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Overweight & Obesity

Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—an omega-3 fatty acid ...

Pediatrics

3 tips: How to teach children to watch commercials more closely

With all the time that young people spend in front of screens these days – from TVs to laptops, cellphones and iPads – children are bound to see a lot of ads and commercials.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Steep rise in self-poisonings in children and adolescents

Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research by University of Sydney and the NSW Poisons Information Centre.

Health

Researchers suggest schoolchildren should dance more in schools

The latest research findings and Finland's core curriculum encourage children to stand up from their desks and learn through physical activity and movement, but the process of adopting the new methods in practice is still ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mitigating the effects of childhood trauma

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to mental health disorders in adolescence, and healthy family functioning and civic engagement can mitigate such damaging impact, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden ...

Pediatrics

New model mimics persistent interneuron loss seen in prematurity

Research-clinicians at Children's National Health System have created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become ...

Pediatrics

Lower self-perception observed in children with amblyopia

(HealthDay)—Children with amblyopia have significantly lower mean peer acceptance and physical competence scores at age 3 to 7 years, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Pediatrics

Intervention can boost rates of exclusive breastfeeding

Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice, according to new research published in The Lancet ...