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In just eight years, diabetes in US children has skyrocketed, with a 21% increase in Type 1 diabetes (between 2001 and 2009), while Type 2 diabetes increased by 30.5%, according to a new study that will appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The participants in the study
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Narcolepsy – a condition characterised by an extreme tendency to fall asleep during daytime – was the fate of 15-year-old school girl Chloe Glasson after she went for the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix. Now falling asleep about 30 times a day, her life has changed completely. Not only does it disrupt her school life, but […]
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Do you have a teen throwing constant tantrums and ignoring your every request? A recent study reveals that meeting their behaviour with hostility has the opposite effect of what you were hoping for, rather promoting bad behaviour than curbing it. This was revealed after a study involving 976 primary middle-class, two-parent families and adolescents in […]
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According to a study published online in July, having an inconsistent bedtime routine could significantly impact cognitive performance in children. Some 11 178 children, that were a part of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study (a long-term study of infants born between 2000 and 2002), were used in the study at the University College London that measured […]
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A recent study has found that 37% of children have had their first sip of alcohol by age eight. The research for the study was done on a group of 452 children living in Allegheny County starting at age eight. They were observed for ten years thereafter, according the medical website, everydayhealth.com. Researchers from the […]
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According to new findings from two relatively small studies — there is promise of treating some food allergies through oral immunotherapy. Even though oral immunotherapy cannot be regarded as a cure-all solution, since it can be potentially dangerous – or even fatal – it may be an effective alternative for some. Results of both studies […]
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(HealthDay News) — Most anyone can buy cough medicine at the local drug store, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless, especially to youngsters. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice when giving cough medicine to children: Never give cough medicine to a child younger than age 4 unless the pediatrician approves it. Never […]
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SUNDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) — If you’re planning a family road trip vacation, you can take steps to make it easier and more enjoyable, according to children’s book author Michael DiLorenzo. “This is a shared experience, and one that will be talked about during family gatherings for years to come,” DiLorenzo, a father of […]
Kids Sleep
(HealthDay News) — Everyone has bad dreams, but they can be especially frightening for young children. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offers these suggestions for the parents of children who have just had a nightmare: Offer plenty of cuddles, comfort and reassurance to your child. During the day, talk about your child’s bad dream, and […]
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