News tagged with child health

Two in three 13-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths

A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Dawn of the genome era

The Human Genome Project concluded in 2003, but many of its benefits are only now being realized, according to Alan Guttmacher, director of the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Action needed with Burma maternal, child health

As a regional neighbour to Myanmar, the Commonwealth Government has recognised Australia has a responsibility – and the capacity – to help alleviate poverty in the developing nation. Australia is also ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Children's health: Many answers already available

The government's Health Committee report released this week includes 12 key recommendations for building a better future for New Zealand children and much of the research needed is already underway in the ground-breaking ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Never too young to talk about death?

Talking to children about death is a difficult and delicate task, but it is sometimes also necessary. While many adults shy away from discussing the loss of a friend or relative with children, some health ...

Nov 08, 2013
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