Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads

All government primary schools and kindergartens in Tonga have been shut in an effort to limit the spread of measles sweeping through the South Pacific, the government announced Thursday.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment

Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.

Health

USPSTF urges interventions to prevent tobacco use in children

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians provide interventions to prevent school-aged children and adolescents from initiating tobacco use. This recommendation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is my child being too clingy, and how can I help?

Many parents complain of difficulties in managing clingy children—whether it's a baby who cries every time the parent is out of sight, a toddler who clings to their parent's legs at social events, or a primary school kid ...

Pediatrics

Physical inactivity risky for children and pre-teens

Cardio-respiratory capacity in children has dropped by 25 percent in 20 years, according to a study by the University of Adelaide in Australia. There are multiple reasons for this, from the social environment and the decreasing ...

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