Health

Teens share stories to deter other students from using tobacco

An innovative strategy called Teens Against Tobacco Use showed promise as an effective strategy to deter tobacco use in middle and high school students, according to a research study by The University of Texas Health Science ...

Pediatrics

Adding breakfast to classrooms may have a health downside

(HealthDay)—Some schools offer breakfast in the classroom to ensure that hungry children start the day with a full stomach so they're ready to learn. But this may have an unintended consequence—it may raise the risk of ...

Immunology

Sending children with food allergies to school can be stressful

As summer winds down, parents and children are preparing for the start of the school year, but for children with food allergies, heading to school for the first time can come with significant stress and anxiety. When a child ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people

Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people in recent weeks and has prompted a ban on large public gatherings in the capital to curb the disease's spread.

Pediatrics

Preventing back-to-school illnesses

The backpacks are packed, lunchboxes are filled and the little ones are back in school. Kids have returned to their classrooms with stories of their summer vacations, and, unfortunately, with a host of germs ready to spread ...

Health

Letting kids stand more in the classroom could help them learn

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this attention has been focused on adults in an office environment, and the negative ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parents' genes may influence children's back-to-school fears

Many parents may have noticed their children seemed on edge during their first week of school. They may have been agitated, withdrawn or more focused on themselves, rather than what was going on around them. Such behaviours ...

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