News tagged with childhood health
(Medical Xpress)—A new study has found that young children with severe or persistent asthma are at higher risk of developing many common mental health problems.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP)—phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and plastic products—have elevated risk of asthma-related airway inflammation, according ...
Immunology Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
To promote good parenting, Canada should remove section 43 of its Criminal Code because it sends the wrong message that using physical punishment to discipline children is acceptable, argues Dr. John Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 04, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 3
A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine reveals for the first time that metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with cognitive and brain impairments in adolescents and calls for pediatricians to take this into ...
Pediatrics Sep 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Temper tantrums in young children can be an early signal of mental health problems, but how does a parent or pediatrician know when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious problem?
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Today the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) announced the launch of the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, a multi-sector group of advocates and experts dedicated to raising ...
Immunology Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Child mortality is a key indicator not only of child health and nutrition but also of the implementation of child survival interventions and, more broadly, of social and economic development. Millennium Development Goal 4 ...
Health Aug 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When it comes to cooking, grocery shopping and playing with children, American moms with full-time jobs spend roughly three-and-half fewer hours per day on these and other chores related to their children's diet and exercise ...
Health Aug 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
Overweight and Obesity Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dieters often use online calorie calculators to stay true to their weight-loss plan. Translating the concept to the population health arena, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health created the ...
Overweight and Obesity Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 4 |
Childhood obesity is on the rise in China, and children and parents there tend to underestimate body weight, according to Penn State health policy researchers.
Overweight and Obesity Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A dramatic increase in childhood obesity in recent decades may have impacts that go beyond the usual health concerns it could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In Turkey, the land of kebabs and sweet lokum, expanding waistlines are the target of a new anti-obesity campaign by the government to help one million Turks slim down over the next year.
Overweight and Obesity Jul 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their ...
Health Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Infant mortality, preterm births and teen births have dropped across the United States as have violent crime and victimization among children, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
Health Jul 13, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |