Near Major Roadways

Young children living near to a major roadway may be at an increased risk for developmental delays; compared with children who live further away from such roads, report researchers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of California, Merced, has found that young children living closer to heavily used roads twice as…

Child's School Entry

One-In-Four Families Delay Their Child's School Entry

A UNSW-led study of more than 100,000 children is the largest ever to examine who delays starting school in New South Wales, and how a child’s age when they start school relates to their ‘readiness’ in terms of development. One in four families delays school entry until the year their child turns six with striking…