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Kids, Soda, and Obesity
Kids, Soda, and Obesity
Soda addiction has long been a problem in our nation's schools. Every day for years, many kids have lined up at vending machines to buy their 20-ounce bottles ...
05-20-2022
When Parents and School Boards Clash Over Children’s Health
When Parents and School Boards Clash Over Children’s Health
Many U.S. parents are no longer silent about the policies of the schools their children attend, and they are increasingly organizing and speaking out at school board meetings. ...
05-19-2022
UK Toddlers Unable to Speak or Play Properly Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns
UK Toddlers Unable to Speak or Play Properly Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) say they are "very worried" about the number of toddlers in the UK that are struggling with communication because ...
05-17-2022
What Parents Need to Know About the Increase in Mysterious Hepatitis Cases in Children
What Parents Need to Know About the Increase in Mysterious Hepatitis Cases in Children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated last week that it's investigating more than 100 mysterious hepatitis cases among children in at least 25 states. Most ...
05-9-2022
Japan Reports More Suspected Cases of Unexplained Acute Hepatitis in Children
Japan Reports More Suspected Cases of Unexplained Acute Hepatitis in Children
At least seven possible cases of acute hepatitis—inflammation of the liver—in children have been identified in Japan, the Health Ministry said Friday, but the cause of the cases ...
05-7-2022
“Green” Children’s Products Not Always Pfas-Free, Warns New Study
“Green” Children’s Products Not Always Pfas-Free, Warns New Study
PFAS are finding their way into “green” and “nontoxic” products, especially waterproof products marketed toward children and adolescents, according to new research. The new study, published today in Environmental ...
05-4-2022
The Baby Effect
The Baby Effect
Most women know the downsides of having children later in life, but the positives often get overlooked. One of the major upsides is that women who have children ...
05-3-2022
More UK Schoolchildren Depressed During Pandemic, Says Study
More UK Schoolchildren Depressed During Pandemic, Says Study
The COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of lockdowns in Britain led to an extra 60,000 secondary school children in England tipping over into clinical depression, according to researchers ...
04-28-2022
3 in 4 US Children Have Had COVID-19: CDC Estimate
3 in 4 US Children Have Had COVID-19: CDC Estimate
Three out of four children in the United States have had COVID-19, along with more than six in 10 young adults, according to new estimates. Research from the Centers ...
04-27-2022
UK Officials Examining Links Between Adenovirus and Hepatitis in Children
UK Officials Examining Links Between Adenovirus and Hepatitis in Children
Health officials in the UK say they are focusing on a possible adenovirus link to cases of severe hepatitis—or liver inflammation—in children. There have been at least 169 ...
04-26-2022
Facing Up to the Problem of Childhood Mouth Breathing
Facing Up to the Problem of Childhood Mouth Breathing
We see it all the time on social media—pictures of small children, soundly asleep, with their mouths wide open. Some parents think it’s sweet when their little one ...
04-22-2022
Digital Stress Is Hurting Our Kids
Digital Stress Is Hurting Our Kids
Mindfulness may be growing in popularity, but so is the opposite trend – digital distraction. And stress caused by digital distraction is hurting our kids. Our kids spend ...
04-22-2022
Yes, the ‘Terrible Twos’ Are Full-On – but Let’s Look at Things From a Child’s Perspective
Yes, the ‘Terrible Twos’ Are Full-On – but Let’s Look at Things From a Child’s Perspective
Meet Eli. He entered the second year of his life with gusto and now, aged 18 months, he is discovering new things every day including ideas he wants ...
04-19-2022
Nutritional Yeast to Help Prevent Common Childhood Infections
Nutritional Yeast to Help Prevent Common Childhood Infections
The amount of beta-glucan fiber in just a dusting of nutritional yeast a day is put to the test in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for the prevention ...
04-12-2022
Kids Need Questions
Kids Need Questions
The young boy had to know! He found a screwdriver in a toolbox, moved the microwave oven away from the wall, and began trying to take it apart. ...
04-8-2022
Baby Milestones: From Learning to Move to Learning Emotions
Baby Milestones: From Learning to Move to Learning Emotions
Baby Milestones: Gross Motor Development Throughout the first three years, babies progress from more or less stationary beings with little body control to explorers who can roll, sit, ...
04-8-2022
More Children Are Self-Harming Since the Start of the Pandemic
More Children Are Self-Harming Since the Start of the Pandemic
There has been a reported spike in young people attending emergency departments for self-harm and suicide during the pandemic. In New South Wales, presentations to emergency departments for ...
04-6-2022
Pandemic-Related School Closings Have Far-Reaching Effects on Child Well-Being
Pandemic-Related School Closings Have Far-Reaching Effects on Child Well-Being
A global analysis has found that kids whose schools closed to stop the spread of various waves of the coronavirus lost educational progress and are at increased risk ...
04-5-2022
COVID-19 Curbs Hampered Young Children’s Social and Language Skills: UK Report
COVID-19 Curbs Hampered Young Children’s Social and Language Skills: UK Report
COVID-19 restrictions have delayed the development of young children’s social and language skills, leaving some babies struggling to understand basic facial expressions, a new UK report has warned. ...
04-4-2022
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results Not Strong Enough to Warrant Authorization for Children: Experts
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Results Not Strong Enough to Warrant Authorization for Children: Experts
Regulators in the United States and elsewhere should not clear Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children based on a clinical trial that found the shot under 50 percent effective ...
04-2-2022
Nap at Preschool May Boost Tots’ Learning
Nap at Preschool May Boost Tots’ Learning
Many parents of preschoolers insist that naps are essential to recharge their little ones during the day and improve their mood. Turns out that daytime shut-eye may also ...
03-31-2022
Childhood Deprivation Affects Brain Size and Behavior
Childhood Deprivation Affects Brain Size and Behavior
The human brain goes through dramatic developmental changes in the first years of life. During this period it is particularly sensitive to environmental influences. This sensitivity helps babies learn and develop, but ...
01-20-2020
Kids Who Stare at a Screen for More Than 7 Hours a Day Have Different Brain Structure: Study
Kids Who Stare at a Screen for More Than 7 Hours a Day Have Different Brain Structure: Study
A groundbreaking, $300 million study has discovered that children who spend at least seven hours a day on smartphones or tablets are changing the structure of their brains. ...
12-10-2018